Eyes Open to the Light

Many who know a little bit about Christ hold an opinion of Him as a gentle philosopher and poet. He came to show love and bring people together. All of those things are accurate, but they don’t reflect the whole truth about Him. Do you see Jesus as a great...

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Taking His Shine

Jesus invited three of His Apostles – Peter, James, and John – to take a climb with Him. Up the mountain, they went to a place where the Savior gave Himself to prayer. Seems to me this would have been a time when I would want to keep my eyes...

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Learning the Way of the Cross

As time went on, Jesus began to teach the disciples in new ways. He gave them things to do.  He trained them in His mission and purpose. At the start of Luke 9, He formed His followers into teams. He equipped them with power to dispel demons and to heal...

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Threads of True Faith

Two desperate people fought their way to Jesus. One was a father whose daughter lay dying in his home. The other was a woman who had bled and bled and bled for 12 years. Jesus was surrounded. Crowds greeted Him wherever He went. The stories of His miracle ways and...

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The Way of the Seekers

Seeking Jesus is what the latter part of Luke 8 is all about. The people gathered ‘round Him to hear His Word. They were stirred and hungry for the Message. This news reached Jesus’ human family. What they heard bothered them. They were worried about His well-being. “And when his...

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The Great Miracle of Forgiveness

She crashed the dinner party, just to get to Jesus. It was an embarrassing moment for the religious man who’d extended the invitation to the Son. Yes, Jesus chose to eat at the house of Simon, a Pharisee, even though He had pronounced woes upon these religious ones. He was...

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The Son of Man is Lord of All

“I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:  He is like a man building a house…” (Luke 6:47-48). What kind of house do would you like to build? That is the point that Jesus makes at the end of...

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Something More Than Fresh

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, it will spill, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine should be put into fresh wineskins. And no one, after drinking old wine, wants new, because he says, ‘The old is...

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Jesus Goes Home

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of...

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Jesus in the Battle

The gospel of Luke begins by showing us how the Son entered into life on earth. Mary conceived through the Holy Spirit and Jesus was born. He entered into a family led by Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth. The Savior grew up in that town, and people saw Him and...

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