Luke 12: The Only Good Fear

As today’s chapter began, it was sometime after the last episode when the scribes and Pharisees began lying in wait for Jesus, to “vehemently incite” him and challenge him angrily on whatever he said. On this particular day, thousands were assembled to listen to Jesus talk—so many that they might trample on one another. Jesus … More Luke 12: The Only Good Fear

Luke 8: Seeds and Sowers

The chapter starts off with something I can’t ignore, even though it is but a pre-script historical tidbit in the narrative Luke is sharing with the excellent Theophilus. It’s about the women—Mary Magdalene, Joanna, the wife of hero’s steward, and Suzanna, and many others, who supported him with their possessions. His mother, Mary, and her … More Luke 8: Seeds and Sowers

Luke 6: Jesus the Rebel?

Are you still on the “after Bethlehem” journey with Jesus? And, is it just me, or is Jesus looking like a bit of a rebel right now? I’m wondering if I would have been quite comfortable being on the road with him, especially on the Sabbath. He seemed bound and determined to stir up trouble, … More Luke 6: Jesus the Rebel?

Luke 5: The Beginning

This chapter starts with the heading “The Calling of the First Disciples”. Until now, Jesus traveled and ministered alone (which, oddly, I hadn’t noticed before today). Some of the men he eventually called might have been in the crowds that were constantly searching him out “to hear the word of God”. Certainly, living in or … More Luke 5: The Beginning

Luke 4: The Big IF

There is so much to encourage us in this chapter. And so much to learn from. We start the chapter at the temptation in the wilderness, and end it with Jesus’ introduction to his public ministry. The purpose he was born for is so very near! At the Jordan River, the Holy Spirit came upon … More Luke 4: The Big IF