Monthly Archives: October 2011

Matthew 19, Mark 10: Divorce is Scary

Hear what Jesus says about divorce: 3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” 4 He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them … Continue reading

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Luke 17:11-18:14: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Luke 18:10-14: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, … Continue reading

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John 11: Lazarus, Come Out!

John 11 is one of, if not the longest single narrative in the New Testament. In it we find the story of Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, and a dear friend of Jesus. If you remember the story, … Continue reading

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Luke 16-17:10: Putting Things in Perspective

In Luke 17 Jesus has a short interchange with His disciples in which He says this: 7 “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the … Continue reading

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Luke 14-15: The Cost of Discipleship

I love the way the book of Luke weaves stories together. I particularly love this morning’s two chapters because of the contrast they present. Chapter 14 ends with a serious call to sacrifice everything for the sake of following God. … Continue reading

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Luke 12-13: Don’t Worry, It’ll All Be Over Soon

I may have said this before, but there are times when the added verse numbers, paragraph breaks, and section headings in the Bible are less than helpful. This is particularly true when the text is broken up to make one … Continue reading

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Luke 10-11, John 10:22-42: What do You Rejoice in?

In Luke chapter 10, Jesus sends out 72 disciples to preach and heal and spread the good news of the kingdom of God. When they return, they say this: 17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons … Continue reading

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