Are All Sons Lost?

Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! (Luke 15:1-2) Aren’t we making our way home? The setting sees certain religious observers critiquing Jesus for the people that He hung […]

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Sit Where? Invite Who?

Where am I sitting? Are you kidding me, I’ve known him for years. He and I go way back. I was expecting this invite from the time I read the news on Facebook. Sure I haven’t spoken to him for a little bit, but look at that seat on that table with all the sparkling […]

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Ready For The Master

Some people are comfortable with Jesus doing good things to people. As long as that’s all he’s doing, to a large degree he doesn’t pose a threat. Why he does pose a threat, even for those who benefit from the good things he does, is because all of those good things are indicators to a […]

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Keep Knocking

There’s something that’s been intriguing me about something Jesus says. I tell you this—though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence. (Luke 11:8) The thing that’s been bugging me is Jesus’ encouragement to keep […]

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Sitting

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and over this time there have been some really interesting articles, interviews and conversations about what it means. Yet for as much as there efforts to raise awareness, it seems sometimes like the ignorance  is pervasive. The state of the mind is so complex and so brilliant and yet so […]

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Teach It Do It

When he had said this, he called out, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” (Luke 8:8) In reporting what he had researched on the life of Jesus, Luke got in the rhythm of portraying a man who was demonstrating as He was teaching and the demonstration reinforced what was taught. Luke is writing so […]

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