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 […]Read More Are All Sons Lost?
This man came and talked about a place. He was in a place, but talking about a different place. Yet this different place would actually impact the place they were in. Yet even though this different place would impact the current place, it would also be a place in and of itself. It is a […]Read More Getting A Taste Of The Place
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 […]Read More Keep Knocking
One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” (Luke 9:18) You know what He does. You have heard the reputation of the works that He’s done. But don’t think for a moment that you have him sussed out. He […]Read More Who Is This Guy? (Think About It)
It is one of the things that makes the people unique. Where other cultures don’t have such a concept, the children of God are identified as belonging to Him because they celebrate a day of rest at the end of six days of labour. That seventh day is sacred to them. In it they ensure […]Read More Enjoy The Rest When The Work’s Complete
You may not have had this experience for a number of reasons, but look to sympathise with that boy. When it’s time, a number of the boys will go out to play football and it will first be time to pick the sides. Two captains will get to pick one boy each until the sides […]Read More That Boy – Quite The Choice
Early the next morning Jesus went out to an isolated place. The crowds searched everywhere for him, and when they finally found him, they begged him not to leave them. But he replied, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.” So he continued […]Read More A Life In Focus