Tag Archives: Luke

Jesus & What Prayer is NOT

Jesus’ intent was not to entertain: he had important information to pass on and he wanted his listeners to be alert and attentive to what he said. But even the serious discussion was often accompanied by wry remarks and comical … Continue reading

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At the feet of Jesus (in Luke 7)

  “One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.” (Luke 7:36)  In the context of the chapter (Luke 7), it’s a little odd that he should have … Continue reading

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Specks and Planks (Luke 6)

‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke 6:41) So often we read these familiar sayings of Jesus and forget how funny they are. … Continue reading

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Living the Jesus Way (Luke 6)

The Jesus Way of living -as outlined in Luke 6- is extraordinary. In the familiar line by G.K.Chesterton:  “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” Luke 6: 27 begins: … Continue reading

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The Compassion Movement

“And Jesus was moved with compassion” (Matthew 9:36 14:14 etc) It was a frequent response whenever Jesus saw someone sick or poor or struggling. “Moved” is the English translation, but the Greek is “splagkidzomai,” which denotes a stirring of the … Continue reading

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The Love Anointing

If it is true that as the People of God we share the attributes of the Anointed One then we are marked with joy and gratitude, then we live in beauty and praise, and we walk in freedom and integrity. … Continue reading

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The Anointing of Favour

Imagine the scene. It’s the Sabbath. Jesus has returned from an intense time of fasting and meditation in the wilderness and already the news has spread about Him. The Bible says “He returned in the power of the Spirit” to … Continue reading

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