Luke 8: An Overview

January 19, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Here is a quick overview of Luke 8. Let me remind you of one of the themes of Luke that I mentioned in a previous post. The theme is “The Reversal Of Fortune,” and it shows up here with women in the beginning of the…

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People matter more than religious principles.

January 15, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Luke 8:40-56 The Crowds Who Followed Jesus were filled with imperfect people. You would think that the people who crowded around Jesus were perfect people. You would think the people Jesus made accommodations for always had their lives together…perfect marriage, perfect family, straight “A” kids,…

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you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

January 13, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Someone asked a question: “What’s your take on the parable of the Old/New Wineskins in Luke 5? Here’s my take! This parable illustrates the stark CONTRAST between the Old Covenant (the Law of Moses, which demanded 100% performance in order to achieve right standing with God)…

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A strange way to fish

January 11, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Luke 5:1-11 “Hey bro, can I like…use your boat for a sec?”   -Jesus Back then, it was impossible to amplify your voice electronically, and it was not uncommon for Jesus to leverage nature’s acoustics and push a boat out into the water to teach the…

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Everyone can be healed.

January 9, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

In our reading this week, Luke 4 documents the first miraculous healing performed by Jesus. And (*spoiler alert*) the rest of the book is filled with miraculous stories… a crazy man is set free from demonic control (Luke 4) this paralyzed guy gets healed (Luke…

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John The Baptist & Wine. What does this mean?

January 6, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

We are reading Luke 1-3 this week, and I said I’d answer questions if you have them. Here is one question I was asked. Why did the Angel tell Zechariah that John the Baptist couldn’t drink wine? (Luke 1:15) And does this mean that it…

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You are never too insignificant

January 3, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

As a pastor, I often meet with high capacity people who have much God-given potential. And the opportunity to fulfill their potential may be right in front of them, but they don’t always act on it because they don’t feel “good enough” or “ready.”  Have…

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Luke (a message for the outcasts)

January 2, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

A Quick Introduction to Luke Luke & Acts was written by a man named…LUKE. Luke was a real life doctor, not a star wars character. Luke was friends with Paul, they traveled together planting churches and ministering across the  known world, but they mostly focused…

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New Year, New Habit

December 28, 2017 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Start a new habit with me! During the first 90 days of 2018, I will be reading and studying the books of Luke & Acts…I’m gonna make it really easy for you to follow along: I have divided the weekly readings into bite size chunks…

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