August 2015

On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.  And behold, a man from the crowd cried out, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child . . .”     Luke 9:37-38 Another day, another demon.  From the heights of clarity […]

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About eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray.  And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white.  And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in […]

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Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him.  And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”          Luke 9:18 In all his preaching and teaching about the kingdom (see the capsule sermon in 6:20-49), Jesus has left out one vital element: himself.  His doctrine is radical—a […]

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And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.  Luke 9:1-2 How long has it been since this all began—a year?  Two?  There comes a time in every ministry when its […]

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