September 2015

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. And he said to them, “When you pray, say . . .” Luke 11:1 Luke mentions Jesus’ prayer life more than any of the gospels. Jesus […]

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Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village.  And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house.            Luke 10:38 She has only herself to blame.  “You invited him,” her brother reminds her, leaning against the door frame. “Yes, and . . . ?  Would you rather I didn’t?  Should I just […]

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And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”            Luke 10:25 One of those “wise and learned” people, whom Jesus has just praised his Father for hiding things from, speaks up now.  The question, we’re told, is intended as a test—not necessarily […]

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After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go.  And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few . . .”         Luke 10:1-2a This enterprise isn’t just for a […]

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When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans . . . But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem.  Luke 9:51-53 “How […]

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