And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”  And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing!  But at your word I will let down the nets.”  Luke 5:4-5 They say a fish is the least able to […]

And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galillee.  And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching . . .   Luke 4:31 Word is, there’s a new teacher down in the synagogue in Capernaum.  He doesn’t seem to be a rabbi, at least not on the classic […]

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And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up.  As was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day and he stood up to read.  And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him.  He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written . . […]

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And Jesus, full of the Holy spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. (Luke 4:1-2) Before that voice came from heaven, did the devil even know who he was? Well, probably.  Other voices had spoken: angels singing, old men and […]

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Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22 Then, all […]

. . . the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Luke 3:2b-3. Years pass.  The fullness of time bubbles and swells under the placid surface of unrecorded history […]

Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.  And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom.  Luke 2:41-42 We’ve seen the picture of the calm-faced lad with the glowing aura and one finger upraised as though making a point, surrounded by old guys with […]

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And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Luke 2:21 Did he cry when the knife cut?  They all do, even though at that age it isn’t supposed to hurt much.  Beads of red appear […]

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“Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.  This will be the sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.”  Luke 2:11-12, Holman Christian Standard Bible We’re so used to those words we don’t really hear […]

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When Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb . . . “And why is it granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.  And blessed […]

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