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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48 – The Woman Who Interrupted

| June 23, 2017

There is a woman who interrupts another story. This “interruption” is real in the sense of historically accurate; but it is also symbolic (at least to me). Sometimes interruptions are annoying, and other times life-changing. Jesus is approached by a leader in the synagogue; an important man. She is not important, at least as viewed […]

Luke 23:40-41 – The Faith of the Thief

| February 3, 2017

“What about the thief on the cross? He had no outward manifestation of his faith.” This statement was made to me when doing evangelism at our Coffeehouse Evangelism by someone who believed baptism was not necessary. So we revisited the thief on the cross. That believer said, “Don’t you even fear God, since we are […]

Luke 18:9-14 – Going to Church is Dangerous

| December 7, 2016

“Going to church” is dangerous, but the alternative is worse. I have had various back issues since I was two years old. I have been hospitalized three times, recently for surgery, and at age 4 when I awoke and could not walk. Due to the recent situation I have needed to take pain medicine. What […]

Luke 23:46 – Jesus’ Death Was Ordinary

| December 7, 2016

The death of Jesus was ordinary; no different than the literally billions who died before and after. Like Jesus, everyone who has died took their first breath and then one day breathed their last (Luke 23:46). Jesus’ death was no different. By now you are possibly experiencing angst, denial, or curiosity as to what I […]

Luke 10:25-37 – Fill-In-The-Blank Religion

| December 7, 2016

Is book, chapter, and verse enough? There is a difference between knowing “what is written” and how it is applied (Lk.10:25-37). What happens when they don’t match? The lawyer wants to know how to inherit eternal life. Jesus goes to book, chapter, and verse by asking, “What is written? How does it read to you?” […]

Genesis 1-2; Luke 1-2 – In the Beginning Old Creation and New Creation In the Beginning

| December 7, 2016

In the story of the birth of Christ (Luke 1-2) we have: 1) Darkness because the shepherds are out at night. 2) Light breaking the darkness because the glory of the Lord shines as the angels announce the birth of Christ to the shepherds. 3) Animals being taken care of because of the shepherds; plus […]

Luke 18:9-14 – Going to Church Is Dangerous

| October 22, 2016

“Going to church” is dangerous, but the alternative is worse. I have had various back issues since I was two years old. I have been hospitalized three times, recently for surgery, and at age 4 when I awoke and could not walk. Due to the recent situation I have needed to take pain medicine. What […]

Luke 7:18-23 – Wowed At The Main Event

| October 13, 2016

Wowed at the Main Event (Luke 7:18-23) I am embarrassed. I don’t inherently get wowed at what’s impressive to God. The blind receive their sight. Wow! The lame walk. Wow again! Lepers are healed. The deaf can hear. The dead are raised? Yes, wondrously the dead are raised! Wow! Wow! and Wow! I would have […]

Luke 1:68-79 – Chiasm – Zechariah’s Prophecy

| December 5, 2015

Luke 1:68-79 (HCSB) The chiastic center focuses on the covenant of God sworn to by His own oath. A – GOD HAS VISITED (68) Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and provided redemption for His people. B – HORN OF SALVATION (69) He has raised up a horn of salvation […]

Luke 22:36 – What is Meant by “Swords?”

| December 1, 2015

Jesus tells His apostles to buy swords. Is this verse about self-defense? Is Jesus making the apostles appear to be zealots to fulfill v.37? Is the meaning metaphorical for preparing them to suffer and the sword stands for something spiritual? I believe Jesus does mean literal swords, although we have to be careful how we […]