Category Archives: Luke

Christmas: The Child

But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?” 31 Jesus answered them,“Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. 32 I have come to call … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Mother

Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from … Continue reading

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Mary, A Girl

[reprinted from December 20, 2012] One month later God sent the angel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth in Galilee with a message for a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to Joseph from the family of King David. The … Continue reading

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Emmanuel, God with Us

[reprinted from December 2, 2010] For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His … Continue reading

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The Greatest Grace

An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.47 Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. 48 Then he said to them,“Whoever welcomes this little child in … Continue reading

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The War Has Been Won

“God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.17 God did not send his Son into the world … Continue reading

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Faith Requirements

Jesus said to his disciples: There will always be something that causes people to sin. But anyone who causes them to sin is in for trouble. A person who causes even one of my little followers to sin 2 would … Continue reading

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Who is My Enemy?

You will help me, Lord God, and keep me from falling; 5 you will punish my enemies for their evil deeds. Be my faithful friend and destroy them. 6 I will bring a gift and offer a sacrifice to you, … Continue reading

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The Lost

Tax collectors and sinners were all crowding around to listen to Jesus.2 So the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law of Moses started grumbling, “This man is friendly with sinners. He even eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told … Continue reading

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Keep My Candle Lit

[reprinted from January 10, 2012] Jody’s note 9/11/13: Remembering all those who died on September 11, 2001 and all those who continue to walk on, keeping their candle lit. There is not enough darkness in all the world to put … Continue reading

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