Monthly Archives: August 2014

Luke 11:14-28 Dismissing Jesus

Dismissing Jesus There are many ways that people put Jesus aside.  For the atheist Jesus is a myth at best, but usually he is a petty Jewish peasant who said a few interesting things about morality that are outmoded.  For … Continue reading

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Luke 11:1-13 Prayer and Petition

I am challenged at the moment to pray.  Melissa Hagan, who attends the International House of Prayer, has sent me some material to read about petition and intercession.  Communication with God is an essential element of our relationship with him.  … Continue reading

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Luke 10:38-42 Challenging a Woman’s Role

Challenging a Woman’s Role Some of you know that I am reading N. T. Wright’s Commentary, “Luke for Everyone”.  Wright says that the radical nature of what Jesus is doing with Mary and Martha is often lost in translation.  Some … Continue reading

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Luke 10:25-37 Good Samaritan and Gaza

I had not thought of the Good Samaritan in the same way that N.T. Wright lays out in Luke for Everyone.  In it he says, “Can you recognize the hated Samaritan as your neighbour?  If you can’t you will be … Continue reading

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Luke 10:17-24 Master

I am struck again by the way.  Having lived in the East and the West, I see Jesus as Middle-Eastern and that we have caricatured him to fit our cultural bias – as the teacher, I think of him like … Continue reading

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Luke 10:1-16 Moves Like Moses

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask … Continue reading

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