Author Archives: Pastor Don

Angels watching

Re:Verse reading–Luke 24:1-12, 33-49 (day one) “Two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing. . .’Why do you seek the living One among the dead?  He is not here, but He has risen.  Remember how He spoke to you … Continue reading

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Criminal on a cross

Re:Verse reading–Luke 23:1-27, 32-49 (day one)  “We are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”–v 41. Traditionally we call him a thief.  The word actually means “evil doer, so murder, robbery or kidnapping … Continue reading

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God and money

Re: Verse reading–Luke 16:19-31 (day one)  “There was a certain rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, gaily living in splendor every day.  And a certain poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered … Continue reading

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Why would He do it?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 15:1-2; 11-32 (day one)  “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”–v 2. I would probably have been uncomfortable.  You?  Jesus received sinners.  Ate with them.  Didn’t that blur the line of moral certainty?  Communicate acceptance or approval? … Continue reading

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Dinner and disagreement

Re:Verse reading–Luke 7:36-50 (day one) “Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went.”–v 1. It was a pattern for the Lord.  A choice.  An example for us.  He stayed in contact and conversation … Continue reading

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LIFE Lessons

Re:Verse reading–Luke 6:17-45 (day one)  “I have come that they may have LIFE, and have it abundantly.”–Jesus (John 10:10) Twelve apostles (something new) had been prayerfully selected (v 12-16).  Large numbers of disciples were gathered around Jesus (v 17).  Instruction … Continue reading

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Catching people! Who me?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day one) “Do not fear, from now on YOU will be catching men.”–v 10. Jesus was contagious.  No doubt about it.  A change agent.  His life bore fruit.  Results.  Wherever He went, crowds gathered and lives were … Continue reading

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Independence day

Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:14-30 (day one) Wrong holiday?  Maybe not! When Jesus returned to Nazareth, His hometown, it was quickly evident that his ideas had grown and changed.  Stretched the limits of the narrow nationalism and “us first” competition with other … Continue reading

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Tempted as we are

Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:1-13 (day one)  “He was tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”–Hebrews 4:15. As a man, our Lord endured all the pressures, disappointments and hardships that characterize the human condition.  Are you tired?  So was … Continue reading

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Ready for Christmas?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20  (day one) “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ “–v 3 For Luke, John the Baptist is an essential part of the Christmas story.  He will “make ready a people prepared for the … Continue reading

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