Author Archives: Chris Johnson

Great Commission

Re:Verse reading–Luke 24:1-12, 33-49 (day seven) We all know the Great Commission.  As Matthew records Jesus’s words in chapter 28 they are sweeping and grand.  Jesus empowers the church to go and disciple all.  It is beautiful, but it does … Continue reading

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Do Not Feed the Animals

Re:Verse reading–Luke 23:1-27, 32-49 (day seven) This crowd is nonstop.  They begin by accusing Jesus with lies (v.2), and keep going through the whole chapter.  They insisted Jesus deserved death even though the officials called him innocent (v.5, 18, 23).  … Continue reading

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Affluence

Re: Verse reading–Luke 16:19-31 (day seven) “One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”  But when he had heard these things, he became … Continue reading

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Witnessing Lunch

Re:Verse reading–Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 (day seven) Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.  Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” Luke 15:1-2 The … Continue reading

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Dinner Party

Re:Verse reading–Luke 7:36-50 (day seven) If you were given the opportunity to invite anyone from history to a dinner party who would you invite?  Jesus, of course, George Washington, King Tutankhamun might be fun, and famed musician Bryan Richardson would … Continue reading

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Love Your Neighbor

Re:Verse reading—Luke 6:17-45 (day seven) The great 18th century Methodist leader John Wesley wrote A Plain Account of Christian Perfection arguing that Jesus truly meant Matthew 5:48, “Be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect.” Or if you take our … Continue reading

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May I Borrow Your Boat?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day seven) It’s impossible to know all the specifics, but Jesus seems to get into Peter’s boat without asking.  It is almost as if Jesus is commandeering the boat for the Kingdom of God.  Peter surely thought … Continue reading

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A Mile in My Shoes

Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:14-30 (day seven) Human nature tends to cause us to think of ourselves uniquely.  Our heart tells our mind that we would never fall down the same traps as everyone else.  Warned of great danger ahead, we scoff, … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy

Re:Verse passage – Luke 4:1-13 (day seven) Jesus loves Deuteronomy.  Every time the devil threw a fast ball at Jesus he hit it out of the park with Deuteronomy. Temptation 1:  Deuteronomy 8:3 Temptation 2:  Deuteronomy 6:13 Temptation 3:  Deuteronomy … Continue reading

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Confusion

Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20  (day seven) Now while the people were in a state of expectation and all were wondering in their hearts about John, as to whether he was the Christ (Luke 3:15) John the Baptist’s ministry was filled with a … Continue reading

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