Author Archives: Danny Panter

Darkness

“It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land…” Luke 23:44 It was the great day of the Lord fallen on Jesus’ shoulders. That’s what Luke wants us to see in the darkness (Amos 8:9). This was … Continue reading

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Listen

Re: Verse reading–Luke 16:19-31 (day six)  The last books (chronologically) in the Old Testament where written about 400 years before Jesus was born. The books of Moses were written another 1100 years before that. That was old then, and it … Continue reading

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Coming to Our Senses

Re:Verse reading–Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 (day six) “I didn’t come into the world to condemn every sinner, I came to forgive and give life even to the worst sinner.”-Jesus, (John 3:17, my own paraphrase) The older son wanted his dad to condemn his … Continue reading

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Guts

Re:Verse reading–Luke 7:36-50 (day six) What I admire most about this woman is her shear guts, her no-one-is-keeping-me-from-Jesus courage. She wasn’t walking into friendly territory; she had been marked with a letter s, for sinner. The pharisees were smug; they would … Continue reading

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Chrysalis

Re:Verse reading—Luke 6:17-45 (day six) “A disciple is not greater than his teacher, but everyone when fully trained will be like his teacher.” -Jesus, Luke 6:40 There is a certainty that Jesus alludes to, that all of us will be like our teacher. … Continue reading

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Limits

Re:Verse reading–Luke 5:1-11 (day six) Simon answered, “Master,we worked hard all night and caught nothing! But at your word I will lower the nets.” Luke 5:6 The experts were done, spent. They had worked the whole night through with nothing … Continue reading

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Hard Words

Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:14-30 (day six) And he added, “I tell you the truth…” Luke 4:24 I need hard words from Jesus, often. I need the chisel of his word to chip away the hardness of my heart. I need the two-edged-swordness … Continue reading

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Righteousness

Jesus’ death and resurrection carry no weight apart from his righteous life; always faithful, always trusting in the promises of God. Verses like Romans 8:29 make little sense without it,“For those whom God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed … Continue reading

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Stones

Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20  (day six) For I tell you that God can raise up children for Abraham from these stones! Luke 3:8b Indeed he did! And for that I am eternally grateful! God’s mercy and grace through Jesus cascaded on stones … Continue reading

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Treasured

Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:39-52  (day six) But His mother treasured all these things in her heart. Luke 2:51 We have read these words before. It leaves us with the impression that Luke is documenting testimony from Mary herself, as if during his … Continue reading

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