Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 11, 2016: Day 68 – Luke 24

Luke has a great celebration to end his Gospel.  While at the beginning you find the women terrified and (vs.5) bowing their faces to the ground you find the men amazed and disbelieving that God could act as he had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 10, 2016: Day 67 – Luke 23

Luke gives us an image of what an innocent Pilate could look like.  If you read these verses carefully you will see the pains to which the Gospel writer goes to show how Pilate did everything in his power to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 9, 2016: Day 66 – Luke 22

It seems like there should be 5 chapters wrapped up into one chapter here.  So many events in the life of Christ take place, and they are extraordinarily memorable events.  Think about the progression that takes place in the chapter, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 8, 2016: Day 65 – Luke 21

I couldn’t help but think of this image when I read vs. 5-6.     This church is located in the Italian Alps near Turin in a region called the Waldensian Valleys.  It is a Protestant Church, reformed and Presbyterian … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 7, 2016: Day 64 – Luke 20

The questioning of Jesus’ authority is nothing new.  But in what context do we see the authority of individuals questioned?  In a similar context the authority of a pastor is not normally questioned within the congregation, especially within the Presbyterian … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 6, 2016: Day 63 – Luke 19

A wee little man named Zaccheus hosted Jesus at his home.  The Scripture says that he jumped down off the tree and was so pleased that Jesus had noticed him.  Then in vs.6 it states that he was happy to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 5, 2016: Day 62 – Luke 18

After our first two years as missionaries in Russia we were required to come back to the United States and itinerate, that is to speak in churches about our experiences.  Before we began our speaking tour Stacy and I had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 4, 2016: Day 61 – Luke 17

The story of the ten lepers is one of my favorites to tell the preschool kids on chapel day.  It is an easy one and one that the kids quickly pick up on.  No, it wasn’t right that only one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 3, 2016: Day 60 – Luke 16

I guess all I can do is start today’s blog with a story.  There was a very wealthy man who was quite stingy with his money.  He never gave to the church, never gave to those in need, and still … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

March 2, 2016: Day 59 – Luke 15

The entire chapter of Luke 15 is dedicated to finding the one who was lost.  There are three separate stories and all of them are set up by the comment that a disgruntled Pharisee makes when he said: “This fellow … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment