Tag Archives: Luke

Castor and Pollux

“And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.” – Acts 28:11 What is the point of giving us the ship’s figurehead? It doesn’t further the … Continue reading

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My Soul Magnifies The Lord

“And Mary said: ‘My soul magnifies the Lord,‘” – Luke 1:46 This is from Mary’s song of praise called The Magnificat in which her young heart spills over in joyous song. Her soul magnifies the Lord. Ours do as well. … Continue reading

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Go and Do Likewise

“And he said, ‘He who showed mercy on him.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.‘” – Luke 10:37 This is Jesus’s reply to the lawyers’ question of who’s my neighbor (Good Samaritan, Luke 10:29-37). This principle is … Continue reading

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The Rich Young Ruler

If someone asked you how to get to Heaven, you’d probably say “by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9),” right? So why did Jesus give the Law to the rich young ruler when he asked the same question (Mark … Continue reading

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Joy Triggers the Holy Spirit

When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth both were unexpectedly and miraculously pregnant (Mary as a virgin and Elizabeth because… she was old. Forgive me Elizabeth, but that’s what the Good Book says). When they greet each other for the first … Continue reading

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Who wrote Acts?

Who wrote Acts? A Defense for Lukan Authorship of Acts Who wrote Acts? Did you ever wonder? Because it doesn’t say. What’s the difference—Does it even matter? Well, yeah – I’d say it kind of matters. So, here’s a 1,950 … Continue reading

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Get to Know

How do you know you know someone? You get to know them. “Get” meaning, spend time with them, talk with them, and develop a relationship. Jesus put it this way, “O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet … Continue reading

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Oh, my tree!

Why is it that people who don’t even believe in Jesus use His name as an expletive? We’ve all heard a non-Christian say: “Oh my God! God! Jesus! Jesus Christ! Or any of the popular variations: Jeez! Gosh! OMG!” If you think this … Continue reading

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Self Entitlement

Ever take your car to the mechanic and he fixed it? Did he ask for a tip? Did he want your praise and adoration? Of course not. He was just doing his job. He was supposed to fix it. He was … Continue reading

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Opened

Yesterday I thought I would read Luke. It’s my habit to look up how long a book is first and then get started. For some reason my eyes fell on verse 45 of the last chapter. And that’s as far … Continue reading

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