Now You are Beginning to See

S: But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. Luke 24:16 (ESV) O: Their spiritual eyes had not yet been opened; the disciples do not yet have the gift of Holy Spirit. All this time they have been trying to understand the teaching, meanings, and sayings of Jesus with their carnal minds. No wonder theyContinue reading “Now You are Beginning to See”

A Voice That Prevails

S: But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. Luke 23:23 (ESV) O: No matter Pilate’s desire, it was the voice of the crowd that prevailed. United, loud, and ungiving in its demands. I know this was necessary to fulfill the Scriptures, but I can’t helpContinue reading “A Voice That Prevails”

Let’s Get Creative!

S: “Even though his master was defrauded, when he found out about the shrewd way this manager had feathered his own nest, he congratulated the clever scoundrel for what he’d done to lay up for his future needs.” Jesus continued, “Remember this: The sons of darkness are more shrewd than the sons of light inContinue reading “Let’s Get Creative!”

Today I Want To Celebrate!

S: “‘It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’” Luke 15:32 (ESV) O: God celebrates! A: I know this parable is rich with truths about repentance, but today I just want to think about God celebrating. I want to rejoiceContinue reading “Today I Want To Celebrate!”

Little Flock

S: Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 (ESV) O: Oh the hope, joy, excitement, peace, acceptance, and love this statement conveys! “Little flock,” or in another translation, “dearest friends” – as if You are saying to them, “I know you feel small andContinue reading “Little Flock”

Because You Love Me

S: Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” Luke 11:1 (ESV) O: Some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever heard spoken are the ones uttered through prayer – I can’t even imagineContinue reading “Because You Love Me”

Hold Onto Me A Little Longer

S: The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:38-39 (ESV) O:Continue reading “Hold Onto Me A Little Longer”