Discipleship Minute – Luke #18

Read Luke 24:1-12.The many confrontations between Jesus of Nazareth and the religious leaders of His day led to His arrest, trial, and crucifixion. Jesus’s death at the hands of the Romans, professional executioners themselves, settled the matter, those religious leaders thought. A prominent member of the council, Joseph of Arimathea, requested the body of Jesus … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #18

Doctor’s Orders (Part 10)

Luke 18:18-23StudyJesus, the Great Physician, knew the exact course of treatment for the man’s problem. He reminded the young man of the commandments. The young man affirmed that he knew the commandments. In fact, the young had probably studied the Scriptures since his early years.The collection of sayings from the Jewish rabbis, called the Mishnah, … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 10)

Doctor’s Orders (Part 9)

Luke 18:18-23StudyThe second thing we can see in this conversation is that Jesus gave the right prescription.Let’s continue with the passage, Luke 18: 20-22.Jesus continues,o “You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery; do not murder; do not steal; do not bear false witness; honor your father and mother.’ ‘I have kept all these from … Continue reading Doctor’s Orders (Part 9)

Discipleship Minute – Luke #13

Read Luke 9:18-27.“Identify” seems to be the word of the decade. People can identify, it seems, as anything they want, even as Christians. Jesus asked His disciples how the crowds identified Him. “John the Baptist” or “a prophet” were among the answers. Jesus had already demonstrated that He was a worker of miracles, a healer, … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #13

Discipleship Minute – Luke #12

Read Luke 7:40-50.Suppose someone came to your house right now and said they were taking care of all your debts: mortgage, car note, credit cards, and medical bills? The forgiveness of temporal and temporary debts would certainly be like a massive weight lifted off your shoulders. It would be a relief and open up possibilities … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #12

Discipleship Minute – Luke #11

Read Luke 6:1-11.Jesus usually encountered conflict with the religious leaders of His day because He prioritized meeting people’s needs over rituals such as the observance of the Sabbath. This is evident in Luke’s recount of two incidents.In the first confrontation, Jesus and His disciples were walking through a field of grain following a path. Travelling … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #11

Discipleship Minute – Luke #10

Read Luke 5:17-26.People, when thinking of Jesus, often focus on His preaching and teaching. He was known widely as a miracle worker during His earthly ministry. However, His greatest gift was His authority to forgive sins.While Jesus was teaching in a house, there were two groups of people listening to Him. Among those in the … Continue reading Discipleship Minute – Luke #10