Category Archives: Devotionals

Not What We Signed Up For

In Luke 14:25, the setting changes from the meal at the Pharisee’s house to Jesus on the move with a crowd in tow. Sensing many “fanboys” amongst them, he turns and explains what it means to follow him. “If anyone … Continue reading

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No Excuses

16 But He said to him, “A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; 17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready … Continue reading

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Greatest of All Time

He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table. Luke 14:7 (NAS) Read Luke 14:1-15 Note to self. It’s not a good idea to … Continue reading

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Cutting to the Chase

1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely. 2 And there in front of Him was a man suffering … Continue reading

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Today Tomorrow and the Next Day

31 Just at that time some Pharisees approached, saying to Him, “Go away, leave here, for Herod wants to kill You.” 32 And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures … Continue reading

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Run in Such a Way that You May Win

Taking a break for a second from my pilgrimage through Luke’s gospel to bask in the many biblical applications coming out of the World Athletics Championship just concluded in Eugene, Oregon. Having devoted six years to competing on the track … Continue reading

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Outside Looking In

22 And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said … Continue reading

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Growing Hostility

18 So He was saying, “What is the kingdom of God like, and to what shall I compare it? 19 “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and threw into his own garden; and it grew and … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

14 But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on … Continue reading

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Prepare to Die

Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:3,5 Read Luke 13:1-9, “Call to Repent” In 1789, Ben Franklin said in a letter to a friend, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Inigo Montoya … Continue reading

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