Tag Archives: Luke

The Last supper, part 2

A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.  Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors.  But you are not … Continue reading

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The Last supper, part 1

Luke 22:7-23 Luke’s account of the Last Supper is interesting for its brevity. In such a brief account, two main themes seem to emerge; in this first part, the main theme is His sacrifice, in the balance of the narrative, … Continue reading

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Judas Goes Rogue

Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,  and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one … Continue reading

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War, Destruction and the End

Luke 21:5-36 In this section Jesus is speaking to the disciples about something that troubles many to this day; it all began innocently enough when they were noticing the amazing beauty of the Temple: Some of his disciples were remarking … Continue reading

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Speaking of Widows…

As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the … Continue reading

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Beware!

While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most … Continue reading

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Who is My Father?

Then Jesus said to them, “Why is it said that the Messiah is the son of David?  David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies … Continue reading

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One Last Attempt: The Third Assault

Luke 20:27-40 Having failed to trap Jesus in two waves of attack, they try a third time. This time, the Sadducees move forward and pose a rather twisted hypothetical that is fraught with more political danger than it is with … Continue reading

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The Battle that Rages Around Us

No, I’m not talking about politics… In our study of Luke, we’ve arrived at Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem, and as I always find myself doing, I’ve couched these passages of Luke’s in military terms and metaphors. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The second assault team moves into position

Luke 20:20-26 What do you do when your best troops fail to defeat your opponent in a full frontal assault? Well naturally, you cheat! At least that’s what the Jewish leaders tried to do. You’ll recall that they have sent … Continue reading

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