Tag Archives: Luke

Commandments of Jesus, Part XI: Matthew 10:31

Objectively, one of the hardest commandments of Christ to obey is “Fear not.”  We live in a world that offers many reasons to be fearful.  The dangers of everyday life overwhelm us from time to time and the prospect of encouraging others to persecute us by standing up for justice and mercy is often daunting.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part II – John 12:26

This week’s Bible Study considers the simple command of Jesus Christ to follow him.  At the core of Jesus’ ministry is a return to the simplicity found at the beginning of time when God dwelt with the first man and woman.  Jesus called all his disciples to follow him.  Without turning to follow Jesus, we […]

The Pharisee and the Publican – Luke 18:9-14

This week’s lesson covers the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (a.k.a. the Pharisee and the Tax Collector). As you probably know, the Pharisees were the religious elite of first century Israel. While the exact origin of this sect is unclear, we know that they were chiefly co concerned with adherence to the Mosaic […]

The Unjust Judge – Luke 18:1-8

Hello Brothers and Sisters!  This week we will be discussing the Parable of the Unjust Judge.  This parable, also known as the Parable of the Persistent Widow, teaches perseverance in the face of adversity and in calling upon the Lord.  There are many reasons the Lord may make us wait for answers to prayer, but […]

The Rich Man and Lazarus – Luke 16:14-31

This week week we will consider the lesson of the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. The parable cuts close to the bone of our attempts to ignore charity and kindness. Clearly the problems of vanity and laziness as well as pride are not new. Join us as we consider this lesson on Wednesday, […]

The Humble Guest – Luke 14:7-11

This week we are tackling the often unpleasant topic of humility. A wonderful virtue, humility is often not lauded today. The Parable of the Humble Guest teaches us to avoid the embarrassment of pride by hu humbling ourselves. Join us tonight or follow along with the lesson as we explore this and related passages as […]

Simeon & Anna – Luke 2:22-38

Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to Bible Study this Wednesday.  We will be looking deeper into the lives of Simeon and Anna, two saints mentioned in Luke 2 in connection with the Advent of Jesus Christ.   Though brief, this passage teaches us a lot and relates to us in unexpected ways.  Here is […]