Tag Archives: Luke

Going Deeper: When Good Is Not Enough

Oftentimes we look at something we are working on and say, “That is good enough.” Usually this is when we have run out of patience or time or resources to do any better. So, it is good enough for us. We settle for our definition of good. By contrast, when a man approached Jesus and […]

Articles of Faith: Justification

When you look at your life, do you feel that you always do the right thing?  Do you act justly?  Micah 6:8 tells us that basically all God asks of us is to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him.  Have you (or I) done this all the time?  Hardly.  We stumble and […]

Articles of Faith: The Word of God, Pt 1

God’s disciples are commanded to study and meditate upon God’s Word.  Furthermore, we are told to share this Word with others, our families, friends, even strangers.  So how do we know who to speak with?  Is it everyone?  Anyone?  As with all things pertaining to faith and practice, the Bible tells. While the Gospel is […]

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 […]