Category Archives: Luke

Struggles with Luke 1, and Possible Solutions

At church this morning, the pastor preached about the story in Luke 1, which is about the birth of John the Baptist. Zechariah was a priest who was old, and he and his wife, Elizabeth, wanted a child.  Zechariah’s priestly … Continue reading

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Jesus Reaches Out to Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)

At church this morning, the pastor was preaching about the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10.  Zacchaeus was a rich tax collector, and tax collectors were unpopular among Jews because there were tax collectors who defrauded people or exacted more … Continue reading

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Scattered Ramblings on Loving, but Not Liking, People

At church this morning, the pastor preached about the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).  The pastor was saying that love for neighbor is not about how we feel about our neighbor, and how our neighbor feels about us; … Continue reading

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Ramblings on the Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit in Luke 12

I recently read Gerald Borchert’s Jesus of Nazareth: Background, Witnesses, and Significance, and I said in my post here that the book led me to take a second look at the concept of the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit in … Continue reading

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Derek Leman’s Comments on Luke 16:19-17:10

Yesterday, I shared Messianic rabbi Derek Leman’s comments on Luke 16:1-18.  These comments were from his free Daily D’var.  Today, I want to share his comments on Luke 16:19-17:10. Luke 16:19-17:10 (KJV): 19 There was a certain rich man, which was … Continue reading

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Kennedy & Nixon 10

On page 320 of Kennedy & Nixon, Chris Matthews characterizes Richard Nixon’s response to his sweeping victory in the 1972 Presidential election as follows: “Old campaign hand Herb Klein was not alone in registering [Nixon’s] strange hibernation as evidence his … Continue reading

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Questions about Luke 22, and Why Luke Said Jesus Was Innocent

My church finished its Bible study on Luke last night.  We were going through Luke: Gospel of Reassurance With Michael Card.  Because my pastor and his wife will be away next week, we went through two lessons last night.  In … Continue reading

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From Last Night’s Bible Study on Luke

I went to my church’s Bible study last night.  We’re going through Luke: Gospel of Reassurance With Michael Card.  Here are some items: 1.  One question that the workbook asked was how we can be ready for Christ’s return.  I … Continue reading

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Unworthiness, and the Prodigal Who Played by the Rules

There were interesting discussions at my church’s Bible study last night.  We talked about such topics as the challenges and difficulties in interpreting the Bible, people who have been released from mental institutions who cannot get on their feet, and … Continue reading

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Mary, Martha, and the Bible

My church had some interesting discussions last night at our Bible study.  We’re still going through our study on the Gospel of Luke.  I’ll use as my starting-point a question on page 35 of the curriculum that we are using, … Continue reading

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