Monthly Archives: May 2011

Suppose You Have A Friend – Luke 11:1-13 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 11:1-13  Have you ever called a friend at an inopportune time of the night and morning and been greeted by the question, “Do you know what time it is?”  “A friend in need is a friend indeed” is an … Continue reading

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Trip I Signed Up For? [Daily Devotional]

Luke 9:18-27 There is an old (and silly) story about a man who noticed a sign hanging in the window of a travel agency.  It read: two day river cruise 25.00 dollars.  He went inside and put down his $25.00.  … Continue reading

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Terms of Surrender? – Luke 8:26-39

Luke 8:26-39 In our text today, Jesus steps from the boat onto shore and immediately the place became a battle field.  Jesus is immediately confronted by a Legion of demons, who have tormented a man’s life almost beyond description.  The … Continue reading

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Listen and Learn – Luke 8:16-25 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 8:16-25 One of the more perplexing sayings of Jesus in our text today is found in verse 18.  “Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they … Continue reading

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Rocky Thorns – Luke 8:1-15 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 8:1-15 Depending on where you are in life, and what is going on in your faith journey, the Parable of the Sower can speak to you in different ways.  Recently someone told me that as a family they had … Continue reading

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Do You See This Woman? – Luke 7:36-50 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 7:36-50 We have all been caught in a moment that was so awkward that no one involved knew what to say.  These moments are filled with that invisible tension that just hangs there waiting.  Some people will humorously attempt … Continue reading

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Ask, Seek, Knock – Matthew 7:7-14 [Daily Devotional]

Matthew 7:7-14 On any given Sunday, with the exception perhaps of Easter, only one third of the membership of a congregation will be in attendance at worship.  For smaller congregations, the numbers of those present will be a little higher, … Continue reading

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Great Expectations – Luke 7:18-35 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 7:18-35  Everyone has expectations of what Jesus should and should not be.  It was no less true is Jesus’ day than it is today.  Today, some people have the expectation that if they follow Jesus they will be given … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide – Luke 7:1-17 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 7:1-17 The first story in our text today is one of the more familiar healing stories of Jesus’ ministry.  The healing of the servant of a Roman Centurion is related in both Matthew and Luke.  (Matt. 8:5)  Contributing to … Continue reading

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Plank Eye Vision – Luke 6:39-49 [Daily Devotional]

Luke 6:39-49 There have been times when I have said things in the classroom or from the pulpit that some people considered to be judgmental.  It is very difficult to talk about any type of sin without casting it in a somewhat negative … Continue reading

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