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“You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect” (Luke 12:40 HCSB).

April 8, 2021

WHAT DOES BEING READY LOOK LIKE? Jesus told a parable about a master returning from a wedding banquet and how his servants should be ready to open the door of his house the moment he knocks. He could return any hour of the night, so they must always be ready.   Jesus told this parable

“Don’t be afraid, little flock, because your Father delights to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32 NLT).

April 7, 2021

WHAT DELIGHTS THE FATHER? Giving. That’s what make the Father happy. He loves to give. Jesus told His “little flock” of disciples not to worry nor be afraid about material things. For the Father loves to give.   So, don’t concern yourself with food and clothes, houses and wealth. The Father “will meet all your

“Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42 HCSB).

April 4, 2021

THE ONE NECESSARY THING Martha was working hard in the kitchen while her sister, Mary, sat at the feet of Jesus listening. Martha was hurt, feeling that Jesus didn’t care that her sister had left her serving alone. But Jesus approved of Mary’s choice to sit and listen to Him, enjoying His presence without working.

“The eyes that see the things you see are blessed! For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you see yet didn’t see them; to hear the things you hear yet didn’t hear them” (Luke 10:23-24 HCSB).

April 3, 2021

OUR LONGINGS FULFILLED IN JESUS Jesus told His disciples that they were blessed because they were privileged to see and hear that which their forefathers had long awaited. The coming of the Messiah had been prophesied since the Garden when God spoke to the serpent saying that the woman’s “Seed shall bruise your head, and

“They appeared in glory and were speaking of His death, which He was about to accomplish in Jerusalem” (Luke 9:31 HCSB).

April 1, 2021

CHRIST’S MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Jesus took His inner circle of disciples, Peter, James and John, up on a mountain to pray. As usual, they fell asleep, but they awoke suddenly to discover a change. The veil separating this world from the next had been pulled back. They saw the appearance of Christ’s face changed, and His

‘They were fearful and amazed, asking one another, “Who can this be? He commands even the winds and the waves, and they obey Him!”’ (Luke 8:25 HCSB).

March 29, 2021

IS JESUS IN YOUR BOAT? A fierce storm blew down onto the Sea of Galilee threatening to sink the boat with Jesus and His disciples aboard. Even the professional fishermen like Peter, James and John were afraid. Yet, Jesus remained asleep, untroubled by the storm. The disciples woke Jesus with shouts of “We’re going to

“Who is this man who even forgives sins?” (Luke 7:49 HCSB).

March 27, 2021

JESUS FORGIVES SINS The men sitting at Simon the Pharisee’s table questioned Christ’s habit of forgiving sins. He had just allowed an immoral woman to anoint His feet and said nothing to rebuke her. Then, to top it off, Jesus forgave the woman her sins.   Perhaps their question should be worded, “Who does he

“This report about Him went throughout Judea and all the vicinity” (Luke 7:17 HCSB).

March 26, 2021

SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS After Jesus interrupted a funeral procession to raise a widow’s son from the dead, the news of his miracles and teachings spread throughout Judea and the whole vicinity. This illustrates a truth easily discovered anywhere humans dwell, namely, news spreads. Whether it’s good or bad news, people love to

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46 HCSB).

March 25, 2021

CALLING JESUS “LORD” MUST BE MORE THAN LIP SERVICE Jesus made it clear that those who call Him “Lord,” should obey His word. He taught that obeying His word would not prevent life’s storms, but it would build a strong foundation that would endure any storm. However, the one who only pays lip service to

“Love your enemies, do what is good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6:27-28 HCSB).

March 24, 2021

THE JESUS’ WAY THAT TURNS THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN This is from Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain, describing the new economy of the kingdom of heaven. Instead of reciprocal response, the believer is to respond out of a new spiritual character, as God does. God’s kingdom people are to “love, do good, bless and pray”