Month: April 2012

The Narrow Door: Luke 13:22-30

1.  There are a number of other references to doors and gates in the New Testament: Matthew 7:13-14: 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Revelation 3:20: 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears ...[Read More]

Luke 9:1-50

1.  The Sending of the Twelve: For me, this is one of the most encouraging stories in Scripture. They are given authority and limited power with very little preparation. They did not earn this. They barely understood what he was talking about. They were in no way ready for it and yet he sent them out. Maybe it was not a matter of trusting them (because they proved untrustworthy or incapable) but o ...[Read More]

Luke 7-8

1.  Three stories of faith…but faith is not always required. The Gadarene Demoniac: Luke 8:26-39 The widow with the dead son: Luke 7:11-17 Crippled Woman: Luke 13:10-13 But in these cases there are three expressions of faith. The faith of the centurion – Luke 7:1-10. This is a man who deserves a miracle for all the good he has done. I think he might have sent the lobbyists at first and then ...[Read More]