Month: May 2012

Luke 3-4

1.  Setting the stage for John. Like reading a biography and creating the context for a life. Born in the Depression. Hoover was President. Many people were out of jobs. Recovering from a war. Politics was unusually depressing. Religious influence was declining. People were discouraged. Waiting for leadership. In the same way, Luke is describing the context for John. Tiberias was the son of August ...[Read More]

The Rich Young Ruler and Zaccheus

The Rich and the Kingdom of God 18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’[a]” 21 “All these I have kept ...[Read More]