In the Old Testament, the job of prophets was to pass on God’s message to the people. The prophets did not speak their word; God’s word was spoken through them. They revealed who God was, and what He planned to do. Some did preform miracles.
Then things changed in the New Testament, as described to us through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It’s from the gospel of John that we learn when Jesus arrived, He was the Word: Continue reading
Do you ever feel like you live in constant battle with temptation? As though there simply is no other choice but to give in to: immoral conduct, the determination to argue, the desire to get even, getting drunk, the impulse to take God’s name in vain, smoking, the craving to over eat, the eagerness to act selfishly? The list goes on…
Each of us has a different life story, which in turn creates individual situations for temptation. However, mentally we still go through the same process. “Should I or shouldn’t I?”, followed by the pros and cons of what happens if I do or I don’t. Continue reading
Post #17 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
Today’s post concludes the seventeen week report on the book of Luke. How appropriate to end this account on the day before Good Friday as Christians around the globe contemplate the love Jesus offers as He hangs on The Cross. His sacrificial ending on earth offers us life never ending in heaven.
BREAKING — Amid the Passover celebrations in Jerusalem, it has been confirmed the well known local teacher, Jesus, fellowshipped with His chosen group of Twelve for the traditional Passover meal. It was during this meal that the Son of Man initiated the Lord’s Supper. Continue reading
Post #16 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — The Son of God, known as Jesus, was joyfully welcomed in Jerusalem for the Passover Festival by unprecedented crowds. Masses lined the road to the city as the King approached, riding a donkey which has previously been unridden. The crowd laid their cloaks on the road for the donkey to walkover as all cheered, praising God saying: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” and “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Continue reading
Post #15 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — Today Jesus again reveals His upcoming death to His disciples (for the third time, as reported by Dr. Luke). In His own words, our Savior of the world took the twelve men closest to Him here on earth and proclaimed to them the imminent demise of His earthly body.
However, still following there blank pattern of understanding, the Twelve do not know what Jesus is talking about when He offers them this prophecy, Continue reading
Post #14 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — Today, Jesus the Son of God shared two notable instructions of wisdom exclusive only to the book of Luke, pertaining to the importance of constant communications (prayer) with the Father and regarding how this action should properly be carried out.
The former involves a persistent widow who incessantly came before an unjust judge, pleading with him to grant her justice before her adversary. Continue reading
(We are half way through reporting the “orderly account” of the gospel Luke. Thank you for following Dr. Luke’s narrative of the life of Christ, as he details the characteristics of our perfect savior.)
Post #11 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — The Teacher was recently spotted conversing with a man who requested help dividing a family inheritance. It is noted Jesus shows more concern towards the selfish desire of accumulating wealth than the division of it, as represented by His response: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” Continue reading
Post #10 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — It has been reported the seventy-two messengers sent out by the Lord to prepare The Way have returned! All confirm demons submit to them in the name of Jesus. Their victory includes the security of each messenger’s name is written in heaven.
The report also indicated the Son is full of joy through the Holy Spirit. He praised His Father for giving power and knowledge to “little children”, as apposed to the “wise and learned”. Continue reading
Post #9 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — Headlines abound as reports surge in regards to Jesus’ chosen Twelve. It seems Jesus gave them power and authority to drive out demons, cure diseases, heal the sick, and proclaim the Good News on their own.
The sad news, however, is Herod the tetrarch ordered John the baptist beheaded. Then, upon hearing what the Son of God was accomplishing, Herod tried to see Jesus due to rumors that John had resurrected as The Christ. Continue reading
Post #8 – As Reported From The Book Of Luke
BREAKING — Amid the miracles preformed by the teacher Jesus, it has been confirmed John the baptist just sent two disciples to Jesus with this specific question: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
The Son of God’s quoted response is as follows: “…The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
In conjunction with experts agreeing Jesus’ actions speak for themselves, when the people hear Jesus’ words even tax collectors concur – God’s way is right! Continue reading