Christmas 2021…. The Incarnate Deity is born.

Luke 2 1-7: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, toContinue reading “Christmas 2021…. The Incarnate Deity is born.”

Luke 2: 1-7….A normal birth.

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to theContinue reading “Luke 2: 1-7….A normal birth.”

Luke 1: 26-35….What will this angel say?

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favoured one, the Lord is withContinue reading “Luke 1: 26-35….What will this angel say?”

Luke 1: 5-23 (selected passages) … Zechariah.

In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord. But they hadContinue reading “Luke 1: 5-23 (selected passages) … Zechariah.”

Luke 19: v14 & 24-27… The Assessment.

14. But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ …..24. And he said to those who stood by, ‘Take the mina from him, and give it to the one who has the ten minas.’ 25. And they said to him, ‘Lord,Continue reading “Luke 19: v14 & 24-27… The Assessment.”

Luke 19: 11-23….Responsibilities.

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, heContinue reading “Luke 19: 11-23….Responsibilities.”

Luke 19: 1-10….How does Jesus handle a crook?

He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbedContinue reading “Luke 19: 1-10….How does Jesus handle a crook?”

Luke 18: 35-43…..Getting what he wanted!

As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. And hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him,Continue reading “Luke 18: 35-43…..Getting what he wanted!”

Luke 18: 31-34… looking at death.

And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging him, theyContinue reading “Luke 18: 31-34… looking at death.”

Luke 18: 15-17…Childish or Child-like?

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever doesContinue reading “Luke 18: 15-17…Childish or Child-like?”