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?”

Luke 18: 9-14….Thumbs up for the sinner!

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like otherContinue reading “Luke 18: 9-14….Thumbs up for the sinner!”

Luke 18: 1-8….A troublesome woman.

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice againstContinue reading “Luke 18: 1-8….A troublesome woman.”

Luke 17: 20-37 Jews ask about God’s kingdom

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”And he said to the disciples,Continue reading “Luke 17: 20-37 Jews ask about God’s kingdom”

Luke 17 : 11-19….10 lepers.

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves toContinue reading “Luke 17 : 11-19….10 lepers.”