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Consider Luke Part 2

In reconsidering our thoughts on the Gospel of Luke we need to obviously bear in mind the Jesus Luke presents to us. Who is he? He is introduced to us by a lengthy discussion of the birth of John the Baptist. While John was in his mother’s womb, Mary became pregnant with Jesus. Jesus and […]

Consider Luke 1

We have now covered the entire Gospel of Luke in short daily bursts. In some ways it is not the best way of dealing with the Gospel because the narrative flows along from one event into another. But in other ways it helps those of us who are not familiar with reading biblical narrative and […]

Ascension Luke 24 verses 50 – 52

Luke 24 v 51. “While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.” Jesus led his disciples to the eastern slope of Mount Olivet. The last stage of the King’s journey is now complete, and he must now proceed to the goal that was always in view from the time […]

The Mission Part 2

  Luke 24 v 49. “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” These words refer in a special way to the eleven apostles (soon once again to become twelve), but also has great significance for every […]

The Mission Part 1 Luke 24 verses 44 – 49

  Luke 24 v 45. “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” Jesus reminded the disciples that everything that had happened to him was written in the Old Testament – the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms. He had told them about this while he was still with them. […]

Emmaus Part 3 Luke 24 verses 36- 43

Luke 24 v 36. “While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” It is Easter Sunday, late in the evening. Ten of the disciples are gathered in a house, somewhere in Jerusalem. The men from Emmaus were with them and perhaps some others […]

Emmaus Part 2

Luke 24 v 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning…. At this point the disciples had still been kept from recognizing him. The question now was, how would Jesus reveal himself to them? Could not some imposter dress up like Jesus and simply claim to […]

Emmaus Part 1 Luke 24 verses 13 – 43

  Luke 24 verses 15 – 16 As they talked and discussed these things with each other Jesus himself came up and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognising him. In his kindness the Lord joined these two disconsolate disciples on the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Unrecognized he listened to their […]