Category Archives: Luke: Merging with God’s Story

Seeing Jesus Together (Luke 24:13–35)

This past week my wife and I spent time with a close friend who adopted a two and a half year old child. Their home, family, and hearts were prepared to lavish great love on their new child. This child … Continue reading

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Resurrection: Where Hope and History Rhyme

If a man rising from the dead sounds crazy, you’re not alone. When Jesus’ closest disciples heard from some women that He rose from the dead, those disciples thought they were crazy, telling an “idle tale” (Luke 24:11). Yet if … Continue reading

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Royal Passion: Palm Sunday (Luke 22:63–71)

Jesus came as a king but did not come like as expected. On Palm Sunday (this Sunday) we remember how, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey not a war horse. He was born in stable not a palace, lived … Continue reading

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Denying the Passion (Luke 22:63–71)

We too quickly deny the necessity of suffering. We want cake without calories, dentists without pain, and a crown without a cross. Yet we cannot follow Jesus unless his suffering (= Passion) shapes everything. In the past few weeks, we … Continue reading

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Passionate Prayer (Luke 22:39–48)

  Sometimes our knees buckle because of the challenges before us. Jesus, though, could stand with confidence before the cross because he knelt in agony at Gethsemane. The victory at Calvary was won in the garden of Gethsemane. If we … Continue reading

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Passionate Discipleship: Sifted to Strengthen (Luke 22:31–38)

Nobody likes to be shaken from his or her comfort zone. But even after we pray, sometimes we find ourselves shaken from those comfort zones. Is God not powerful enough to fix our problems?  Luke 22:31–38 shows us that when we … Continue reading

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Passionate Greatness (Luke 22:24–30)

  We easily equate greatness with position. But sometimes people with position fail to show greatness, while people without position are truly great. If greatness does not depend on position,  what does greatness look like? In Luke 22:24–30 Jesus reminds … Continue reading

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