Late in the afternoon the twelve disciples came to him and said, “Send the crowds away to the nearby villages and farms, so they can find food and lodging for the night. There is nothing to eat here in this remote place.” But Jesus said, “You feed them.” But we have only five loaves of … Continue reading Feed the hungry
Then a man named Jairus, a leader of the local synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come home with him. His only daughter, who was about twelve years old, was dying. Luke 8:41-42 NLT As a doctor, when I read an account like this I can’t help wondering what the … Continue reading Faith
John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else? At that very time, Jesus cured many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he restored sight to many who were blind. … Continue reading Is Jesus the One?
They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those troubled by evil spirits were healed. Luke 6:18 Healing and deliverance Why are people drawn to Jesus? This verse answers that question and in so doing says something about human need. We long to hear Jesus because we need an … Continue reading To hear and be healed
I have been reading the story of the paralysed man whose friends brought him to Jesus (Luke 5:17-26), and how Jesus surprised everyone by forgiving him (usually, it would seem, he simply healed people and sent them on their way). The man hadn’t even asked for forgiveness. Jesus’ words caused a stir. But perhaps not for … Continue reading Which is easier?
Luke 5:12-13 NIVWhile Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am … Continue reading Leprosy and love
Luke 4:38-39 NIV Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them. Recently … Continue reading Angry about illness
The vexed question of demon possession And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon… (Luke 4:33) Already in Luke’s writings we have been introduced to the devil, in the account of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness. Now in chapter four we read of the first encounter recorded … Continue reading Demons in church
Luke 4:28 NIV All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. What made the people so angry? I believe there were a number of reasons. But first read the passage in Luke 4 which describes Jesus' first sermon in Nazareth. Offended First, they were offended by what Jesus said about himself. … Continue reading The trap of unbelief
The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so … Continue reading Jesus at the centre of it all