Accepting outsiders

John said to Jesus, “Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.”But Jesus said, “Don’t stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you.”Luke 9:49-50 All of us long to be part of the inner circle, part of … Continue reading Accepting outsiders

Love who?

One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all … Continue reading Love who?

Witness

Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!” Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone who he was.Luke 9:20-21 NLT This seems an odd thing for Jesus to do. He knew people were talking about him. He asked the disciples what people … Continue reading Witness

Faith

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