Work hard to enter the narrow door to God’s kingdom, for many will try to enter, but fail.Luke 13:24-27 NLT Jesus was always teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven. He clearly indicates that for those of us who are his followers, this Kingdom is to be our first priority. Seek first the Kingdom, Jesus says, … Continue reading Entering the Kingdom
In chapters 9 and 10 of Luke’s gospel are recorded the first ever “calls to mission,” when Jesus sent out his disciples to do his work. I am reminded of the opening challenge of the Mission Impossible films: “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is this…” Luke records it like this: One day … Continue reading Mission: core or elective?
Luke 5:1-6:11. A long passage. Read the whole thing here on bible.com. It concludes with this story: On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to … Continue reading The truth about God
Luke 1:31-33 NIV You are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end. The first mention of the name Jesus … Continue reading Coming King