Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 21, 2016


Luke 18:17 “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” The Japanese translates this, “cannot enter,” but this time it’s the NIV, backed up by various … Continue reading

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October 20, 2016


Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Sometimes Jesus’ disciples asked Him to explain the meaning of His parables and sometimes He volunteered the meaning, but … Continue reading

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October 19, 2016


Luke 11:13 “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11 invites many comparisons … Continue reading

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October 18, 2016


Luke 9:33 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know … Continue reading

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October 17, 2017


Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I have always preferred Luke’s rendition of this famous teaching of Jesus over … Continue reading

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October 16, 2016


Luke 6:36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” In a sense this sums up the preceding 9 verses, and it brings to mind another slightly more famous command to be like God: “Be Holy, because I, the Lord … Continue reading

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October 15, 2016


Luke 6:26 “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.” This verse really flies in the face of commonly accepted attitudes. I don’t think at all that Jesus … Continue reading

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