Watchful and ready to serve

August 7, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 12:32-48   Christ left little doubt that he is coming back. His return in glory is very real to him. He talked to his disciples on many occasions preparing them for his coming, for living in the light of his coming. He never clears up all the questions, but…

The parable of the rich fool

July 31, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 12:13-21   The parable is like a pebble in the shoes of those who follow Jesus. It isn’t all that difficult to understand; it just makes life uncomfortable; it hurts when we walk; we just want to stop and get rid of it. According to Jesus “life does not consist…

The cost of following Jesus

June 26, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 9:51-62 Following Jesus sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? I can’t think of a better person to follow. He is a wonderful person, compassionate, full of love, completely just, uniquely wise, genuinely unselfish. You’ve got to admire him. You’ve got to like him. Let’s follow him. Thing is…

Jesus sets us free

June 19, 2016 Scripture Reading: Luke 8:26-39 They have barely set foot on land when a man comes up to Jesus. He is naked and approaches them with loud screams.  A mad man, shouting at the top op his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you,…