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Bible2010

There is a chance that my church will be sponsoring an initiative to read through the whole Bible next year.

If this happens, I will take one year off from the 9-year Navigators sequence to focus my time and energy on this other project.

I will be preparing bible2010.wordpress.com instead, with the first post scheduled for January 1.

Categories: bible2010

Whaaaaaa! Pout, pout, pout: Luke 15:25-32

At the end of Luke 15, Jesus describes the whiny, put-upon behavior of the older brother.

This is hard for me to read, because I’m naturally more like the older brother than the younger one.

Do you identify more with the older brother or the younger brother in this story?

Categories: jesus, luke, new testament

Parable of the Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-24

The first part of the parable is most people’s favorite.

Many people don’t bother thinking about Jesus’ story much beyond this section.

Who can blame them?  This is a touching story of forgiveness and redemption.

Categories: bible, jesus, luke

Parable of the Lost Coin: Luke 15:8-10

Have you ever reached into your pocket and found cash you weren’t expecting?

The most I ever found was a $20 bill in a winter coat. It had been in there since the previous winter. I was so excited!

Jesus teaches, “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (v. 10).

Categories: jesus, luke, parable

The Lost Sheep: Luke 15:3-7

“[T]here will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent” (Luke 15:7b, NIV).

Jesus simply destroys the thought that I might be able to do enough good things and avoid sin completely enough to get right with God.

Categories: jesus, luke, sheep

Mutterers: Luke 15:1-2

Do you hang with people that make other folks mutter about your taste in friends and acquaintances?

Great! So did Jesus.

Categories: jesus, luke

Luke 15

I could probably spend the rest of my life reflecting upon Luke 15 and not get it completely.

Categories: luke
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