Luke 7: Those Forgiven Much, Love Much

The words of Jesus in Luke 7 offer powerful insight into the issue of forgiveness. We are told Jesus sat at a meal with a wealthy man in his community when a woman appeared and began washing his feet with tears. The guests thought to themselves,”Why is he allowing this? Doesn’t he know what kind [Read More…]

Luke 6: When Jesus Pulled an All-Nighter

Many think of Jesus as a mild-mannered Clark Kent-like character. But since he was the God-man (Infinitely better than Superman!), often acted in ways that contradict our cultural views of Christ. Luke 6, for example, shows Jesus staying out all night. Okay, he wasn’t clubbing or doing anything rowdy, but we are told, “One of [Read More…]

Luke 5: Jesus Loves Sinners (Including Me!)

Luke 5 shares a fascinating story that reveals Christ’s attitude toward sinners. It also reveals the attitude the religious leaders held toward him. The text, in part, reads: 27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, [Read More…]

Luke 2: Good News

Luke 2 is where we usually turn for information concerning the birth of Jesus. However, we often overlook the fact that the first recorded witnesses to his birth (other than Joseph and Mary) were shepherds. God could have sent an angel to the political leaders of Bethlehem or the most influential business leaders, but he [Read More…]

Luke 1: I Am the Lord’s Servant

Chapter one of Luke’s Gospel shares the account of the angel Gabriel who appeared to Mary to announce the birth of Jesus. After explaining how this would take place, we find the response for which she would be known throughout generations: “I am the Lord’s servant.” Interestingly, everyone who played a role in the life [Read More…]