Influence (Luke 20)

“When the scribes and the high priests realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to lay their hands on him at that very hour, but they were afraid of the crowd.” Luke 20:19 The “Christian” news is full of stories of Church persecution, in the United States, as well as other…

Depression

I received this message from a Church member, and though the question and response might be helpful to some of the rest of you, so I’m anonymously sharing that infornation here. for the last 3-4 weeks I’ve been suffering some serious, deep, dark depression, and I’m having a difficult time getting past it. I am…

The House Of God (Luke 19)

“Then Jesus went into the Temple and began to drive out the merchants, saying to them, “It is written in the Scriptures that God said, ‘My Temple will be a house of prayer.’ But you have turned it into a hideout for thieves!” Every day Jesus taught in the Temple. The chief priests, the teachers…

Pray! (Luke 18)

“Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. He said, “There was once a judge in some city who never gave God a thought and cared nothing for people. A widow in that city kept after him: ‘My rights are being violated. Protect me!’ “He…

Count The Cost (Luke 14)

“Anyone who won’t shoulder his own cross and follow behind me can’t be my disciple. “Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it? If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money,…

Ordering our own house (Luke 12)

“Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” Luke 12:13-14 This passage also reminds me of what we read in Luke 10:40: “But Martha was distracted with much serving,…