Beyond #23 (Luke 20&21)

This week read Luke 20-21 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: God Forbid (Luke 20:9-19, 19:45-46 & 21:20-24) The Parables can feel like enigmas and sometimes they are difficult to interpret. But at other times the parable is […]

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Beyond #22 (Luke 20-21)

This week read Luke 20-21 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: “Fair-you-see”  (Luke 19:39-40) This is from last week’s chapter, but I didn’t want to parade into the triumphal entry before now… Jesus rides in on a colt […]

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Beyond #21 (Luke 18&19)

This week read Luke 18 & 19 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: Reading Luke, Not Matthew  (Luke 19:11-27) We often read this story in correlation with Matthew’s story of the talents (25:14-30), but there are key differences. […]

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Beyond #20 (Luke 18&19)

This week read Luke 18 & 19 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: Holier than…  (Luke 18:9-14) “To some who were confident in their own righteousness… (v9)” The word for confident also occurs in Luke 11:22. In that […]

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Beyond #19 (Luke 16&17)

This week read Luke 16&17 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: Jewelry (Luke 17:1-2) There were multiple types of millstones. Smaller stones for each household, large stones used by the whole community.  With some, the stones were perpendicular […]

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Beyond #18 (Luke 16&17)

This week read Luke 16&17 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.   Focus Point: How does this Fit? (Luke 16:14-18) Chapter 16 is bookended by a pair of parables about money. So these verses feel out of place. Especially verse 18. […]

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Beyond #17 (Luke 15)

This week read Luke 15 As we read through Luke each week there will be two devotions focusing on particular passages. Click here to read past devotions.  **This week, Spring Break, we will have only one devotion. Focus Point: Coins (Luke 15:8-10) Growing up, a sermon I heard described the woman’s 10 coins as a part […]

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