2019/4/14 “Joy and Pain” (Luke 19:28b–40)

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28b Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples. 29 As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead. 30 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring […]

2019 / 3 / 31 “Christ wants it all” (Luke 15)

Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! So Jesus told them this story: “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will […]

2019 / 3 / 10 “Soul Food” (Matthew 4:1–11)

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Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. During that time the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But […]

2019 / 2 / 10 “Attention, please!” (Luke 18:35–43)

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As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind beggar was sitting beside the road. When he heard the noise of a crowd going past, he asked what was happening. They told him that Jesus the Nazarene was going by. So he began shouting, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” “Be quiet!” the people in front […]