Tag Archives: Luke’s Gospel

Kangaroo Court (Luke 22:63-23:25)

A Kangaroo Court is a mock court where a guilty verdict is predetermined. It is a court characterized by irresponsible and unauthorized proceedings. But where did the phrase, kangaroo court, originate? No one knows for sure. But one thing most … Continue reading

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A Bad Day Made Worse by Betrayal (Luke 22:39-65)

  “He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, … Continue reading

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Called to Serve (Luke 22:7-30)

My favorite job in college was as a carpenter’s helper. My boss was a great guy, highly skilled, and willing to teach me everything he knew. But there was one problem; I didn’t want to be a carpenter. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Judas Iscariot (Luke 22:1-6)

The following story is more legend than historical fact,[1] but it is a great story none-the-less. Leonardo Da Vinci, a noted Italian artist, painted the Last Supper over a seven-year period. Each figure in the picture, including Jesus Christ, was … Continue reading

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Storytelling (Luke 20:9-19)

There is nothing like a good story told by an expert storyteller. In fact, I maintain that a good story, orally told by a great storyteller, is more captivating then reading a book or watching a movie. There are few … Continue reading

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Tree Climbing (Luke 19:1-10)

I used to love climbing trees. Now, I’m scared of heights and get dizzy climbing stairs. But when I was young, I loved climbing as high as possible. One house I lived in as a child had a large tree … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God (Luke 17:20-37)

In 1972, Dr. James Cone, the top African-American theologian in the United States, wrote a fascinating book titled, The Spirituals and the Blues. In this book, he looks at the history and importance of music in the African-American culture. The … Continue reading

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