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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The Radical Reversal (Luke 16:19-31)

Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do? Why are some people rich and other people poor? Why do some people die young and other people live to an old age? Why do some people get incurable … Continue reading

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A Feast Fit for a Peasant (Luke 14:15-24)

The idiom, “fit for a king” is used to describe anything that is of exceptional quality. The meaning behind this idiom is obvious: Anything fit for king is flawless. Only the best of the best is given to a king. … Continue reading

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The Good and the Better (Luke 10:38-42)

It’s always harder to do right and easier to do wrong. But what is really difficult is choosing the better over the good. In other words, often, we can get stuck doing what is good and miss out on what … Continue reading

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