Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 19, 2014


Luke 23:46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Everything about the cross was intentional on Jesus’ part. That’s something we have a … Continue reading

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September 18, 2014


Luke 18:9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: It strikes me that this is a very necessary counterpoint to the story of the lost sheep in yesterday’s … Continue reading

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September 17, 2014


Luke 15:7 “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” To a certain degree this makes me … Continue reading

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September 16, 2014


Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Sometimes Jesus’ teaching just seems like common sense, but that just shows how uncommon common sense is! It also explains why you … Continue reading

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September 15, 2014


Luke 1:74-75 “to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. The ideas in these two verses are so interconnected that for … Continue reading

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September 14, 2014


Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” This story of rewards and punishments in the Last Judgment is well … Continue reading

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September 13, 2014


Matthew 23:24 “You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.” Jesus was certainly a master of descriptive language! This particular remark is so striking that it is quoted widely, but there is real question whether those … Continue reading

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September 12, 2014


Matthew 21:31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?” Jesus certainly had a way of getting to the point! He was dealing with people who said all the right things, but He wasn’t going to let them off … Continue reading

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September 11, 2014


Matthew 13:41-42 “The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be … Continue reading

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September 10, 2014


Matthew 13:11-12 He replied, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even … Continue reading

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