Monthly Archives: December 2016

no one in his right mind

Luke 4:9-13 Luk 4:9 Then the devil brought him to Jerusalem, had him stand on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, Luk 4:10 because … Continue reading

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apparent short-cuts

HE DID IT THE HARD WAY – THE ONLY WAY Luke 4:5-8 Luk 4:5 Then the devil led him up to a high place and showed him in a moment of time all the kingdoms of the present world system. … Continue reading

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forsaking daily bread

Luke 4:1-4 Luk 4:1 Then Jesus, who was full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, Luk 4:2 During this forty days he was being tempted by the devil. … Continue reading

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the one from God

ONE OF US, BUT FROM GOD Luke 3:23-38 Luk 3:23 And Jesus, when he began his ministry, was himself about thirty years, being the son (as it was believed) of Joseph the one from Eli, Luk 3:24 the one from … Continue reading

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our open sky

STOP WAITING FOR A PERSONAL WORD! Luke 3:21-22 Luk 3:21 It happened when all the people were baptised; Jesus also was baptised, and while he was praying, the sky was opened, Luk 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him … Continue reading

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locking up the lesson

OUR FREEDOM IS DESTROYING US Luke 3:18-20 Luk 3:18 He said many other things, urging and announcing the good news to the people. Luk 3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been confronted by him about Herodias, his brother’s wife, … Continue reading

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a birth announcement

Luke 2:10-11 Luk 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, because notice, I am bringing good news to you of tremendous joy — intended for all the people: Luk 2:11 because today in the city of … Continue reading

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the one coming

Luke 3:15-17 Luk 3:15 And all the while, the people were watching expectantly and they all were debating in their hearts about John, whether he might possibly be the Christ, Luk 3:16 John answered them all, and this is what … Continue reading

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proving our repentance

Luke 3:10-14 Luk 3:10 And the crowds were responding to him, and this is what they said, “What then should we do?” Luk 3:11 And he responded to them, and this is what he said, “The one who has two … Continue reading

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no inclusion without proof

Luke 3:7-9 Luk 3:7 For this reason, he was saying to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “Offspring of vipers! Who warned you to escape from the coming wrath? Luk 3:8 Therefore produce evidence of your … Continue reading

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