Monthly Archives: April 2017

finishing costs

devotional post #2003 Luke 14:25-30 Luk 14:25 Large crowds were going along with Jesus, and once — turning to them he said, Luk 14:2 “If anyone comes to me and does not detest his own father and mother, and wife … Continue reading

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the necessity of now

devotional post #2002 Luke 14:15-24 Luk 14:15 When one of Jesus’ fellow banqueters heard this, he said to him, “Everyone who will feast in the kingdom of God will enjoy this special advantage!” Luk 14:16 But Jesus responded to him, … Continue reading

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because they cannot repay

devotional post # 2001 Luke 14:12-14 Luk 14:12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you host a luncheon or a dinner, don’t invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours so … Continue reading

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least significant

devotional post #2000 Luke 14:7-11 Luk 14:7 Then when Jesus noticed how the guests chose the more significant places, he told them an illustration. He said to them, Luk 14:8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, … Continue reading

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freedom for all

devotional post #1,999 Luke 14:1-6 Luk 14:1 Something else happened one Sabbath when Jesus went to eat bread at the house of a ruler from the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. Luk 14:2 Notice this man right in front … Continue reading

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embracing Jesus’ love

devotional post #1,998 Luke 13:34-35 Luk 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who are sent to you! How often I have longed to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under … Continue reading

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God’s plan, not Herod’s

devotional post #1,997 Luke 13:31-33 Luk 13:31 At that time, some Pharisees came up and said to Jesus, “Escape from here, because Herod wants to kill you.” Luk 13:32 But he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Look, … Continue reading

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wide enough

devotional post #1,996 Luke 13:28-30 Luk 13:28 There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves thrown out. Luk 13:29 Then people will … Continue reading

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knowing all about Jesus

devotional post #1,995 Luke 13:25-27 Luk 13: 25 Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, then you will be standing outside and knocking on the door and begging him, ‘Lord, let us in!’ But he … Continue reading

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narrow door, or wider hope

devotional post #1,994 Luke 13:22-24 Luk 13: 22 Then Jesus travelled throughout towns and villages, all the while teaching and making his way toward Jerusalem. Luk 13: 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few be saved?” So he … Continue reading

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