Tag Archives: Luke 14

handling life

devotional post # 2004 Luke 14:31-35 Luk 14:31 Or what king, going out to face off with another king in battle, will not sit down first and determine whether he is able with ten thousand to contend with the one … Continue reading

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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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renouncing all for the Holy Spirit

Luke 14.  Genuine discipleship is free to all by God’s grace.  It is bought by the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross, and offered freely to all by those who proclaim the gospel of the kingdom (24).  But we … Continue reading

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prior commitments

Luke 14.  Jesus encounters a group of people who are interested in him, but whose prior commitments to traditions keep them from entering his kingdom.  He responds to this problem by giving advice and telling  stories. The advice about a … Continue reading

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