Tag Archives: Luke 7

the secret of Christian love

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU? Luke 7:40-50 Luk 7:40 So Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” He replied, “Say it, Teacher.” Luk 7:41 “A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred denarii, and the … Continue reading

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he would know

OUR WORSHIP IS NOT PROOF OF OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS Luke 7:36-39 Luk 7: 36 Now one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. Luk … Continue reading

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a generation’s choice

IT’S NOT JUST AN INDIVIDUAL MATTER Luke 7:29-35 Luk 7: 29 (Now all the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God’s justice, because they had been baptised with John’s baptism. Luk 7: 30 However, the Pharisees and … Continue reading

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flawed greatness

GOD’S GRACE COVERS OUR WEAKNESS Luke 7:24-28 Luk 7: 24 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you expect to see when you went out into the desert? A reed shaken … Continue reading

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the bits that have not happened

WE NEED TO TRUST GOD IN THE MEAN TIME Luke 7:18-23 Luk 7: 18 John’s disciples reported all these things to him. So John called two of his disciples Luk 7: 19 and sent them to Jesus to ask, “Are … Continue reading

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crying at the casket

ONE DAY WE WILL ALL SEE IT Luke 7:11-17 Luk 7:11 Next, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. Luk 7:12 As he approached the town gate, a man who … Continue reading

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positioned under authority

HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE Luke 7:1-10 Luk 7:1 Since he had finished all his sayings to that audience, he entered Capernaum. Luk 7: 2 A centurion there had a bond-servant who was highly valued, but who was sick … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit loves much

Luke 7:36-8:3.  Simon the Pharisee invited Jesus into his house.  He respected Jesus as a teacher, and was curious to know what he had to say.  He had problems with the people that Jesus hung around with.  He probably tolerated … Continue reading

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the Holy Spirit and this generation’s tune

Luke 7:1-35.  Jesus compared the people of his generation to children who refused to play with the others because no one would play the games that they wanted.  When they played the flute, nobody danced.  When they sang a dirge, … Continue reading

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two-thirds wasted

Luke 7:36-8:3.  The late Dr. Harry Bilieu wrote a book called Two Thirds Wasted. He argued that the Christian Church is made up of mostly women. Yet sadly that two-thirds of Christendom is wasted because so many women are not … Continue reading

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