#LukeActs2014: Luke 11

LukeActs logo week 11Reading for the week of March 16: Luke 11
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Consider reading the chapter in several translations and choosing a few verses to memorize. This week I chose:
Luke 11:13 NRSV
Jesus said, “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:17b NRSV
Jesus said, “Every kingdom divided against itself becomes a desert, and house falls on house.”

Luke 11:28 NRSV, adapted
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it!”

Luke 11:34-35 The Message
Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don’t get musty and murky.

Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
Jesus on Prayer
Luke 11:1-13 (Matthew 6:9-13, 7:7-11)
Quotes: What is Prayer?
Quotes: Be the Change (Your Kingdom Come)
Devotion: Thy Will Be Done
Sermon: Love One Another, Receiving Gifts

Jesus on Beelzebub and Demons
Luke 11:14-26 (Matthew 12:22, 24-29, 43-45; Mark 3:23-27)
Quotes: A few thoughts on Demons
Quotes: Good and Evil

The Sign of Jonah
Luke 11:27-32 (Matthew 12:39-42)

Be Full of Light
Luke 11:33-36 (Matthew 6:22-23)
Quotes: Reflecting God’s Light

Beware Being Religious: The Six Woes
Luke 11:37-54
Sermon: Look Like the One You Love

#LukeActs2014: Rejoice Wisely (Luke 10:1-24)

rejoice-romans 5 2Based on Luke 10:1-24, Jesus sending the seventy two,
especially Luke 10:19-20 NIV

Jesus said, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Jesus
You entrust us with your greatness
Lips to proclaim your peace
Your Kingdom drawing all, drawing near
Hands to heal
Freedom of simplicity
Authority over evil
Power over the enemy

It’s so easy to lose you among the wonders and signs
In thinking your attention, your affection
Only offered for results (Look Jesus!)
In celebrating ourselves instead of you (Look what we did!)

It’s so easy to lose you in the crush of refusal
In the lack of fruit though the sewing was faithful
In the grumbling, the apathy
The sand sticks to our sandals
and our souls

It’s so easy to lose you
Our worthiness tied to the work

Remind us again and again, Son of Righteousness
Rejoice only in The Relationship
Your name written on the Family Tree
On the palm of God’s hand

Teach us, Jesus
A hallelujah in every season
For we are yours

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Reading for the week of March 9: Luke 10
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#LukeActs2014: Luke 10

LukeActs logo week 10Reading for the week of March 9: Luke 10
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Consider reading the chapter in several translations and choosing a few verses to memorize. This week was jam packed with great verses, so I chose a bunch:
Luke 10:8-9 NIV
Jesus said, “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.'”

Luke 10:16 NRSV
Jesus said, “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

Luke 10:19-20 NIV
Jesus said, “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 10:41-42a NIV
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.”

Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
Jesus sends out the 72
Luke 10:1-24

The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37
Sermon: Love One Another, Physical Touch
Quotes: Church as Champion of the Poor
Quotes: Serving the Least of These
Quotes: Doing for Others

Jesus, Mary, and Martha
Luke 10:38-42
Quotes: Mary and Martha
Sermon: Love One Another, Quality Time

Photo Quotes: Luke 9, part 2

Luke 09 23Luke 09 24Luke 09 25Reading for the week of February 23: Luke 9
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I decided to pick a few verses from this week’s reading to memorize. Some of my artist friends illustrate verses in various mediums as part of their devotional time, so I thought I’d give that a try, too. I use PicMonkey, a free, online picture editor, and get a great deal out of spending this kind of time with scripture.

Photo Quotes: Luke 9, part 1

Luke 09 13Luke 09 20Reading for the week of February 23: Luke 9
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I decided to pick a few verses from this week’s reading to memorize. Some of my artist friends illustrate verses in various mediums as part of their devotional time, so I thought I’d give that a try, too. I used PicMonkey, a free, online picture editor, and really enjoyed the process.