#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.

#LukeActs2014: Luke 9

LukeActs logo week 9Reading for the week of February 23: Luke 9
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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 9:13 NRSV
Jesus said to them, “You give them something to eat.”

Luke 9:20 NRSV
Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter answered, “The Messiah of God.”

Luke 9:23-26 NRSV
Then Jesus said to them all, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it. What does it profit them if they gain the whole world, but lose or forfeit themselves? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words, of them the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

Luke 9:35 NRSV
Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!”

Luke 9:50 NRSV
But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him; for whoever is not against you is for you.”

Luke 9:62 NRSV
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
Luke 9:1-6 (Matthew 10:9-15; Mark 6:7-13)
Quotes: A Few Thoughts on Demons

Herod wonders, “Is Jesus John the Baptist raised from the dead?”
Luke 9:7-9 (Matthew 14:1-12; Mark 6:14-29)
Reflection: A Birthday Goes Bad

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
Luke 9:10-17 (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:32-44; John 6:1-13)
Reader’s Theatre: Feeding the 5000
Reflection: Loaves and Fish

Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say I am?”
Luke 9:18-21 (Matthew 16:13-16; Mark 8:27-29)

Jesus Predicts His Death
Following Christ
Luke 9:22-27 (Matthew 16:21-28; Mark 8:31-9:1)
Quotes: Deny Yourself
Quotes: Take Up Your Cross
Reflection: The Price of a Soul

Jesus is Transfigured
Luke 9:28-36 (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8)
Prayer for Transfiguration Sunday
Reader’s Theatre: The Transfiguration

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Evil Spirit
The Messiah Will be Arrested
Luke 9:37-45 (Matthew 17:14-18, 22-23; Mark 9:14-27, 30-32)

The disciples argue, “Who Will Be the Greatest?”
Luke 9:46-50 (Matthew 18:1-5; Mark 9:33-40)
Quotes: Like a Child

Jesus sets out for Jerusalem
Luke 9:51-56

The Cost of Following Jesus
Luke:9:57-62 (Matthew 8:19-22)

#LukeActs2014: Hold On (Luke 8:40-48)

woman with vielThis is the third time I’ve returned to write about the woman with the issue of blood. I so admire her perseverance and courage. This amazing woman, who remains hopeful after so many years of chronic pain, loneliness, and disappointment. Her condition labels her unclean, separating her from the worshiping community and table fellowship. Her condition robs her of time, companionship, energy and money. It would have been easy for her to simply give up due to the exhaustion and letdowns of daily living. Yet she does not lose faith. She continues to reach out for healing. – Lisa <><

Luke 8:40-48 NIV
Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”

But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

Hold On, by Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
For twelve long years she had suffered
The life leaking from her body
Doctor after doctor
Disappointment after disappointment
Draining her emotions, her energy
and her bank account
The friends were few
The touches even fewer
For she and all she touched were named unclean

Yet she held on to hope
She held on for so long
How, in the midst of all the misery could she cling to it?
I wonder if I could
I wonder

Her faith
Her hope
Grow me to be like her, Jesus
Feel me reaching for healing, too
Send out your power again
So I too may be whole
And at peace
Send it out for all of us, Jesus

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Hold On © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are very welcome to use this in a worship or group setting with proper attribution.

A Double Healing: The Dead Girl and the Bleeding Woman
Luke 8:40-56 (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:22-43)
Quotes and Worship Resource: The Healing Along the Way
Devotion: Reaching for Healing

Reading for the week of February 23: Luke 8
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Photo Quotes: Luke 8

Luke 08 24Luke 08 48bLuke 08 50Reading for the week of February 23: Luke 8
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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.

#LukeActs2014: Luke 8

LukeActs logo week 8Reading for the week of February 23: Luke 8
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Consider reading the chapter in several translations and choosing a few verses to memorize. I chose:
Luke 8:24 NRSV
They went to Jesus and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.

Luke 8:48 NRSV
Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

Luke 8:50 NRSV
When Jesus heard this, he replied, “Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be saved.”

Main events of this chapter (with links to previous posts):
The Women Who Follow Jesus
Luke 8:1-3

The Parable of the Sower and the Soils
Luke 8:4-15 (Matthew 13:2-23; Mark 4:1-20)
Reader’s Theater: Parable of the Soils/Sower

The Lamp on the Stand
Luke 8:16-18
Quotes:Reflecting God’s Light

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
Luke 8:19-21 (Matthew 12:46-50; Mark 3:31-35)

Jesus Calms the Storm
Luke 8:22-25 (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:36-41)
Quotes: Jesus, Calm the Storm
Photo Quote: Calm the Storm
Worship Resource: Stand by Me

The Healing of a Demon-possessed Man
Luke 8:26-39 (Matthew 8:28-39, Mark 5:1-20)
Reflection: Into the Wilderness

A Double Healing: The Dead Girl and the Bleeding Woman
Luke 8:40-56 (Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:22-43)
Quotes and Worship Resource: The Healing Along the Way
Devotion: Reaching for Healing