Entries by suzie

Saturday 11 August, 2012

Be dressed & ready to go!  This whole passage is talking about being ready but with a Kingdom perspective.  Jesus uses an example of the slave/master relationship. The slaves are praised for being ready to serve at any time, even the middle of the night, which really they should be, but then there's a twist. […]

Friday 10 August, 2012

What is my life’s ultimate pursuit? Is it food…clothing…or the Kingdom of God. According to Jesus, my life is for more than simply eating food, and my body is for more than clothes. If I know that a computer is able to do more than play my music…then to use the computer simply for playing […]

Thursday 9 August, 2012

“Jesus, order my brother to give me my fair share” – I can hear the whine in this man's voice….  In a family, it's a common issue with kids… But unfortunately – as Jesus experienced, it is a common issue with adults too. We may use words like fairness and equality but it often stems […]

Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Knowing God is there with me every day is incredibly important to me.  This passage reminds me of that truth.  God knows how many hairs are on my head and he knows each and every sparrow that is out there and I am so much more important in God’s eyes.  I love that about God […]

Tuesday 7th August, 2012

* Thousands of people surrounded Jesus, yet he spoke these words specifically to his disciples. * Jesus warns the disciples about the hypocrisy of the Pharisees.  Jesus refers to it as the “yeast” of the Pharisees.  Yeast may be good for bread but not for the disciple of Christ ie. avoid being light and fluffy […]

Monday 6th August, 2012

Jesus has just been teaching about letting God’s light reach into the darkest corner of our lives. One of the Pharisees invites him to eat a meal. Jesus walks in and sits down to eat without doing the hand washing ceremony. It’s not that he’s forgotten. Jesus hasn’t finished teaching and he has a point […]

Sunday 5 August, 2012

Jesus opening statement is so obvious; I have often wondered why He even says it. Of course you don’t put a lamp under a basket! But that’s the point, Jesus is saying how stupid can you get – lights are meant to out on display, they are meant to impact the whole room and they […]

Saturday 4 August, 2012

Amazing things, demand a response. Jesus uses 2 examples from Jewish history.  The Ninevites, who were a much feared and hated gentile people and the queen of the south – queen of Sheba – a gentile woman.  Neither of these missed what God was doing in their day and responded even though they were not […]

Friday 3 August, 2012

Wow, most of us would think how blessed Jesus’ mother Mary was to have been chosen to bear the Son of God. We would hardly dare to compare ourselves to her in the special blessing she received with that calling.  But Jesus turns it around here in this statement and says to each one of […]

Thursday 2 August, 2012

This passage is about Jesus’ authority. Is he casting out demons by Satan’s authority or God’s? Jesus soundly refutes the argument that he is casting out demons by Satan’s power, but then presents them with an alternative. If he is doing it by the “finger of God”, then the kingdom of God has come upon […]