Entries by suzie

Saturday 21 July, 2012

Jesus and the disciples had just come down from a mountain top experience (the night before) like worship on steroids … Jesus is aware that His time with them is coming to an end when this demon possessed boy is brought before Him – his father comments that the disciples have been unable to heal […]

Friday 20 July, 2012

What an incredible scene. A moment where the divine glory of the Son of God breaks through the veil of his humble human nature. But a moment Peter, James and John almost missed! Very sleepy, probably because of the rigorous ministry of Jesus, and possibly because it was early morning (often Jesus got up early […]

Thursday 19 July, 2012

This passage comes after Jesus did the famous miracle of 5 loaves and 2 fish.  The crowd had been following Jesus. But, Jesus said to them “you are looking for me not because you saw signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill”. Jesus points out the true follower or […]

Wednesday 18 July, 2012

What strikes me about this passage is generosity. Jesus had withdrawn with his disciples, hoping to spend some quiet time with them debriefing from their mission and teaching and sustaining them. Although not mentioned in Luke, it is evident from Mark’s gospel that John the Baptist had just been beheaded. Since he was Jesus’ cousin […]

Tuesday 17 July, 2012

In this passage we discover that Herod Antipas, the ruler of the region, hears about the ministry of Jesus and the disciples. He didn’t have an explanation for the events, and according to the passage those around him didn’t seem to be able to explain what was happening either. It would seem that Herod was […]

Monday 16 July, 2012

The disciples are deliberately commissioned to go and preach the Gospel.  Jesus imparts both power and authority to them to cast out demons and heal the sick.  Then He sends them out to preach the Good News. Jesus instructs them to travel light, as the people they meet will be expected to provide what they […]

Sunday 15 July, 2012

I love the story of great faith this passage talks about, from both the synagogue leader & the beggar woman.  The leader had the right to come into the crowd and stand before Jesus.  The beggar woman would have been an outcast and not allowed to mix with people, due to her “uncleanliness”. Still, both […]

Saturday 14 July, 2012

Jesus’ healing of the demon possessed man brings so many aspects of faith into view.  Jesus’ compassion toward this man is powerful. He could have simply overlooked this fellow. Yet Jesus ministers to Him, engaging Him and delivering Him. (what a herd of pigs is doing here I don’t know) The people of the region […]

Friday 13 July, 2012

Normally when I look at this passage I see that Jesus calmed the storm and think “how fabulous Jesus will calm the storms of my life”.  Today however I noticed the phrase “Why can’t you trust me?” in verse 25.  That is a big thing – trusting that Jesus knows what to do whenever there […]

Thursday 12 July, 2012

Jesus is in the midst of ministry when his mother & brothers come to see him. He’s told “your mum’s here”. “Your mum’s here” always gets a response from us & Jesus is no different.  Jesus redefines who his mother & brothers are saying that even they needed to change in their relationship with Him.   […]