Jesus begins to teach and his message is the more radical than anyone before or since. Love your Enemies – Blessed are the Poor – Do not judge It’s simple – but not easy!
“Follow Me!” That’s the whole message of Luke in two words – Follow Jesus. He’s the one! He changes lives! He cares about the outcast! He forgives sinners! And this isn’t about adopting Religion – It’s about Following Him!
Luke 4 for Advent – Tempted, Rejected – Releases, HealsLuke 4 for Advent – Tempted, Rejected – Releases, Heals
Tempted – by the devil himself, to give up on God’s plan and take the easy way out Rejected – by his own hometown, when he set out God’s plan to bring Good News to the poor Releases – others from the devil’s power –
Cousins! I sometimes forget that John and Jesus were cousins. They MUST have spent time together as children – surely. When Mary learned she was pregnant through the Holy Spirit she went STRAIGHT to Elizabeth’s house – so it seems very likely that whilst they
Hang on – it’s a bit early for Shepherds and Mangers isn’t it? It’s only the second of December! Well, yes, but our journey STARTS with Jesus’ Birth – journey’s end is 33 years of story away!
So instead of Chocolate, Gin or Lego this advent why not read or listen to Luke’s account of the life of Jesus. There are 24 chapters – one for each day of Advent – read all 24 and you’ll wake up on Christmas Day knowing
Rahab RedCord – a woman who knew that God was all powerfulRahab RedCord – a woman who knew that God was all powerful
Rahab is a fascinating character. She lives in Jericho, one of the first cities to be attacked by Joshua and the Hebrews as they start to take the Promised Land. She is also a prostitute and therefore doubly condemned under God’s law. She encounters spies
Daniel LionsFriend – a man who was Brave because he knew God was in chargeDaniel LionsFriend – a man who was Brave because he knew God was in charge
Daniel, like Esther, was in exile – forced to live in a foreign country, but he stuck to his faith in God. When a law was passed that meant praying to anyone other than the King Daniel refused to accept it and ended up in
One of God’s people in exile in Persia Esther is chosen to be Queen. Her Uncle discovers a plot to murder God’s people – if it had come to pass there would have been no Jerusalem as Jesus knew it. Esther finds herself in a
A young boy who was talked down to by his brothers (and teenagers everywhere find their hero in 1 Samuel 17:29 – “Now what have I done?” said David. “Can’t I even speak?”). Yet it is David who is confident that God will win the