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A Study Through Luke

In His Presence (Mark 5; Luke 8)

In His Presence (Mark 5; Luke 8)

In today’s lesson, the Gospel writers, Mark and Luke, share a story about a woman who suffered for years with a distressing health problem.  Her name is not included in the narrative, so her identity remains a mystery, but her testimony endures as an inspiration....

Eyewitness Accounts of Christ’s Resurrection (Mark 16; Luke 24)

Scripture reading – Mark 16; Luke 24 With the cry, “It is finished,” Jesus “bowed His head, and gave up the ghost” (John 19:30). Soldiers were ordered to hasten the deaths of those on the crosses, and they broke the legs of the thieves to speed along their demise....

Inquisition of Jesus, and a Cross-Bearer (Mark 15; Luke 23)

Scripture reading – Mark 15; Luke 23 The Middle East has always been a boiling caldron mixed with violence, rebellion, and nation seeking to conquer nation.  In Jesus’ day, the Romans were imposing their “Pax Romana” (Roman Peace) on Israel, but many Jews were unhappy...

What Manner of Man is This? (Mark 14; Luke 22)

Scripture reading – Mark 14; Luke 22 The Gospels of Mark and Luke again present us with a parallel of events we have considered in our earlier readings in the Gospel of Matthew. Today’s devotional will focus upon Mark 14. Mark 14 Mark set the scene for when Jesus had...

Beware Wolves in the Midst of Sheep (Luke 20)

Scripture reading – Luke 20 Putting today’s Scripture reading in its historical context, remember Jesus is ministering in the midst of the week He will be betrayed by Judas, face a mock trial, and be crucified. We find Jesus teaching in the Temple in the introductory...

The Last Week Before Golgotha (Matthew 21; Luke 19)

Scripture reading – Matthew 21; Luke 19 Our Scripture reading brings us to two pivotal chapters in the week leading up to the Cross. Luke 19 records Christ and His disciples passing through Jericho (Luke 19:1-27), and beginning His final journey to Jerusalem (Luke...

The Power of Persevering Prayer (Luke 18)

Scripture reading – Luke 18 We continue our study of the Gospel of Luke, but I remind you the chapter breaks in the four Gospels will not be as exacting as the historical timeline that led Jesus to His appointment with the Cross. That explanation is not meant to...

Guidelines for Living, and an Attitude of Gratitude (Luke 17)

Scripture reading – Luke 17 Our chronological reading of the Scriptures continues with today’s devotional in Luke 17. We will consider two spiritual truths in our study. Four Spiritual Principles (guidelines) For Life in a Sin Cursed World (17:1-10) As we draw nearer...

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By the Rivers of Babylon: Count Your Blessings! (Psalm 137)

By the Rivers of Babylon: Count Your Blessings! (Psalm 137)

Scripture reading - Psalm 137   Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish, French, or Portuguese. I cannot say with certainty when Psalm 137 was composed; however, it was before the Jews’ years in captivity...