Luke 21-22

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Josh:  Luke 22:61-62 (HCSB)  “Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.”  What guilt must have flooded Peter’s heart when Jesus looked at him.  I’m so glad that Jesus was patient with Peter and gave him another chance later on.  I’m so glad that Jesus is patient with me as well.

Lindsey:  Luke 22:44 (NLT)  “He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.”  What a remarkable example of fervent prayer.

What stood out to you from Luke 21-22? 

Luke 19-20

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Josh:  Luke 19:23 (HCSB)  “Why didn’t you put my money in the bank? And when I returned, I would have collected it with interest!”  We’ve all been given a divine gift.  Jesus is saying, “Do something with it.”

Lindsey:  Luke 19:3 (NLT)  “He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd.”  Do what you need to do in order to get to and/or better see Jesus.

What stood out to you from Luke 19-20? 

Luke 17-18

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Josh:  Luke 18:11 (HCSB)  “The Pharisee took his stand  and was praying like this: ‘God, I thank You that I’m not like other people —greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.'”  It is very easy for me to spot pride and self-righteousness in others but God asks me to look in the mirror.  Lord, please help me to walk humbly before you and before others.  I need your help. 

Lindsey:  Luke 18:14 (NLT)  “I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”  So, humility is an opportunity for greatness.

What stood out to you from Luke 17-18?

Luke 14-16

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Josh:  Luke 15:20  (HCSB)  “So he got up and went to his father. But while the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion. He ran, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him.”  This part of the parable makes me cry every time.  This is what the Father has done for me.  

Lindsey:  Luke 16:10 (NLT)  “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”  Therefore, these “little things” are value indeed.

What stood out to you from Luke 14-16?

Luke 12-13

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Josh:  Luke 13:17  (HCSB)  “When He had said these things, all His adversaries were humiliated, but the whole crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things He was doing.”  The words of Jesus continue to humiliate those who take the freedom of the gospel and try to make it into an impossible burden to carry.  Thank you God for the reminder that Jesus came to bring freedom!

Lindsey: Luke 12:31 (NLT)  “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.”  This is a simple principle to understand, but a challenging command to practice daily.

What stood out to you from Luke 12-13?

Luke 10-11

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Josh:  Luke 10:40 (HCSB)  “But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, ‘Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.'”  Martha, Martha, how easily I relate to you.  But I must choose the better thing.

Lindsey:  Luke 10:35 (NLT)  ‘The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.'”  #Goals.

What stood out to you from Luke 10-11?

Luke 8-9

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Josh:  Luke 9:49-50 (HCSB)  “John responded, ‘Master, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us.’  ‘Don’t stop him,’ Jesus told him, ‘because whoever is not against you is for you.'”  It’s sad how quick I can turn on my brothers and sisters in Christ just because they don’t do things like I do or because they belong to a different Christian denomination.  I can forget that we are on the same team and are a part of the same family.

Lindsey:  Luke 8:46 (NLT)  “But Jesus said, ‘Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.'”  Let me be one who deliberately touches Jesus, for look at the benefits.

What stood out to you from Luke 8-9?

Luke 6-7

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Josh:  Luke 7:14 (HCSB)  “Then He came up and touched the open coffin, and the pallbearers stopped. And He said, ‘Young man, I tell you, get up!'”  I wish I could’ve been at that funeral!

Lindsey:  Luke 6:7 (NLT)  “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man’s hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.”  They watched to find fault and missed the miracle.

What stood out to you from Luke 6-7?

Luke 4-5

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Josh:  Luke 4:9-12 (HCSB)  “So he took Him to Jerusalem, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, ‘If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. For it is written: He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you, and they will support you with their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. ‘ And Jesus answered him, ‘It is said: Do not test the Lord your God.'”  To know scripture is not the end goal, but rather it is to know how to use scripture correctly.

Lindsey:  Luke 5:5 (NLT)  “‘Master,’ Simon replied, ‘we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.'”  I love that phrase, “But if you say so.”  It is a reminder that Jesus speaking to us trumps what we understand of a situation. He knows best. Obedience works, even if we’ve been fishing unsuccessfully all night.

What stood out to you from Luke 4-5?

Luke 2-3

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Josh:  Luke 2:36-37 (HCSB)  “There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and was a widow for 84 years. She did not leave the temple complex, serving God night and day with fasting and prayers.”  The Lord rewards faithfulness.

Lindsey:  Luke 3:8 (NLT)  “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.”  That’s powerfully challenging!

What stood out to you from Luke 2-3?