Conversations: Gospel of Luke 18

Several memorable stories and Jesus' encounters with people headline Luke 18. For Discussion: Are you a persistent person? Do you pray regularly? Do you still persist if your prayers aren't answered right away? Why do we assume that only religious people are self-righteous and hypocritical? Have you ever felt [...]

By |2017-11-15T00:35:16+00:00November 15, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Conversations: Gospel of Luke 16 & 17

Jesus tells the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, and then he provides us with a list of lessons about temptation, forgiveness, faith, humility, and thanksgiving. If your head isn't spinning enough after all that, he moves into discussing the future, particularly the future state of the Kingdom of [...]

By |2017-11-08T02:12:07+00:00November 8, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Conversation, Luke 15: Lost and Found

This week we look at Luke 15 and it has a familiar story: The Story of the Lost (Prodigal) Son. The story is really about us. For Discussion: Why were the religious leaders upset with Jesus associating with "sinners"? Was there an underlying theological issue? Talk about a time [...]

By |2017-10-25T00:50:43+00:00October 25, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Dinner Conversation about the Great Dinner

While Jesus is dining at the home of a religious leader, he engages the guests in a conversation about the greatest dinner: the Great Banquet celebrating the Kingdom of God. For Discussion: What are the most important things in your life? Family? Friends? Business responsibilities? How can any of [...]

By |2017-10-17T22:13:07+00:00October 17, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Conversations: Luke 13 & 14 – “Objections Overruled, Assumptions Upended

In this week's edition of Conversations on the Gospel of Luke we learn how Jesus overruled the scribes objections to his understanding of Sabbath laws and how he upended a few social and theological assumptions. For Discussion: Is the Sabbath controversy familiar to you? Why is it important today? [...]

By |2017-10-10T23:54:03+00:00October 10, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Conversation on Luke 12 & 13: Ready, Set, Go!

In Jesus' parlance Ready, Set, Go means Be Watchful, Be Aware, Adjust. For Discussion: What does Jesus promise to those who are vigilant? Jesus indicts some in his audience for being good at predicting the weather but not being so good at recognizing the significance of his coming. Might [...]

By |2017-10-03T20:05:18+00:00October 3, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Conversation: Luke 11, Dirty Rotten Hypocrites

Jesus excoriates the Pharisees and lawyers for appearing to be something they are not. He calls them hypocrites. Be careful! Might any one of us be guilty of the same sin? For Discussion: Give examples of how people today seek praise from society but miss the things that God [...]

By |2017-09-20T00:24:25+00:00September 20, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Luke 11 Conversation: Demons and Skeptics

In this chapter Jesus teaches the disciples about prayer and defends his ability to cast out demons in the face of skepticism. For Discussion: What conclusions about the nature of God and about prayer can we draw from the story of the Persistent Neighbor? Some of Jesus' detractors accuse [...]

By |2017-09-12T19:02:30+00:00September 12, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments

Luke 10 Conversation

As we move deeper and deeper into the mission of Jesus, he increases those who are doing the work by seventy-two. He also asks them to pray for more. In this chapter Luke begins to reveal more details about those who receive the message and those who don't. For [...]

By |2017-09-06T19:54:42+00:00September 6, 2017|Gospel of Luke|0 Comments


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