Day 23: Luke 9:37-50

here is the link to today’s text: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=324292044   Possessed Boy 9:37-43 A couple of things happen here that are worth paying attention to.  First off, this occurs before Jesus has time to do anything as he descends the mountain.  Secondly is that the disciples could not heal this particular boy.  Jesus […]

Day 22: Luke 9:10-36

here is the link to today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=324024463 Feeding of the 5000 9:10-17 Although Jesus is attempting to get some time to himself, he welcomes the crowds and teaches them.  At the end of the day the disciples tell him he has to disperse the crowd, and Jesus responses to them saying […]

Day 21 Luke 8:40-9:9

here is the link for today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323936743   Raising of Jarius’ Daughter 8:40-56 There is an awful lot going on in this pericope. As you read through this rather complex account, there are a few things that caught my attention that I thought were valuable to point out. Jarius is […]

Day 20: Luke 8:26-39

here is the link for today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323935680   Demon named Legion  8:26-39 I am not 100% sure if I am accurate in the statement I am about to make, so if you’re up for it, double check my work. But at the very end of the passage, Jesus tells the […]

Day 19: Luke 8:4-25

here is the link for today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323776246 Today’s readings is a collections of quick parables and commentary, I think its important to separate them out, as Luke may have been acting as an editor here, with Jesus maybe never saying these things in this order.  The Parable of the Sower […]

Day 18 Luke 7:36-8:3

here is the link for today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323773788   Anointing 7:36-50 There are really two pericopes here, the story of the woman who anoints Jesus, and the parable of the two debtors.  The first part of this passage echoes strongly of passages that appear Matthew 26 and in Mark 14. There are significant […]

Day 17: Luke 18-35

here is the Link for today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323585046   Messengers from John the Baptist 7:18-35 Following the Dramatic raising of the young man from Nain, we have reached something of a culmination of events in Jesus’ Galilean ministry.  Jesus has now healed the sick, cleansed lepers, and raised the dead. This culmination […]

Day 16: Luke 7:1-17

Here is the link for today’s reading: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323521223   Centurion’s Servant 7:1-10 The term Centurion comes from the idea that the person is a captain of 100 soldiers, hence the part of the word that echoes with century.  Reading the text in the Greek, there are a few peculiarities that do […]

Days 14 & 15 Luke 6:17-49

here is the link to the readings for today and tomorrow: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=323356957   The Sermon on the Plain 6:17-49 Given the length of this reading, I wanted to give everyone two days for it.  So either read the whole thing over, and then re-read it on the second day to let […]