Days 14 & 15 Luke 6:17-49

here is the link to the readings for today and tomorrow:   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 […]

Day 13 Luke 5:36-6:16

Here is the link to Today’s reading:   New Wine into Old Wineskins 5:36-39 This is our first official parable in the Gospel of Luke. (if you do not count the last passage describing  waiting for the bridegroom as a parable) Maybe what this text is illustrating is clearer to […]

Day 12 Luke 5:12-35

here is the link to Today’s Reading: Leper and Paralytic 5:12-26 There are two distinct stories here, the story of the Leper and then the story of the paralytic.  In the story of the Leper, it is important to remember that Lepers were not to be touched. The Leper bows, […]

Day 11: Luke 4:31-5:11

Here is the Link for Today’s Passage:   Capernum 4:31-44 A lot happens here in Capernum.  Apart from his rejection in Nazareth, we aren’t told a whole lot about Jesus’ ministry up until this, only that he was teaching in the synagogues.  Capernum adds another layer to the work of […]

Day 10: Luke 4:14-30

Here is the Link for Today’s Text:   Good News 4:14-15 Its official, Jesus is officially on the scene. It starts small, going from town to town, healing and teaching, but word spreads.  This is a short pericope, but it summarizes a great deal.  We don’t know how much […]

Day 9: Luke 3:23-4:13

Here is the Link for Today’s Reading:   Genealogy 3:23-38 Matthew’s Gospel starts with a similar (although not exactly the same) genealogy.  (look at it here)  The genealogy only exists in Luke and Matthew’s gospels.  It echoes back to Genesis, and the extended genealogies that exist there (look at Genesis […]

Day 8: Luke 3:1-22

Here is the Link for Today’s Reading:   Ministry of John the Baptist: 3:1-20 We do another big jump, about 18 years.  Think of this like Part II of the gospel of Luke (if the introduction is left as an introduction and not a part).  Luke starts this next section […]

Day 7: Luke 2:41-52

Here is the Link for Today’s Text: Finding the Temple: 2:41-52 This scene always reminds me of the movie Home Alone, with Jesus left behind and his parents flipping out after apparently miscounting the group they were with. Kevin McAlister references aside, this is the only account of Jesus […]

Day 6: Luke 2:21-40

Here is the Link for Today’s Reading: Circumcision of Jesus: Luke 2:21-24 An important detail here is that Jesus’ family offered a sacrifice of turtle doves.  The temple was set up so that just inside, pilgrims were able to purchase sacrifices. There were varying levels depending on ones wealth, with […]

Day 5: Luke 2:8-20

Here is the Link for Today’s Reading:   Annunciation of the Shepherds 2:8-15 Typically nativity scenes tend to blend together the different gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth. It is important to pay attention to the fact that Luke’s account does not include the magi (or three kings) that are in […]