“But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” —Luke 11:42 John Piper, in a sermon, “These You Ought to Have Done Without Neglecting the Others” What speaks so loudly to me here … More Religious camouflage or justice?
July 20 Luke 11:37-54 (ESV) Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers 37 While Jesus  was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. 38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. 39 And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the … More July 20 Luke 11:37-54
Luke 11:33-36 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your … More Transforming Truth
July 19 Luke 11:29-36 (ESV) The Sign of Jonah 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son … More July 19 Luke 11:29-36
But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. —Luke 11:17-18 ESV J. C. Ryle, at Grace Gems: The principle laid … More Ryle: Serve Christ with all our hearts, if we serve Him at all.
July 18 Luke 11:14-28 (ESV) Jesus and Beelzebul 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a … More July 18 Luke 11:14-28
What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give … More Prayer has never meant that God should stop being God.
July 17 Luke 11:1-13 (ESV) The Lord’s Prayer 11:1 Now Jesus  was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3 Give us each day … More July 17 Luke 11:1-13
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 Coty Pinckney, in a sermon, “Service in His Name by His Power”: She is distracted from “the one necessary thing.” … More Have I chosen “the good portion?”
July 16 Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) Martha and Mary 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus  entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up … More July 16 Luke 10:38-42