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?”
In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. Luke 10:21 Coty Pinckney: Why does Jesus rejoice? Surely … More Delight in your humility
In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. Luke 10:21 Coty Pinckney: Why does Jesus rejoice? Surely … More Delighting in childlike humility
Luke 10:2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet … More No chance – apart from the grace of God
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be … More Asking for what you DON’T deserve
Coty Pinckney on Luke 6: In verses 24-26, Jesus pronounces four woes: On the rich, on the full or satisfied, on the happy or laughing, and on those that people speak well of. Why does Jesus speak these woes? Because all the rich are lost? No. The Bible clearly teaches that some rich people are … More Why does Jesus speak these woes?
On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and … More The Sabbath Trap?
And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from … More Eating or fasting: It’s all about Him
And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are … More How should disciples relate to sinners?
Pastor Coty Pinckney in a sermon, “The King and His Kingdom” comments: So what did Jesus mean when He told the people of Nazareth, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing”? In order to understand the New Testament, we must understand the “already/not yet” character of the Kingdom. As Jesus proclaims here, the … More Kingdom promises: already/not yet