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08/10/22 (Lesson 222)

Luke 9:28 [Jesus] took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.  Mountains are significant in the Bible because they are where heaven and earth connect. I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help...

08/09/22 (Lesson 221)

Luke 8:41-42 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.  Most religious leaders were not favorable toward Jesus, but the...

08/08/22 (Lesson 220)

Luke 8:22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, Let us go over to the other side of the lake.  The Sea of Galilee is only eight miles wide, but the disciples may have never been to the other side. It was Gentile territory and was normally avoided. But Jesus...

08/07/22 (Lesson 219)

Luke 8:4 While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable.  About twenty-five of Jesus’ parables are found throughout the gospels. They are short comparison stories, from everyday life, that make a...

08/06/22 (Lesson 218)

Luke 7:36 [Jesus] went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.  This was not a friendly meal so much as a formal interview with a rising rabbi. Invited guests probably included the Pharisee’s friends and Jesus’ disciples. Such events could be...

08/05/22 (Lesson 217)

Luke 7:11 Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. Nain was a little village a few miles south of Nazareth. It is only mentioned here and was considered a place of little significance. But Jesus’ was passing...