The Gospel According To Luke

The Worst Thing Happened

Luke 8:40-56 — “While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead…” These are words no parent ever wants to hear. These are words that terrify mothers and fathers when their anxious imaginations take a dark turn. The worst thing that could happen to Jairus…

God And The Devil

Luke 8:26-39 — When Jesus and his disciples landed on the other side of the lake they were met by a naked, deeply troubled, demon-possessed man. Jesus spoke with the man and graciously delivered him from the demons who so oppressed him. In this encounter we are reminded that there is a Devil and he…

The Beauty In Storms

Luke 8:22-25 — “And he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake…” Jesus led His disciples into the storm on the Sea of Galilee. This fact might be troubling but it’s important that we recognise it and believe it. Jesus leads all His people into storms from time-to-time…

The Saviour Asleep

Luke 8:22-25 — “As they sailed [Jesus] fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake…And they came to him, and awoke him…” The disciples were frantic, fearing for their lives as the storm raged around them, but Jesus was sound asleep. Why? How was this possible? Jesus was asleep in the midst of…

The Jesus Family Intervention

Luke 8:19-21 — Matthew, Mark and Luke all record an incident where Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to where He was teaching in order to speak with Him. Evidently, this was something out of the ordinary – Jesus’ family had some special reason to come and interrupt His public ministry. When Jesus heard that His family…

Take Heed How You Hear

Luke 8:16-18 — In these verses Jesus’ applies the Parable of the Sower to the lives of His disciples. He challenges them to think about the way they hear and respond to the Word of God. Jesus also gives a wonderful promise – greater understanding of divine truth will be given to those who internalise…

A Childish Generation

Luke 7:31-35 — “To what shall I liken the men of this generation? They are like children…” This was Jesus’ assessment of the people of His day when it came to their responses to the ministry of John the Baptist and to His own ministry. Popular opinion was fickle. People were inconsistent – condemning a man…