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Driving out Demons

Luke 4:31-37 After the incident in Nazareth, Jesus moved on to Capernaum where once again people were amazed by His teaching. Luke gives us the reason for their amazement; it was the authority with which He taught. Of course many … Continue reading

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Home to Nazareth

Luke 4:14-30 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set … Continue reading

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Jesus in the Wilderness

Luke 4:1-13 The ministry of Jesus has begun… or has it? He has been baptized by John, the heavens opened, the Spirit descended upon Him in “bodily form” and the Father has spoken; now He has one more hurdle before … Continue reading

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Jesus Comes into View

Luke 3:21-38 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my … Continue reading

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Preparing the Way

Luke 3:1-20 In the first two verses, Luke goes to great pains to let us know that the Word of God came to John in the wilderness in the year 28, but of course the coming of the Word is … Continue reading

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Jesus Visits the Temple

Luke 2:41-52 This is the only story we have about Jesus between His infancy and the beginning of His ministry roughly at age 30. Of course there are theories and tales galore, but this is the only reliable record of … Continue reading

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Jesus is Presented at the Temple

Luke 2:22-40 The Law of Moses required that a male child be circumcised on the eighth day and so Mary and Joseph left Bethlehem and traveled the few miles to Jerusalem for this purpose.  In fact, Luke mentions three ceremonies … Continue reading

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Jesus IS Born

Luke 2:1-21 In due course the time came for Mary to give birth to her son; they named him Jesus, just as the angel had told them. There really is no point in my retelling of the story since it … Continue reading

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Zechariah’s Song

Luke 1:67-80 At some point after Mary’s song, it was Zechariah’s turn. His was a prophetic song and though it was primarily about his son, it also included elemental references to the Messiah he would serve… And you, my child, … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song

Mary was in Judea and speaking with Elizabeth, and in response to what Elizabeth told her, she uttered something wonderful… And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful    of the … Continue reading

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