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Luke 22:32

Luke 22:32, ‘But I have *prayed* for you, that your faith may not fail…’ The word translated ‘prayed’ here might literally be taken to mean ‘bound.’ On top of that, it is passive, essentially telling us that Jesus *was bound* on behalf of Peter. Now, the central meaning here is that Jesus was bound by

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Luke 15:24

Luke 15:24, ‘For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ This statement unites a number of concepts from ch. 15 and links them in mutually illuminating relationships. Already in the first two parables, we’ve learned that lost=unrepentant sin, and found=repentance. But now, at the climax of the

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Luke 9:58

Luke 9:58, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.’ The Text Considered In this world, the Incarnate Word of God in whom all of reality is upheld, had no where to lay His head, no place that was true His home.

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Luke 8:35

Luke 8:35, ‘…they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had done, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind.’ In 8:27, we saw that this man was A) possessed by demons, B) without clothes, and C) dwelling among the tombs. Now we find him C’) sitting

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Luke 7:38

Luke 7:38, ‘…standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet and anointed them with the ointment.’ There is so much to see here, and perhaps I will get into it in this afternoon’s live

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Luke 11:34

Luke 11:34

    Luke 11:34, “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 body is full of darkness.” “Eye” here means something like “perspective” or “mindset” or “way of perceiving and assigning value to the world.” Jesus is

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Luke 1:52

Luke 1:52

  Luke 1:52, “…he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate…” When Christ is exalted in His humiliation on the throne of Calvary, He re-defines greatness, and so shatters the proud thrones of the world while lifting the humble to the throne of God.

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Luke 22:42

Luke 22:42

Luke 22:42, “…not my will, but yours, be done.” Here in Gethsemane, the heart of Christ–which is a heart of obedience–is put on display. And the essence of that heart is encapsulated in these words: “not my will, but yours, be done.” Contrary to what some would say, this language does not point to a

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