Priorities [Luke 6:10-11]

After looking around at them all, [Jesus] told [the man with a paralyzed hand], “Stretch out your hand.”  He did so, and his hand was restored.  [The Scribes and Pharisees], however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do with Jesus.  (Luke 6:10-11) The religious leaders were more concerned […]

Jesus came to set you free from religion

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 2 JESUS CAME TO SET YOU FREE FROM RELIGION Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, […]

Spirit-led service leads to joy

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 7 SPIRIT-LED SERVICE LEADS TO JOY But now we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old way of the written code.  (Romans 7:6) Obligation strips the joy out […]

Jesus came to set you free from religion

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 2 JESUS CAME TO SET YOU FREE FROM RELIGION Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a […]

Jesus the Troublemaker

Have you ever noticed that sometimes Jesus is a troublemaker? Jesus said to [the invalid], “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, […]

Religious People

Here they go again… In Luke 20:1-8, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day come to Him with questions, but not good honest, heartfelt questions. They come with questions designed to trick Jesus, to trap Him and take Him down.