October 13, 2019 – Romans 12:3-8

Romans 12:3-8 (New Standard Revised Version) 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For...

October 6, 2019 – John 4:7-15

John 4:7-15 (New Standard Revised Version ) (Entire Reading John 4: 4-42) 7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a...

September 29, 2019 – Matthew 5:1-11

Matthew 5:1-11 (New Standard Revised Version) The Beatitudes 5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is...

September 22, 2019 – Luke 16:1-13

Luke 16:1-13 16 Then Jesus[a] said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting...

September 15, 2019 – Luke 15:1-10

Luke 15:1-10 (NRSV) The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this...

September 8, 2019 – Luke 14:25-33

Luke 14:25-33 (New Revised Standard Version) The Cost of Discipleship 25 Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, 26 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life...

September 1, 2019 – Luke 14:1, 7-14

Luke 14:1, 7-14 (New Revised Standard Version) 14 On one occasion when Jesus[a] was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a...

August 25, 2019 – Luke 13:10-17

Luke 13:10-17 (New Revised Standard Version) 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12...

August 4, 2019 – Luke 12:13-21

Some Things to Consider About Luke 12: 13-21—Source, The New Interpreter’s Bible • This parable focuses on preoccupation with possessions, security in self-sufficiency and greed as the moral antithesis of generosity. • We may declare, “Whoever has the most toys...

July 21, 2019 – Luke 10:38-42

Pastor’s Blog Week of July 21 Text Elements—Source, Harper Collins Study Bible • Sitting at the Lord’s feet Mary is depicted as a disciple…something unusual for the time. • One thing here is necessary…listening to Jesus’ teachings. Luke 10:38-42 New...