Flimsy Friendships – Luke 23:11-12

Then Herod, with his soldiers, treated him with contempt, mocked him, dressed him in bright clothing, and sent him back to Pilate. That very day Herod and Pilate became friends. Previously, they had been enemies. These two historically evil leaders formed a ‘friendship’ at Jesus expense. They developed a camaraderie through sharing in the humiliation … Continue reading Flimsy Friendships – Luke 23:11-12

Stony Hearts, Hypocritical ‘Obedience’ – Luke 13:15-17

But the Lord answered him and said, “Hypocrites! Doesn’t each one of you untie his ox or donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead it to water? Satan has bound this woman, a daughter of Abraham, for eighteen years — shouldn’t she be untied from this bondage on the Sabbath day? ” … Continue reading Stony Hearts, Hypocritical ‘Obedience’ – Luke 13:15-17

Worthless Slaves – Luke 17.9-10

"Does he thank that slave because he did what was commanded? In the same way, when you have done all that you were commanded, you should say, ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.’” This blows away our current focus on self-image, self-confidence, self-respect, self-esteem, self-everything. The only good we have is what … Continue reading Worthless Slaves – Luke 17.9-10