Luke 22:35-53 The Hour and Power of Darkness

I thank Simon for delivering such a faithful message, speaking directly into my life. Life is full of challenges and sometimes indeed setbacks come on in waves. God’s word in these passages reminds me to process these challenges with the lens of scripture so that I know the truth behind these challenges and their purposes.Continue reading “Luke 22:35-53 The Hour and Power of Darkness”

Luke 22:38, 51 Enough, no more of this!

Repetitions jump out to me as I read scripture. I find that it is the Holy Spirit’s way of underlining essential points. And here I find Jesus repeating a phrase of exasperation. And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” Luke 22:38 But Jesus said, “NoContinue reading “Luke 22:38, 51 Enough, no more of this!”

Luke 22:53 The Hour has come

As I did my pre-reading for this Sunday’s sermon at Redemption Hill Church, the verse that moves me most is Luke 22:53. It has such richness that I cannot comprehend fully, especially when I read it in light of the rest of the scripture. I’m just blown away. It is with regards to “the hour”Continue reading “Luke 22:53 The Hour has come”

Exodus 1:8 New King, New Rules

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. Exodus 1:8 As I read this verse, I make a simple observation. I see that Joseph’s and Isreal’s situation is about to change drastically, all because a new king has risen. What he has done previously, which benefited the previous king, isContinue reading “Exodus 1:8 New King, New Rules”

Luke 22:40 God keeps us from temptations

Luke 22:40 reorientates my perspective on how I stay away from temptations. Repitition jumps out at me and it is a common literary device that Jesus employs to emphasize a point. In verse 46 of the same chapter, Jesus emphasize this instruction: And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray thatContinue reading “Luke 22:40 God keeps us from temptations”

Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 Peter’s Denial of Jesus

Thank God for the faithful preaching of the word here at Redemption Hill Church. Amazing text today from the Book of Luke. My key take away are: Satan exists. This fact is so clear from verse 31, where Satan demanded from God for Peter to sift him. Satan will sift everyone. There will be tribulationsContinue reading “Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 Peter’s Denial of Jesus”

Luke 22:32 Faith may not fail

As I pondered on this verse, I realized it has tremendous value in my life. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31–32 In aContinue reading “Luke 22:32 Faith may not fail”

Luke 22:31 Sifting Like Wheat

Today I went through a little ordeal at work. I was admonished at work for something I did not do. I did not respond in time, and neither did those who were responsible voice out, and thus I felt a certain injustice. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift youContinue reading “Luke 22:31 Sifting Like Wheat”

Luke 22:24 Why am I in dispute with others?

I find Luke 22:24 to be an enlightening verse and I am convinced that it holds the answer to the question “Why do I see disputes among me and others?” A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. Luke 22:24 If I were to applyContinue reading “Luke 22:24 Why am I in dispute with others?”