Luke 24:1-12 Antidote to Perplexity, Fear and Dismay

As I read Luke 24:1-12 in preparation for this weekend’s sermon at Redemption Hill Church, I am blown away by the clarity of God’s word. In these short 12 verses, the Spirit tells me: The reason for our perplexity, fear, and dismay The solution to these emotions is to remember God’s words Remembering God’s wordContinue reading “Luke 24:1-12 Antidote to Perplexity, Fear and Dismay”

Luke 23:18-43 Power of Jesus’ Love

Today’s sermon by Simon was mindblowing and brutally honest for all listeners. Totally worth listening to if you have not. It is about the use of Power and now Jesus perfectly uses His. How do we use our power? If I reflect truthfully and honestly, I frequently use my power and influence in a self-centeredContinue reading “Luke 23:18-43 Power of Jesus’ Love”

Luke 23:39 If you are God, save yourself.

These amazing verses reveal to me two possible responses to Jesus’s work on earth. One leads to eternal death; the other leads us into the Kingdom. Scoffers and The First Criminal And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is theContinue reading “Luke 23:39 If you are God, save yourself.”

Luke 22:63-23:17 Innocence and Injustice

Today’s sermon was a great reminder by Andrew Purchase on the extent of injustice Jesus suffered at the hands of the religious and political rulers of His day, for us. This text’s observation is Luke’s succinct record of 4 groups of people expressing their hatred towards our Lord Jesus Christ. Soldiers – mocked, beat, andContinue reading “Luke 22:63-23:17 Innocence and Injustice”

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”

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”