Category Archives: Gospel

Confused by the Use of Money

Luke 16:1-13 This is a strange parable, difficult to understand (for me at least). A rich man has a money manager who isn’t very good at his job, so the rich man fires him. The manager comes up with an … Continue reading

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Lost Stuff

Luke 15: 1-7, The Lost Sheep Luke 15: 8-10, The Lost Coin I am the queen of losing things. Sometimes I feel like I spend half my life looking for something. One time I misplaced my VISA card. It was … Continue reading

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Count the Cost

Luke 14:25-33 This idea of counting the cost reminds me of when I worked with Jim Burns at First Presbyterian Church of Orange (OP). I was part of a fabulously amazing awesome group of people like Doug and Gary Webster, Gary … Continue reading

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Where to Sit

Luke 14:1 (go ahead and read 2-6 also) and 7-14. This is a funny little story that Jesus tells at the house of a Pharisee.  It reads like a Miss Manners lesson on proper etiquette when choosing a seat at … Continue reading

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Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

Luke 13:10-17 The synagogue had rules. The Jewish people had rules. Their salvation depended on following the letter of the law. And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘You shall keep my sabbaths, for this … Continue reading

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