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No Room for Jesus

Luke 2:7

Of all the words that Luke wrote none have captured the hearts and minds of people quite like verse 7, chapter 2, when he said, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.”

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The ABCs of Salvation

Luke 2:41-52

There are few things in all this world more important than the religious training of children. We are given some insight as to the importance of that in the life and the ministry of our Lord. In the New Testament we are given great detail concerning the birth of Jesus. Then, for the remainder of his life until he enters his p...

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The Geneology of Jesus

Luke 3:23, 38

There is a story about a painter by the name of Stenberg who was struck with the beauty of a Romani girl. He took her to his studio and frequently had her sit for him. At the time he was also working on his masterpiece, “Christ on the Cross,” and the girl used to watch him paint. One day she said to him, “He...

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Baptized with Fire and the Holy Ghost

Luke 3:16

For many years when you wanted to say that a preacher had gone to be alone with God, to pray, to study, and to renew himself, you would use the biblical phrase, “He has gone to the desert.” Since the scandals of recent days have revealed the opulence and the luxury of many television evangelists, if today you say...

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The Baptism of Jesus

Luke 3:21-22

There were three ministers—a Roman Catholic priest, a Presbyterian, and a Baptist—arguing about which church Jesus would join if he were to come back to earth again. The Roman Catholic priest said, “Jesus would join the Roman Catholic Church and he would serve his holiness, the pope.”

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The All-Encompassing Gospel

Luke 4:24-30

Somebody asked Mother Teresa if she thought she would ever go to the moon. She said, “If there were people there, I’m sure that I and my sisters would go.” That is the spirit that ought to characterize the people of God, for that is the Spirit of God himself. 

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We Don't Have to Yield to Temptation

Luke 4:1-13

In Luke chapter four we find the account of the temptation of Jesus, and today we are going to think about Jesus’ temptation and our own. In considering the experience of Jesus’ temptation we come to understand some things about our own temptation that will help us as we deal with life and as we seek to live victo...

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The New Idea

Luke 5:36-39

I once read an article in Reader’s Digest that I wasn’t able to forget. It emphasized in a new and fresh way something I had known for a long, long time, and that is that every new idea has to fight for its existence and for its acceptance. The article’s title was “They Created the Jet Ag...

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Nevertheless

Luke 5:5

I have been thinking about a little story I read sometime ago about this man who went to the doctor for a checkup. “I have bad news for you,” the doctor said. “You are going to have to change the way you are living or you will be dead in three months. You need more rest. You need more nutritious meals. Your...

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Today's Devotional

Never Stop Running

A friend told me birthdays are good for you. People who have lots of them usually live a long time. In 2001 I had bypass surgery. I had seven of those suckers – that’s right, seven. That’s all you can have. I wanted to have eight so I could make the Guinness Book of World Records, but my doctor said seven is the maximum.

After the surgery the doctor said, “I think I bought you ten more years.” When nine years was up, I tried to renegotiate. It reminds me of a man who went to the doctor and the doctor gave him six months to live. He didn’t pay his bill, so the doctor gave him another six months. If you know who that doctor is, go to see him.

The truth is, none of us knows how much time is left. No matter your age or stage in life, stay at it and keep “looking to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith.”

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