Posts with the tag “jesus”

The Way DAY 28 - What is Love?
February 28th, 2024
DAY 28 - What is Love?Luke 6:32-36 What is love?It’s popular to say, “Love is love,” but that’s a bit of a word game. It covers up the fact that our English word, “love,” describes some very different...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 26 - Happy?
February 26th, 2024
DAY 26 - Happy?Luke 6:17-26Jesus has gone viral. People from all over want to see him. Luke says, “The people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all.” Some Phar...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 24 - Burden or Bless?
February 23rd, 2024
DAY 24 - Burden or Bless?Mark 2:23-28Today we read Mark’s version of the Luke 6 Sabbath controversy. Mark includes a statement from Jesus that Luke doesn’t. In Mark 2:27, Jesus says, “The Sabbath was ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 22 - Respond Like Jesus
February 21st, 2024
DAY 22 - Respond Like JesusLuke 6:1-5How does Jesus interact with people who disagree with him? First, Jesus looks for common ground. Since he and the Pharisees both look to Scripture as an authority,...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 19 - Follow Me
February 16th, 2024
Day 19: Follow MeLuke 5:8-11Jesus wants lifelong learners, not one-time decisions. But what does that look like to practice what he preaches? We get the classic picture at the end of the story. After ...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 17 - What is the Kingdom of God?
February 13th, 2024
Day 17: What is the Kingdom of God?Luke 4:38-44Jesus preached about the kingdom of God.But what is the kingdom of God?I’m not exaggerating when I say that people who study the Bible professionally hav...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 16 - The Teacher
February 12th, 2024
Day 16: The TeacherLuke 5:1-4If Jesus’ death saves us, why should we care about what he did or said before that? Why did the Gospels give any space to his teachings?Luke 5 gives us a big clue. Look at...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 12 - Freedom
February 6th, 2024
Day 12: FreedomLuke 4:14-21The Way of Jesus is the way of freedom. These are Jesus’ first words of teaching in Luke’s Gospel. They declare his intention to release people from burdens.More than anythi...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 10 - Defeating Your Defeaters
February 2nd, 2024
DAY 10: Defeating Your DefeatersLuke 4:1-13In the face of temptation, Jesus stands firm. Using Scripture, he deflects the devil's attacks aimed at his identity. Despite being tempted, Jesus cannot sin...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 7 - Jesus' Baptism and Our Baptism
January 30th, 2024
Day 7: Jesus’ Baptism and Our BaptismRomans 6:4 Why was Jesus baptized?That question stumps a lot of people. It even stumped John who baptized him! Yesterday we said Jesus was baptized to stand in sol...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 5 - Specific Change
January 26th, 2024
DAY 5 - Specific ChangeLuke 3:10-14Let's explore the third aspect of change on the Way of Jesus. After John encourages the crowds to produce fruit, they ask, "What should we do?" John responds with sp...  Read More
by Casey Taylor
The Way DAY 4 - Real Change
January 25th, 2024
DAY 4 - Real ChangeLuke 3:8Change must be real, as emphasized by John the Baptist in Luke 3:8: "Produce fruit in keeping with repentance." Think about someone who says, “I love you!” but fails to show...  Read More
by Casey Taylor