17 November 2019: Luke 21:5-19

17 November 2019: Luke 21:5-19

Future signs of the end of the age How do we interpret this reading? Firstly Jesus did not promise complete physical protection but at the same time Jesus promised that not a hair of you head will perish. How does that sound with a promise of persecution? It was a way...
10 November 2019: Luke 20:27-38

10 November 2019: Luke 20:27-38

The resurrection and marriage The Sadducees were trying to catch Jesus out (as usual) in the question they asked Jesus about a women marrying seven times. Jesus said to them, “Those who belong to this age are given in marriage; but those who are considered worthy of a...
3 November 2019:    Luke 19: 1-10

3 November 2019: Luke 19: 1-10

Why Change is Possible Let us look at this parable and ask ourselves, ‘Is changing our lives possible as happened to Zacchaeus?’ Obviously this is what happened in his life. People ask you, ‘Can he or she really change?’ The answer, as a Christian, is yes. This is...
October 27:  Luke 18: 9 – 14

October 27: Luke 18: 9 – 14

The parable of the Pharisee and the Tax collector praying at the temple is a powerful passage.  How do we address the longing in our hearts to be accepted and approved?  We can find ways to cover over this emptiness with external behaviours, good deeds, acceptable or...
October 20 2019: Luke 18:1-6

October 20 2019: Luke 18:1-6

The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-6) provides an opportunity for us to reflect on God’s heart for justice.  Who in the world is crying for justice? Are we willing to listen and join into prayer and non-violent action? The passage prior to this...
October 13 2019:   Luke 17:11-19

October 13 2019: Luke 17:11-19

The story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers is a powerful story of faith, grace and gratitude. At times I want to see Christ work powerfully before I am willing to allow my faith, actions and hope to increase. In the story of the 10 lepers, they called out to Jesus for...