A Verse by Verse Life of Christ in Luke’s Gospel — Week 3
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Luke 5:24 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . . “ he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
Prayer: God, we give thanks that you gave your son, Jesus, authority to forgive sins.
Thought for the day: We are granted the power to forgive. Use your power.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Luke 5:30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for rubbing elbows with all of us.
Thought for the day: Jesus knew how to make people welcome.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Luke 5:38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.
Prayer: O God, may effervescence of the Holy Spirit come into our hearts, our homes, our church.
Thought for the day: A small cake of yeast can make a whole loaf rise.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Luke 6:13 When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles.”
Prayer: O Jesus, may we be your faithful disciples to speak and act for you in our generation.
Thought: From just twelve disciples came a multitude of believers through the generations.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Luke 6:20 Looking at his disciples, he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Prayer: O God, we know we are rich just by knowing you as Father.
Thought for the day: The source of all riches and all good is God.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Luke 6:27 But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.
Prayer: Jesus, though it seems impossible, you showed us how to love our enemies.
Thought for the day: True love is a gift we can give without losing control.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
Prayer: O God, may our lifestyle and actions honor you as Lord.
Thought for the day: Where there is integrity, the saying and the doing are one.