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Getting rid of Jesus

This is a disturbing passage on a number of levels  Luke 22:1 – 6 Judas agrees to betray Jesus 22 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were

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Hostility and Peace

Jesus had constant hostility from some groups, but others were hanging on his every word.  Luke 21:37 – 38 37 Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, 38 and all the people came early in the

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Hope in the Chaos

Jesus uses a parable to explain that the chaos of the world is a reminder to Christians that one day Christ will return and provide a new world for his people. Luke 21:29 – 33 29 He told them this parable: ‘Look at the fig-tree and all the trees. 30 When they sprout leaves,

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Watch and Pray

Jesus urges us all to be careful that the worries of life don’t distract us from trusting in him.  Luke 21:34 – 36 34 ‘Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a

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Confidence and not Anxiety

Jesus describes times which could cause great anxiety but shows us we are to trust him.  Luke 21:25 – 28 25 ‘There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint

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I Am with You

The Lord has promised to be with his people but what exactly does that mean? Haggai 1:13 13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, gave this message of the Lord to the people: “I am with you,” declares the Lord. The great statement of this verse is the Lord saying, “I am

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A City Under Judgement

Jesus assures his disciples that Jerusalem would be destroyed but provides hope for his people through his own person and work  Luke 21:20 – 24 20 ‘When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let

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Hope in the Middle of Calamity

Jesus warns of very difficult times ahead for his people but assures us that, as we trust him, all will be well.  Luke 21:5 – 19 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times 5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with

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Are You Dependent on God?

God is the provider of all our needs. Be encouraged by a woman who gave all she had. Luke 21:1 – 4 The widow’s offering 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small

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Beware hypocrisy – especially in your own heart

Are we doing things to impress others or out of love for our Lord Luke 20:45 – 47 Warning against the teachers of the law 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, 46 ‘Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes

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