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on January 22, 2024 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2024 & books John, Luke, Mark, Matthew.

The 12 called

Jesus’ work was already becoming heavy. He has started preaching and had many people following Him already. So urgent was the need that Jesus decided to appoint twelve helpers immediately. These helpers were first to become companions for Jesus, then he trains them to become heralds of His message.

on January 16, 2024 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2024 & books Leviticus, Luke, Mark.

Solitude for empowerment

Further examples of the ministry of Jesus show the presence and power of the kingdom of God in healing those afflicted by Satan

On one occasion when Jesus was staying in Capernaum, he went outside the town to find a quiet place to pray to His Father. Peter thought he was losing valuable opportunities, as the town was full of people looking for him. Jesus replied that no matter how many needy people were in Capernaum, could not stay there all the time. He had to work and preach in other towns as well.

on November 7, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book Luke.

Going like a sinner

This is the second prayer parable of Luke 18. The first was about how a poor widow was consistent in her request to a judge and was granted.

This second one involved two men; a Pharisee and a tax collector who went to pray in the temple. It was normal for people to go to the temple court for private prayer. Devout worshippers went to pray three times daily; 9 am, 12 noon, and 3 pm. The Pharisees ‘stood’. The Jews usually stood when they prayed.

on September 19, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & books 1 Corinthians, Deuteronomy, Exodus, Leviticus, Luke, Matthew.

Jesus is Christ

A group of Sadducees came to Jesus with a question. According to the law of Moses, if a man died childless, his brother was to have a temporary marital relationship with the widow for the purpose of producing an heir (Deut 25:5-6). The question put by the Sadducees concerned an unlikely situation where a widow would meet seven husbands, all brothers, in the resurrection. Since Sadducees did not believe in any form of life after death, their question was intended to make fun of Jesus and the doctrine of the resurrection.

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