In His Word
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Archive for October 2015

“no one gave him anything”

October 29, 2015

Jesus said, “Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.  And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything.” (Luke 15:15-16). The prodigal son’s situation seemed to keep getting […]

“in need”

October 28, 2015

Jesus said, “And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need.” (Luke 15:14). You may enjoy everything this world has to offer, but that pleasure is passing (Hebrews 11:25).  There will come a time when it will end.  Then what?  You will find yourself […]

“wasted his possessions”

October 27, 2015

Jesus said, “And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.” (Luke 15:13).  The word “prodigal” (NKJV) means wasteful, loose (NASB), reckless (ESV), wild (NIV), or foolish (HCSB).  We call him the prodigal son not because he was lost but […]

“give me”

October 26, 2015

Jesus said, “A man had two sons.  The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them.” (Luke 15:11-12).  What if his brother wanted his share of the estate?  What would his father have to survive?  The younger […]

The prodigal son

October 23, 2015

Are you familiar with the parable of the prodigal son?  Of course you are.  Don’t let your familiarity lead you to miss important things Jesus said in it.  Please read the parable as though it was your first time, soaking up every detail.  Think about it over the weekend.  Beginning next week we will spend […]

“and loses one”

October 22, 2015

When addressing the Pharisees and scribes who grumbled against Him for receiving sinners, Jesus said, “What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?  When he has […]

“give up all”

October 21, 2015

Jesus said, “So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.” (Luke 14:33).  He does not demand simply some or even most; He demands all.  Count the cost (:28-32). Have the attitude of Paul: “…I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing […]

“Come to Me”

October 20, 2015

Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”  (Matthew 11:28).  He also said, “He who comes to Me shall never hunger,… If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” (John 6:35; 7:37).  That sounds worth coming for! Yet know there is a […]

“began to make excuses”

October 15, 2015

  Jesus said, “A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’  But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a […]

“when you give a luncheon”

October 14, 2015

Jesus said, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.  But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you […]