Episodes: Luke

Luke

Luke 1

  • When You Feel Alone
    January 16, 2019 A Portrait of Elizabeth

    When you feel alone and discouraged, you don’t have to be resigned to stay that way. You can reach out to a sister in Christ. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:39-45
  • The Incredible Visit
    December 22, 2006 Zechariah's Hymn

    When Jesus came to this earth as a baby, humankind wasn’t ready for Him. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-80
  • Interrupted by an Angel
    January 15, 2019 A Portrait of Elizabeth

    Zechariah had a once in a lifetime opportunity to minister in the Jewish temple. It was a high honor. But an angel turned his expectations upside down. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:5-25
  • Mary's Example, Day 2
    December 29, 2015 Mary's Example for Women Today (Russell Moore)

    Dr. Russell Moore says there's a right kind of submission and a wrong one. In our day, many people are submitting to the wrong thing, causing huge problems. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:26-38
  • Mary's Example, Day 1
    December 28, 2015 Mary's Example for Women Today (Russell Moore)

    What can you learn from Mary, the mother of Jesus? Dr. Russell Moore will show you how much Mary's life says to women in the twenty-first century. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:26-38
  • Overshadow Me
    December 22, 2014 Mary of Nazareth

    Mary of Nazareth did something extraordinary: she carried God Incarnate on a long journey to give birth in a stable. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:26-34
  • A Season of Praise
    December 17, 2014 Songs of the First Christmas (Mary & Elizabeth)

    We love to sing during the Christmas season. It’s not just a recent tradition. Songs were part of the very first Christmas. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:36-41
  • Mary's Secret, Day 2
    December 9, 2015 Mary's Secret to Embracing Life-Shaking Circumstances (Janet Parshall)

    When you’re young, you plan and dream of the future. It’s disappointing when those plans change. Hear from Janet Parshall today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:1-56
  • Mary’s Secret, Day 1
    December 8, 2015 Mary's Secret to Embracing Life-Shaking Circumstances (Janet Parshall)

    Set aside Christmas decorations, carols, and cards. Get fresh perspective on a poor young girl tasked with a gigantic assignment. Janet Parshall shares today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:1-56
  • 400 Years of Silence Broken
    January 14, 2019 A Portrait of Elizabeth

    Everybody knows what it’s like to deal with disappointment. How can you take your delayed hopes and dreams and turn them over to God to use for His glory? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:5-25
  • Mary's Song
    December 19, 2014 Songs of the First Christmas (Mary & Elizabeth)

    The Christmas season is a great time to worship. In fact, worship accompanied the very first Christmas. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:38-55
  • Elizabeth's Song
    December 18, 2014 Songs of the First Christmas (Mary & Elizabeth)

    It seems like we naturally want to wish people well during the Christmas season. That’s biblical. Nancy will show us the way Elizabeth encouraged Mary. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:41-44
  • The Real Christmas Story
    December 23, 2016 The Real Christmas Story

    On Christmas Day, focus on what really matters. Max McLean will help you hear the amazing Christmas story in a dramatic way. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:1-2:52
  • The Real Christmas Story
    December 25, 2013 The Real Christmas Story

    On Christmas Day, focus on what really matters. Max McLean will help you hear the amazing Christmas story in a dramatic way. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:1-2:52
  • Strengthened Through Singing
    January 17, 2019 A Portrait of Elizabeth

    Can you recall a time when God used a friend to strengthen your faith during hard times? Nancy talks about two women who encouraged each other. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:46-80
  • The Truth About Emotions
    March 8, 2019 The Truth About Emotions, by Dannah Gresh

    It’s so easy to let our emotions have the steering wheel of our lives. But that’s bound to end in a crash. Emotions are a gift, but they aren't the driver. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:28-40
  • Mary Was a Humble Woman
    December 24, 2014 Mary of Nazareth

    If you have kids on Christmas break this week, you may know what it’s like to have your plans challenged and your wisdom called into question. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:45-48
  • Zechariah's Hymn, Day 10
    December 25, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    When Jesus came to this earth as a baby, humankind wasn’t ready for Him. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah's Hymn, Day 9
    December 24, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    If you had a job requiring good eyesight, would you rather work under dim Christmas lights or the strong light of the sun? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 8
    December 23, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    God is powerful and awesome, but He is also as tender and compassionate as a mother with her baby. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 7
    December 22, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    Sin isn’t a very popular subject. People don’t mind talking about bad habits or lacking purpose in life. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 6
    December 21, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    The birth of Christ is the fulfillment of a promise made centuries before Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 5
    December 18, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    We use the term “saved” so much that it’s become cliché. If someone were about to drown, the idea of being saved would take on a whole new meaning. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 4
    December 17, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    A baby is a picture of dependence and helplessness. Jesus, though, on the first Christmas was a mighty warrior, invading a dark world. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 3
    December 16, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    Which of our holidays is all about redemption? If you said “Easter” you’d be right, but don’t forget about Christmas. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 2
    December 15, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    If God showed up at your door, would you be happy to see Him? Your response would have a lot to do with how you’d been living. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:67-79
  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 1
    December 14, 2015 Zechariah's Hymn

    It’s the season of malls, commercials, traffic, rehearsals, and parties. Do you ever find yourself just wishing for the gift of silence? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 1:13-79

Luke 2

  • Waiting for Consolation
    December 18, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    Has anyone known just what to say to make you feel better when you have felt emotionally low? The gift of consolation is rare. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • The Cornerstone
    December 25, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    Joy is a buzzword this time of year. That’s appropriate, since the birth of Jesus was joyful. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • The Cornerstone
    December 19, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    Joy is a buzzword this time of year. That’s appropriate, since the birth of Jesus was joyful. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:29-34
  • Unto You Is Born This Day, Day 3
    December 7, 2017 Unto You Is Born This Day

    When Jesus was born, a grand worship service broke out. The focus of that worship experience was where it should be—giving glory to God in the highest. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:1-21
  • Unto You Is Born This Day, Day 2
    December 6, 2017 Unto You Is Born This Day

    Out of all the people in the world, why did God send His good news of great joy to shepherds? Nancy has some fascinating ideas about why God may have done that. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:1-21
  • Unto You is Born This Day, Day 1
    December 5, 2017 Unto You Is Born This Day

    When Jesus was born, Caesar Augustus was considered the most powerful person on the planet. But Nancy will show you why he was just a pawn in God’s plan. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:1-21
  • Anna's Encounter with Divinity
    May 5, 2014 Beautiful Encounters (Erin Davis)

    Some people have visible ministries, but many serve quietly, behind the scenes. Erin Davis tells about such a woman who had an encounter with Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:22-38
  • The Gift of Godly Experience
    December 24, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    Who influenced you to become more godly? Are you becoming the kind of person who will influence others in the same way? You can. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • The Gracious Woman
    December 17, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    Our culture worships youth, putting on the pressure to look and act young. But a character in the Christmas story provides a refreshing alternative. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • The Gracious Woman
    December 21, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    Our culture worships youth, putting on the pressure to look and act young. But a character in the Christmas story provides a refreshing alternative. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • Fully Human, Fully God
    December 11, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    The word Jesus is everywhere. Have you ever slowed down to consider who He is? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-38
  • Fully Human, Fully God
    December 5, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    The word Jesus is everywhere. Have you ever slowed down to consider who He is? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • The Humility of Christ
    December 12, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    Christmas is all about humility. Find out why. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • The Humility of Christ
    December 6, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    Christmas is all about humility. Find out why. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • A Legacy of Dedication
    December 15, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    At some point, all parents need to hand control of their children over to God. But that doesn’t mean they don’t continue loving and training them. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • A Legacy of Dedication
    December 11, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    At some point, all parents need to hand control of their children over to God. But that doesn’t mean they don’t continue loving and training them. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • A Life of Belief
    December 23, 2014 Mary of Nazareth

    Christmas is all about surrender. It's about the surrender of the Son to obey the perfect will of the Father and enter human history. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:35-45
  • A God-Centered Life
    December 19, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    One of the characters in the biblical Christmas story is a great example of aging well. Learn how she grew in beauty as she got older. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • Longing Fulfilled
    December 19, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    If you’ve spent any time around children, you know that waiting can be hard for them. But let's be honest: It can be hard for you and me, too. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • Longing Fulfilled
    December 13, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    If you’ve spent any time around children, you know that waiting can be hard for them. But let's be honest: it can be hard for you and me, to Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • Night and Day
    December 18, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    What’s filling your heart on this Christmas Eve? Is it busyness? Christmas parties? Shopping? Learn to keep the right thing at the center. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • Night and Day
    December 24, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    What’s filling your heart on this Christmas Eve? Is it busyness? Christmas parties? Shopping? Learn to keep the right thing at the center. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • Now That I've Held Him in My Arms
    December 22, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    There’s a difference between knowing theories about God and actually meeting Him. A biblical character discovered that around the time of the first Christmas. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • Now That I've Held Him in My Arms
    December 18, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    There’s a difference between knowing theories about God and actually meeting Him. A biblical character discovered that around the time of the first Christmas. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • A Christmas Psalm
    December 21, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    What’s your favorite Christmas song? Nancy will tell you about one of the first Christmas songs, written while Jesus was still a baby. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • A Christmas Psalm
    December 17, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    What’s your favorite Christmas song? Nancy will tell you about one of the first Christmas songs. It was written while Jesus was still a baby. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • Purification
    December 13, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    After Mary gave birth to Jesus, she went to the temple to present a sacrifice. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • Purification
    December 7, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    After Mary gave birth to Jesus, she went to the temple to present a sacrifice. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • A Very Special Baby Dedication
    December 14, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    A lot of churches conduct baby dedications in which parents present their children to the Lord. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • Moved by the Spirit
    December 20, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    The Christmas spirit. Is there really such a thing? Maybe not. But the Holy Spirit was fully involved in the Christmas story. Explore His role. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • Moved by the Spirit
    December 14, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    The Christmas spirit. Is there really such a thing? Maybe not. But the Holy Spirit was fully involved in the Christmas story. Explore His ro Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • The Sign and the Sword
    December 26, 2017 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

    People say strange things to new moms, such as, "Just wait until they’re teenagers! Then you’ll be sorry." As a new mom, Mary heard something odd. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:21-35
  • The Sign and the Sword
    December 20, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    People say strange things to new moms, such as "Just wait until they’re teenagers! Then you’ll be sorry." As a new mom, Mary heard something odd. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • Women Like Anna Today
    December 21, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    No one can live the Christian life alone. We need experienced, godly people to pass their wisdom on to us. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • A Very Special Baby Dedication
    December 10, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    A lot of churches conduct baby dedications in which parents present their children to the Lord. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • An End to the Waiting
    December 20, 2012 Anna: The Woman Who Welcomed Christ

    You can’t witness to something you’ve never seen. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:36-38
  • Waiting for Consolation
    December 12, 2007 The King's Dedication: Simeon and Anna Welcome Christ

    Has anyone known just what to say to make you feel better when you have felt emotionally low? The gift of consolation is rare. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2
  • The Youth of Christ
    February 25, 2015 The Incomparable Christ

    How do you impart wisdom to a teenager? Nancy will show you how by looking at the life of Jesus. Explore what we know about the adolescence of Christ. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 2:41-49

Luke 7

  • The Woman
    May 21, 2019 Who Loves More?

    The gospel tells us of a woman who wept at the feet of Jesus. Her example inspires Nancy to ask, when is the last time she’s wept to the Lord. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • An Encounter with Compassion
    May 12, 2014 Beautiful Encounters (Erin Davis)

    When someone’s hurting, we have a tendency to show sympathy. Erin Davis says there’s something better than sympathy. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:11-17
  • Forgiveness
    May 23, 2019 Who Loves More?

    Just look around and see people everywhere desperate for love. That theme is in our movies, songs, and advertisements. You can know 100% that you are loved. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • The Parable
    May 22, 2019 Who Loves More?

    A woman not allowed in polite society wept at Jesus feet, washing his feet with her tears. Are we like that? Or more like the Pharisee who condemned her? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • Go in Peace
    May 24, 2019 Who Loves More?

    “I just can’t forgive myself.” Have you ever heard someone say that? It means they feel ashamed of their sins. The Bible does have a true solution to shame. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • Broken People
    September 19, 2007 Seeking Him (week 2)—Humility: Coming to God on His Terms

    The idea of something being broken is usually a bad thing. However, when it comes to your spiritual life, brokenness isn’t a nuisance; it’s necessary. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:38-47
  • The Pharisee
    May 20, 2019 Who Loves More?

    We read that Jesus went to dinner with Pharisees. And when He did, those Pharisees would criticize Jesus and try to trap Him. Why did He keep accepting? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • What Is True Brokenness?
    August 1, 2011 Brokenness: The Heart God Revives

    A horse doesn’t enjoy its master’s direction until it’s broken. The same is true in our relationship to God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50

Luke 8

  • Giving Like God Has Given to You
    February 11, 2019 The Beauty of a Generous Heart

    Women helping meet the needs of Jesus' ministry would have been radical. Explore why these women would reject social norms to give generously to Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 8:1-3
  • Becoming a Gospel Patron
    February 12, 2019 The Beauty of a Generous Heart

    The biblical writer Luke tells us about a group of women who traveled with Jesus. Why would they give generously so Jesus could travel, teach, and heal? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 8:1-3
  • An Encounter with Power
    May 9, 2014 Beautiful Encounters (Erin Davis)

    Is there an area of your life that makes you desperate? Erin Davis reminds you that situation is a very good thing because it can drive you to Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 8:40-56
  • Letting God Set Your Priorities
    August 31, 2009 A Father's Legacy: The Richness of Giving

    Can you trust God in a shaky economy? The life of Arthur DeMoss says, yes, you can. Hear about some of the tough financial decisions he made Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 8:4-15

Luke 10

  • An Encounter with Friendship
    May 7, 2014 Beautiful Encounters (Erin Davis)

    If you’re a get-it-done kind of person, do you get bothered by the story of Mary and her sister Martha? Erin Davis calls herself a Type Double-A personality. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 10:38-42
  • Alone with God
    November 27, 2007 Seeking Him (week 12)—The Personal Devotional Life: "Seeking Him" Daily

    One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is to consistently spend time in God’s Word and in prayer. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 10:38-42

Luke 11

  • The Soil
    November 29, 2007 Seeking Him (week 12)—The Personal Devotional Life: "Seeking Him" Daily

    So much information is available to you these days that it could be easy to let most of it bounce off and not penetrate your heart. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 11:24-26

Luke 12

  • God's Promises
    August 5, 2004 Surrender: Facing Our Fears

    Nancy talks about one our greatest fears today: fear that if we let go--if we relinquish control--that everything is going to fall apart. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 12:22-32

Luke 14

  • Twenty-Five Cents at a Time
    July 16, 2015 Surrender: The Heart God Controls

    Surrender needs to be lived out in the nitty-gritty of life. That's not so easy . . . but a surrendered life is joyful. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 14:25-31

Luke 22

  • How to be Great, Day 3
    June 1, 2017 How to Be Great

    Do you have a biblical definition of greatness? Think about this: Do you treat servers in restaurants with respect? How about those with little education? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 22:19-30

Luke 23

  • The Word of Confidence
    April 1, 2015 The Incomparable Christ

    Death has caused great fear for generations. But there is one sure way to escape the fear of death. Discover it today. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 23:44-49
  • The Word of Assurance
    March 25, 2015 The Incomparable Christ

    Do you ever struggle with doubts over where you’ll be when you die? Nancy offers encouragement to anyone who needs that assurance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 23:32-42
  • The Word of Forgiveness
    March 24, 2015 The Incomparable Christ

    Historians tell us that Roman crucifixion was so painful that those being executed would often curse and scream. In light of this Jesus' words have more impact. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 23:32-34