Podcast Episodes, Articles, Messages: Luke

Chapter 1

  • When You Feel Alone
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:39-45

    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 More

  • A Young Girl with a Big Assignment
    Topics: Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:1-56

    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 More

  • Zechariah's Hymn, Day 10
    Topics: Holidays, Revival   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah's Hymn, Day 9
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 8
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 7
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity, Sin & Repentance   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 6
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 5
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

    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 More

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 4
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 3
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

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

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 2
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-79

    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 More

  • Zechariah’s Hymn, Day 1
    Topics: Christian Growth, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:13-79

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

  • Interrupted by an Angel
    Topics: Hope & Encouragement, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:5-25

    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 More

  • Mary's Example, Day 2
    Topics: Womanhood, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

    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 More

  • Mary's Example, Day 1
    Topics: Womanhood, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

    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 More

  • Mary’s Beautiful Surrender
    Topics: Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:1-56

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

  • Overshadow Me
    Topics: Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:26-34

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

  • The Real Christmas Story
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:1-2:52

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

  • A Season of Praise
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:36-41

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

  • 400 Years of Silence Broken
    Topics: Suffering & Trials, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:5-25

    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 More

  • Mary's Song
    Topics: Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:38-55

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

  • Strengthened Through Singing
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:46-80

    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 More

  • The Truth About Emotions
    Topics: Bible Reading & Memorization, Fear & Anxiety   Scripture: Luke 1:28-40

    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 More

  • The Incredible Visit
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 1:67-80

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

  • Mary's Secret to Embracing Life-Shaking Circumstances
    Janet Parshall Topics: Surrender, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:26-33

    Have you ever wondered what enabled Mary to respond to the angel Gabriel’s life-changing news with such humility, submissiveness, and obedience? Read More

  • Elizabeth - Week 6: Elizabeth's Song
    Topics: Christian Growth, Depression & Suicide, Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:41-44

    Elizabeth’s story shows us how to do more than simply endure disappointment. She shows us how to sing through it. Read More

  • Mary Was a Humble Woman
    Topics: Christian Growth, Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 1:45-48

    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 More

Chapter 2

  • Waiting for Consolation
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • Waiting for Consolation
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • Fully Human, Fully God
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:21-38

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

  • Fully Human, Fully God
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

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

  • Unto You is Born This Day, Day 1
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:1-21

    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 More

  • Unto You Is Born This Day, Day 2
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:1-21

    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 More

  • Unto You Is Born This Day, Day 3
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:1-21

    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 More

  • A God-Centered Life
    Topics: Aging, Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

    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 More

  • Longing Fulfilled
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • Longing Fulfilled
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • Night and Day
    Topics: Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

    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 More

  • A Legacy of Dedication
    Topics: Holidays, Motherhood   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • A Life of Belief
    Topics: Holidays, Surrender, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 2:35-45

    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 More

  • A Legacy of Dedication
    Topics: Holidays, Motherhood   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • Anna: Serving God in Your Season of Life
    Topics: Holidays, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

    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 More

  • A Christmas Psalm
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • A Christmas Psalm
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • Purification
    Topics: Holidays, Motherhood   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

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

  • Purification
    Topics: Holidays, Motherhood   Scripture: Luke 2

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

  • A Very Special Baby Dedication
    Topics: Holidays, Motherhood   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

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

  • A Very Special Baby Dedication
    Topics: Holidays, Motherhood   Scripture: Luke 2

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

  • Now That I've Held Him in My Arms
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • Now That I've Held Him in My Arms
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • The Sign and the Sword
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • The Cornerstone
    Topics: Holidays, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

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

  • Moved by the Spirit
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    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 More

  • The Humility of Christ
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:21-35

    Christmas is all about humility. Find out why. Read More

  • The Youth of Christ
    Topics: God   Scripture: Luke 2:41-49

    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 More

  • The Gift of Godly Experience
    Topics: Friendships & Mentoring, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

    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 More

  • The Gracious Woman
    Topics: Aging, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

    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 More

  • The Gracious Woman
    Topics: Aging, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • The Sign and the Sword
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • The Cornerstone
    Topics: Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:29-34

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

  • Moved by the Spirit
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

    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 More

  • The Humility of Christ
    Topics: God, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2

    Christmas is all about humility. Find out why. Read More

  • An End to the Waiting
    Topics: Christian Growth, Holidays   Scripture: Luke 2:36-38

    Nancy takes a look at the life of a godly woman whose waiting was intense—more intense than most of the kids ripping paper away from gift boxes. Read More

  • Anna's Encounter with Divinity
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 2:22-38

    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 More

Chapter 5

Chapter 7

  • Forgiveness
    Topics: Forgiveness & Bitterness, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

    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 More

  • Go in Peace
    Topics: Forgiveness & Bitterness, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

    “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 More

  • Broken People
    Topics: Brokenness & Pride, Revival   Scripture: Luke 7:38-47

    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 More

  • The Parable
    Topics: Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

    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 More

  • The Woman
    Topics: Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

    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 More

  • The Pharisee
    Topics: Sin & Repentance   Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

    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 More

  • An Encounter with Compassion
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 7:11-17

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

Chapter 8

  • Giving Like God Has Given to You
    Topics: Missional Living   Scripture: Luke 8:1-3

    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 More

  • Becoming a Gospel Patron
    Topics: Missional Living   Scripture: Luke 8:1-3

    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 More

  • Letting God Set Your Priorities
    Topics: Money, Time Management   Scripture: Luke 8:4-15

    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 More

  • An Encounter with Power
    Topics: Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 8:40-56

    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 More

Chapter 10

  • Alone with God
    Topics: Bible Reading & Memorization, Revival   Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

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

  • An Encounter with Friendship
    Topics: Friendships & Mentoring, Women of the Bible   Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

    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 More

Chapter 11

  • The Soil
    Topics: Bible Reading & Memorization, Revival   Scripture: Luke 11:24-26

    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 More

Chapter 12

  • God's Promises
    Topics: Fear & Anxiety, Surrender   Scripture: Luke 12:22-32

    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 More

Chapter 14

  • Twenty-Five Cents at a Time
    Topics: Surrender   Scripture: Luke 14:25-31

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

Chapter 17

  • Abounding in Gratitude
    Topics: Gratitude, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

    We’ve been blessed with access to more knowledge about the Bible than any culture in history, so shouldn’t we be grateful? Read More

Chapter 22

  • How to be Great, Day 3
    Topics: Brokenness & Pride   Scripture: Luke 22:19-30

    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 More

Chapter 23

  • The Word of Confidence
    Topics: God, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 23:44-49

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

  • The Word of Assurance
    Topics: God, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 23:32-42

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

  • The Word of Forgiveness
    Topics: Forgiveness & Bitterness, God, Salvation & My New Identity   Scripture: Luke 23:32-34

    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 More