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Luke 24

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Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

– Luke 24:46-47

And for the last 2,000 years the church has endeavored to fulfill this wonderful commission of you master. We have been set to the task of preaching repentance and remission of sins to all nations. The task is not done. The mission is not complete. How are you engaged in it, today?

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 23

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Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.

– Luke 23:34

Christ, on the cross, prayed prayers of forgiveness for those that beat, mocked, and ultimately crucified Him. I would pray for such individuals too. But I’m quite sure they would be more like the imprecatory prayers of the Psalms, than the forgiving prayers of our Lord. But even now I am grateful that His prayers were prayers of grace toward those who gave none.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 22

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And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. “But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

– Luke 22:31-32

The intercession of Jesus is absolutely essential. Can you imagine how completely sunk we would be if Christ was not now praying for us? I am so grateful that God is so caring for us.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Luke 21

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“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

– Luke 21:27

Every generation, since Christ’s ascension, has desired to be the generation that will see “The Son of Man coming gin a cloud.” And the more chaotic and crazy our fallen world gets, the more the Spirt and the Bride say “Come!” We want Christ’s power and great glory to be revealed from heaven, and we eagerly await His triumphant entry 2.0.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 20

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But they could not catch Him in His words in the presence of the people. And they marveled at His answer and kept silent.

– Luke 20:26

I love the way Jesus disrupts the evil plan of the religious leaders, to catch Him. Their wicked motives were obliterated at every turn, to the point that they marveled at His answers and were completely speechless.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 19

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Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

– Luke 19:41-42

The deep desire of God was for His people to receive Him as King. But when He came to them, His own received Him not, ultimately saying, “We will not have this man to rule over us.”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Luke 18

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And he said, “All these things I have kept from my youth.”

– Luke 18:21

I think if I were conversing with an individual and they made the same statement regarding their keeping of the Law, I might be tempted to rebuke their audacious arrogance. The Bible states clearly, “There is none righteous, no not one.” But Jesus does not rebuke any audacity or arrogance on the part of the rick, young ruler. Instead He zeros in on the primary thing hindering the young man from receiving life in Christ, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

The possessions of the man kept him from faith, and faithfully following Jesus. That was the much bigger problem he faced.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Luke 17

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“Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

– Luke 17:3-5

I love the response of the disciples to Jesus’ teaching on forgiveness. Forgiveness is not easy for us. We are far more apt to opt for retribution. But God highly values forgiveness. And thank God that He does, or else none of us would be worthy to approach Him. Therefore, if God is so exceedingly gracious and forgiving, we should seek to be so, too.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Luke 16

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Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

– Luke 16:14-15

Paul wrote that the love of money “is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Tim. 6:10). Money has a strong allure. It entices many to pursue and be devoted to it (both expressions of ‘love’). We must guard our hearts from being enticed by the seductive charm of money, which seems almost more pronounced in our modern social media saturated environment.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Luke 15

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‘It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ”

– 15:32

Many of those that have thought on the famous story of the prodigal son have failed to recognize that the story actually has two prodigals. Of course we know the one who squandered his inheritance with riotous (KJV) living. But if we’re not careful we can miss the older brother who responded with anger and jealousy at the grace of his father.

Rejoice in the Father’s grace! Don’t be angry when He is merciful, gracious, and forgiving.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon