Tuesday, May 31, 2011

With the Right Flow

Acts 4.14
With the lame man right before them, the pharisees and religious elite seeing him standing there so upright -- so healed! -- what could they say against that?

Monday, May 30, 2011

We Gotss Itss

Acts 3.6-8,16,22
"What I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!" In an instant his feet and ankles became firm. He jumped to his feet and walked.
"Faith in Jesus' name and nothing but faith put this man healed and whole right before your eyes."
"Listen to every word Jesus speaks to you."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Only One.

Acts 2.25-28.36
I saw God before me for all time.
   Nothing can shake me; he's right by my side.
I'm glad from the inside out, ecstatic;
   I've pitched my tent in the land of hope.
I know you'll never dump me in Hades;
   I'll never even smell the stench of death.
You've got my feet on the life-path,
   with your face shining sun-joy all around.
There's no longer room for doubt.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pure Awesome.

Acts 1.5,11
Wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. I will come certainly.

For Sure

Luke 24.38
Don't be upset, and don't let all these doubting questions take over.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Say What?

Luke 22.27-32
I've taken my place among you as the one who serves. And you've stuck with me through thick and thin. Now I confer on you the royal authority my Father conferred on me so you can eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and be strengthened as you take up responsibilities among the congregations of God's people.

Stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. I've prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oh... Yeah..!

Luke 24.5-6,8
"Why are you looking or the Living One in the cemetery? He is not here, but raised up. Remember how he told you...?" Then they remembered Jesus' words.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mark It

Luke 22.13
They left, found everything just as he told them.

Monday, May 23, 2011

No Turning Back

Luke 21.14-15,18-19,33,36
Make up your mind right now not to worry about testifying of me. I'll give you the words and wisdom that will reduce all your accusers to stammers and stutters. Every detail of your body and soul - even the hairs of your head! - is in my care; nothing of you will be lost. Staying with it - that's what is required. Stay with it to the end. You won't be sorry; you'll be saved. Sky and earth will wear out; my words won't wear out. Pray constantly that you will have the strength and wits to make it through everything that's coming and end up on your feet before the Son of Man.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dream Big

Luke 19.26,32,21.4
Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of.
What Jesus said, they found it just as he said.
The poor widow gave extravagantly what she couldn't afford -- she gave her all!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just Add Hot Water

Luke 18.41-42
The blind man said, "Master, I want to see again." Jesus said, "Go ahead -- see again! Your faith has saved and healed you!"
The healing was instant.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Unfair Deal. For Real.

Luke 18.28-30
Peter said, "We left everything we owned and followed you, didn't we?"
"Yes," said Jesus, "and you won't regret it. No one who has sacrificed home, spouse, brothers and sisters, parents, children — whatever — will lose out. It will all come back multiplied many times over in your lifetime. And then the bonus of eternal life!"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Got Your Back

Luke 18.1,7-8
Jesus told them, "Pray consistently and never quit. God will step in and work justice for you, who continue to cry out for help. He will stick up for you. I assure you, he will. He will not drag his feet."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Last Word Standing

Luke 16.17,17.19
The sky will disintegrate and the earth dissolve before a single letter of God's Law wears out.
Your faith has healed and saved you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Luke 15.7
Heaven rejoices over one sinner's rescued life.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Luke 11.32
I'm busy clearing out demons and healing the sick. I'm wrapping things up.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

True Freedom

Luke 13.12-13,16
When Jesus saw her, he called her over. "Woman, you're free!" He laid hands on her and suddenly she was standing straight and tall, giving glory to God
"I have untied this daughter of Abraham and led her from the stall where Satan has had her for so long."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Last Word

Luke 12.6-7,24,28,32
God never overlooks you. He pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail. So don't be intimidated by all your spiritual and physical bullies. You're worth more than a million. You count far more. He'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you. Don't be afraid of missing out.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Just Keep Swimmin'

Luke 11.28,12.4-5
Even more blessed are those who hear God's Word and guard it with their lives! Don't be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. What can they do? There's nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Naught for Tat

Luke 10.33,37,11.10
When he saw the man's condition, his heart went out to him. He treated him kindly.
"Be direct. Ask God for what you need."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Luke 10.19-20
See what I've given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. The great triumph is in God's authority over you and presence with you. What God does for you — that's the agenda for rejoicing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

See. Do.

Luke 9.11
Those who needed healing, he healed.

Monday, May 09, 2011

High Stakes

Luke 8.40,48,50
On his return, Jesus was welcomed by a crowd. They were all there, expecting him.
"You took a risk trusting me, and now you're healed and whole. Live well, live blessed!
Don't be upset. Just trust me and everything will be alright."

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Fatty, Fertile Heart

Luke 8.15,25
"The good earth on which the seed fell on -- these are the good-hearts who seize the Word and hold on no matter what, sticking with it until there's a harvest."
Then he said, "Trust me."
They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, "He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what he  tells them."

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Luke 7.50 (MSG)
Jesus ignored the back talk and said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

Friday, May 06, 2011

E.T.A.: Now.

Luke 7.1-10,16,22-23 (MSG)
A Roman captain sent messengers to ask Jesus to heal his servant. "Master, just give the order and my servant will get well."
Jesus was taken aback by this simple trust, and when the messengers got back home, they found the servant up and well.
The people gratefully called out, "God is back, looking to the needs of his people!"

Jesus answered,

   "The blind see,
   The lame walk,
   Lepers are cleansed,
   The deaf hear,
   The dead are raised,
   The wretched of the earth have God's salvation hospitality extended to them.

Is this what you were expecting? Then count yourselves fortunate!"

Really Rest in Peace

Luke 6.18,20-22 (MSG)
Everyone had come to hear Jesus and be cured of their ailments.
Those disturbed by evil spirits were healed.
He spoke, "You're blessed when you've lost it all. God's kingdom is there for the finding.
You're blessed when the tears flow freely. Joy comes with the morning."

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

So Be It!

Luke 6.10 (MSG)
"Hold out your hand." He held it out -- it was as good as new!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

I Want To

Luke 5.13,24-25 (MSG)
"I want to heal you. Be clean." Then and there the sickness was gone.
He now spoke directly to the paraplegic. "Get up. Take your bedroll and go home."
Without a moment's hesitation, he did it.

Monday, May 02, 2011

No Fear, The Original

Luke 5.1,4,6,9-10 (MSG)
The crowd kept pushing in on Jesus to better hear the Word of God.
When he finished teaching, he said, "Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch."
It was no sooner said than done - a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity.
When they pulled in all that catch of fish, awe overwhelmed them all.
Jesus said, "There is nothing to fear. From now on you'll be fishing for men and women."

Sunday, May 01, 2011


Luke 4.36,42 (MSG)
Jesus' words make things happen.
The crowd went looking and, when they found him, clung to him so he couldn't go on.