A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read Luke 10:1-2 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.” Luke 10:1 – Observe At this time, then, there were 72 apostles (people sent by Jesus with power to heal on the […]

– Pray – Read Luke 9:57-62 “Jesus said to him, ‘Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ “ Luke 9:60 – Observe Jesus’ view of dead people was very different from most people. Anyone outside the kingdom of God was dead. Only those inside God’s kingdom […]

– Pray – Read Luke 9:46-56 “But Jesus turned and rebuked them” Luke 9:53 – Observe These verses reveal three ways of the world to which Jesus’ disciples were conforming: 1) Comparisons – comparing ourselves to others and trying to be more important or better or greater or… 2) Us vs. Them – being possessive […]

– Pray – Read Luke 9:34-45 “But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.” Luke 9:45 – Observe There was a lot of fear among the disciples as they followed Jesus. After He calmed […]

– Pray – Read Luke 9:21-33 “As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ (He did not know what he was saying.)” Luke 9:33 – Observe Peter […]

– Pray – Read Luke 9:10-20 “The disciples did so, and everybody sat down.” Luke 9:15 – Observe I wonder what the crowd was thinking and feeling when they received and obeyed this strange instruction to sit down in groups of about fifty each. That made about 10 group and about one group per disciple. […]

– Pray – Read Luke 8:40-56 “Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him.” Luke 8:40 – Observe Jesus’ visit to the region of the Gerasenes was cut short when the people there asked Jesus to leave. So, how is it that the people on the other side of […]

– Pray – Read Luke 9:1-9 “Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.” Luke 9:4 – Observe As the disciples were traveling from town to town, preaching the kingdom of God and healing the sick, Jesus gave them this little command. This means that they stay with the first offer. If […]

– Pray – Read Luke 8:26-39 ” ‘Return home and tell how much God has done for you.’ So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.” Luke 8:39 – Observe I have heard it said that Jesus will never turn anyone away who wants to follow […]

– Pray – Read Luke 8:16-25 ” ‘Where is your faith?’ he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, ‘Who is this? he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.’ ” Luke 8:25 – Observe Apparently, the Messiah was not expected to control creation, just be a […]

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