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Luke 13:18-22 – A Mustard Tree and Bread

Luke 13:18-22
Because Jesus had released the woman from the spirit of weakness in the previous periscope, Jesus tells two wisdom stories (parables). It isn’t immediately obvious how the wisdom stories connect with the healing. Jesus’ loosening/releasing the woman was as sign of the inbreaking Kingdom of God. The two wisdom stories…

Luke 13:1-9 – Terrorism and Towers

Luke 13:1-9
Someone came and told Jesus about some current events – an event of terrorism and the structural collapse of a tower. The former was caused by Pilate, the Roman governor, who mingled the blood of some fellow Galileans with the blood of their sacrifices. The latter caused by the tower…

Repentance

After four-hundred years God’s silence is finally broken when the word of God came to a prophet – John son of Zechariah. John’s task was to prepare the people for God’s arrival – a voice in the wilderness. What kind of preparations need to be made? According to Isaiah, the…