'Luke 13:1-5' Tagged Posts

'Luke 13:1-5' Tagged Posts

HEADLINES & DEADLINES

The people of Jesus’ day seized upon some “breaking news,” a recent headline (Luke 13:1-5).   Everyone was talking about it – the way we talk about mindless mass shootings in our cities, small children slaughtered at the hands of their own parents, natural disasters snuffing out lives by the hundreds and thousands. The Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, probably wanted to make an example of some Galileans who were worshipping at the temple.  Pilate had these men slaughtered as they worshipped…

REPENTANCE GETS PERSONAL

The subject of the end times, of the second coming of Christ, is intriguing.  The sinful nature sometimes seizes on those parts of the Bible which deal with the last things in the same way conspiracy buffs get worked up over UFOs, aliens and who shot JFK. Christian book stores have made a mint on books entitled Left Behind, a series of novels filled with false teachings about the rapture, the millennium, and half-baked political views of Biblical prophecies. This…