August 8, 2010; Proper 14; Luke 12:31-40: Verses 35-40 contain two short parables in which Jesus compared His coming to a bridegroom returning from his wedding and a thief breaking in unexpectedly. Verses 31-34 set the stage for these two parables with Jesus assuring His disciples the Father has chosen to give the kingdom to them.
August 1, 2010; Proper 13; Luke 12:13-21: A rich farmer decided to tear down his old buildings and build bigger ones to accommodate his anticipated great harvest. Then he would eat, drink and be merry. God called the farmer a fool and suddenly required his soul from him before he could enjoy his riches.
July 25, 2010; Proper 12;Luke 1:1-13: Prayer is at once the believer's greatest privilege, obligation and spiritual weapon. Sadly, prayer is also our greatest neglect. In this passage, Jesus taught us to pray by means of a pattern, a parable and a promise.