Welcome to the Book of Luke
When Covid-19 hit in 2020 and I was not allowed to work for a number of months, I suddenly had a lot of extra time on my hands and no rush to be anywhere.
I actually began this project by reading the book of Mark and when I finished that, I just kept going. Here’s my why:
I grew up in a Christian home and went to church all of my life. Whether it was taught or I took it the wrong way, I realized I had a messed up picture of what God was like and how He felt about me.
A couple of years ago on a walk with my best friend, she said, “I don’t think you think God LIKES you.”
She was right. I was convinced God was out to catch me, watching to see me in all of my screw ups. He wasn’t on my team…He was cheering against me. I walked with so much guilt, shame, fear, perfectionism, obligation that my back was giving out.
I was tired. I was so tired of it. I decided to try to forget all of the notions and thoughts I had about God. I read Mark SLOWLY and I read it for one, simple reason.
What is Jesus really like? What is God really like? How does He feel about me? Or people? If I was born in a desert and a Bible fell out of the sky and I read it, what would I think Jesus was like and how would I think He felt about me? Based on the BIBLE ALONE.
So that is where this journey began. When I got into Luke, I really started to find a rhythm and fall in love with this mission. Around chapter 11 I was convinced God was telling me to write what I was finding and share it. So here we are.
Put all of your misconceptions, ideas, fears and history of God aside. Let’s start with a clean slate and see what YOU find along the way.
Bring on the book of Luke.
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Here we begin with the first chapter of Luke. If you don’t have a Bible, don’t worry. I will put the verse up first so you can read it no matter what! Then we will break it down:
I simply start by writing down my simple observations from each verse. Nothing fancy, just what the text says.
Next I will show you my notes of what the verse said to me – beyond what the blatant text might have said.
Finally, I will sum it up with what I learned about God, Jesus and how He feels about me. Pure basics. No commentary or theological degree.
I have found freedom in the simplicity of God’s message. I love the beauty of seeing how loving He is, with no expert explaining it to me. That’s how obvious God is. Love it.