07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 7:36-8:3

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 7:36-8:3.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 7:1-35

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 7:1-35.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 6: 17-49

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 6: 17-49.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 6:1-16

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 6: 1-16. Whenever bread is mentioned it is possible to make a connection with the Eucharist. Here the verbs to eat and to give are linked with the Last Supper. But this passage is also about who Jesus is. Again there is the connection with David the king but also Jesus is the priest who can eat the bread and give to others. Finally in this passage he refers to himself, once again, as the Son of Man, who here has divine authority.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 5: 27-39

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 5: 27-39. This is the first of the meals or banquets in Luke’s Gospel. Each meal is a foretaste of the Last Supper. In this passage this is apparent in the second half with the reference to bridegroom being taken away and then the new wine which echoes the new covenant Jesus will make (this is also the first parable in Luke’s Gospel).

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 5: 1-26

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 5: 1-26. Luke’s storytelling can have vivid touches: the boat pushed away from the shore, the removal of a roof. As vivid is Jesus’ calling of Simon Peter: the invitation to put out into the deep, the catch of fish. Peter follows because of what he has seen and heard; he is the first to recognise him as ‘Lord’.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 4: 14-44

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 4: 14-44. In the previous passage Jesus proclaimed the kingdom in words here it is proclaimed through his actions. As often in Luke there is a parallel between the synagogue in Nazareth and Capernaum. Here they receive Jesus’s word and actions and ecognize that his teaching has authority. At the end instead of rejecting him they do not want him to leave. Whatever people’s reaction Jesus’ mission leads him onwards.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 4: 1-13

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 4: 1-13. Jesus, strengthened by the Holy Spirit, is led into the wilderness. Luke has just made a connection between Jesus and Adam who was also tempted but failed and was cast out of paradise.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 3: 21-38

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 3: 21-38. Jesus prays through out Luke’s Gospel. Here, following his baptism, his prayer is answered by the heavens opening, the appearance of the Holy Spirit and the voice from heaven proclaiming that Jesus is the beloved Son of God who is also the servant of the Lord.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke In Lent - Luke 3: 1-20

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 3: 1-20. Just as at the beginning of his Gospel Luke gives the historical context for this new stage in the story. The fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius (the successor to Augustus) was AD 28–29.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent 2: 20-52

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 2: 20-52. Luke’s story of the births of John the Baptist and of Jesus began in the temple and here returns to the temple in Jerusalem. Joseph and Mary seek to fulfil the law but can only afford a pair of turtledoves (this is the option for those who cannot afford a lamb and a turtledove).

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent 2: 1-19

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 2: 1-19. Just as in Chapter 1, Luke compared Jesus with John the Baptist, in Chapter 2 he compares Jesus with Caesar Augustus. What sort of king is Jesus? Luke emphasises his links with David. Not David the warrior but the shepherd boy (Bethlehem is where Samuel discovers him)

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08/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent - 1:57-80

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 1: 57-80. The crowd is often fickle in Luke’s Gospel. They begin by rejoicing with Elizabeth but then put pressure on her about the name of the child. Because she does not give the expected answer they turn to her husband who has been struck deaf and mute.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent - 1:39-56

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 1: 39 - 56. The crowd is often fickle in Luke’s Gospel. They begin by rejoicing with Elizabeth but then put pressure on her about the name of the child. Because she does not give the expected answer they turn to her husband who has been struck deaf and mute.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent - 1:26-38

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 1: 26 - 38. The Annunciation is contrasted with the foretelling of the birth of John the Baptist to show that Jesus will be the greater. In the first there is the miracle of the barren Elizabeth conceiving whereas here it is Mary the virgin. John will be great before the Lord and will prepare a people for the Lord. Jesus will be the Son of the Most High and his kingdom will never end.

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07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent 1:1-25

Today our 'Reading Luke in Lent' series starts in earnest - and where better to start than at the beginning. Luke, Chapter 1: 1 - 25.

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06/03/2019 12:00 pm

Luke in Lent - Intro

Fr Chris Thomas, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales introduces our series of daily podcasts for Lent - 'Reading Luke In Lent'.

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