An angel talking of John the Baptist here to his parents: "he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost," Luke 1:15. This chapter of Luke mentions the Holy Ghost several more times including talking about Mary. Which I think is cool. One question I wonder about is, Mary was visiting her cousin Elizabeth who was expecting to give birth to John, but why did Mary not stay for Elizabeth's childbirth? I thought that was like a chick thing back in the day and midwives came, you were surrounded by the ladies in your family. I dunno. I totally would've stayed. By the way my son Patrick pointed out that, sorry Catholics, Mary cannot be a Deity because then her other children would be little half-God dudes. And then there would be this whole race of part-God offspring. We love Mary, we can even hail Mary but I'm not worshipping Mary. Now you know I'm a little Catholic-wanna-be with trying to pick up some Latin and having five children, so I say that with the greatest respect for the Catholic church. My husband was raised Catholic, and I love that the Catholic church actually takes a stand on Biblical issues rather than cowering to the masses and being wishy-washy like so many churches today. So thank you cool Catholic ladies for letting me pick on you about Mary.
John says, "Be content with your wages," Luke 3:14.
More talk of the Holy Ghost and how Jesus was filled with it, in chapter 4.
The Pharisees are picking on Jesus and of course He totally takes care of that and they go away scratching their heads in amazement but what I love here specifically is when He asks them, "Have you not read...?" Luke 6:3 He's referring to King David here and we can wonder when clueless people attack Christians, most likely they haven't read. As in, what you're awesome enough to be reading right here on this little website. As in God's word. Don't you people know? Haven't you read? Aren't you familiar with God's word? Is the idea here when confronting attacks to Christianity. If anyone ever attacks us like that on CNN while interviewing one of us Bible girls, I think we should plan to say to them: "Read the Bible, and then have me back." We cannot have an intelligent conversation with you people unless you've read the thing.
Before Jesus made the big move to recruit his 12 disciple guys, He "continued all night in prayer." Luke 6:12. That kind of motivates me to pray five minutes for my decisions, if even the Lord himself prayed all night.
"If ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest, for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful." Luke 6:34-36.
Jesus speaking of the lady who washed his feet with her hair: "Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little." Luke 7:47. And then after that he says to her, "Thy faith hath saved thee, go in peace." Luke 7:50.
"...having heard the word, keep it." Luke 8:15. In the margin of my Bible I must have heard some other translations of this passage because I wrote, "cling to it" and "hold it fast."
"Take heed therefore how ye hear..." Luke 8:18.
"Lord teach us to pray," Luke 11:1 and then Jesus tells them the Lord's prayer.
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" Luke 11:13
"A house divided against a house falleth." Luke 11:17
"The Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say." Luke 12:12. No need to fret about responding to adversaries because the Holy Spirit will tell us what to say. That's a comfort.
Lost sheep parable that explains how happy the Lord is when one of his peeps returns to Him in their heart: "And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing." Luke 15:5
"For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." Luke 18:14. I wrote self-righteousness in my margin. Girl, you better watch yo-self with that self-righteous thang. I love that I can talk to you like that here, because only the most serious, awesome Christian chicks like you are actually reading this part of my website so I feel free to get a little nutso and speak freely. I'd say the most fun I'm having is in these Bible commentaries. We can get real.
"And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou are converted, strengthen thy brethren." Luke 22:31, 32. In my margin, I wrote "Satan has to get God's permission." We can start to freak out and get a little wiggedy thinking Satan is powerful but actually everything he does has to go through God. Just like when he messed with my man Job that time. I love the colorful brilliant writing in the Bible: "sift you like wheat." Shudder.