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Jesus Drops the Mic Luke 13:10-17

Jesus Drops the Mic

After freeing the oppressed and speaking the truth to power, Jesus had reason to rejoice.

At a Glance

Performers in the entertainment industry frequently will literally drop the microphone after completing a set or routine. It's their statement that they've killed it. Their own self-assessment and that of the audience is that the performance was amazing. End of story. Mic dropped. Walk off in victory. The expression and the practice has become more popular in recent years. We thought of this phenomenon when we looked at today's text. Here, Jesus is engaged by the crowd, he interacts with a woman who is ill, and -- in short -- he kills it!

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Hello, Jeremiah," January 31, 2016, at

At the end of a great show, stand-up comedians love to celebrate with a

distinctive move: They drop the mic.


In comedy lingo, this means they have "killed." Done a fantastic job. Set the place on fire. Left the audience in stitches.

Oddly enough, the opposite of killing is bombing. If you bomb, no...

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