24 04, 2017

Luke 18:18-34

2017-04-25T10:15:09+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 18:18-34

Jesus tells the rich young ruler in Luke 18 “Go and sell everything you have, give it to the poor and follow me.” Does that somehow mean that you and I are to do the same? Or could it be that repentance looks different in each of our lives. The text shows [...]

24 04, 2017

Luke 18:1-17

2017-04-25T09:34:29+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 18:1-17

What a mind bending and astonishing thing, that the sovereign Creator of the universe would condescend to such a degree, as to link the activation of His will to the prayers of the likes of you and me. Now why in the world would an all-powerful God do such a thing? Could [...]

24 04, 2017

Luke 17:20-37

2017-04-25T10:17:23+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 17:20-37

Christ is going to crack open the sky when He returns to set up His Kingdom, and there will be no mistaking this event.  Join us for a compelling look at what Jesus Himself has to say about His return in Luke 17.   Jesus issues a very interesting command in this text.  [...]

24 04, 2017

Luke 17:1-19

2017-04-24T13:55:23+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 17:1-19

Jesus lays out an impossible standard in the extension of forgiveness to others, to which the Apostles essentially reply “There in no way we can run the program you’re laying out here, INCREASE OUR FAITH!”  Jesus then responds to that request by telling us very graphically, that it is not more faith [...]

23 03, 2017

Luke 16:14-31

2017-03-27T13:38:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 16:14-31

Consider the insatiable lust with which a person pursues the things of the world – pride, power, attention, entertainment, all manner of fleshly pleasures. Imagine a human being whose entire life is spent chasing after the desires of the flesh. Ya’ got that in your mind’s eye? Alright. Now imagine taking such [...]

23 03, 2017

Luke 16:1-13

2017-03-23T15:29:32+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 16:1-13

This week in Luke 16, we have a very perplexing story in the parable of the shrewd manager, which Christ then uses to lower the boom and bring forth a stinging indictment against His own blood bought children. He tells us that unbelievers are more resolute and aggressive in pursuing their temporal [...]

10 03, 2017

Luke 15:11-32

2017-03-13T11:35:16+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 15:11-32

Religion says: I obey; therefore, I am accepted.  The Gospel says:  Because I am accepted, therefore I obey. The religious person obeys in order to gain acceptance - the Gospel believing person obeys because they are already accepted.  Two people operating on these 2 very opposite principles will sit right next to [...]

27 02, 2017

Luke 15:1-10

2017-02-27T16:48:57+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 15:1-10

What absolutely scandalized the Jewish religious leaders in Luke Chapter 15, is that Jesus not only received those they considered to be an abomination before God, but that He actively went out of His way to pursue them and seek them.  Perhaps we’ve satisfied ourselves that we’ve graduated to the level of [...]

20 02, 2017

Luke 14

2017-02-20T16:51:26+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Luke|Comments Off on Luke 14

When you and I run into somebody that we don’t care for at the grocery store, what do we do?  Well we turn and head in the other direction and pretend we didn’t see them, don’t we?  And that is the difference between Christ and you and I.  Christ authentically loved those [...]