Following Jesus – Making Disciples – Changing the World

“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”          (2 Corinthians 4:5)

Amazing Faith in the Authority of Jesus

Luke 7:1-10 We serve a Savior who has the power and authority to save, heal, restore, renew and rebuild lives in ways that far exceed our often meager faith and expectations. The question is not whether Jesus has power and authority over whatever ails us, but whether or not we’ll trust in His power and authority as our ‘Certain Savior!’   And He’s given us so many reasons to do so!

Those Who are Blessed

Luke 6:17-49 We talk this week about the radically unique perspective and counter cultural lifestyle to which Jesus calls us as disciples.  In the midst of all the self protection and self promotion that the people of this world engage in, Jesus says that His followers are the only ones to enjoy a truly “blessed” life.  As such, we’re now to live our lives as “Children of the Most High,” people who…

Tasting New Wine

Luke 5:36-39 Today celebrate Jesus – our “certain Savior” – and learn from Him how to receive the “New Wine” that He longs to pour abundantly into our lives! We’re not meant to settle for lives defined by complacency or compromise – the Lord has so much more for us than that. What He offers us  – if we will truly receive it – will literally change us forever!

Forgiven

Luke 5:17-16 Today we learn about the ‘total forgiveness’ that can be ours in relationship with Jesus, the certain Savior!  As we’ll see from our study, Jesus lifts the paralyzing burdens of guilt and shame under which we find ourselves living, and gives us a new life!

Deep Healing

Luke 5:12-16 Each of us knows the reality having “heart-wounds” or “soul-sicknesses” that have long defiled, degraded and destroyed us from within. Many of us may have lost hope that we’ll ever experience a real or lasting cure! Yet, as we’ll learn this week from Luke’s Gospel, Jesus is “A Certain Savior!” – One who is both able and willing to bring us the deep healing and restoration…