“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5)
(Luke 17:20 – 18:30)
(Luke 15) We all know what it’s like to try and ‘find’ ourselves, yet fail to do so. Whether we’ve searched ‘outside ourselves’ for fulfillment or ‘inside ourselves’ for meaning and worth, we’ve continually come up empty. But Jesus teaches us about the God who loves us and is searching for us! He invites us to ‘be found’ by Him…and that makes all the difference!
(Ephesians 5:15-20) – At this time when so many people make New Year’s resolutions, here are some personal, spiritual reflections on making the most of the year.
(Luke 14:25-35) – The entrance of Jesus into this world and into our lives demands a response from each and every one of us. As the Lord himself teaches us, we are called to place Jesus “Above All.”
Jesus came into this world as Savior; Jesus comes into the hearts of all who believe and will receive Him; and Jesus is coming back again to reign forever and ever!
(Luke 14:1-24) – Jesus knows all about what it means to attend and host a great banquet. And He reminds us not to settle for the so called ‘banquet’ that this world offers, when God is preparing a ‘kingdom feast’ that is beyond comparison! The invitation has gone out…. The question for us is, ‘Will we be attending?’
(Luke 13:22-30) – Often, people are bothered by Jesus’ unique claims to be the only ‘way’ of salvation. They think this means that God is trying keep people out of heaven. But, nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus explains that the door is narrow – not because God is keeping people out, but because people won’t enter in!
(Luke 13:18-21) – We’ll also learn from scripture, how God specializes in using what seems like insignificant spiritual ‘inroads’ to bring about serious influence and expansion for His Kingdom. Like a mustard seed, or a pinch of leaven, all God needs is an ‘entry point’ to bring change to our lives…our community…and our world!
(Luke 13:10-17) – If broken human beings can’t find rest and restoration in our worship gatherings, where else can they? Scripture teaches us that Jesus want to do wonderful things in the ‘Sabbath’ assemblies of His people!