Sep 10, 2017
The Parable of the Soils
Series: Luke
Luke 8:4-15
 
This parable by our Lord makes it clear that it is the unbeliever’s hard, rocky, and thorny heart that needs to be diligently cultivated in order for it to be ready to receive the gospel and produce fruit: some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.
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  • Sep 10, 2017The Parable of the Soils
    Sep 10, 2017
    The Parable of the Soils
    Series: Luke
    Luke 8:4-15
     
    This parable by our Lord makes it clear that it is the unbeliever’s hard, rocky, and thorny heart that needs to be diligently cultivated in order for it to be ready to receive the gospel and produce fruit: some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.
  • Sep 10, 2017Jesus’ Counter-Intuitive Ministry Strategy
    Sep 10, 2017
    Jesus’ Counter-Intuitive Ministry Strategy
    Series: Luke
    Luke 8:1-3
     
    Jesus wasn’t a self-styled CEO trying to create a ministry paradigm to grab the most attention of the unbelieving masses. He was the humble servant of God the Father. He was completely surrendered to the Father's will for the evangelization and conversion of lost sinners through unpopular means.
  • Aug 27, 2017Who is this Jesus?
    Aug 27, 2017
    Who is this Jesus?
    Series: Luke
    Luke 7:36-50
     
    Whether you find it easier to identify with the immoral woman or self-righteous Pharisee, is not as important as whom you believe Jesus Christ to be and the evidence of that reality in your life. Christianity is not only about affirming a set of doctrines about a person; it is about trusting and submitting to the person whom the doctrines reveal—the Lord Jesus Christ!
  • Aug 20, 2017The Parable of the Brats
    Aug 20, 2017
    The Parable of the Brats
    Series: Luke
    Luke 7:31-35
    The religious people of Jesus’ day repeatedly demonstrated their unwillingness to humble themselves and receive God’s will for them, which was to repent and be forgiven of their sins. Therefore Jesus capitalized on another opportunity to teach a parable to communicate one very important truth: people refuse to accept the gospel, not because it isn’t attractive enough, but because they hate God.
     
     
  • Aug 13, 2017Added to the Church – Now What? Part 2
    Aug 13, 2017
    Added to the Church – Now What? Part 2
    Series: Luke
    Acts 2:42-47
     
    The Bible reveals that the church of Jesus Christ is a deeply committed community of Christians where the power of the Holy Spirit is present and active fueling worship and witness. In this passage we find four pillars of a Spirit-filled church. A Spirit-filled church is...
     
    I. A Bible-studying Church
    II. A Fellowshiping Church
    III. A Worshiping Church
    IV. A Witnessing Church
  • Jul 23, 2017Added to the Church – Now What? Part 1
    Jul 23, 2017
    Added to the Church – Now What? Part 1
    Series: Luke
    Acts 2:42-47
     
    The Bible reveals that the church of Jesus Christ is a deeply committed community of Christians where the power of the Holy Spirit is present and active fueling worship and witness. In this passage we find four pillars of a Spirit-filled church. A Spirit-filled church is...
     
    I. A Bible-studying Church
    II. A Fellowshiping Church
    III. A Worshiping Church
    IV. A Witnessing Church
  • Jul 2, 2017Jesus: The Unexpected One
    Jul 2, 2017
    Jesus: The Unexpected One
    Series: Luke
    Luke 7:18-23
     
    Jesus declared that John the Baptist was the greatest man who ever lived up to that time, and yet, here we find John battling doubt. Exercising his capacity to think rationally, John continued to distinguish truth from error, resolving to have his doubt relieved once and for all. In this passage we learn that the path to genuine faith can be paved with doubt from a confused heart; certainty is found in Jesus Christ alone.
  • Jun 25, 2017Jesus Raises the Dead
    Jun 25, 2017
    Jesus Raises the Dead
    Series: Luke
    Luke 7:11-17
     
    Typically, biblical teaching on resurrection is usually reserved for Easter Sunday when we pause to focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ; and rightly so! Christs' resurrection reveals His defeat of sin and death. But the Bible also teaches the resurrection of the saved unto eternal life, which provides a motivation for believers to live holy lives, and a warning to unbelievers to repent and believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this passage we see in the raising of the widow's only son three realities about Jesus Christ that should motivate Christians to live with a greater resurrection mindset.
  • Jun 18, 2017Jesus Astonished by the Centurion’s Faith
    Jun 18, 2017
    Jesus Astonished by the Centurion’s Faith
    Series: Luke
    Luke 7:1-10
     
    Jesus gives the greater healing in salvation. In this passage a Gentile demonstrates the kind of faith that the Son of God responds to: it is despairing, humble, and hopeful. For all those who put their faith completely in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, they will be "found...well" in the day of God's judgment. They have nothing to fear either in this life or the life to come.
     
  • Jun 11, 2017I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
    Jun 11, 2017
    I Have Decided To Follow Jesus
    Series: Luke
    Luke 6:46-49
     
    In life you will have to make decisions regarding your friends, education, marriage, housing, finances, retirement, medical care, and so on. But infinitely more important than all of these is the answer to the question "Where will I go when I die?" Jesus' final parable and lesson in the Sermon on the Mount deals with that very question.