Jesus wants us to learn how to judge correctly. Luke 6:36, Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. If we are to judge correctly, we need to learn from the best…God. V.37, Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will […]

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Living Right Side Up June 4th

Our attitude toward our circumstances: Reliance on the resources of God; Passion for God’s Word, receiving its nourishment and encouragement; Honoring God with the attitudes of our mind and the actions of our hearts. Our attitude toward others, our command…to love, Luke 6:27-30: The people knew the Word, Leviticus 19:18; The teachers emphasized their people, […]

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Living Right Side Up

Our Lord doesn’t want us to be comfortable or feel normal living in an upside-down world. That life is destructive to the abundant life that our Lord has given us, and it makes us ineffective in following Christ. To be a disciple of Christ, we need to live right side up in an upside-down world. […]

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Chosen

Jesus, our Master Teacher, our Master Leader… Jesus understood the growing conflict with the religious establishment and knew that this was the time for the next phase of His ministry, the development of His team that would be the bearers of His Kingdom Agenda to the world, following His death and resurrection. The Principle of […]

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Class Is In Session

A grain field and a synagogue are the classrooms for today’s text, and the lesson plans focused on one of the key identifiers of the Jewish faith, the Sabbath. Why was the Sabbath so significant to the Jews? It was the defining practice differentiating Jews from their pagan neighbors. God was the originator of the […]

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A New Thing

GROWTH means Change, and CHANGE is Difficult It is the Transition that will either Disable or Enable What the original hearers of Luke understood, and we understand as well, is that Jesus changes everything; He is the ultimate Change Maker. Luke 5 provides us with five encounters of different individuals and their responses to the […]

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Expect The Unexpected

What expectations did you have as you came to church today? Will they be met, will you be disappointed, and what if the unexpected happens? Setting the scene, Luke 5 Jesus demonstrated His authority over nature, vs. 1-11; Jesus illustrated His authority over disease, vs. 12-16; Today, we will discover His authority over a disability […]

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Resurrection Road The 7-mile journey

This 7-mile journey brought LifeChange to these two disciples, and it can bring LifeChange to you, today! Hope to despair, Luke 24:17-24; Despair to hope again, vs. 25-27; Hospitality offered, vs. 28-29; Hope revealed, vs. 30-32: Resurrection opening #1, the Empty Tomb; Resurrection opening #2; He opened the Scripture, vs. 25-27, 32, 44-49; Resurrection opening […]

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The Cross-Shaped Gospel

When Jesus Christ died on the cross, something happened as a result of which the world was a different place. That act of love not only impacted and influenced all who were living in the 1st Century, but its impact and influence have carried on to today! Crucifixion was the most horrible fate that humans […]

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God’s Perfect Timing

God’s perfect timing… But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, Galatians 4:4. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly, Romans 5:6. Background to the Triumphal Entry John informs us that this event occurred on […]

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