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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A Miracle In The Making Luke 5:12-16

A miracle is the Kingdom of God breaking through into the kingdom of man and meeting a need, causing a change, demonstrating God’s power to transform. Jesus came to do the miraculous, Luke 4:18-19. Today’s message is about a miraculous event… The need…a man with leprosy, v. 12. Leprosy affects the whole person: Physically – […]

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A Day In The Life Luke 4:31-41

So far, in our studies in the Gospel of Luke, we have seen that John the Baptist, God the Father, the devil, and the Holy Scriptures spoke as witnesses to the identity of Jesus. Today, we’ll see that demons also spoke as witnesses to His identity, Luke 4:34, 41. The setting: Capernaum, on the Sabbath, […]

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Pastor Mark Pitcher The response of the congregation was both amazement and anger. They loved the message as long as it referred to them. As Jesus continued, they questioned His identity, asking, “Who is He?” Jesus was both the Anointed One and the Rejected One. What can we learn from this story? As we look […]

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Man on a Mission

Pastor Mark Pitcher Luke 4:14-21, our Scripture today, tells us what Jesus came to do. Verses 14-15 are a summary of the first few months of His ministry in Judea, Samaria and Galilee, also recorded in John 1-4. The remaining passage tells us what Jesus was about, His priorities and goals. He mentions five ministry […]

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Faith Promise

Rev. Mark Louw Asia Pacific Regional Director, Church of the Nazarene Prior to their missionary assignment, Mark & Linda Louw served as youth pastors at Chico First Church of the Nazarene, 1992-94, and Mark served as senior pastor at Gridley Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene in California, 1994-99. He was ordained in 1997. Mark […]

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A Real Test For The Real Messiah Part Two

Jesus’ vetting process: The divine endorsement at His baptism, Luke 3:21-22; Jesus, the Son of God,The right pedigree to be the Savior of the world; Jesus, the Son of man, the second Adam, Endured temptations. 1 John 2:15-17, The MESSAGE Temptation #1, vs. Luke 4:3-4, DOUBT Jesus was tempted to use His divine power to […]

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