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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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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Jesus knows more about our life than we can possibly know…and He knows how to make it work. Add to that, He is willing and able to make our life the best it can be. Jesus sees in us our potential for greatness. Jesus prepares His future disciples with His purpose, vs. 1-3. Setting: A […]

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