2018/06/10 “God Numbers Even the Hairs on your Head”

Posted on: May 31, 2018 at 9:11 pm, in Standard Post

Luke 12:1-12

I’ve skipped over some bold and pretty judgmental teaching of Jesus, but I’ll refer to that in today’s message. More hard teaching occurs in this text, but some mind-blowing promises await those who don’t need the hard teaching because they have moved away from the fringes and taken risky steps toward Christ. All investments have risk. That’s what they are.

2018/05/13 Did Jesus Really Do That to his Mother?

Posted on: May 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm, in Standard Post

Luke 7:11-17; 8:1-3, 19-21
Jesus saw the need of a widow burying her only son. Jesus and his disciples were partially financed by a small group of women. So why did such a perceptive and appreciative Jesus throw his own mother under the bus by leaving her outside the house
and claiming that his true mother and brothers were someone else? Or did he?

2018/05/20 Your Sons and Daughters Will

Posted on: May 7, 2018 at 2:25 pm, in Standard Post

Acts 2:14-21
Today we take a break from Luke and visit the story of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. This is party time! Birthday party. Graduation party. Celebrate good times.
Honor our past (Pentecost). Honor our graduates and launch them properly into life.

2018/05/27 War, What Is It Good For. . . More Than You Think

Posted on: May 7, 2018 at 2:19 pm, in Standard Post

Luke 9:51-10:24
There is no one who wants peace more than a military person. After all, it’s his or her life that is on the line here. We honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and
we learn from their example and training. We sing about being Christian soldiers and how like a mighty army moves the church of God. God’s church did move just like that in this text and the results were phenomenal. But the bar for training was set pretty high.

2018/06/03 Teach Us to Pray. . . Really?

Posted on: May 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm, in Standard Post

Luke 11:1-13
For many of us prayer is hard to do consistently. Then, when we need it
the most, it’s like prayer has left the building. What did Jesus say and do
here that would help my prayer life? Lord, would you teach me to pray?