2018/08/05 “What’s It Like Immediately After We Die?”

Posted on: June 30, 2018 at 11:32 am, in Standard Post

Luke 16:19-31

I skipped over the Shred Manager story because I already preached on that, and I landed on this bombshell.  Theologians have been arguing over this question for centuries.  The more important issue is why Jesus told this story at this point and how important it is to our own personal eschatology.  Oops!  I mean to  our own end of time on earth.

2018/07/29 “The Lost Chapter”

Posted on: June 30, 2018 at 11:25 am, in Standard Post

Luke 15:1-32

We’re into what theologians call “The Luke Interlude” – stories/teachings of Jesus that Luke found in his research that are not found in the other 3 Gospels (books in the Bible about Jesus’ life).  Chapter 15 is about 3 lost things – a sheep, a coin, a prodigal son.  These stories are so familiar.  What else is there to learn here?  Have you ever seen rejoicing that explodes throughout heaven?  Maybe there is something here yet to learn?

2018/07/22 “Discipleship? You’ve got to be Kidding!”

Posted on: June 30, 2018 at 11:19 am, in Standard Post

Luke 14:25-35

Did you read what Jesus said here?  Doesn’t it sound like a cult?  Any religious leader who demands that a follower actually hate his/her own spouse and children in order to be a disciple. . .  Wow!!  I understand that high quality persons are attracted to high standards.  But this is ridiculous!  Whatever happened to the Jesus who preached love and responsibility?  There has to be an explanation.