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Lost People Matter to God, Pt. 2 Luke 15, November 23rd, 2014

In Luke 15, Jesus tells three parables about lost things. We most often think of a sheep, a coin, and a son. But the more we investigate the third parable, the more we realize that Jesus is talking about two lost sons. Indeed he is talking to both the irreligious “sinners” and the religious conservatives. […]

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Lost People Matter to God, Pt. 1 Luke 15, November 16th, 2014

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The Cost of Discipleship is Self-Indulgence Luke 14:25-35

When someone at a dinner banquet smugly talks about those who will be blessed by God (obviously including himself), Jesus responds with harsh words about the sacrifices that accompany following Jesus. Faith in the lordship of Christ will have consequences in your life. November 9th, 2014 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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The Great Banquet Luke 14:1-24 November 2nd, 2014

At a dinner party of a wealthy Pharisee Jesus gives his host and the crowd some teaching about the good news of the kingdom. At the same time he calls them to account on their arrogance and self-centeredness. Jesus’ words may reveal the same in us.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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It Doesn’t Get Any Easier-Psalm 121

Soaring is exciting. Running is impressive. But perhaps the most remarkable evidence of perseverance is to keep on walking steadily and not losing heart nor giving up until one is home. Isaiah 40:31   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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The Character of the Kingdom Luke 13:18-35 October 19th, 2014

After some harsh words regarding the need for repentance, Jesus tells a few stories about the character of God’s kingdom. Simply put, God’s plan is unfolding, growing, expanding. And though it is big enough for all who enter, the entry point is narrow.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Love and Legalism Luke 13:10-17 October 12th, 2014

Jesus deals with two issues that the religious establishment was getting wrong. First, they were so bound in the legalism of Judaism that they missed the gift of God in the Sabbath. Secondly, they were so bound in the legalism that they could not show love for those bound up in pain. Observance of the […]

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Truth is a Sword Luke 12:49-13:9 October 5th, 2014

Having embraced disciple-making as a way of life, we tune our ears to our Lord Jesus. In Luke 12:49-59 Jesus wants the people to understand the times-that there will be division, that they need to recognize him, that they need to get right with God, and that grace is extended only for a time. Many […]

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First Principles: God Wants to Bless the World September 28th, 2014

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First Principles: Love Requires a Community September 21st, 2014

Jesus calls us to love one another. American culture calls us to be independent and closed off individuals. Our sinful nature calls us to isolate ourselves and protect ourselves. To be the church means being committed to living in community with others.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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