An ever-increasing circle of love

Luke

To whom have I been sent?

As we approach the end of the book of Luke it is not about the end of a story. It is what the end of the book teaches us about our ultimate end and how that end informs our life today. All four gospels end with Jesus sending us out. Jack challenged us with the question today, “To whom have I been sent?”…

Breaking Bread with Jesus

The men on the road to Emmaus experienced Jesus in some special ways, and Jack helps us see the power of experience in our relationship with Jesus, balanced by the word. Luke 24:28-35  

Passionate Panoramic

Today Jack walks through the story of the road to Emmaus, drawing striking parallels to our own hopes today and how God chooses to do things well beyond our own expectations. Notable points: Jesus asked the men, “What things?” God never asks questions to get information. “They crucified Him, but we had hoped…” Jesus explained that the suffering is just as necessary…

Resting in the finished work of Christ

Today Jack finishes up Luke 23, talking about the role of Joseph of Arimathea. Then he draws on the passages of Psalm 22 and the book of 1 Peter, pointing us the Christ’s example through suffering. 1 Peter 2 – 21 For you have been called for this purpose, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you would follow…

The Missing Figure in My Nativity: Toward a more effective Christian life

The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. – 1 John 3:8 Have you ever seen a snake in a nativity scene at Christmas? In one of his best messages ever, Jack takes us on a timely journey from Christmas to the Cross to Revelations to our present day situation. You don’t want to miss this…

Trusting in the kingdom of God when the kingdom of darkness does not fight fair

Today Jack and Ashley address the loss in our congregation this week. Then Phil brings a timely message on the sovereignty of God amidst the chaos that Satan schemes against us. This is ultimately illustrated in the unjust trial of Jesus in Luke 23. Passages referenced: Luke 22:66 – 23:25 2 Peter 3:9 1 Sam 8:4-8 Romans 8:28 Some good points: No…