Messages on Luke

Messages on Luke

Beyond the Church

Sometimes we can become so inwardly focused that we forget that the church exists for those beyond its walls. Pastor Ryan looks at the parable of the Great Banquet and how Jesus wants us to go far and wide and invite people in. Discussion Questions What keeps you from being more willing to talk about Jesus with others? Limited contact with non-christians, fear of what they will think, fear of what to say, something else? Why are you a Christian?…
the essentials

The Essentials – Jesus

Pastor Brent examines the importance of the essential belief in Jesus, who Jesus thought and said he was, and what those closest to Jesus believed about him. Discussion Questions How different would your life be if Jesus were not real or never existed? What does that indicate about your spiritual life? What do Jesus’ statements about himself and his actions show us about who he thought he was? (John 10:30, John 14:1, Luke 5:20-24, John 5:24-25) If asked by a skeptical friend, “Who…
Questioning Jesus

Don’t You Care?

Pastors Brent Clark and Amy Becker discuss the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 to see how the tension between the urgent and the important can pull us away from the better things and balance is needed between the two.
Questioning Jesus

What Do You Think?

Pastor Brent continues the Questioning Jesus series by looking at Luke 15 and the parable of the lost sheep to see how Jesus has come to joyfully find us, bring us home, and encourages us to go and find others.
Fake News or good news

Fake News or Good News?

Pastor Brent looks at Luke 4 and how Jesus began his ministry to challenge us in how we are presenting the message of Jesus could be perceived as fake news to some but is still very good news for all.
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It’s Not Easy

Pastor Ryan wraps up The Red Letters series by looking at Luke 9 and how Jesus’ words that call us to follow him challenge our comfort, obligations, and relationship and that the commitment to follow Jesus really is not easy.

The Lost Art of Hospitality

Pastor Amy Becker concludes The Lost Arts series by looking at the parable of the great banquet in Luke 14 and seeing our need to be people of hospitality.