February 21, 2021
Luke 9: 51 - 10:42 (Luke 9: 1-6; 57-62)
Jesus' ministry was exploding. He sent out more disciples to tell people He is coming. As they went, they went in His power. Jesus clearly stated that this ministry must be motivated by love.
February 14, 2021
Luke 9: 7-50
As His ministry increased, people began to figure out who Jesus is. In this passage an amazing revelation takes place.
February 7, 2021
Luke 8: 1-56
To confirm His words, Jesus moves in miraculous power (over nature; over demons; over sickness; and even death)
January 31, 2021
Jesus not only calls a 'different type of disciple' using a unique style; he also ministers to a very different people.
January 24, 2021
Luke 6: 1-49
In this passage Luke shows how Jesus' teaching is radically different type of Rabbi and so were His disciples
January 17, 2021
Luke 5: 1-39 (16:12-16)
In this passage Jesus called out disciples to follow Him. But Jesus was a very different type of Rabbi and so were His disciples
January 10, 2021
Luke 4: 1-44
How do you start a ministry? How do you get things going? Well Jesus had a clear, very specific 'to do list' that got everything rolling
January 3, 2021
Luke 3: 1-22
Everybody was talking about this radical preacher who was shaking up the establishment. Was he the one they had been waiting for?
December 27, 2020
Luke 2: 41-52
Each year they travelled as a family to the Temple to present their sacrifice to God. This year things would turn out quite differently.
Sing shouts of praise to Him, let us remember that we have received The Most Amazing Gift of Jesus Christ.
Everything is created by Him, He who transcends time and space. We questioned His word and rebelled, sin and death entered as a consequence, and we continue question His promise and His existence. We have no way of coming back to Him... yet He came down to rescue us.
December 20, 2020
Luke 3:23-28; Matt. 1:1-17
Family lines don't really seem important to us today. To the Jews it was critical. They would never accept a Messiah without knowing his roots.
December 13, 2020
Luke 2: 25-40
Jesus needed to be presented to God in the Temple. His parents didn't expect the welcomers who had been waiting for them for years.
December 6, 2020
Luke 1: 26-56; 2:1-20
For centuries the Jews had been waiting for the coming of the Messiah. This is how He arrived. Not exactly like they expected!
November 29, 2020
Luke 1:5-25; 57-80 (Lk. 7:18-35)
Luke starts with the prophetic fulfilment of a man who will 'prepare the way' for Jesus. Come meet this New Testament 'Elijah'.
November 22, 2020
Luke 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-2
Luke, the author of Luke and Acts, is the only Gentile writer in the Bible. It is important that you meet him before you read his letter
November 15, 2020
Acts 1:1-11; 1 Thess. 1:10, 4:13-18; Jn. 14:3
Second Coming: A People With Hope
At the Ascension (Acts1:11) the angel promised that Jesus would return in the same way He left. Since that time, Christians have been awaiting His return or Second Coming. Living with this 'anticipation' gives up hope.
November 8, 2020
2 Chron. 30:12; Ps. 133:1; Jn. 17:23; Rom. 15:5; Eph. 4:3,13; Col. 3:14
Unity: Standing Together
Julius Ceasar is quoted as saying "Divide et impera"; this Latin phrase means "divide and conquer". The idea was that internal divison will make people vulnerable to conquest. Satan has been using this strategy for years.
November 1, 2020
Gen. 3: 1; Matt. 4: 1-11; Eph. 6: 10-12
Spiritual Conflict: The Real Battle
Behind all the conflict is a devious, cruel, manipulative enemy and his demonic host. To miss this reality (which he wants you to do) will result in discouragement, defeat and even destruction. It's time to dress for battle!!
October 25, 2020
2 Tim. 4: 1-22
Identity: Intentionally Designed
Who are you? Who are you in God's divine plan? What does He call you to do? How has He equipped you to do it? All of these questions are critical for those who want a purpose filled life. All of these questions help you focus so that you can have a life that is 'eternally' significant.
October 18, 2020
Matt. 28: 16-20; Mk. 16: 8b-20
Mission: A Life of Purpose
What are you doing that is significant... I mean eternally significant. Something that has meaning and purpose beyond yourself. Mission is not something that just happens 'overseas', it starts in your heart.
October 11, 2020
Heb. 10: 24-25; Acts 2: 42-47; 4: 32-37
Community: The Fellowship
We are living in a world that wants us to avoid crowds and 'distance' ourselves relationally for our own protection. But we must be warned: 'Isolation for the Christian can be spiritually destructive'. We are called to live in a 'Godly-community' for our own personal protection and growth. It is critical that we revisit the need for the practice of Christian community.
October 4, 2020
2 Sam. 6: 1-23; Eph. 5: 19; Col. 3: 16
Worship: Engaging with God
Are you a worshipper? Do you think about and feel the power of true, God pleasing, worship? In this study there is a contrast between an "exuberant worshipper" and one who only wants to be politically correct.
September 27, 2020
Psalm 19: 7-14; John 8: 32, 14: 6, 17: 17, 18: 38
The Word: A Foundation of Truth
"What is truth?" This old question, once asked by Pontius Pilate, is one of the most difficult terms to define today. The world wants us to believe there is no ultimate truth any more. Or they describe it as "what I personally feel!". In contrast, Jesus described himself as the "Truth..."
September 20, 2020
Gal. 1: 6-9, Rom. 1: 16-17; 1 Cor. 15: 1-8
The Gospel - The Center of God's Story
What is at the center of our faith? What is so fundamental that all Christians must agree with it - or not be Christians. For most Christians the answer to this question is easy - 'It's the gospel!'
So, what is the Gospel? You may be surprised!
September 13, 2020
1 Chron. 12: 32, Luke 17: 20-37, Josh. 24: 14-28
Unfocused: Focusing on the Insignificant
With all the confusion in this world, many of us have become distracted. Our priorities have become blurred and our faith fuzzy. What does a Christian focus on? It's time we step away and revisit what is essential. It's time we return to our calling and purpose in a world of madness and mess.
September 6, 2020
Psalm 102, 1 Kings 19: 8-21
Loneliness - what is it? Where does this feeling come from? What are Biblical examples of loneliness? God said that it is not good for man to be alone.
August 30, 2020
Matthew 4: 1-11; Eph. 6: 12; Luke 4: 13
Three attacks against Jesus - how does He respond? How could we be tempted and how should we respond?
August 23, 2020
James 3: 1-12; Proverbs 18: 21
What is a blessing? What is a curse? Are blessings and curses biblical? How do I apply the concept of blessings and curses with the words I speak? How do I deal with blessings and curses that are given to me?
August 16, 2020
John 11: 1-44
Jesus knows our grief and sorrow; He cares for us.
He speaks of a personal resurrection "I am"
We know who Jesus is and what He can do; there is struggle when He is silent.
August 9, 2020
John 17: 6-17
Find comfort that God prays for our unity, security, sanctity, company
August 2, 2020
Is doubt always bad? Am I the only one who struggles with doubt? Jesus challenges us to face our doubts.
Jul 26, 2020
2 Chronicles 22-24
How do we process "falling away from the faith"?
July 19, 2020
Application of the book of Esther and what we are facing today.
Who are the key players in this book?
Pray seriously, take a risk, practice hospitality, B.L.E.S.S.
July 12, 2020
Forgiveness - what is it? How do I process it? How do I receive it?
July 5, 2020
2 Sam. 11-12; Psalm 51
What is repentance? Where does it fit in our confession of sin and forgiveness? How do we walk out repentance?
June 28, 2020
Matt.6: 25-34; 2 Tim.1: 7
Fear, worry, anxiety. What Spirit does God give us, compared to the spirit of fear? With God's help, there are four key ingredients to manage fear/worry/anxiety.
June 21, 2020
James 4: 1-10
June 14, 2020
James 1: 21-22; Luke 13: 20-21; Luke 12: 1-3; 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8; James 1: 12-15; Romans 3: 23, 6: 23
June 7, 2020
Judges 19-21; Gen.19 How bad does it have to get before God will step in and do something? This is the question the writer of Judges leaves us with. In these final chapters the author paints us a final picture of a society in moral decay, civil war, social violence and perverse values. Is our world that different?
May 31, 2020 - Judges: Just Messed Up, Sermon 10 of 11
Judges 17-18; Josh.19:47 Israel is clearly a mess! The people loved idols made of money. The Priesthood was spiritually compromised. And the Tribes were wandering around doing atrocious acts rather than obeying God. Do we see the same practices today in our world?
May 24, 2020 - Judges: Just Messed Up, Sermon 9 of 11
Judges 15-16; Isa.59:2; Lev.26:14-33 "Be sure your sins will find you out!” (Num.32:23 KJV). Too many Christians live as if this verse is not true. They act as if God will ignore repeated, defiant sin. Do we really believe that God is somehow blind to our sin? Do we think there will be no consequences for an unholy lifestyle?
May 17, 2020
A Medical Strategy, Biblical Imperative and Wrestling with Balance
Hebrews 2: 2, 10: 24-25
May 5, 2020
God has given us an opportunity to take one day a week where we do not have to do any work.
Exodus 20: 8-11
May 3, 2020
Romans 13: 1-7
April 26, 2020
What matters...moves you
Hebrews 12-13: 8
April 19, 2020
James 5: 7-11; Gal. 5: 22; Romans 8: 28
April 12, 2020
April 10, 2020
Jesus, Barabbas and Pilate... "He took my place!!"
April 5, 2020
March 29, 2020
March 22, 2020