Entries by Nathan Millican

Talk the Walk and Walk the Talk

Craig Hamilton, in his book Wisdom in Leading, writes people deserve to know the truth. We don’t want to soften hard, urgent messages with false kindness or phony optimism. In Luke 6:43-49, Jesus shares with crystal clear clarity that who we are on the outside is intimately connected to who we are on the inside. […]

What Did Jesus Just Say?!? (Part 2)

Jesus says the people who are eager to judge/condemn others should take a long look in the mirror and evaluate themselves before they consider going to someone else. No one gives mercy better than the individual who is convinced that they need grace/mercy. Jesus isn’t saying put your head in the sand regarding people’s action […]

What Did Jesus Just Say?!?

When you hear the word father what comes to your mind? For some, positive images and experiences pop into their mind. For others, nothing but heartache and discouragement. People have all sorts of perspectives and experiences when they hear the word dad; some good and some not so good. In the same way, when you […]

Prayer Points: August

Prayer is a crucial part of your Christian walk. It is during these times when you seek God that you are able to build a stronger relationship with Him. When you pray, God listens. When you pray, God speaks to you. When you pray, God answers. Prayer is powerful and for that reason, we encourage […]

Little Man, Big Apology

How can we move towards living out the mission of Jesus in our lives? We can pray for compassion and read/study about the person of Jesus. There’s a reminder in Luke 19:1-10 that some people who are secretly interested in Jesus are people that we never would have expected. Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 https://media.blubrry.com/foothillschurch/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/foothillswebsite/fbcsermon_20170604.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

The King’s Messengers

As messengers of King Jesus, we understand that there are those that will come to faith in Jesus. As we engage people to put Jesus first for the sake of others, we also need to be mindful of what “going” means. Scripture: Luke 10:1-12 https://media.blubrry.com/foothillschurch/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/foothillswebsite/fbcsermon_20170528.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Jesus and the Unexpected

Jesus regularly interacted with people that the religious people of His day found scandalous. Join me as I walk through a small passage in Luke where we see Jesus interacting with the unexpected and then see how this passage speaks to your life and mine. Scripture: Luke 5:27-32; Matthew 9:9-13 https://media.blubrry.com/foothillschurch/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/foothillswebsite/fbcsermon_20170514.mp3Podcast: Play in new window […]

The Marks of a True Disciple

Let’s take a look at Jesus’ words in Luke 5:1-11 and see what it means to follow Jesus. Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 https://media.blubrry.com/foothillschurch/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/foothillswebsite/fbcsermon_20170507.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Putting Jesus First

Socrates said, that “the examined life is not worth living.” Os Guiness, author of “Fool’s Talk” says, “If he’s accurate then it means there are a lot of people, maybe even the majority of people who don’t self-assess their lives. They have simply not thought enough or cared enough to think about the meaning of […]

Jesus: The Hero of the Scriptures

The resurrection of Jesus is an event that should give people perspective; perspective about what really matters in life; perspective about details that eternally matter. Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 https://media.blubrry.com/foothillschurch/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/foothillswebsite/fbcsermon_20170416.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS