Don’t Trust In Yourself

Prayer is a window into our soul → prayer lays bare the human heart and Jesus time-and-time-again tells us He’s concerned with the heart. This parable tells us many things – one undeniable truth is that “God knows the difference between a parade of righteousness and the intention of the heart.” -James Edwards

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14

The Great Reversal

The main point of this passage → It’s not that poor people go to heaven while rich people go to hell. The point is that people who live, love and trust in the things of this world will find that heaven is not their destiny, while those who live, love and trust in heavenly things, namely, Jesus, will find that heaven is their home.

Scripture: Luke 16:19-31

From Pink Slip to Promotion

Far too many people only plan and prepare for their immediate future rather than where they will spend eternity. Here in Luke 16, Jesus presses home the truth that we need to plan and prepare for the future not just the here and now.

Scripture: Luke 16:1-13

Keep Your Eyes On The Road

We continue in our series, The Power of Stories, as Pastor Nate Millican takes us through Luke 15:11-32. Listen to hear how, as believers, we are to not check out, but to be intrigued and in awe of the amazing, redemptive love God has for us and all lost souls, and to keep our eyes on Him.

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

Lost, Found, Joy

Jesus tells a story about a lost sheep and the shepherd who searches for it, and brings it home with joy. He tells a story about a lost coin and the woman who sweeps her house for it and when she finds it, she celebrates! Then Jesus says He’s not talking about a sheep or a coin, a shepherd or a woman. He’s talking about people who are lost, the God who cares for them, loves them and searches for them, and when He finds the lost, He brings you all the way with great joy. Jesus’ story is meant to convict the “insiders” about their lack of love and concern for lost people, and comfort people who are lost, that no matter how far you may feel you are from God, He loves you enough to seek you out until He finds you and brings you home!

Scripture: Luke 15:1-10

Don’t Take the Best Seat in the House

Jesus heals a man whose physical ailment is symptomatic of the religious leader’s spiritual ailment and he does so to confront the thinking the religious leader’s had regarding who God’s Kingdom belonged to. Jesus wants them to know that it belongs to the King and to whomever He gives admittance to. And the King gives admittances to those who lower or humble themselves because when you lower/humble yourself you’re pursuing Jesus and the way of Jesus.

Scripture: Luke 14:1-11

The Unstoppable Kingdom

What is the Kingdom of God? How do we know the King of this kingdom and what is the nature of this kingdom? In Luke 13:10-21 Jesus shares two truths about the kingdom. The kingdom is far-reaching and deep in its effect. In other words, its extensive and intensive.

Scripture: Luke 13:10-21

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The King’s Invitation

We all understand there is a brevity to life; one day a loved one is here and the next day they’re gone. The situation is familiar with all to us, whether it’s someone close or someone distant. For that reason (and much more) there should be an urgency in our hearts to answer the question, “Where do I stand with God?” Do we know Him? Have we placed our trust in His Son? Are we forgiven? Have we surrendered to the sovereign, loving rule and reign of the King? Listen as Pastor Nate walks through the Bible to answer these questions and more.

Scripture: Luke 14:12-24; Matthew 22:1-14

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Repent and Believe or Perish

Each decision we make involves a certain belief about the future. So what if we knew the future precisely? If you knew there was going to be an attack or horrible accident at work the next day, would you go? No, and you’d warn your coworkers as well. Similarly, if you knew there was a day of judgment coming, and you could be saved by repenting and believing in Jesus, would you?

Jesus knows the future and pleads with us to make the decision to repent today in light of the future day of judgment.

Scripture: Luke 13:1-9

 

A Word from Jesus to our Covetous Hearts

Seneca → “Be harsh with yourself at times.” Sometimes. Not always. At certain moments in life, lean into the bathroom mirror, squint your eyes and project pessimism at the person you see.

Scripture: Luke 12:13-21

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