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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

Love Your Enemies

Jesus’ kingdom ethics or family’s characteristics include even aggressive love for one’s enemies. It’s in this – love for one’s enemies – that our relationship with Jesus is clearly seen. Our response to this command revealed whom we belonged to. It didn’t get us into his family/kingdom, it made it known.

Scripture: Luke 6:27-36

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

He’s Not Here! A Theology of Remembrance

Harvard Professor Ernest Wright said this: in biblical faith everything depends upon whether the central events actually occurred or not.

In Luke 24:1-12 we see one of the central truths of the message of Christianity: the empty tomb!

Scripture: Luke 24:1-12

The King Is Born!

Christ is the great central fact of the world’s history. To him, everything looks forward or backward. All the lines of history converge upon him. All the great purposes of God culminate in him. The greatest and most momentous fact that the history of the world records is the fact of his birth. Charles Haddeon Spurgeon

Scripture: Luke 2:1-21

Jesus: Better Than Riches

Philip Graham Ryken said, “Luke’s Gospel is for anyone who needs to know Jesus. It is for people who have never met Jesus before, and for people who need to meet him again, as if for the very first time. It is for people who aren’t quite sure about Jesus, for people who are just starting to trust him, and for people who have known him for a long time but still need to become more secure in their faith. It is for anyone who wants to know for sure.”

Scripture: Luke 18:18-30

 

Jesus: Bringer of the Kingdom

Jesus tells us that He came to preach the good news of the Kingdom. What does this mean? What is the Kingdom? The Kingdom is the rule and reign of Jesus. So anyone who yields their life to the message and person of Jesus is part of Jesus’ Kingdom. Jesus also teaches His followers that though the Kingdom has come (because Jesus has arrived) there’s an aspect of His Kingdom that we wait for. Come and listen to Luke 17:20-37 as we walk through Jesus: Bringer of the Kingdom.

Scripture: Luke 17:20-37

Who Is Jesus?

Jesus himself asked his disciples. People across the world wrestle with this question today. C.S. Lewis declared there were only three possible options – Lord, Liar or Lunatic. Who do you say Jesus is? What does that mean for your life every day, what does that mean for the mission of the church in the world? Who is Jesus?

Scripture: Luke 9:18-22

 

Partnership in the Gospel

God has designed us to be together & He’s created us for community—but indifference, isolation and competition has seduced us into think we need to look out for number one. Paul/Timothy challenge that mindset and invites all the saints in Jesus…and all the saints at Foothills to not stand alone but stand with one another as we stand in Jesus.

Scripture: Philippians 4:10-23

A Glimpse of Faithfulness

In Philippians 2:19-30 we read about two men, Timothy and Epaphroditus. What can we learn from these men? We learn how to push back against our fears and self-preservation and instead open our heart to the cares and concerns for others. We learn how to have a quiet courage that isn’t primarily concerned about our own comforts and conveniences but takes risks to our health and safety because we love and follow Jesus and we’re concerned for the work He wants us to do as His servants.

These were men who embraced the Faithful One (Jesus) and through God’s enabling work of grace continued to walk in faithfulness. In Timothy and Epaphroditus we get a glimpse of faithfulness. What does your life look like?

Scripture: Philippians 2:19-30