The True and Better Israel

Where Israel failed when tested in the wilderness, Jesus succeeded. His is the true and better Israel. He has been tempted like us in every way, yet without sin. And so he’s our example as we face temptation each day. He does things God’s way, not his own. He reveals the empty promises of idols. […]

A Sermon So Great The Preacher Got Fired

The phrase mic drop, now an official word as it’s included in the Oxford Dictionary, refers to an instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside one’s microphone at the end of a performance or speech that was understood or seen to be particularly impressive. When we read Luke 4:16-30 Jesus gives an amazing message as […]

An Important Conversation and Reminder

Actions speak louder than words don’t they? Jesus is asked the question, “are you the One we’ve been waiting for?” They wanted to know if He was indeed the Rescuer/Delivered that the Old Testament spoke about. Jesus’ response is: look at what I’ve done. Scripture: Luke 7:18-35

What Has He Done For You

Jesus is the One who is sovereign/powerful over death and evil. He once again is reminding us of who He is and why He came: to seek and save sinners. Scripture: Luke 8:22-39

The Beginning of the Conflict in the Middle East

What are we to think about the conflict in the Middle East? When did it start? Who’s to blame? Will there ever be peace? These questions and more are answered as we walk through Genesis 16. Scripture: Genesis 16-21  

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 […]

To Be Blessed Is To See

Jesus’ words in Luke 11:27-36 tell us that in order to be a recipient of God’s favor and pleasure we need to believe in the words He shares and live them out in our lives. As we believe/do God’s Word, we attest to the fact that we’re in the light as we’re seeing Jesus rightly […]

Jesus: Bringer of Division and Peace?

Jesus, though He is the Prince of Peace, tells us very plainly in Luke 12:49-53 that He came to bring division. Jesus is giving His followers perspective to show them that being connected with Him will bring conflict, hostility, oppression and hardships. Scripture: Luke 12:49-53  

Does The Kingdom Belong To You?

In Luke 18:15-17 Jesus tells us that to receive the Kingdom you need to be like a little child. He doesn’t say we need to be a child but that there’s some characteristic that infants possess that is a requirement for anyone to be a believer. What is that characteristic? That characteristic is helplessness and […]