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

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 total dependence.

Scripture: Luke 18:15-17

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

 

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 and clearly.

Scripture: Luke 11:27-36

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

 

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

 

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

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

The Compassionate One Makes A Visit

Jesus can give real hope and compassion because He is the One who is more powerful than death.

Scripture: Luke 7:1-17; Matthew 8:5-13