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Sermons on Luke

Learning from John the Baptist: You Were Created for Today

KEY POINTS: God’s Providential Plan Accepted Our God-Given Uniqueness Preparing the Way Questions to Stir Discussion: When you hear the first Christmas songs of the season, what is your reaction? Joy, Dread, Excitement, Anxiety? Why is that? Who is it, or what is it, that helps you prepare mentally and spiritually for Christ’s coming at…

Reconsidering Poverty

KEY POINTS: The Genesis of the Poor What Does it mean to be Poor and Needy? Financially Poor … Emotionally Poor … Physically Poor … Relationally Poor God’s Heart is for the Poor Our Heart for the Poor and Needy Questions to Stir Discussion:  What is your definition of a poor person? What is your definition…

Easter Excitement!

Chapter 27 of The Story: “The Resurrection” – Matthew 27-28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 19-21 Key Points: Stuck in Saturday’s Past – The Two Mary’s … Judas Coming to Grips with Sunday’s Living Savior Envisioning Tomorrow’s New Possibilities Questions to Stir Discussion: Why do you think people dispute Jesus’ Resurrection, more than His life or death on the…

Jesus, NO Ordinary Man

Chapter 24 of The Story, “No Ordinary Man” – Matthew 7:28-29 (NLT) “When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike their teachers of religious law.”  Matthew 7:28-29 (NLT) KEY POINTS: Jesus is NO Ordinary Man Jesus’ Miraculous Power Jesus’ Unparalleled Words and Wisdom…

The Ride

“The Ride” – Luke 19:29-51 sel  (ESV) We are taking a break in The Story to experience the events of Palm Sunday (April 9), Holy Thursday (April 13), Good Friday (April 14), and Easter Sunday (April 16) in a sermon series called The Journey.  We will rejoin The Story again on Sunday, April 23 with chapter 13, ‘The King Who Had it…

Christmas Joy

Luke 1:26-55 (NET) Key Points: Handling Divine Surprises Honing in on Mary’s Joyfully Housing the Savior Hearing God’s Joy-filled Surround Sound Humbly Managing our Shadow Mission Questions to Stir Discussion: What were you doing when you were 14? We believe based on the word used in the Greek to describe Mary, that she was about…