If your team doesn't make the championship game, you might still watch, albeit with a large helping of "I don't really care" on your plate of nachos. Jesus lays it out pretty strongly that when it comes to him, we don't have the luxury of that option.
Jesus invites us to pray with confidence, because on the other side of the door is a generous and gracious Father eager to give what we need.
We all have pretty solid ideas of what we think is the way work and life should work the best, and when it comes to spiritual things – it's not much different. However, following Jesus looks a lot more like trusting than it looks like "knowing."
It Worked! Luke 10:1-20 We’ve been in the book of Luke for several months now, and have about 5 weeks yet before we take a break and move into a…
When Jesus asks us to follow him, he’s not inviting us to add him onto our lives, as if he’s asking us to add coaching little league to our lives. It’s an all or nothing kind of ask.
Jesus sets his face to journey to Jerusalem. Why? Because he knows what he came to do, and he intends to do it.
A "summons" is an authoritative call to action. You can be summoned by a judge, by a school principal, or by your mother when it's time for dinner! But Jesus is about to give his disciples a summons. Three scenes in Luke 9 illustrate this call to action.
Faith or Fear Luke 8:22-56 For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been exploring this thing called FAITH as we look at the ministry of Jesus. This began back in…
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). Jesus explains in Luke 8 that the way you know you're hearing is when you put what you hear into action.
As the people of Galilee continue to come into contact with Jesus, they know something is different, but they can't all put their fingers on it. Is he a prophet? The Messiah? One woman who was a known sinner made a bold move, putting her faith in action.