Soon after Jesus has finished dinner at Simon the Pharisee’s home, he heads back on the road with a few other disciples including many women. As they travel through town after town great crowds start to follow him again. This prompts Jesus to preach his most famous parable.
As we return to the Gospel of Luke we find Jesus has been invited to dinner at the home of Simon the Pharisee. His motives become clear during the meal when a woman of the city appears and begins to wash, anoint and kiss Jesus’ feet. Tension builds and then Jesus teaches Simon a lesson!
In this 2-week mini series we conclude by asking the questions, what role, if any, should the individual Christian play in politics and/or government? What should the Christian's relationship be with those in governing authority over them?
In this 2-week mini series we begin by asking the questions, what role, if any, should the church, it's pastors, leaders and denominations play in politics? And, what did Jesus really have in mind for his church!
Heath currently lives in Sechelt, BC and is preparing to become an apprentice with C2C Network with a vision to planting a church in Vancouver. Heath's message, Is There Hope in Suffering is taken from Romans 8:31-39
Aaron, from Westside Church in Vancouver, is back with us again bringing us a message on Confession from John 3:16-17
Joseph is with Westside Church in Vancouver and brings a message entitled, Garbage and Gain from Philippians 3:4-11
Aaron is from Westside Church in Vancouver and brings a message entitled How Do We Know That We Are Loved By God? from 1 John 4:7-12
The words of wisdom written by King Solomon over 3,000 years ago were made famous by the Byrds in 1965 with their hit song, Turn, Turn, Turn, (For Everything There is a Season). At the time they inspired young men and women who were seeking peace in our broken world. The wisdom is timeless! Join as we ask, "What season of life am I in," and how to find joy in every season.
It's finally summer, the season that for many people is their favourite season of all. Ever stopped and asked, "What's summer really for?" Obvious answer today would be vacations, recreation and a season of leisure. Disconnecting from work and toil. But, is that what summer is really for?
Every Christian has doubts. Its normal to have questions about your faith and want to find answers. In the text for this message we learn about one of the early pillars of the New Testament who at one critical point in his life he had his doubts about whether Jesus was the one. Watch as we learn about what causes every Christian to doubt and what you can do about it!
A few days after Jesus has healed a Centurion's servant who was on his deathbed, he decides to head off on a days journey to a small town called Nain. With all of his disciples and a great crowd of people in tow and without telling them why, he's off to Nain. Now the question is, why?
Has anyone ever accused you of having blind faith? That your faith in a God whom you can't even see is pointless, is blind? Luke records this story about a Roman Centurion, his ailing servant and his special request of Jesus to show us what faith really is and what it looks like!
Luke closes the Sermon on the Mount with Jesus teaching two short but powerful parables. The first is a horticultural story that reveals two hearts. The second, is about two builders who build two apparently identical houses but with two very different results. The difference?
The Sermon on the Mount is not only the most famous sermon ever preached, it's the also the most quoted. Historians, philosophers, world leaders, Gandhi and other spiritual leaders, have all quoted Jesus' words in this sermon. None, however, are quoted more than these we hear today.
Dr. Luke now takes us into the heart of the Sermon on the Mount and one of the most challenging things that Jesus ever said. In fact, some people have called this one of the craziest things he ever said. "Love you enemies?" Now the question is, "Did Jesus Really Mean What He Said?"
Following the calling of His 12 apostles Jesus comes down the mountain to a level area to speak to the crowd that has come out to hear him. His message begins with blessings to his disciples followed by several warnings to those just following the crowd.
We've arrived at one of the most significant points in the ministry of Jesus Christ. It's time to pick the 12 men who will become the foundation, the leaders of His church and Kingdom. How and who he chooses to be on The Dream Team is, once again, not what you might expect!
Luke's been building to this climax at the start of chapter 6 since the day that Jesus preached his memorable sermon at his home synagogue in Nazareth. Each step of the way He has been drawing a clearer line in the sand, a line between old, dead religion and the new Kingdom.
Luke concludes chapter 5 with another challenge brought by the Pharisees, scribes and John the Baptist's disciples, this time directly at Jesus. They don't understand why his disciples aren't fasting like theirs are but instead are eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners.