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.
Chapter 5 in Luke's gospel begins a major shift in the orderly account that Luke has been recording. From the call of Peter the fisherman, to the touching and healing of an unclean leper and forgiving the sins of a paralytic, Jesus' religious critics now ask, "How Low Will He Go?"
Based on irrefutable historical evidence most people believe three things about Jesus Christ. They believe that a person named Jesus actually lived, that he was a good, moral teacher and that he was crucified, died and buried. It's what happened 3 days later that is doubted. But why?
Dr. Luke recounts another story when, On one occasion, Jesus is at home in Capernaum teaching a large crowd with the Pharisees and teachers of the law present. Four men cut a hole in the roof and drop their paralyzed friend down in from of Jesus. His response to their faith is shocking...
Dr. Luke continues to report the events surrounding Jesus' early days in Galilee. He's just called 4 men to begin following him, to be on mission with him and the first thing he does is take them on a road trip to show them what good work, what good ministry looks like. Today, he heals a leper!
Once again we find Luke recording a story about Jesus early on in his ministry that only he records. Remembering that Luke's goal is that his that his good friend Theophilus would have certainty about his faith in Jesus as God, we can see why he records this true story and miracle!
In a period of 24 hours Jesus confronts the powers of evil, performs miraculous healings all to the amazement of everyone who sees and hears him. On the surface that's the story. The question is, what's the meaning and purpose behind these events? Listen in as we discover what it all means.
It's one year into Jesus' amazing ministry, healing the sick, turning water into wine and preaching throughout many synagogues. Finally, he gets the call to come home to Nazareth where he grew and preach in his home synagogue. He's the Hometown Hero until they hear his message...
Luke records Jesus' return to Galilee in just two verses. At first blush it may appear that he is referring to a time immediately following the temptation in the wilderness. A closer look reveals the there is a gap of almost 1 year and what Jesus did in that year is worth investigating!