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The Widow's Offering

Watch the full teaching here August 4, 2019 // This is part of a teaching series on the book of Luke that explores his detailed accounts of the life of Jesus. This parable of the widow's offering is not about money; instead, it is about trusting that God will provide. We mustn't let money and possessions get in the way of that trust. Imagine the biggest and greatest calling that God has for your life. What would happen if you trusted Him and went and did it? We must be willing to be “present” and show up where ever God calls us to go. The Holy Spirit can bring powerful assurance with following His will. Discerning what is God’s calling instead of our own or others' calling requires h

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

Watch the full teaching here July 28, 2019 // This is part of a teaching series on the book of Luke that explores his detailed accounts of the life of Jesus. Miracles happen all around us. If the Holy Spirit was not in this world, it would show that we are all fallen, sinful people. Yet how many times when things go our way do we give ourselves credit, think it was luck, or take it for granted? We need to be on our knees all of the time giving thanks to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for all of the good things in our lives. As all good things come from the same place – God. We must live our lives giving thanks to Him! Luke 17:11-19 #teaching #TheGospelAccordingtoLuke

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Watch the full teaching here July 21, 2019 // This is part of a teaching series on the book of Luke that explores his detailed accounts of the life of Jesus. Human logic says: protect the flock. When one or two are lost, it is the cost of doing business. God’s logic sees us as individuals, and He will go to great lengths to save everyone. Though we have free will to reject His flock, God chooses to continue pursuing us. The concept of a Covenant means that we can break it, but God cannot because chooses to bind Himself to it. We are to live a life as being part of the flock. Luke 15:1-7 #teaching #TheGospelAccordingtoLuke

The Cost of Discipleship

Watch the full teaching here July 14, 2019 // This is part of a teaching series on the book of Luke that explores his detailed accounts of the life of Jesus. In today’s world, commitment always seems to come with an “out” clause. Very seldom do we see total commitment. This is a tough teaching by Jesus. His call for radical and complete devotion is a very high standard. There is no such thing as a Christian who picks and chooses which parts of the Gospel message will be upheld. We are able to give everything because there are good things in store for us when we do. We do not need to fear total commitment. Luke 14:25-33 #teaching #TheGospelAccordingtoLuke

The Radical Gospel Message

Watch the full teaching here July 7, 2019 // This is part of a teaching series on the book of Luke that explores his detailed accounts of the life of Jesus. Jesus' message was radical during His time on earth, and it is just as radical today. We must never tame the message. If we are teaching the true message of Christ in its entirety, it should be unnerving and cause division, trouble, and consternation. The whole, true message of the Gospel is tough. If you are comfortable with what you know, then you haven't heard the entire Gospel message. Too many people cling to half the message, that is forgiveness, love, and peace, but ignore wrath, judgment and holiness. Luke 12:49-53 #teach

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