Trust the Truster

September 5, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 8:40–56

Picking back up from last week in chapter 8 after the stories of the calmed storm and demon possessed man, Jesus now deals with the two other parts of our fallen world - disease and death. And, what's interesting about this text is the trust Jesus has in HIS OWN heavenly father to go to the cross to heal the fallen creation, fallen spiritual powers, fallen bodies, and death itself.

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God, Money, and Our Hearts

January 23, 2022 • Jay Thomas • Luke 16

Uh oh - we are going to talk about money! But hold on, you should come. Jesus brings it up, not Pastor Jay. So, Jay's just following Jesus ;-) Seriously, the next chapter in Luke is all about money. Yes, there are some very hard and convicting things Jesus is going to say, but if we trust him and follow him in taking up crosses and renouncing self when it comes to money (which is about power, comfort, choice, safety, and security), I promise you that you will actually find those things… in Jesus and the life he provides through His Lordship. What a beautiful truth - Jesus is Lord and money is not.

Reckless Grace

January 16, 2022 • Jay Thomas • Luke 15

As we saw last week, following Jesus is the narrow pathway. It requires carrying a cross and renouncing our life. But, the King is worth it. He is the King who offers us Sonship, the inheritance the kingdom, and most importantly, His love. In Luke 15 Jesus rebukes but also encourages us with three parables of something lost, something found, and great rejoicing. This gospel is so countercultural and so beautiful!

The Burden of Following Jesus

January 9, 2022 • Jay Thomas • Luke 14:25–35

We begin the year in Luke 14:25-35 with Jesus taking the mic and telling a big crowd, and us, what it really means to follow the Savior. Real discipleship is a burden! Welcome to 2022! But, if you want joy and peace and truth, then this real discipleship is what we have to accept. This is the real discipleship of renouncing our lives so that Christ can be formed in us.