Luke 13 has a whole lot to do with the Kingdom of God. For Luke, it's not just about what that Kingdom is like or even who gets to be a part of it. Instead, it's really all about whether you know the King himself. In fact, even the answers to questions about what the Kingdom is like and who gets to be a part of it ultimately find their answer in the person and work of Jesus.
The Kingdom Is Coming
November 21, 2021 • Malcolm Pettigrew • Luke 13:18–35
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.
A Table for the Rest of Us
January 2, 2022 • Mark Hampton • Luke 14:12–24
In this passage, Luke’s Gospel continues to display the upside-down nature of the Kingdom of God and how it affects our lives now. Just as the Kingdom promotes radical hospitality, unbarred by social structures of this world, so too should the Christian’s hospitality extend outwards, inviting all to come to the table, to feast, and to join the family of God.