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Two Sinners, One Glorious Savior

August 15, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 7:36–50

This passage contrasts the self-savers vs. those justified and saved by God's mercy. In Luke 7, we meet a woman who hears of Jesus' presence in a nearby home and breaks in mid-meeting to wash Jesus feet with her tears. Meanwhile, the pharisee across the table is puzzled as to why Jesus would allow this "sinner" to wash his feet. Jesus' response turns this religious leader's world upside down.

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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.