The Kingdom Is Coming

November 21, 2021 • Malcolm Pettigrew • Luke 13:18–35

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.

God's Surprising Mercies

November 14, 2021 • Roddy Dinsmore • Luke 13:1–17

God’s mercies can be displayed in surprising ways. We will see at least three of those ways in this passage as Jesus interacts with some tragic news and as he heals a woman with a tragic condition.

True Treasure

October 31, 2021 • Ryan McKee • Luke 12:13–59

Jesus continues his teaching to the crowds and his disciples with a lesson on the tension between our disoriented desires on earth and our ultimate desires of the Kingdom and how that relates to the return of the Son of Man and the final judgment.

Whom Shall I Fear?

October 24, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 12:1–12

In this passage, Jesus ties hypocrisy to something really important - FEAR. To clarify further, fear of MAN rather than fear of GOD - a fear that is unhealthy and wrongly placed, not driven by truth and grace.

The Heart of the Spirit Versus the Heart of the Flesh

October 17, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 11:14–54

There's a theme of the human heart throughout the Gospel of Luke - whether it is softened towards Jesus or hardened towards him. The stories of Luke chapter 11 look closer at how the Lord is involved in our affections towards Christ.

The Hospitality of God

October 10, 2021 • Ryan McKee • Luke 11:1–13, Luke 10:38–42

Jesus is still sojourning toward Jerusalem and ultimately to the cross, and is dependent on hospitality in the cities along the way for food and rest. As fellow sojourners with Christ, Luke highlights in these two scenes that we are in need of a greater hospitality that only God can provide.

True Compassion

October 3, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 10:25–37

What is compassion? I mean real gospel compassion? As we spend time in Luke 10 and the story of "The Good Samaritan," Jesus paints a clear picture of how compassion is lived out.

Both Hands to the Plow

September 26, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 9:51–62, Luke 10:1–24

What have we got to lose? Everything (control, power, reputation, stuff, even safety). What have we got to gain? Everything… Jesus Himself.

The Chosen Son Is Worthy!

September 19, 2021 • Jay Thomas, Gaby Correa • Luke 9:23–50

For this service, we merged our CHBC and CHBC en Español families together for a BILINGUAL SERVICE. What have we got to lose? Everything (control, power, reputation, stuff, even safety). What have we got to gain? Everything… Jesus Himself.

Who Do You Say That I Am?

September 12, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 9:1–22

In Luke 9:1-22, the 12 disciples move from "interns" to "residents" as they are sent by Jesus to go out and heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God to the neighboring towns. Following that encounter, things get really real when Jesus asks His disciples who they think He is.

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.

A Storm On a Lake and In a Soul

August 29, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 8:22–39

Fear management is a massive part of being emotionally healthy. Think about how many feelings and decisions you make out of fear. We talk a lot about anxiety right now, and things like intimidation of those with power, hopelessness, depression, and the like. These can be very helpful and descriptive terms. And yet, at the base of much of these feelings and experiences is FEAR. Luke calls out this emotion twice in this section of Luke 8 and helps us understand what to do with that fear.

Hear and Do

August 22, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Luke 8:1–21

How do you keep loving and following Jesus in college? Same principles hold true for: med school, early career, your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s…, for tomorrow. This passage is a fool-proof, 100% guarantee way of staying a follower and lover of Jesus.

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.

Who Is this Man?

August 8, 2021 • Luke 7:18–35

In this passage, Jesus is asked, "Are you the one to come or should we be waiting for another?" Surprisingly, people in our day are still asking this same question just in a slightly different nuance - "Who is Jesus and what's this Christianity thing all about?" The text has some great ways to answer that question and processing that struggle for today's culture.