stories and life lessons from Jesus
parable of the good samaritan • June 4, 2017 • Kimberley Lee
Pity notices, but compassion acts. We will never meet the BEST VERSION of ourselves inside our comfort zones. God can use chaos to mold and shape us. God moves towards us and He wants us to move towards the mess. Luke 10:25-37
Each One Matters
parable of the lost sheep • May 28, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Distance is a part of life - it can be measured, counted and even felt. But God doesn't like relational distance - so He put in motion a plan to bridge the gap of relational distance by sending Jesus. Jesus is the Good Shepherd who searches for everyone - because Each One matters. We're now to invite others closer to the Good Shepherd by leveraging our life: Found People help find people. *Parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15:1-7
A Sharing Heart
parable of the rich fool • May 21, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
In this week's parable Jesus is asked to play referee, but as our Savior he turns it and tells a story to highlight the pull of greed and to warn us about its dangers. The parable is the story of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21). The problem wasn’t that the guy was rich or that he had extra – the problem was: he didn’t know WHY. Jesus challenges us to have our hearts shaped to match God's heart of generosity. Principle: when I’m blessed with MORE than I need – it’s to partner with God in blessing someone IN need.
Tend To Your Heart
parable of the sower & soil • May 14, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
In this week's parable, we're looking in the parable of the Sower and the Soils. It's found in Matthew, Mark and Luke's gospels. Jesus is driving home some truths around spiritual growth and vitality. The Sower sows extravagantly. The soil condition represent 4 conditions of the hearts that hear God's truth. We all need to tend to our heart condition to remain receptive to God's Word to change us. We're to join God as the Sower - to extravagantly sow his hope, grace and love into our 'here and now' in history.
the wise and foolish builder • May 7, 2017 • Pastor Jack Schull
Jesus is telling a story to challenge us to choose. What will we build our lives upon? Because we’re all building a life – and it’s your foundation that matters most – adornments, accessories & architecture mean nothing if the foundation can’t hold you up. It starts with a decision to choose Jesus over all other philosophies and plans available or offered. Growing your faith is the ongoing choosing to build your life on Jesus – his ways, his teachings, his life being the model & foundation, one decision at a time.