The Gospel of Luke

The King's Cross

Luke 9:18-27 • October 18, 2020 • Matt Porter

Whose kingdom are you living for? Jesus calls us to deny ourselves, but what does this look like? What does it mean to take up our cross and follow Him? Living for the kingdom of Jesus requires a full transformation of our mind, our wills, and our emotions.

The Desolate Place

Luke 9:12-17 • October 11, 2020 • Matt Porter

Have you met Jesus in your desolation? Or are you expecting Him to bring you out of it?

He Welcomes You

Luke 9:1-17 • October 4, 2020 • Matt Porter

Regardless of who you are or what you've done, Jesus stands ready to welcome you.

Jesus Will Heal You

Luke 8:40-56 • September 27, 2020 • Matt Porter

A desperate woman had tried everything she could think of to find healing. But only Jesus had the power, authority - and most importantly, the desire - to give her what she needed. That woman is all of us. Where has your searching led you? You will never be complete until it leads you to Him.

Close to Jesus

Luke 8:26-39 • September 20, 2020 • Matt Porter

Many of feel that we must stay far from Jesus because then He would see who we truly are. We fear that when our true hearts are revealed it will lead to suffering. But it isn't until we allow God to graciously deal with our true selves, through brokenness and repentance, that we will truly ever be close to Him.

Where is Your Faith?

Luke 8:22-25 • September 13, 2020 • Matt Porter

When the storms of life come, they reveal to us where our faith is placed. Are we listening to and trusting Jesus, or is our faith placed in our ability to control the circumstances of our life?

Take Care Then How You Hear

Luke 8:16-18 • September 6, 2020 • Matt Porter

Are we inviting the Word of God to speak into and have authority in our lives?

Good Soil

Luke 8:1-15 • August 30, 2020 • Matt Porter

Jesus wants to plant the seeds of His grace and mercy into the soil of our life. Often He uses difficulty and hardship to plow the soil, preparing us to receive Him. Are we willing to invite Him to do this work?

Changed by God

Luke 7:36-50 • August 23, 2020 • Matt Porter

Have you experienced the life change that only Jesus can bring about? Or have you settled for the counterfeit security of religious effort? God wants to bring you freedom in the way that only He can.

Offended by Jesus

Luke 7:18-35 • August 16, 2020 • Matt Porter

Are we aware of the depths to which our sin is offensive to Jesus? More significantly - are we aware of the depth of His love in spite of our sin? If we are ready to receive the love He has for us, first we must allow ourselves to become offended by Him.

Busyness or Faithfulness?

Luke 10:38-42 • August 9, 2020 • Rob Mayer

Fear often drives us to stay busy. But Jesus dispels the myth that busyness equals faithfulness, and invites us to a new and better way.

Built for This Love

Luke 7:11-17 • August 2, 2020 • Matt Porter

We struggle to tolerate the idea of a God who actually loves and has compassion on us. When we come face to face with this level of love it can be so disorienting, so imposing and disruptive, that our response is actually one of resistance and fear. But we must realize that we were built for this love.

The Authority of the Word

Luke 7:1-10 • July 26, 2020 • Matt Baldwin

Do we believe that God's Word alone has the authority to change our world? Do we believe that it contains all the hope we need when the world breaks around us?

Dig Deep

Luke 6:46-49 • July 19, 2020 • Matt Baldwin

What is your life built upon? Jesus teaches that our response to the challenges of life is determined by the type of foundation we have laid. Ultimately, He is calling us to build on Him - but are we willing to go deep enough to let Jesus be our foundation?

Your Heart's Treasure

Luke 6:43-45 • July 12, 2020 • Ryan Habig

Jesus teaches that our works are inextricably linked to what we treasure. There are always two dynamics at play - the outer life (the fruit) and the inner life (the root). If our life is to resemble the description of what a follower of Jesus looks like, He must first become our treasure.