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?
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.
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.
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.
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.