As Jesus neared the end of his final journey to Jerusalem, crowds increased and reactions intensified. In the press of those final months, two themes repeatedly emerged in his teaching: repentance and readiness. Both of these themes are grounded in the reality that after his death Jesus would rise from the dead and will one day return to judge and rule over all. Today we hear these themes as he taught them.
Repentance and Readiness
November 11, 2018 • Larry Kroon • Luke 12:35-13:9
Count the Cost
December 9, 2018 • Larry Kroon
The demands of Christian discipleship are absolute and unavoidable. If you are going to say, “yes,” to Jesus you must, in a very real way, say, “no,” to everyone and everything else. No person and no possession can be of more value or importance to you than Jesus. Short of this “all in” commitment, you cannot be a disciple of Jesus. You do not make that sort of commitment without first sitting down and counting the cost. We will be doing that today.
The Narrow Door to the Kingdom of God
November 25, 2018 • Ashley Brown
As Jesus nears Jerusalem for the final time, and the crowds swell around Him, Jesus proclaims what the Kingdom of God is like. Entry to the Kingdom of God will be different than many around Jesus expect. Many who expect to be there will not be, even though people will be brought in from all corners of the world.