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Christian Discipleship, Being Trained by Jesus: A Parable

January 28, 2018 • Larry Kroon • Luke 6:39-49

Luke chapter 6:20-49 provides one of the most concise practical summaries of Christian Discipleship as found in the teachings of Jesus. We are spending these four weeks working through His message with the goal of living it. Thus far we have worked out way through the pattern, the perspective, and the practice of discipleship. This week we consider a parable.

Covetousness

November 4, 2018 • Larry Kroon

Covetousness is the greedy desire for more that never knows the freedom, peace, and joy of simply saying, “I have enough.” Sometimes it is driven by a sense of injustice. Other times is fueled by an ever expanding appetite for pleasure. Often it is the harried press of worry that keeps us grasping for more. Whatever the type of greed there is only one way to deal with it: listen to Jesus. This will be our goal today.

Hypocrisy

October 28, 2018 • Larry Kroon

Luke 11:37-12:12. Two dramatically different scenes. One central concern. Hypocrisy. It is a horrible and contagious sin that seldom looks awful initially and is rarely spread knowingly – even when it is at epidemic levels. It is the Ebola virus of the soul, and there is really only one way to deal with it: listen to Jesus.

Healthy Eyes and Bad Eyes

October 21, 2018 • Larry Kroon

As Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem for the last time, the crowds grew and the reactions intensified as people who had only heard about him now actually saw him in action. Some marveled, others declared him demonic, and still others pressed him for a sign “from heaven”. He addressed the varied responses, and then he spoke about eyes that let light in and eyes that keep light out. Three proverbial sayings with one application: Be Careful!