As Jesus nears Jerusalem for the final time, Jesus speaks about the duty that is expected of His servants. They will be a people who confront sin and forgive others. They will also be empowered through faith in a way that defies explanation. However, this unusual way of living – confronting sin and forgiving others – isn’t considered exemplary. It is simply what is expected of His servants.
The Duty of Jesus Followers
January 27, 2019 • Ashley Brown • Luke 17:1-10
God’s King in God’s House with God’s Heart
March 17, 2019 • Larry Kroon
Near the end of his ministry we are told that Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51) one last time. It would be a long and extended journey. With today’s text we come to the end of that journey: God’s King in God’s House with God’s Heart.
The Parable of the Ten Minas
March 10, 2019 • Ashley Brown
Today’s passage records the last parable Jesus tells before He enters Jerusalem for the final time. In fact, Jesus told this parable because He was about to enter Jerusalem, and people were supposing the Kingdom of God was about to appear. Today we will examine Jesus’ response to these assumptions, and what it means for us now.
Jesus Came to Seek and Save the Lost
March 3, 2019 • Ashley Brown
As Jesus nears Jerusalem for the final time, He enters Jericho and prophesies the fate that awaits Him—suffering and death. While in Jericho, Jesus encounters two men that were discounted and shoved aside by the surrounding crowds. And yet, these two men received mercy when they encountered Jesus. And this is the reason Jesus came—to seek and save people such as these.