May 13, 2022
Harsh Words
Series: Rejected
It’s so good to have a panel of disciples help us read this week’s passage from Luke. Jesus is condemning the religious leaders for things that we know we do, too! We learn this Sunday how to guard against religious hypocrisy and legalism. Instead, we are to be filled with God’s Light, and then shine out God’s Light so others can see!
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  • May 13, 2022Harsh Words
    May 13, 2022
    Harsh Words
    Series: Rejected
    It’s so good to have a panel of disciples help us read this week’s passage from Luke. Jesus is condemning the religious leaders for things that we know we do, too! We learn this Sunday how to guard against religious hypocrisy and legalism. Instead, we are to be filled with God’s Light, and then shine out God’s Light so others can see!
  • May 5, 2022Prayer in Practice
    May 5, 2022
    Prayer in Practice
    Series: Rejected
    Pastor David & Panel (Reese, Marilee, Sherry) Three mothers make up our message panel this week as we listen to Luke 11:1-18. The theme is Prayer in Practice, and after hearing Jesus teach us how to pray, we also hear how we are to live by prayer. Jesus also talks about spiritual warfare, but it all comes down to putting God’s word into practice. This Sunday we listen to the faithful wisdom of mothers for how to pray and follow Jesus better.
  • Apr 29, 2022Occupied by Serving
    Apr 29, 2022
    Occupied by Serving
    Series: Rejected
    Serving others in love is commanded by God, but sometimes we can do it just too well! We continue in our Rejected Series with Luke 10:25-42. Our guest panel members from the congregation are Duane Dittberner, George Mix and Lijuan You. They will be helping us wrestle with how to serve...and how NOT to serve!
  • Apr 24, 2022“Sent Out”
    Apr 24, 2022
    “Sent Out”
    Series: Rejected
    Luke 10:1-24 Pastor David & Panel (Tracy, Vicky and Gina)
    After Easter we begin a new series, "Rejected," as we see in Luke 10-12 that Jesus’ popularity is fading and He is starting to be cancelled by powerful people. His message becomes more difficult to receive as He is pointing out sin, calling people to put away selfishness and to embrace self sacrifice. We are trying out a new experiment: each Sunday during the message we are having a panel of three folks from the church give their insights and inspirations on the reading that week. Come and hear them share what the story of Jesus in Luke means for living as a faithful disciple today.

Apr 15, 2022
The Easter Miracle
Series: Miracle
The greatest miracle in human history was Jesus’ resurrection that first Easter. But celebrating that miracle is meaningless unless we make Jesus our risen Lord. This Sunday we proclaim the greatest miracle of our lives: Jesus is alive in us...and that changes everything!
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  • Apr 15, 2022The Easter Miracle
    Apr 15, 2022
    The Easter Miracle
    Series: Miracle
    The greatest miracle in human history was Jesus’ resurrection that first Easter. But celebrating that miracle is meaningless unless we make Jesus our risen Lord. This Sunday we proclaim the greatest miracle of our lives: Jesus is alive in us...and that changes everything!
  • Apr 8, 2022Following a Failure
    Apr 8, 2022
    Following a Failure
    Series: Miracle
    This Sunday we join the excited crowds who wave palm branches to welcome Jesus. But why are we waving palms for Jesus? Do we greet Him as He comes, or as the way we want? This Sunday we’ll discover that Jesus invites us to follow Him in sacrifice and self denial.
  • Apr 1, 2022Halfway Turn
    Apr 1, 2022
    Halfway Turn
    Series: Miracle
    In Luke 9 we come to the halfway point of Jesus’ earthly ministry, and something changes. Jesus becomes very focused on heading to Jerusalem. His teaching changes, too. Now He talks more about sacrifice and suffering. If we are to keep following Jesus, we need to decide to embrace self sacrifice like Jesus has. The road just got harder!
  • Mar 25, 2022Sharing the Bread
    Mar 25, 2022
    Sharing the Bread
    Series: Miracle
    This Sunday we finish the first half of Jesus’ earthly life in Luke and begin the second. Up until now Jesus has been wildly popular. But in Luke 9 Jesus talks about how He must suffer and die. Jesus then invites others to pick up their crosses and follow Him! As you can tell, it’s not going to be easy this Sunday. But it’s time to get real!
  • Mar 11, 2022Demons & Death
    Mar 11, 2022
    Demons & Death
    Series: Miracle
    The last half of Luke 8 is about Jesus facing demons and death. These are perhaps the scariest powers we face in this life. Jesus shows up, speaks life, and both are easily defeated. We face powers and death every day, in a thousand ways. But when we keep our trust in Jesus, we are restored and go in God’s peace. That’s the Gospel!
  • Mar 3, 2022Kingdom of God
    Mar 3, 2022
    Kingdom of God
    Series: Miracle
    In Luke Chapter 8 Jesus describes the Kingdom of God. Yet Jesus speaks in parables, and so we have to listen differently, deeply. When we do, we discover that we are transformed and made a part of God’s family. Jesus extends the invitation of God’s Kingdom to you!
  • Feb 25, 2022Power over Death
    Feb 25, 2022
    Power over Death
    Series: Miracle
    This Sunday we begin our new series: Miracle (Luke 7-9). Jesus is a wildly popular teacher and healer. But this Sunday, we are shocked when Jesus takes things to a whole new level! This Jesus is more than we thought! He is Himself God. And when we see Him extend His hand this Sunday, we are moved to truly become one of His!

Feb 18, 2022
Jesus takes the Pulpit
Series: Son of Man

Today we hear Jesus from the pulpit. Up until now we’ve been watching His actions. What we’ve seen makes us want to hear what He has to say. So this Sunday we listen to Jesus as Luke gives us His first sermon. But be warned: it’s not easy to hear, and it’s even hard to live!

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  • Feb 18, 2022Jesus takes the Pulpit
    Feb 18, 2022
    Jesus takes the Pulpit
    Series: Son of Man

    Today we hear Jesus from the pulpit. Up until now we’ve been watching His actions. What we’ve seen makes us want to hear what He has to say. So this Sunday we listen to Jesus as Luke gives us His first sermon. But be warned: it’s not easy to hear, and it’s even hard to live!

  • Feb 4, 2022Unimaginable Things
    Feb 4, 2022
    Unimaginable Things
    Series: Son of Man
    Those legalistic Pharisees are always sparing Jesus, right? We encounter them for the first time in Luke here in chapter 5. But beware! As we hear Luke tell the stories, we discover that we are like the Pharisees! This Sunday we’ll receive Jesus’ invitation to let go of our old selfish ways and embrace His new transformation.
  • Jan 28, 2022I Do Want To
    Jan 28, 2022
    I Do Want To
    Series: Son of Man
    Jesus starts calling disciples to follow Him, calling them to fish for people. We join in the crowds listening to Jesus, and we begin to realize that we are also called to follow Him. But do we leave our “boats” (careers) to do that? This Sunday we see Jesus demonstrating His power and purpose, but also His calling on our lives.
  • Jan 21, 2022The Word in Action
    Jan 21, 2022
    The Word in Action
    Series: Son of Man
    In Luke 4 we see what it means that Jesus is the Word of God. When He teaches, preaches and commands, people’s lives are changed. Miracles happen. Demons run. In Jesus we see the Word of God in action. We can invite Him to be active in our lives, but be ready, for when we do, He calls us to action as well!
  • Jan 14, 2022How to Save the World
    Jan 14, 2022
    How to Save the World
    Series: Son of Man

    After being freshly baptized, Jesus is led into the wilderness where he confronts temptation. Luke then takes us back to Jesus' hometown. This week, we witness the depth of Jesus' humanity as well as his self-identification as the Messiah.

  • Jan 7, 2022Well Pleased
    Jan 7, 2022
    Well Pleased
    Series: Son of Man
    This Sunday we read through the long list of names in Jesus’ genealogy. Why do we need to read this? Can this be important for you and me today? Actually, yes! Come this Sunday to discover our own genealogy and claim our identity as God’s child. Like Jesus, we call God our Heavenly Father!
  • Dec 31, 2021This is the Way
    Dec 31, 2021
    This is the Way
    Series: Son of Man
    We begin a new series in our new year, and we encounter Jesus as a 30-year-old man and “going public” in His ministry. John the Baptist points Him out, and this Sunday we commit to following Jesus for the year ahead. It’s time to make our New Year’s resolution!
 

Dec 17, 2021
Details of the Drama
Series: The Coming
We know the Christmas story, right? Just look at any nativity and we can tell the story. Yet when we look at it closely in Luke 2, we realize that we skip over many of the details that Luke was careful to include. This Sunday, we’ll see how the details are crucial for celebrating–and understanding–Christmas. Bring your Bibles!
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  • Dec 17, 2021Details of the Drama
    Dec 17, 2021
    Details of the Drama
    Series: The Coming
    We know the Christmas story, right? Just look at any nativity and we can tell the story. Yet when we look at it closely in Luke 2, we realize that we skip over many of the details that Luke was careful to include. This Sunday, we’ll see how the details are crucial for celebrating–and understanding–Christmas. Bring your Bibles!
  • Dec 10, 2021Magnify & Bless
    Dec 10, 2021
    Magnify & Bless
    Series: The Coming
    Christmas is a season of joy. We hear that a lot. But why? Why are we filled with joy? It doesn’t come from presents or parties or celebrations. This Sunday we again read from Luke 1, where we hear why there is true joy at Christmas...and we are told 19 times!
  • Dec 3, 2021Foretold!
    Dec 3, 2021
    Foretold!
    Series: The Coming
    Luke begins his famous story of Jesus birth with another miracle birth: of John the Baptist. This Sunday we’ll be reading through Luke 1:5-38 and hear the gospel message erupting in the beginning of the Christmas story. Come ready to refocus your Christmas. (And that includes bringing your Bibles.)
  • Nov 26, 2021“Most Honorable Theophilus”
    Nov 26, 2021
    “Most Honorable Theophilus”
    Series: The Coming
    Luke 1:1-4
    As we prepare for Christmas, we begin to realize again that we need the Jesus of Christmas
    more than the celebration of Christmas. So, this Sunday we begin a year-long journey
    following Jesus through the Gospel of Luke. We eavesdrop on the letter Luke writes to a
    certain Theophilus, and we realize that we are Theophilus! Come this Sunday ready to listen!