Do Not Be Afraid, Part 1

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People are afraid of all kinds of things – often with very good reasons! But Jesus taught his followers that they don’t need to be afraid. It was this confidence that allowed the early church to spread across the Roman world. Why? How can we be unafraid like they were? Pastor Luke preaches from Philippians 4:4–9 in “Do Not Be Afraid,” the first message in a new series “Do Not Be Afraid.”

Family Room—Responses to the Messiah, Part 12

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The promises of God are universal, but different people value the promises differently. An example is the promises Jesus made about families. In some ways, people today might value them even more than people did in the first century. Pastor Luke teaches from Matthew 12:46–50 in “Family Room,” the concluding message in his series “Responses to the Messiah.”

Breakthrough—Responses to the Messiah, Part 8

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By the middle of Matthew’s biography of him, Jesus had demonstrated authority over both the physical and metaphysical world: healing every type of disease, bringing back the dead, calming a storm. That makes it all the more interesting when Matthew reports Jesus saying there was one (and only one) thing that could not be done. What is that? Does it still matter today? Pastor Luke teaches from Matthew 12:22–32 in “Breakthrough,” part 8 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

Have Mercy—Responses to the Messiah, Part 6

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Although Pharisees come across very poorly in the New Testament, Jesus agreed in many ways with their program. The place where they disagreed the most, however, is still a concern today. In fact, it’s moved outside its original religious context out into the broader society. What is it, and how does it matter? Pastor Luke preaches from Matthew 12:1–13 in “Have Mercy,” part 6 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

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