Home-Building — In Conclusion, Part 5

Michael_Hiraeth | Pixabay Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount with a promise, but it’s not what we might expect. He doesn’t promise that everything will go well for his followers – their circumstances are likely to be the same as those of anyone else. So what does he promise? And is it something we still want… Continue Reading →

It’s Not About Fruit — In Conclusion, Part 4

noellagiftshop | Pixabay When Jesus talks about judgment day, it makes us uncomfortable. He says that people will point to their good deeds–even miracles! –and he will tell them to go away. What is the relationship between good works and salvation? Are Christians required to achieve a certain level of good behavior to be saved? If so,… Continue Reading →

By Its Fruit — In Conclusion, Part 3

PublicDomainPictures | Pixabay Jesus cautioned against false prophets, but is that even relevant in today’s largely secular society? Who are the prophets in our world today, and how can we be on guard against them? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 7:15–20 NLT in “By Its Fruit,” part 3 of his 5-part series “In Conclusion….”

Narrow Minded — In Conclusion, Part 2

Jason Dexter | Pixabay Have you wondered what God’s will is for your life? When you come to a fork in the road, especially when it’s a big decision, wouldn’t you like to know which way to go, to stay on the “straight and narrow?” That might not be as difficult as we imagine. Pastor Luke looks… Continue Reading →

The Golden Rule—In Conclusion…, Part 1

Carl Bloch | Wikipedia The “Golden Rule” is Jesus’ solution for the problem of what to do with people who might not always be agreeable. But more than that, Jesus teaches that it is how things work throughout God’s Kingdom. Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 7:7–12 in “The Golden Rule,” the first message in a new series “In Conclusion….”

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