Regrets Only—Responses to the Messiah, Part 4

Did Jesus have bad days when he lashed out unfairly at people? So many of the stories in the New Testament show Jesus’ love for even very objectionable people. What are we supposed to make of the times when he scolds … not just people but whole cities? Pastor Luke preaches from Matthew 11:20–24 in “Regrets Only,” part… Continue Reading →

Playing Games—Responses to the Messiah, Part 3

Jesus cautioned people against complaining when things aren’t what they expect. Instead, he suggests, it is an opportunity to reevaluate what we could learn from that situation. How would we do that? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 11:16–19 in “Playing Games,” part 3 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

Winning — Responses to the Messiah, Part 2

Is it better to win, or to achieve your other objectives? It’s easy for winning to become an objective in itself. We enjoy winning, but Jesus teaches about a different strategy, based on what works best in God’s kingdom. Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 11:7–15 in “Winning,” part 2 of his 10-part series “Responses to the Messiah.”

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