Fruit of Repentance — The Coming Light, Part 4

The Day of the Lord means salvation is available to everyone. But do our actions matter? John the Baptist seemed to think so. Why? And if so, is salvation really for everyone? Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 3:7–18 in “Fruit of Repentance,” part 4 of his 5-part series “The Coming Light.” Advertisements

Leveling Up — The Coming Light, Part 3

Jesus said the Day of the Lord isn’t something to fear, but rather, it means our salvation is coming. But whose salvation did he mean? Does the Day of the Lord mean that salvation for everyone? Pastor Luke preaches from Luke 3:1–6 in “Leveling Up,” part 3 of his 5-part series “The Coming Light.”

The Coming Light — The Coming Light, Part 2

“Can things get any worse?” is a dangerous question, because sometimes we find out exactly how they can. But Jesus invites his disciples to consider this question, so he can teach them what happens when things are as bad as they can possibly be. Pastor Luke looks at Luke 21:25–36 NLT in “The Coming Light,” part 2 of his… Continue Reading →

Alpha and Omega — The Coming Light, Part 1

The church year begins with Advent, the season when we prepare ourselves to welcome Christ when he returns. But it’s been 2000 years! How can we take the idea of his return seriously? And what should we do while we wait? Pastor Luke looks at Revelation 1:4–8 NLT in “Alpha and Omega,” the first message in a new series… Continue Reading →

Becoming, Not Being — Signs of Life, Part 3

sm. caruso | Flickr People who join a church become members. Sometimes, churches can be more concerned about what the members bring to the church than what the church can do to help its members. To prevent that error, churches need to be intentional about making disciples. Pastor Luke teaches from Colossians 3:1–17 in “Becoming,… Continue Reading →

A City and a Tower — The Trinity, Part 1

The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was accompanied not only by tongues of fire, but also by linguistic tongues as well. To understand that phenomenon, we look back to the story of the Tower of Babel. What is its significance for us today? Pastor Luke preaches from Genesis 11:1–8 in “A City and a Tower,” the… Continue Reading →

Judging — Being Perfect, Part 5

ssalonsoCC by-nc-sa | Flickr Jesus taught his disciples not to judge, but not many outsiders would describe the church as a judgment-free zone. Shouldn’t the church stand out in this area? Jesus teaches his disciples why judging is a bad idea. Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 7:1–6 in “Judging,” the concluding message in his series… Continue Reading →

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