Capable People—The Road Out, Part 7

God brought Israel out of slavery in Egypt to freedom in the promised land. Freedom is certainly far better than slavery. But it is not always easy. Freedom includes the freedom to starve, but it also includes the freedom to make mistakes and destroy relationships. We don’t want to go back into slavery, but what… Continue Reading →

Fleshpots and Angel Food (The Road Out, Part 6)

Have you ever gone from the frying pan into the fire? What happens when we leave one situation and it looks like the new situation is just as bad, or even worse? When they finally got free from Egypt, this was the situation that Israel found itself in. Pastor Luke looks at Exodus 15:22–16:20 in “Fleshpots and Angel… Continue Reading →

Divi÷sion (The Road Out, Part 5)

We’ve been learning how God’s nature is to help people get out of difficult situations. That’s great to know. But then what? It’s not like getting out of trouble means there will never be any more trouble in the future. What then? Pastor Luke teaches from Exodus 13:17–14:31 in “Divi÷sion,” part 5 of his 6-part series “The Road… Continue Reading →

Muscle Memory — The Road Out, Part 4

Exodus 12 describes an unimaginable catastrophe. How can we make sense of it? What does it tell us about God? What does it say about how God relates to us? Pastor Luke preaches from Exodus 12:1–32 in “Muscle Memory,” part 4 of his 6-part series “The Road Out.”

Bricks Without Straw — The Road Out, Part 3

What happens when God’s mercy toward one person means that other people will suffer? How can that be right? How can it even make sense? Pastor Luke looks at Exodus 4:21; 5:1-20 in “Bricks Without Straw,” part 3 of his 6-part series “The Road Out.”

The Road Out — Part 1

Have you ever wanted to get out of a bad place but didn’t know when or if you’d be able to leave? We’re starting a new series of messages about the time when God’s people found the Road Out … the road out of Egypt. Pastor Luke preaches from Exodus 2:23–3:10 in “The Road Out,” the first message… Continue Reading →

King — Roadmap, Part 3

malst | Pixabay God has covenanted to restore creation to its original goodness. How would you answer, if God asked you for advice about how to proceed? What would be your first step? What kind of supernatural assistance would you need? Pastor Luke teaches from John 19: 12–22 NLT in “King,” part 3 of his 5-part series “Roadmap.”

Emmanuel — Christmas Eve, 2016

Christmas scenee-codices | Flickr In 2016 we had troubles at home and abroad. There was war and chaos, violence, terror – and an election that nobody expected. But every year is like that. Some are better than others, but every year comes with its share of troubles. One night two thousand years ago, shepherds were the first… 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 →

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