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.”

Stepping Out — House Money, Part 3

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When has an opportunity presented itself and you didn’t know whether to take it or let it pass by? Matthew’s biography of Jesus describes a time when one disciple took an opportunity that eleven let go by. What does that story teach us today? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 14:20–32 in “Stepping Out,” the concluding message in his series “House Money.” Continue reading “Stepping Out — House Money, Part 3”

R.S.V.P. — “Discipleship,” Part 3

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One practice can limit our growth as disciples, and also limit our effectiveness in disciple-making: the practice of celebration. Christians sometimes fail to communicate the good news of grace in Jesus Christ because they don’t act like it really is good news. The story of one of Jesus’ disciples illustrates how Jesus wants us to benefit from celebration. Pastor Luke looks at Luke 5:27-38 in “R.S.V.P.,” part 3 of his 6-part series, “Discipleship.” Continue reading “R.S.V.P. — “Discipleship,” Part 3”

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