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Who is Jesus? That question has been asked by song-writers and by scientists, by artists and archaeologists. What would we see if we could see the real Jesus? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 2:1–20 in “What Child Is This?”
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When Jesus was transfigured, a voice spoke from heaven telling his disciples to listen to him. What did Jesus say that we need to listen to? Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 9:18–36 in “Who Do You Say I Am?,” part 2 of his 3-part series “Who Is That Guy?”
Due to technical difficulties, no recording of the message for January 1, 2017 is available. We hope to present future messages.
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People wonder, and sometimes debate, what Jesus looked like, but his Ascension reminds us that he still looks that way. He is still human, and will be when he returns someday. So where is Jesus now, and what’s he doing there? Pastor Luke looks at Ephesians 2:1–10 in “The Bridge.” Continue reading “The Bridge — Ascension Sunday”
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When the boy Jesus astounded the teachers in the Temple, it wasn’t to show us what it would be like if God came to earth. It showed what it’s like when humanity is restored to God’s intention. It showed us what it’s like when we receive eternal life. What is stopping us from enjoying that kind of life ourselves? Pastor Luke preaches from Colossians 3:12–17 in “The Message of Christ.”
Ι, the first letter in Ichthus (“I”), stands for the name of Jesus. What does it mean? And does it matter? After all, as Shakespeare wondered about the significance of names, “Would not a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Does it matter what Jesus’ name was, and if so, why?
There is only one story in the Bible about Jesus from the time of his birth to his baptism and the beginning of his public ministry. There are a lot of stories, just not in the Bible. The others are just made up and passed down. Why have Christians always been interested in Jesus’ childhood? And more importantly, if the Bible only has this one story about Jesus’ childhood, what should we learn from it? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 2 in “See Him In the Temple.”
Some of the things Jesus says make our head ache, because our expectations of the conversation don’t align well with his. We’d like Jesus to tell us how to have the kind of relationship with God that King David had, where we trust God and God blesses us. That can still happen, but Jesus has something bigger and better to talk about: eternal life. What does he mean by that? The answer might not be what you think! Pastor Luke looks at Jesus’ teaching on eternal life in “Eternal Life,” part 2 of his series of messages from John 6. Text: John 6:35,41-51.