Transfigured

Transfiguration by Lodovico Carracci
Carracci
The Transfiguration, 1594

Three of the four biographies of Jesus describe an occasion when his appearance was transfigured. But, really, so what? What makes the transfiguration significant is that it reveals how much Jesus already changed before it ever happened. Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 9:28–43 in “Transfigured.” Continue reading “Transfigured”

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Sticker Shock — Discipleship, Part 6

1965 Ford Mustang Price Sticker
Brain Toad
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People often become disciples of Jesus from desperation, and Jesus is okay with that. But he invites people who aren’t desperate to become disciples too. Do we bring our troubles to Jesus, but forget to bring the parts of our lives that are working pretty well? Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 9:51–62 in “Sticker Shock,” the concluding message in his series “Discipleship.”

Questions for Consideration

OPEN. 1. When have you delayed making a decision when you needed to? Why did you delay? What finally caused you to act? Did the delay matter? Continue reading “Sticker Shock — Discipleship, Part 6”

Morph – the Transfiguration

In the Bible, the Transfiguration of the Lord is described four times: once in a letter, and three times in the biographies of Jesus—so it’s important. But it’s also very weird. Why? And is there some way to cut through the mysterious aspects of the story and arrive at an understanding that helps us know how to be better disciples today? Pastor Luke looks at Luke 9 in “Morph.”

Multiply – Part 1 of Margins

Having margin in our life makes us more like Jesus. Jesus had enough margin that he was able to be effective in his ministry even when the unexpected occurred. But Jesus also showed how God works in the margins: even when our margins aren’t very broad, when we feel stressed and stretched, if we offer God what we do have in faith, God multiplies the little we have. Pastor Luke looks at Luke 9 in “Multiply,” the first message in a new series “Margins.”

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