Home-Building — In Conclusion, Part 5

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Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount with a promise, but it’s not what we might expect. He doesn’t promise that everything will go well for his followers – their circumstances are likely to be the same as those of anyone else. So what does he promise? And is it something we still want today? Pastor Luke preaches from Matthew 7:24–29 NLT in “Home-Building,” the final message in his series “In Conclusion….”

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It’s Not About Fruit — In Conclusion, Part 4

Plum on a tree branch

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When Jesus talks about judgment day, it makes us uncomfortable. He says that people will point to their good deeds–even miracles! –and he will tell them to go away. What is the relationship between good works and salvation? Are Christians required to achieve a certain level of good behavior to be saved? If so, what is it? If not, what is Jesus talking about? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 7:21–23 in “It’s Not About Fruit,” part 4 of his 5-part series “In Conclusion….”

Father — Article One, Part 1

Father sleeping with a baby on his chest
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Creeds are confessional statements in which Christians try to discern what Holy Scripture teaches about various matters. Like other ancient creeds, the Apostles’ Creed describes God as our ‘Father.’ More recently, some have argued that fatherhood language is patriarchal and problematic. What difference does it make? What’s at stake in the way that Christians refer to God? Pastor Luke teaches from Matthew 7:7–11 in “Father,” the first message in a new series “Article One.”

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