The Devil uses circumstances and people to remind you of your inadequacy and sin. His instruments of choice are depression, oppression, consumption, and presumption. The beauty of the Gospel is that while the Devil knows your name but calls you by your sin, Christ forgives your sin as He calls you by name. Zaccheus experienced […]
The gospel compels us to examine our motives and propensity to base our decisions on how we can benefit from position and power. God calls us to humility. His desire is not that we think less of ourselves, or that we think more of ourselves. His desire is that we think rightly of ourselves. In […]
Does your theology inform your lifestyle or does your lifestyle inform your theology? On the surface, religion can seem like the answer to many of the practical questions of faith that we have. In Luke 11 Jesus sits with a pharisee and exposes the flaw of religion without relationship.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed and overworked, wondering if there is a purpose to your busyness. In Luke 10 Jesus addresses the issue of busyness in the account of Martha and Mary. Learn how you can find rest as you release your anxieties to Him in your busy schedule.
Have you found yourself weary and exhausted, only to have something else thrown at you? How do you handle that? How do you find rest and recharge? Our rest is found in the provision that God has for you. In the miracle of the Feeding of the 5,000 we see how Christ provides what you […]
Jesus addresses the issue of doubt in the believers life. It is possible to have disbelief, awe, and wonder. It’s in the midst of disbelief that God reveals himself and strengthens our faith. When that happens it radically shifts our impact and focus.
The resurrection morning left Jesus disciples with many questions. Some of those questions are are relevant today as they were in the first century. Cleopas states “We had hoped,” a statement we find ourselves asking when going through family issues, financial hardships, failure of a business, loss of a loved one, or mental health concerns. Yet through […]
Jesus desires intimacy so that he can reveal to you the significance of His sacrifice for you. In communion we remember His sacrifice and allows a moment for the discernment of the intentions of our heart.
The book of Luke records 10 times when Jesus sits at the table and eats with people. In this passage Jesus calls Levi (Matthew) to follow Him. He came to redeem those who were lost and forsaken.