Luke, Following Jesus: The Real Wise Men

In order to know about these visitors to the Christ Child, it helps to learn about the facts about ‘wise men’ and the ‘east’ and the ‘star’.  They were world travelers, known to the world. They were expected to wondrous things, to relate the things of the world to the supernatural. Part of their literature […]

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Mary was a risk-taker. This risk-taking is all about Trust. Mary trusted God and believed He had her best interests in mind. Mary rejoices with her song to God and reveals 3 important attitudes that please God: She recognized her need for a Savior, a King to rescue her–she has a humble heart. She recognizes […]

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Following Jesus: Make Me Mary

Luke 1  God sends a powerful angel to an unknown place and an unknown girl…and she asks, “Why me?” We want all of God’s good gifts but are we saying. ‘Be it as you wish’ or ‘not me!’  Do we expect God to do amazing things but not through us?  So why Mary? Because she […]

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Following Jesus: The Prodigals

Luke 15 – a well-known parable – but did you know there are two prodigals in Jesus’ story? The prodigal son squandered his future by his moment by moment living. The waiting father gave his son lavish, unwarranted forgiveness, compassion and acceptance. His response was of a prodigal. Two things are needed to restore a […]

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Follow Jesus: Take the Narrow Way

The Narrow Way: Luke 13:22-30 Living in God’s Truth will bring division, suffering, trouble.  Jesus did come to bring us peace that ‘passes all understanding’, but He taught us that following Him requires us to go in the Narrow Way — to go through The Door, the Right Door. What does that mean for us? […]

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