The Compelling Christ 16- Jesus Despised Hypocrisy- Luke 11

February 5, 2019

Jesus' confrontation with the Pharisees and religious order of his day shows us that Jesus despises hypocrisy. This fact usually surprises those who choose to leave Christianity because of "all the hypocrites in the church." 


Redeeming Nostalgia 04- The Future of Nostalgia- Revelation 21-22

January 8, 2019

Where is our nostalgia taking us? If the definition is to "long for home" then what is that "home" like? Revelation 21-22 give us a vivid picture of the future of Christian joy. 


Redeeming Nostalgia 03- The Resolution of Nostalgia- John 1

December 24, 2018

It's one thing to say that Jesus will redeem our nostalgia at Christmas. It's quite another to understand HOW he will do so. Popular sports movie Hoosiers will help us uncover the meaning of John 1.


Redeeming Nostalgia 02- The Meaning of Nostalgia- Luke 2

December 24, 2018

Nostalgia comes from a Greek word meaning "homesick." Today we use Luke chapter 2 to shine a light on the Christmas phenomenon of a Hallmark Christmas Movie. No, seriously.


Redeeming Nostalgia 01- The Problem of Nostalgia- Isaiah 9

December 14, 2018

The Christmas season can bring a wash of warm feelings and expectations of wonder and magic. But it can also bring a longing in the heart for something so much more. 


The Compelling Christ 15- Jesus Demanded Radical Service- Luke 10

December 4, 2018

Luke 10:25-37. After concentrating on the nature of who Jesus is, Luke turns in chapter 10 to the kind of life that Jesus expects his followers to live. And the first of these lessons is deeply transformational.


The Compelling Christ 14- Jesus Identified Himself- Luke 9

November 30, 2018

Who was Jesus? There were lots of opinions going around during his day, but his disciples said it correctly: he was the incarnate Son of God. But what does that mean for us?


The Compelling Christ 13- Jesus Was Powerful- Luke 8

November 19, 2018

Luke 8:22-25. You can't be certain of anything unless you're in possession of the power to make something so. Jesus is compelling for the very reason that is he is all powerful


The Compelling Christ 12- Jesus Told Stories- Luke 8

November 12, 2018

Luke 8:4-18. Luke records the first story Jesus ever told, what we call "parables" as a story that explains HOW we are supposed to hear Jesus' stories. 


The Compelling Christ 10- Jesus Brings A New Outlook On Life- Luke 7

November 9, 2018

Luke 7:1-10. The religious leaders told Jesus that the Centurion was "worthy" to have him heal his servant. But that's not how the Centurion sees himself. What does this have to do with Biblical "faith?"