June 23, 2019 “The Meaning of Following Jesus”

Sermon Summary: Jesus produced a miraculously huge catch of fish, Peter sees the hand of God in that, and he wants Jesus to go away from him because of his sinfulness. Rather than go away, Jesus wants Peter to come closer. Jesus has plans for people who are sensitive to their sin and humble about it. Our sins don’t push Jesus away, but what we do next is critical. Imperfect Peter (James and John too) left everything, followed Jesus, and fished for people. Jesus became their #1 priority, and they habitually tried to attract others to Jesus.

Scripture Reading: Luke 5:1-11

June 16, 2019 “A Typical Day for Jesus”

Sermon Summary:

 A Typical Day for Jesus

     A typical day for Jesus included; 1. Teaching, 2. Casting out demons, and            3. Healing. The thread that runs between all three is authority. Jesus didn’t need to support His teaching with another authority, He was His own authority. Jesus is an expert on life! And, Jesus had authority to cast out demons and heal on the spot.

     Jesus started a typical day (Luke 4:42) with solitude and prayer. He spent time alone with His heavenly Father before the demands of ministry.

     Have you given Jesus authority over every area of your life? That’s what God’s kingdom, His reign, is all about.

Scripture Reading: Luke 4:31-44

June 9, 2019 “The Baptism of Jesus”

Summary: As transcended and beyond us as God is, He comes near to us in Jesus. In Jesus being baptized by His cousin John, Jesus is identifying with sinful humanity. he is coming along side the people He came to save. Jesus isn’t just a man, He’s the beloved Son of God – a Son who is exactly like His Father, and He has a unique Father-Son relationship with God. Because of this closeness Jesus can bridge the relational gap between us and God.

Scripture Reading: Luke 3:21-22, Matthew 3:13-17