Sept. 15, 2019 – What Do You See?

Scripture: Luke 7:36 – 8:3

Summary: All of us need ongoing forgiveness because we all continually sin. Yet, God’s love, grace, and forgiveness is greater than all our sin. The sinful woman, likely a prostitute, that came to Simon the Pharisee’s house was forgiven all her sins. Her faith in Jesus resulted in her forgiveness and salvation. In response to this she showed Jesus her extravagant love and appreciation. When we have been forgiven a lot, in gratitude, we love a lot.

Sept. 8, 2019 – Actions Speak Louder

Scripture: Luke 7:18-35

Summary:

     All of history revolves around Jesus. Our calendars are dated B.C. – Before Christ, and A.D. – In the year of our Lord. Before Christ was an age of preparation and after Christ was an age of fulfillment, God’s kingly reign began. Christ’s death on the cross dealt a fatal blow to humanities greatest enemy, death, sin, and the devil. The world needed/needs a savior/messiah more than anything else.

     When John the Baptist wanted assurance that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus said tell John what you have seen and heard (Luke 7:22). By observation, you can tell if Christ is the real thing. Can people look at our life and tell if we’re a Christian? Is it obvious?