Messages on Luke

Dec 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Service – The Great Reveal

Today’s scripture: Luke 2:1-14 The Old Testament leads us in a specific direction that God is headed. Today, we touch on some of the scriptures announcing the future arrival of a Messiah, one who would lead God’s people and bring salvation – freedom. The touching story of the nativity we have heard year after year, but it’s worth repeating again. This baby reveal is the greatest of all time, announced by angels but heralded by shepherds. Luke 1 announces that…

It’s a Heart Thing!

We are people of the heart as well as people of the mind. Our heart is the very center of our being. It is where all our thoughts, feelings, hopes, dreams, and fears come together.

The Grace of Loving Others

Loving Others as God calls us will always challenge and stretch us beyond our comfort zone. Yet, it does not mean that we don’t hold others accountable. In fact, love requires us to help others grow in faith and strength. Love for others will be hard work.

The Gift

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

The First Carols: The Gloria

As we have examined the first Christmas Carols; Zechariah’s Song and Mary’s The Magnificat we see they lead directly to the Gloria at birth of Jesus. Everything from the Old Testament and everything in the New points to this moment of his birth and leads us to his ministry, the cross, and the resurrection. Jesus is not only the center, he is the answer to everything. Find Jesus – find peace.

The First Carols – The Magnificat

Luke 1:47-55 Mary’s song, the Magnificat, is not just a song to glorify God, though it certainly does that, but it also is prophetic in that it sets the stage for who Jesus is and what he will do. It is a call to follow this, yet unborn, king. The Magnificat, Mary’s song gives God Glory, but it is also challenging because it challenges human leadership and reinforces the ancient prophecies declaring the Messianic identity of this baby. Mary’s song…
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Linus in the Charlie Brown Christmas

Linus leaves his insecurities at the feet of Jesus, and so can we. “Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise. Give Here
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Reading the Book of Luke

 Join us this Christmas season in a spiritual discipline by reading one chapter of the book of Luke daily. There are 24 chapters in Luke and if you start on December 1st that will take you right up to Christmas Eve. “Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise. Give Here

Am I Good Enough?

Luke 18:9-14 “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” Edmund Burke Make your donation here today! Watch the entire service here: 8:00 am Message 9:00 am Service 10:30 am Service
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