Luke’s account of the crucifixion is remarkable in many ways. It gives scarcely any details about the crucifixion itself, but focuses attention on the reactions of those Jesus encountered as He traveled the way of suffering. He was met with pity, mockery and bitter anger, but also remarkable and unexpected faith. At every turn Luke declares the Kingship of Jesus. Yet, Jesus hardly looks like a King. To the eye he appears to be victim, not victor. Listen as we examine Luke 23:26-49 and consider the Kingship of Christ, powerfully declared, brazenly rejected and savingly believed. Get the Order of Service here.
Listen to “Jesus On Trial” as we examine Luke 22 and 23 and consider the greatest courtroom drama in history as it unfolds Christ’s innocence and condemnation for our guilt and pardon. Get the Order of Service
What does betrayal look like and where does it come from? And where does betrayal take us? Luke 22:39-62 chronicles the betrayal of the disciples, but it highlights the betrayals of Judas and Peter. Their similarities are more than you imagine and their differences fewer than you might expect, yet the name ‘Judas’ is synonymous with treachery, while ‘Peter’ is honored? What made the difference? Listen as we examine Luke 22:39-62 and consider the difference between despair and redemption in the wake of our own sin, brokenness and betrayal. Click here for the Order of Service
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In Jeremiah 12 we encounter a lamentation – not from the lips of Jeremiah, but from God himself because of His people’s unbelief. It is a song that gives us a picture of the depth of God’s love – love that weathers unfaithfulness, love that holds out mercy, love that longs to restore. Get the 10.20.2019 Order of Service and listen to the sermon.
The Bible preserves Jeremiah’s teaching as well as his personal struggles. Like Jeremiah, sorrow, opposition, broken relationships and ineffective ministry can deter us from following Christ. It is easy to quit following, if we are following an idea or activity. But we are called to follow a person. Jeremiah’s struggles resonate with us and challenge us to consider, “how far will we follow?” Get the 10.13.2019 Order of Service and listen to the sermon