Resurrection Sunday took Jesus' friends and followers by surprise, though it shouldn't have. Pastor John explores the encounter between the women and the angels at the tomb, as well as Jesus' revelation of Himself to His other friends. He is Risen! It is True!
People have looked to prophecy for centuries, trying to determine what will come next? When will the Messiah arrive? When will Jesus return? Pastor John looks at prophecies given by Jesus in Luke 21 that not only prove He is the Messiah, but give us hope for the future.
Looking into Luke 20:1-18, Pastor John lays out for us this simple truth: Either we can be broken and then rebuilt by Jesus Christ, or crushed in the last day. Which will you choose? You'll be broken either way, so choose life.
Looking at the Lord's Prayer in Luke 11:1-13, Pastor John shows us the real purpose behind Jesus supplying this example of how to pray - a structure, not a ritual. We're encouraged to "linger" when we ask that God's name be hallowed, and consider just what that means, and what we're asking.
Looking at Luke 9:51-62, Pastor John explores Jesus' total commitment to His Father's will and plan, in every step of His life. Despite rejection by others, Jesus persisted through everything. We are exhorted to follow the Lord's footsteps, developing total commitment.
"Are you the one?" John the Baptist asked this question of Jesus, and it remains just as important for us to ask today. Looking at Luke 7:18-30, Pastor John explores the fundamental difference between doubt and unbelief, and illuminates the miraculous requirements Jesus needed to meet in order to be claimed as Messiah.