Monthly Archives: November 2013

12/1 What Are You Really Looking For?

Title: “What Are You Really Looking For?” Texts: Luke 11:1-36 In a Nutshell: From the disciples asking Jesus to teach them how to pray, to the Pharisee upset that Jesus didn’t wash his hands, from Jesus’ accusers that he healed by … Continue reading

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11/24 Holiday Hustle

Texts: Luke 10:38-42   In a Nutshell: Cultural expectations and family traditions can create memorable events and  at the same time provide significant spiritual distractions.  Jesus teaches us that we need to keep first things first this holiday! The Place –Mary & … Continue reading

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11/17 “Jesus Sends Out the Seventy”

Text:   Luke 10:1-24  In a Nutshell: On His road trip to Jerusalem, Jesus knows that the time is running short before His crucifixion, and that there were still many villages that had not yet heard His message.  So, he needed a larger … Continue reading

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11/10 – “Crossing the Tracks”

Texts: Luke 10:25-36; James 2:1; Acts 10:34-35; Galatians 3:26-29; Romans 10:12-13   In a Nutshell: Everyone wants a “cross-off-list” on how to get to heaven, especially the smart guys (a.k.a. the “lawyer”), but Jesus never lets us get by with shortcuts or meticulous lists. Understanding … Continue reading

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11/3 Road Trip! – Luke 9:51

Texts:   Luke 9:51 In a Nutshell: This holiday season prepare for a “Road Trip!”  Many Ancient philosophers and religious teachers had their teachings recorded as a “Traveling Narrative.”  Key points were discussed at specific times in geographic or demographic contexts which … Continue reading

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