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Failing to Accept What is Right Before Your Eyes – Luke 12:54-59 10/28/2014

What happened two thousand years ago continues today. There are people in this world who have never heard the good news. But there are many more people who have heard but choose to ignore the evidence and carry on as if God never stepped into this ... read more

Following Jesus Will Bring Division – Luke 12:49-53 10/21/2014

It can be tough, very tough, to follow Jesus. I have often heard people pray very sweetly, “Lord, I want more of you and all that you have planned for me.” I’m ninety per cent sure those who prayed those words were thinking of all the ... read more

The ‘Agency Problem” – Luke 12:41-48 10/14/2014

Sooner or later someone who studies management will encounter what is called the ‘agency problem.’ The ‘problem’ arises because the person running a business is not usually the owner. Over time the way a business operates becomes less in ... read more

Ready and Watching but Also Surprised – Luke 12:35-40 10/7/2014

These verses–and those which follow immediately after–center on the second coming of Jesus. Jesus has been urging his disciples to get their eyes off the things of this world and to concentrate on the things of God’s kingdom. His message now ... read more

You Have All You Need – Luke 12:32-34 9/30/2014

What Jesus was teaching is, do not fall in love with money. Do not make it the goal of your life to accumulate more and more for yourself. Rather give away your wealth, and do good with what God has allowed you to have. When we use God’s ... read more

So Much Better Than “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Luke 12:22-31 9/23/2014

In Luke 12 Jesus speaks about worry, but he has something of real meaning to say about overcoming worry. His words are so much better than “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”! read more

“You Fool!” – Luke 12:13-21 9/16/2014

The story Jesus tells from verse 13 of Luke 12 is usually described as The Parable of the Rich Fool. The man in Jesus' parable is exceptionally rich. He has resources much greater than the average person. But he's completely unexceptional in his ... read more

The Holy Spirit’s Help in Times of Trouble – Luke 12:11-12 9/9/2014

Anyone, anywhere, anytime who shares their faith will – as Jesus promised – find trouble in this world (John 16:33). However, Jesus also promised marvelous support and help for us by the Holy Spirit. read more

Two Tests of Authentic Discipleship – Luke 12:8-10 9/2/2014

Jesus laid down two tests of authentic discipleship. No matter how much someone’s life appears to be Christian, or how passionately that person claims to have faith, the person who fails either of these tests has no place in the heavenly kingdom. read more

Who You Fear Determines How You Live and What You Do – Luke 12:4-7 8/26/2014

Our God is to be feared, but every day he is there for us. The one with power over our lives even beyond death, loves us. Yes, live in awe and reverence of him, and then through all eternity be grateful for the God who notices every sparrow, counts ... read more

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