Cling: The Gospel of Luke

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What Jesus Wants For Us

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Sermon Text: Luke 9: 37-45 Sermon Outline:  Dream Big Die To Self Embrace What He Says Reflection Questions: Are you afraid to get your hopes up? How is God pulling you into His big, hope-filled, plans despite your reluctance? What’s one big thing you simply need to ask God for? Saying to God, “Just give […]

Following Jesus

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Sermon Text: Luke 9: 28-36 Sermon Outline: Confusion Clarity Consider Reflection Questions:  Has God ever put you in a confusing position? How did you “handle” it? What kind of clarity do you want these days? When you read Scripture, what kind of clarity does God provide? What’s the difference between your preferred clarity, and the […]

The Biggest Question

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Sermon Text: Luke 9: 18-27 Sermon Outline: The Biggest Question The Impact of the Answer Reflection Questions: Do you merely revere Jesus? What would it look like for you to receive Jesus as extremely relevant to everything you do everyday? As you simply sit still and honestly study Jesus, what comes into focus about the […]

Taste & See

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Sermon Text: Luke 9: 10-17 Sermon Outline: Eager (10-11) Doubting (12-14) Assured (15-17) Reflection Questions: When you have seen God work through you, were you eager to see more? Why? What causes you to doubt that God will provide for you in Christ? What is the heart of this doubt? How does the story of […]

Participating In The Kingdom

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Sermon Text: Luke 9: 1-9 Sermon Outline: Odd Choice Oppose Darkness & Death Dependence & Doing Life Together Reflection Questions: When was a time you were frustrated or extremely confused by the fact that God likes involving fallible human beings in the work of expanding His Kingdom? How have you acquired a taste for some […]

Priorities

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Sermon Text: Luke 8: 40-56 Sermon Outline: Invites Inconvenience Insists on Faith Reflection Questions: How do you need to invite (or at least embrace) inconvenience in your life these days? How has Jesus developed in you an authentic desire to invite inconvenience? Do you ever feel like you’re an inconvenience? How is God showing you […]

The Presence And Power of God

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Sermon Text: Luke 8: 26-39 Sermon Outline: He Shows Up He Listens He Unleashes His Power Reflection Questions: How do you feel about the fact that God shows up in your life even if you don’t want Him to? Have you ever thought of Christmas as an “Invasion Story”? How can you capture and celebrate […]

Who Then Is This, So Close and Commanding?

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Sermon Text: Luke 8: 19-25 Sermon Outline:  A Brother, So Close (19-21) A Master, So Commanding (22-25a) Who Then Is This? (25b) Reflection Questions: What current situational “thrashing waves” are you waiting for Jesus to calm? What moments tend to bring out the “Does it work?” skepticism about entrusting life’s details to Jesus? When reflecting […]

Secrets Of The Kingdom

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Sermon Text: Luke 8: 4-18 Sermon Outline: Stories vs. Solutions Embracing Exposure Reflection Questions: What problems are you presently facing? Has God provided you with “solutions” or stories? What do you think God wants you to do with the stories? Why is it absolutely critical that you imaginatively inhabit the stories God tells? How are […]

What’s With All The Women?

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Sermon Text: Luke 8: 1-3 Sermon Outline: Student of History Smart Savior Reflection Questions: I dare you to read the entire gospel of Luke this week, and every time a woman is mentioned send a text message to your shepherding elder telling him one impression you had about the woman. Have you been personally and […]