Cling: The Gospel of Luke

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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 […]

The Jesus Threat

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Sermon Text: Luke 7: 36-50 Sermon Outline: Taming Jesus Treasuring Jesus Reflection Questions: How – specifically – have you encountered the ‘untamableness’ of Jesus? Have you come to acquire a taste for the real Jesus? How? Put yourself in Simon’s “shoes” …how would you feel about this disreputable woman crashing your dinner party and causing […]

Dissatisfied OR Delighted

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Sermon Text: Luke 7: 24-35 Sermon Outline: Searching For God Settling For Self Satisfaction Reflection Questions: How are you searching for answers these days? Where do you turn for affirmation and questions about your purpose in life? Do you truly partake of Jesus (personally and experientially fellowship with Jesus), or do you simply know about […]

Dealing With Disappointment

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Sermon Text: Luke 7: 18-23 Sermon Outline: Do I Say Anything? Did I Do Something Wrong? Don’t Be Offended Reflection Questions: Have you ever felt disappointed with God? Seriously, take 15 min. later today to write out your story of disappointment …like the way the Psalmists would actually put words to their feelings. Perhaps you’re […]

The Funeral Crasher

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Sermon Text: Luke 7: 11-17 Sermon Outline: Noticed Not Alone No Limits Reflection Questions: Look around at your current relationships …Who’s hurting? How can you move toward that person with compassion this week? What distracts you from seeing and hearing people? Who has God relationally provided for you to lean on? How can you express […]

What Makes Jesus Marvel?

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Sermon Text: Luke 7:1-10 Sermon Outline: Ordinary Neediness Owed Nothing Obedience Reflection Questions: Why kind of ‘ordinary neediness’ bothers you (e.g. needing attention from your spouse; asking for help with a task; needing someone to talk to; etc)? Why is it so so so vital for you to fully embrace and believe that God fundamentally […]

You’re Free! (Part II)

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Sermon Text: Luke 6: 37-49 Sermon Outline: Free from Condemnation Free to Go Big! The Foundation of Freedom Reflection Questions: If you really really really believed that you were 100% free from condemnation, how would you perceive and treat people differently? How will you deliberately (and specifically) go about building your life on the unshakable […]

You’re Free!

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Sermon Text: Luke 6: 27-36 Sermon Outline: Liberty Lazy Look at Jesus Reflection Questions: Who are your enemies? How are you currently keeping your resentment and/or bitterness toward them on ‘life-support’ How can you best love your enemies right now? (e.g. pray for them, be patient with them, respectfully challenge/confront them?). How often, and how […]