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 […]

Blessed Are You

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Sermon Text: Luke 6:17-26 Sermon Outline: Healing (vs. 17-19) Hope (vs. 20-23) Hunger (vs. 24-26) Reflection Questions: Where are you looking for satisfaction? How does being self-satisfied lead to failure? What do the promises of the Gospel give you that truly satisfy? How is Jesus better and more satisfying than anything else?

The Kind of People Jesus Calls

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Sermon Text: Luke 6:12-16 Sermon Outline: Surprising Sundry Scary Reflection Questions: When was the last time you were sincerely surprised, or shocked, by the kinds of people Jesus chose to work with? Who were those people, and what made them “odd choices”? Which of the disciples do you think you would’ve gotten along with? Which […]

The Main Things: Lord of The Sabbath

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Sermon Text: Luke 6: 1-11 Sermon Outline: Rest Rigors Worship Reflection Questions: Where are you choosing panic, performance, and policing others, rather than receiving and resting in Christ alone? Where do you feel a chronic fear of blame, failure, or accusation – and so you won’t permit yourself to rest? How will you commit to […]