As Disciples of Jesus — We Strive to Live in True Humility

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 28, 2016 Luke 14:1, 7-14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.  When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:  “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take […]

As Disciples of Jesus — We Stay Focused on the Narrow Door!

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 21, 2016 Luke 13:22-30 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, “LORD, are only a few people going to be saved?”  He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to […]

As Disciples of Jesus — We Can Expect Troubles

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost August 14, 2016 Luke 12:49-53 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!  But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed!  Do you think I came to bring peace on earth?  No, I tell you, but division.  From […]

As Disciples of Jesus — We Live by Faith and Not in Fear

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost August 7, 2016 Luke 12:32-40 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.  Sell your possessions and give to the poor.  Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no […]

When Guarding Against False Teaching— Always Emphasize the New Life in Christ!

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost July 31, 2016 Colossians 3:1-11 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who […]