A rich man approaches Jesus asking how to receive eternal life. Yet he already has his own answer in mind – works and riches. Jesus shows him how neither of these things will suffice for salvation. The text is from Luke 18:18-30.
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The disciples around Jesus felt an obligation to keep him “on task” – no need to waste his time with little children running around. Yet Jesus sees these little ones differently from them, and encourages them to come. Pastor Michael Rattin considers the humility on display in Luke 18:15-17.
A prideful Pharisee who thinks himself already righteous enters a temple and leaves in his sin. A tax collector, recognizing his sin, enters the temple and leaves justified. The deciding factor is simple: humility. Pastor Michael Rattin speaks on Luke 18:9-14.
Can our faith be gauged by how much we pray? When Christians trust in God and his promises, we will be a praying people, as Jesus’ parable in Luke 18 shows. Pastor Michael Rattin speaks on Luke 18:1-8.
Jesus is stopped on His journey to Jerusalem and heals ten lepers. Only one leper, the outcast of the outcast, returns to give thanks. The text is from Luke 17:11-19.
What does it look like to be a disciple of Christ? An upright walk, forgiveness, faith, and a servant heart. Pastor Michael Rattin speaks on Luke 17:1-10.
Continuing his sermon on the evils of a love of money, Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus. But which one was really the richer? The text is from Luke 16:19-31.
The challenge in this difficult passage is for the disciples of Jesus Christ to work shrewdly, like the shrewd manager for earthly security, only in investing earthly wealth in the eternal kingdom. The text is from Luke 16:1-15.