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.
When considering the major themes of God’s teaching in scripture, an oft-overlooked one is that of unity and harmony in the church. Pastor Michael Rattin speaks on Romans 15:1-7.
Continuing the theme of God meeting our every need, Joshua Rattin explores the compassion of God in meeting our need of comfort in affliction. The text is from 2 Corinthians 1:3-7.