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Gospel of Luke: Training of the Twelve

07/08/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: One of the fascinating things to observe in the Gospels is the teaching methods that Jesus uses. It’s particularly interesting in relation to the disciples. We see Jesus using the lecture, the lab, and the dreaded pop quiz. All three happen around the miracle of the feeding of the 5000, the only miracle apart from the resurrection that is recorded in all four Gospels.

Gospel of Luke: What Is Faith?

07/01/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: When you hear the statement: “Have faith,” does your mind grasp what that really means? Or have you heard it so many times, you just nod, and go with the flow, knowing that you’re supposed to understand “faith?” In Luke’s gospel, chapter seven, we have one of the “miracle stories” where faith is on display. We can learn the central meaning, the central focus, of faith from the example of a military man who desperately needed Jesus’ help. Jesus responds to this man’s faith with a remarkable miracle.

Gospel of Luke: A Ministry Manifesto

06/24/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Jesus goes to the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth and declares his ministry manifesto, stating the reason he came to earth. We need to understand ministry in our day through these same four defining characteristics: incarnational, proclamational, transformational, and confrontational.

Gospel of Luke: Preparation For Ministry

06/17/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: There are two experiences of Jesus, laying the foundation for his public ministry, that have some amazing applications for us. These experiences were Jesus’ baptism and his temptation in the wilderness. If you have questions about the security of your relationship with God and how to successfully face temptations in your life, these lessons can significantly affect your walk with Christ.

Encounters In Jerusalem

06/10/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Having followed the Law’s requirement of circumcision at eight days where Jesus formally receives his name, Mary and Joseph travel to Jerusalem. While there to perform two important duties required under the Law, they encounter two individuals where Jesus is affirmed as the promised Messiah. These two, Simeon and Anna, also teach us about faithfulness in service over the long haul

Introduction to the Gospel of Luke

05/27/18

Speaker: Chris Mendez

Summary: Nobody dreams of mediocre. Not in our relationships, not in our career, not in any sphere of life. Yet, when it comes to our relationship with God, many of us find that we settle for just that. Is there something that makes the difference between a mediocre and a marvelous relationship with God? Turns out the answer is yes! In this message Pastor Chris will unpack that ‘something’ as we introduce our summer study of the Gospel of Luke.

King Asa: Failing at the Finish Line

05/13/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Asa began his reign in Judah with such great promise. “He did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God.” Unfortunately and sadly, he didn’t finish the same way. His life is an example and a caution to us on finishing the race strong.

King Asa: Strong Out of the Starting Block

05/06/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Asa followed his father as king over Judah, the two southern tribes of Israel. From his life and reign in these early years, we draw two important application principles: we need to diligently maintain a cutting edge in our faith lives, and God delights in manifesting his power through our weakness.

Stuck in the Middle: The Problem of Evil

04/29/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: One of the most challenging, confounding, perplexing realities in our world is the presence and effects of evil. How do we explain this? How do we account for evil in the world? This message explores the origin of evil and the end of evil, and then considers how we should view evil and suffering in the present time.

The Bible: "Fake News?"

04/22/18

Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: Is he Bible just fake news? Are the biblical documents reliable? Can they be trusted or are they just stories that have been written down much later to support a religious tradition? You might be surprised with the degree of confidence you can have in the Bible.