Gospel

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Greater Love

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:12-13 Jesus here tells us to love people the same way that He has loved us. Now, I don’t know about you, but that seems like a very tall order. How…

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To Remember

“And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’” Luke 22:19 Isn’t it amazing the love that Jesus had: that even though he fully knew the sins of his disciples—that Judas would betray him, that Peter would…

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New Bread & New Life

“Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.’” – Luke 22:7-8  In Jewish tradition, the feast of the passover commemorated Israelites were freedom from the Egyptians. This particular day of the feast included two important…

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Break the Routine

“And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’” Luke 5:39  Is being a creature of habit a bad thing? Having habits and routines isn’t inherently bad unless it comes against doing something better for yourself. If you’re diabetic its probably not the greatest idea for you to eat a donut every single morning. You’ve got…

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How Do You Compare?

“And they said to him, ‘The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.’” Luke 5:33 If we look at history I think we can see common struggles that we have today. In particular, the comparison game. You see, the religious leaders were trying to catch Jesus off guard and…

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A Big Invite

“I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” Luke 5:32 (The Message) Have you ever wanted to be invited to a party or a big game that you had no shot at going to unless you knew someone? Essentially, you were an outsider with no hope. Maybe it stung or maybe you just accepted the…