Self-Righteous Service vs. True Service (from Aug. 9 message)
9 Points to consider as we engage in works of compassion (from Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline): Self-righteous service relies on human effort, whereas true service flows out of a relationship with God. Self-righteous service is impressed with the “big deal,” whereas true service makes no distinction between the large and the small. Self-righteous service […]
The Good News as Justice — Bob Whitaker (16 Aug 2015)
From Luke 4:14-22. This week we will return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about justice. In the words of the prophet Amos, “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.”
The Good News as Compassion — Bob Whitaker (9 Aug 2015)
From Luke 4:14-22. This week we return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about compassion. Scripture teaches that God is the protector of the poor and needy. So, how are we called to participate in this particular activity of God?
The Good News as Redemption — Bob Whitaker (2 Aug 2015)
The good news about Jesus Christ is massive. Not only is it for everyone, it is about everything. As Christ followers, it is our responsibility to discover how to apply the good news to all of life. For the next three Sundays, we are going consider the expansive nature of the good news concerning Jesus […]