Who gets what? (Luke 6:19-20a)

The whole crowd was trying to touch Him because power was coming out from Him and healing them all.  Then, looking up at His disciples, He said…  (Luke 6:19-20a) Jesus offers His healing power to all the people.  He uses miracles to draw them in, but look how He doesn’t expect every person healed to actually […]

Priorities [Luke 6:10-11]

After looking around at them all, [Jesus] told [the man with a paralyzed hand], “Stretch out your hand.”  He did so, and his hand was restored.  [The Scribes and Pharisees], however, were filled with rage and started discussing with one another what they might do with Jesus.  (Luke 6:10-11) The religious leaders were more concerned […]

Jesus gives you strength as you obey

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 6 JESUS GIVES YOU STRENGTH AS YOU OBEY “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I tell you?”  (Luke 6:46) At the core of the Christian faith is not a list of rules or “do’s and don’ts,” but a relationship.  It is absolutely crucial, […]

Does Hebrews 6 Mean I Can Lose my Salvation?

As a pastor, I often get questions of a more theological nature. Thursdays are the day I like to post some on the blog. Enjoy! —Pastor Phillip The other day a friend of mine sent me a serious text message: “I’ve been struggling with some verses. It’s Hebrews 6:4-8… I know I’ve sinned many times […]

The Measure You Use (pt2)

What if you’re living right, but aren’t being blessed like you want? But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge […]

The Measure You Use (pt1)

A friend of mine sent me a great question the other day: When it says “give and it shall be given unto you, good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over,” could that be financially, spiritually, relationally, etc.? I always only thought of it as financially. Here are some thoughts that came to mind.  The […]