Luke

our house | may 27

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Series – Our House

Summary -  And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”  Luke 14:17-24

Resources - CG Guide

Short Stories: Hope | Luke 16:1-13 | July 30

Series – Short Stories: Hope

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart. 

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 10

Short Stories: Hope | Luke 12:13-21 | July 23

Series – Short Stories: Hope

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart. 

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 9

Short Stories: Faith | Luke 18:1-8 | July 9

Series – Short Stories: Faith

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart. 

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 7

Short Stories: Love | Matthew 18:21-35 | June 18

Series – Short Stories: Love

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart.  

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 4

Short Stories: Love | Luke 15:1-32 | June 11

Series – Short Stories: Love

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart.  

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 3

Short Stories: Love | Luke 10:30-37 | June 4

Series – Short Stories: Love

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart. . 

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 2

Short Stories: Love | Luke 7:36-50 | May 28

Series – Short Stories: Love

Summary - Jesus was the master storyteller. Mathematics is precise, but math lacks the ability to connect the human heart. To connect a truth to people you need something more profound than a precise calculation, you need a story. Stories and metaphors connect to the human condition and speak to the human heart. Jesus’ stories are simple, but we could swim in the depths of them endlessly. Jesus’ stories are not meant to write a precise prescription, but they are meant to stir the heart to contemplation. In this series we are going to contemplate and study the Short Stories of Jesus and will be wading through the depths of these stories as they instruct the human heart. 

CG Guide - Short Stories | week 1

advent | january 1

Series – Advent

Summary: When life is happy we want to share it with the ones we love. When life is sad we don’t want words, we want presence. There is no replacing the company of those we love. This Christmas we are celebrating God With Us. Jesus loves us so much that he chooses to be with us. When Jesus Christ was born in a manger he gave us the gift of presence. Christ’s presence brings the world peace. As the angels said, he brings "peace on earth and good will.”

advent | december 11

Series – Advent

Summary: When life is happy we want to share it with the ones we love. When life is sad we don’t want words, we want presence. There is no replacing the company of those we love. This Christmas we are celebrating God With Us. Jesus loves us so much that he chooses to be with us. When Jesus Christ was born in a manger he gave us the gift of presence. Christ’s presence brings the world peace. As the angels said, he brings "peace on earth and good will.”

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | Advent | Week 3

advent | december 4

Series – Advent

Summary: When life is happy we want to share it with the ones we love. When life is sad we don’t want words, we want presence. There is no replacing the company of those we love. This Christmas we are celebrating God With Us. Jesus loves us so much that he chooses to be with us. When Jesus Christ was born in a manger he gave us the gift of presence. Christ’s presence brings the world peace. As the angels said, he brings "peace on earth and good will.”

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | Advent | Week 2

advent | november 27

Series – Advent

Summary: When life is happy we want to share it with the ones we love. When life is sad we don’t want words, we want presence. There is no replacing the company of those we love. This Christmas we are celebrating God With Us. Jesus loves us so much that he chooses to be with us. When Jesus Christ was born in a manger he gave us the gift of presence. Christ’s presence brings the world peace. As the angels said, he brings "peace on earth and good will.”

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | Advent | Week 1

the table | week 6 | luke 24:36-49

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Series – the Table

Summary: Perhaps the most miraculous thing that Jesus has done is the most ordinary. Jesus “has come eating and drinking.” (Luke 7:34–35) Of Luke’s gospel it has been said that Jesus is either going to a meal, eating a meal, or leaving a meal. In Jesus’ life, the best demonstration of the restoration he brings is eating and drinking. God is restoring a world that is lost and broken by sin. He is making all things new. What portrait does God paint of the renewal that he brings? It’s a wedding feast. God restores the world by gathering the broken around his table in order to be restored to a perfect family meal in the life to come.  

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | the Table: Week 6

the table | week 5 | luke 22:7-23

Series – the Table

Summary: Perhaps the most miraculous thing that Jesus has done is the most ordinary. Jesus “has come eating and drinking.” (Luke 7:34–35) Of Luke’s gospel it has been said that Jesus is either going to a meal, eating a meal, or leaving a meal. In Jesus’ life, the best demonstration of the restoration he brings is eating and drinking. God is restoring a world that is lost and broken by sin. He is making all things new. What portrait does God paint of the renewal that he brings? It’s a wedding feast. God restores the world by gathering the broken around his table in order to be restored to a perfect family meal in the life to come. 

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | the Table: Week 5

the table | week 4 | luke 14:1-24

Series – the Table

Summary: Perhaps the most miraculous thing that Jesus has done is the most ordinary. Jesus “has come eating and drinking.” (Luke 7:34–35) Of Luke’s gospel it has been said that Jesus is either going to a meal, eating a meal, or leaving a meal. In Jesus’ life, the best demonstration of the restoration he brings is eating and drinking. God is restoring a world that is lost and broken by sin. He is making all things new. What portrait does God paint of the renewal that he brings? It’s a wedding feast. God restores the world by gathering the broken around his table in order to be restored to a perfect family meal in the life to come. 

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | the Table: Week 4

the table | week 3 | luke 9:7-20

Series – the Table

Summary: Perhaps the most miraculous thing that Jesus has done is the most ordinary. Jesus “has come eating and drinking.” (Luke 7:34–35) Of Luke’s gospel it has been said that Jesus is either going to a meal, eating a meal, or leaving a meal. In Jesus’ life, the best demonstration of the restoration he brings is eating and drinking. God is restoring a world that is lost and broken by sin. He is making all things new. What portrait does God paint of the renewal that he brings? It’s a wedding feast. God restores the world by gathering the broken around his table in order to be restored to a perfect family meal in the life to come.

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | the Table: Week 3

the table | week 2 | luke 7:36-39

Series – the Table

Summary: Perhaps the most miraculous thing that Jesus has done is the most ordinary. Jesus “has come eating and drinking.” (Luke 7:34–35) Of Luke’s gospel it has been said that Jesus is either going to a meal, eating a meal, or leaving a meal. In Jesus’ life, the best demonstration of the restoration he brings is eating and drinking. God is restoring a world that is lost and broken by sin. He is making all things new. What portrait does God paint of the renewal that he brings? It’s a wedding feast. God restores the world by gathering the broken around his table in order to be restored to a perfect family meal in the life to come.

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | the Table: Week 2

the table | week 1 | luke 5:27-32

Series – the Table

Summary: Perhaps the most miraculous thing that Jesus has done is the most ordinary. Jesus “has come eating and drinking.” (Luke 7:34–35) Of Luke’s gospel it has been said that Jesus is either going to a meal, eating a meal, or leaving a meal. In Jesus’ life, the best demonstration of the restoration he brings is eating and drinking. God is restoring a world that is lost and broken by sin. He is making all things new. What portrait does God paint of the renewal that he brings? It’s a wedding feast. God restores the world by gathering the broken around his table in order to be restored to a perfect family meal in the life to come. 

ResourcesCommunity Group Guide | the Table: Week 1

the weary world rejoices | Christmas Eve

luke 2:8-14 | by nate bush | december 24, 2015

Series – The Weary World Rejoices

Summary: When we sing songs like Silent Night, we might be tempted to overly sanitize the birth of Jesus. Jesus was born into a broken world in a scandalize way. The way the story of Jesus begins is very stressful. The world is a weary place. Jesus was born into the weariness of this world. It is, however, because of Jesus that a weary world rejoices. We know that Jesus is our redeemer and rescuer. We know that Jesus was born into a weary world to end all weariness. For this reason the weary world can and does rejoice.