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A Light Has Dawned

Writing 700 years before Christ, Isaiah spoke of people who “walked in darkness”–certainly true of his own day, as even God’s people sought “mediums and necromancers” instead of God (mentioned in the verses at the end of chapter 8 just prior to our text). And it was also true of the early days of the Roman Empire to which Isaiah pointed, when the Israelites also lived in dark times–those who were clustered in Judea as well as those scattered throughout…

Truth and Lies: Part 2 – The Flesh

I started a three-part series last Sunday called “Truth and Lies,” and in these three messages, I’m focusing on how Satan spreads “deceptive ideas that play to our disordered desires that become normalized in a sinful society” (those words come from Live No Lies by John Mark Comer). The “deceptive ideas” are lies from Satan (last week). The “disordered desires” are what the Bible calls “the flesh” (today). And the “sinful society” is what Scripture calls “the world” (next Sunday).…

I Will Follow You

It almost sounds like Jesus is trying to discourage people from following him, doesn’t it? And yet, of course, we know that he came to invite everyone to follow him, so we know he doesn’t want to turn anyone away. So what’s going on? There’s a theme in Luke’s gospel that comes into play here, I think. The paragraph we’re studying tomorrow is at the beginning of a part of Luke that is often called The Travel Narrative or The…

The Roaring Lion

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God…