Text: Luke 10:38-42
Summary: How do we train our ears to hear the words of the Lord? 5 Steps: 1) Worship, 2) Ask, 3) Listen, 4) Wait, and 5) Receive
Text: Luke 6:37-49
Summary: When we are fully trained by Jesus, we will become just like Him. To act like Jesus, to speak like Jesus, to live like Jesus. Luke 6 lays a high standard. Loving an enemy is like entering the CrossFit championships. Let’s start with a beginner class – examining how we speak to those closest to us.
Text: Luke 8:4-8
Summary: Parable of the Sower. The path-like heart and rocky heart do not apply to believers. It really comes down to a thorny heart and a good heart. God wants our hearts to be good and to bear a hundredfold amount of good fruit. Unlike the world, God is infinitely more interested in the condition of our hearts than He is in the work of our hands.
Text: Luke 1:15-17; Mal 4; 1 Kings 17-19
Summary: The prophecy in Mal 4 is partially fulfilled in Luke 1 through the ministry of John the Baptist, who came in the spirit and power of Elijah. In both cases, the message is the same – Our Heavenly Father doesn’t want His children to go through the motions; instead, He wants us to turn our hearts toward Him.