Posts from September 2020

Order of Service, September 27, 2020

Introduction Luke 9:18-22 marks a climactic and pivotal point in Luke’s account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. It clearly answers any remaining questions about the identity of Jesus. He is the Christ, Israel’s promised King. It also sets his course toward the cross that must precede the crown. The hymns we will…

Order of Service, September 20, 2020

Introduction Luke 9:10-17 contains an account of one of Jesus’ most famous and astounding miracles. It is a miracle of creative power viewed in a vast public display. It served as the climactic moment in Jesus’ Galilean ministry and set the stage for a probing question he posed to his disciples, “Who do you say…

Order of Service, September 13, 2020

Introduction In the ninth chapter of Luke, Jesus’ Galilean ministry began to draw to a close. In a climactic act, Jesus sent out his disciples as an extension of his own ministry, charging them to proclaim his message of the Kingdom and empowering them to confirm the message through miraculous deeds. The hymns we will…

Order of Service, September 6, 2020

Introduction Luke laid four stories from the life of Jesus side-by-side in chapter eight. They drive us to ask, with Jesus’ disciples and opponents alike, “Who is this?” In each of these four stories, Jesus intervenes to save people in helpless distress and, in so doing, he demonstrates his power over nature, demons, disease, and…