Money and anxieties often shape our life choices; we all aim to be financially well off or perhaps just to be secure. Jesus warns you and me that we could be financially well off but still be considered a fool by God. He also offers us good reasons why we can have security investing in what is eternal.
Luke 18:9-14 Some years ago I arrived at the airport gate for a long-haul flight only to be turned away and unable to board. Turned out my passport wasn’t valid…The beginning of a new year is a good time to check our spiritual passport and make sure everything is in order. This story Jesus told helps us do that by taking us back to the big issue of how we get right with God.
Luke 12:54-13:17 As we consider global wars, global pandemics, global warming and all that makes life in this world painful. Let’s hear the Wisdom and Hope that Jesus offers.
The name Jesus means rescuer – but why do we need rescuing? Because of our spiritual poverty!
The angels show us how Jesus is the most qualified savior and the shepherds have the right attitude: they see for themselves and they rejoice!
The Time, Place, and way that Jesus was born shows us just how great our need for him is!
Luke 1:67-79 Christmas is a dark, cold time of year. It’s the time we get out the lights – candles on tables, fairy lights on trees. These lights are a good reminder about the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus came to ‘give light to those who sit in darkness’. But what is this darkness, and what is the light he brings?
uke 1:26–38 Christmas is coming, whether we like it or not. We see in Luke’s Gospel that Jesus is an unexpected gift, but a long awaited saviour.
Christmas is going to be a strange one in 2020, but still not quite as strange as the first Christmas, at which God gave a strange solution to the strange problem of this world.