Gospel of Luke - Luke 10:25-42 - Father's Day

This week Pastor Phil takes us through the remainder of Luke 10. This passage looks at the questions of an expert in the law, the story of the Good Samaritan, and an encounter between Mary and Martha as Jesus came to their home! Phil reminds us that “Life is happening in this moment”

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 10:25-42. Take time to explore how God is speaking to you through this passage.

GROW: Ask yourself, “What are the most important things in life?” Do you feel like you are focused on these things?

OVERFLOW: What is something you need to adjust in your life? (Is it the way you spend time? Who you give your attention to?) Make an effort to intentionally pursue the things you know are most important in life. 

Gospel of Luke - Luke 10:1-24

This week Pastor Tobi brings us into the 10th chapter of Luke! Be sure to follow along and go through the weekly challenge to keep growing deeper in your relationship with God!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 10:1-24. What is true joy to you?

GROW: Are you 100% OK in being the means to an end for Jesus’ vision? Or is Jesus being the means to an end for you?

OVERFLOW: This week, be sure to bring along one other person for the things you are doing for God. Also, in a tangible way, support the person who is doing something you want to do but not able to.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 9:51-62

Join us this week as Pastor Phil takes us through the last portion of Luke chapter 9. Here Jesus challenges people to count the cost of discipleship, to really consider what it means to follow him.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 9:51-62 and Matthew 8:18-22. Consider the “roadblocks and traffic jams”.

GROW: Think about your life and identify the things that block your way, or slow you down as you try follow after Jesus?

OVERFLOW: Write down all these “roadblocks and traffic jams”. Consider and pray how these obstacles can be removed or overcome.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 9:37-50

This week Pastor Tobi takes a look at Luke 9:37-50 and challenges us to see what makes people truly great in the kingdom.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 9:37-50. What is Jesus teaching you about “greatness”?

GROW: Also read Matthew 18:1-6 and Mark 9:33-37. Why did the disciples argue about who is the greatest? What hinders you from having humility? When do you find yourself in that situation?

OVERFLOW: Serve someone this week for the glory of God. Just like Christ did for you, find joy in that person’s success, growth and blessing.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 9:18-36

Join us as Pastor Jenny gives us powerful insight into the gospel of Luke. This week’s message comes from Luke 9:18-36.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW:  Read Luke 9:18-20.  Who does Peter say that Jesus is?  Who do YOU say that Jesus is?

GROW:  Read Luke 9:21-27.  How will you say “yes” to Jesus this week?

OVERFLOW:  Read Luke 9:28-36.  Take some time to listen to Jesus through Scripture and prayer.  What is Jesus saying to you?

Mother's Day Service - 2 Timothy 3:14-17 - Building a Foundation of Faith - Bilingual

Mother’s Day Service 2019! This is a joint service with our Japanese Language and English Language combined. Pastor Phil takes us through a special study of 2 Timothy 3:14-17 and Pastor Tobi translates into Japanese.

Weekly Challenge.

Know: Read 2 Timothy 3:14-17 and 1 Timothy 1:5. Consider how Timothy’s upbringing gave him a foundation for life.

Grow: Ask yourself, how am I intentionally investing in my children or others around me? Does what I “say” match what I “do”? Am I helping others build a foundation in Christ?

Overflow: Think about one way you can intentionally impact someone around you. Either someone younger or older than you. Make a commitment to do something that will help build a biblical foundation in their life or that will encourage them and show them they are loved.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 9:1-17

Thank you for following along with our journey through the gospel of Luke! Join us this week as Pastor Tobi leads us in a study of Luke 9:1-17.

Weekly Challenge

1. Read Luke 9:1-17. What is God trying to teach you today through this passage?

2. Like the boy that appears in John 9:6, are you positioned in a good place for God to use you? What is something you can offer (like the boy’s fish and bread) to bless other people?

3. Is Jesus the King of your heart? Who are the people that you want to go and proclaim the Kingdom of God (the gospel) with? Take a step forward this week. 

Gospel of Luke - Luke 8:22-56

Join us as Pastor Tobi helps us learn from Luke 8:22-56! April 28th 2019 Service.

Weekly Challenge

1. Read Luke 8:22-56 carefully. Which episode speak to you the most? Why do you think it was so touching?

2. What are some miracles of God surrounding your life? Do you believe they are evidence of God’s love for you?

3. Is there anyone who is needing God’s miracle around you? For that person, and with that person if it’s possible, please pray for a miracle and expect God will move.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 8:1-21

Join Pastor Tobi as he takes us through a study of Luke 8:1-21.

Weekly Challenge

  1. Read Luke 8:1-21. How did God’s word speak to you through this passage?

  2. Looking at the parable of the soil from Luke 8:5-8 and 11-15, which one of the soils are you now? How can you be more of a good soil?

  3. Through His resurrection, Jesus gave you hope of eternity. With that eternal hope, how will you bless others through your life? Who will you bless this week?

Gospel of Luke - Luke 7:36-50

Join Pastor Phil in this study of Luke 7:36-50!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 7. Think about the themes of Faith, Hope, and Love. How do you relate to each of these stories in chapter 7?

GROW: Consider Simon and the Woman. Do you think of yourself as someone who has been forgiven a little or a lot? How does this affect your attitude towards God and others?

OVERFLOW: If you find yourself being critical or judgmental towards someone this week, make an active effort to stop and consider today’s passage. Pray for God’s guidance in how you should act.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 7:18-35

Join us as Pastor Phil takes us through a study of Luke 7:18-35!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 7:1-35. Consider how each person might have felt.

GROW: Pray and consider if there are any doubts you are holding onto about God. Any fears? Write these down. Now consider what you know to be true about God. Write these down.

OVERFLOW: What would it look like to push past some of your doubts or fears? Make a commitment to take some action this week to Know God more or to act upon your doubts or fears.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 7:1-17

Join Pastor Tobi as he leads us through Luke 7:1-17!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 7:1-17. What stood out to you?  What did Jesus promise us in John 14:1-4, 15-18, 27? Does His words have authority over your life?

GROW: What area(s) of your life do you tend to struggle submitting to God’s word? Why do you think that’s the case?

OVERFLOW: Think of a practical way to demonstrate your trust in God’s word/promise this week and overflow with faith!

Gospel of Luke - Luke 6:27-49 - Upside Down Kingdom

Join us this week as Pastor Tobi takes us through Luke 6:27-49 and explores some of the facets of Christian life that can be both challenging and puzzling at the same time! Sometimes it really does seem “upside down” to follow Jesus, but if we do, we find that he really does know what is best for us.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 6:27-49. Which one verse struck you the most? What do you think God is telling you through that verse?

GROW: Do you have a Christian accountability partner who will speak truth into your life and can share joys and struggles of your walk with God? If not, ask God for one!

OVERFLOW: Which one of the teachings by Jesus from today’s reading will you put into practice this week?

Gospel of Luke - Luke 6:12-26 - To Follow Jesus

Join us as Pastor Tobi shares with us from his Israel trip and a powerful message from the sermon on the plain.

Weekly Challenge:
 
KNOW:  Read Luke 6:12-26. What does this passage teach us about the perspective we need to follow Jesus?
 
GROW:  Read 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and 10-17. How can you be prepared for the challenges you will face as followers of Christ?
 
OVERFLOW:  How will you represent the life of Jesus this week through a prayer to lift up and in an act of service?

Gospel of Luke - Luke 6:1-11 - He Knows My Name

This week Pastor Jenny takes us through Luke 6:1-11 and an exploration of the law and the heart of Jesus.

Weekly Challenge:

 KNOW:  Read Luke 6:1-11.  In what ways are you like the Pharisees?  Like the disciples?  Like the man with the shriveled hand?

GROW:  Read Jesus’ parable in Luke 5:36-39.  How does it connect with Jesus’ actions in Luke 6:1-11?  How do you respond when God does something new?

OVERFLOW:  Reflect on Jesus’ question in Luke 6:9.  Enjoy some Sabbath time this coming week, serving someone as God leads.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 5:27-39 - Jesus is calling

This week Pastor Phil takes us through the gospel of Luke and the calling of Levi also known as Matthew.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 5. Examine the people Jesus called. Who do you relate to most?

GROW: How do you think Jesus is calling you to follow him? What do you think you need to give up or leave behind to follow him?

OVERFLOW: Start with yourself then be a blessing to others. Ask yourself if there’s anyone you are judgmental towards. Remember that God has shown you great grace! How should you show grace to others? Live that out this week.

Gospel of Luke - Luke 5:12-27 - The heart of Jesus

Pastor Phil continues our series in Luke with the miraculous healing of a man with leprosy and a paralyzed man. Follow along and see how the word challenges you to move this week!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 5:12-27, Matthew 9:2–8 and Mark 2:3–12. Think about how you can relate to the people in these encounters with Jesus.

GROW: The people seeking healing in each story were desperate for Jesus. How desperate are you? Think about the ways or areas in your life that you are truly seeking God.

OVERFLOW: The paralyzed man truly had no hope of meeting that day without his friends. How have your friends carried you? How can you help carry someone else toward Jesus this week?

Gospel of Luke - Luke 5:1-11 - Because You Say So

Join us as Pastor Tobi brings another powerful message from the Gospel of Luke!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, and John 1:40-42. How is it similar (or different) to the time you first decided to follow Jesus? 

GROW: What is something that you feel it belongs to you? Is it better in your hands or is it better in God’s hands? Are you able to let that go?

OVERFLOW: Who in your life is going through similar struggles with you? Talk with them this week and encourage one another!

Gospel of Luke - Luke 4:31-44

Join us this week as Pastor Phil takes us through a look at Jesus life and ministry. Even in the busyness of life, Jesus took time to find quiet and reconnect with the Father.

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 4:31-44. Imagine being present in each of these situations. How would you feel?

GROW: Consider how God has affected your life. Do you feel like you have been “set free” from anything? How have you been able to serve others because of this?

OVERFLOW: How do you deal with silence? Spend some time alone with God this week. Take time to read the word, pray and listen. Remember that you can only “overflow” after you’ve been filled up!

Gospel of Luke - Luke 4:14-30 - Freed to Set Free

This week Pastor Tobi takes us through Jesus reading the scroll of Isaiah. Jesus foretells about his purpose on the earth and although he speaks powerfully, the people do not receive him. Find out how this applies to our life!

Weekly Challenge

KNOW: Read Luke 4:14-30 and I Kings 17:7-16. What did you discover?

GROW: How has the truth in the Bible comforted you? How has it challenged you?

OVERFLOW: Encourage someone this week who is going through a suffering.