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This sermon is a review of my series in Luke 16:1–19:44. In this section of Luke's gospel, we encountered many people and many different events. However, as with the rest of Luke's gospel, the culmination of Jesus' road trip to Jerusalem was all about Jesus. In fact, Luke provided us with five clear snapshots of Jesus in this section of His gospel, each snapshot demanding a response. (1) Jesus the Prophet: Heed His Warnings. (2) Jesus the Savior: Trust in Him. (3) Jesus, Full of Compassion: Imitate Him (4) Jesus the Teacher: Listen to Him (5) Jesus the King: Worship Him
Scripture says that God is looking for worshippers. But to be a true worshipper, we must first understand the principles, practices, and attitudes that God values in His worshippers. This teaching provides a foundational understanding of true worship.
Sometimes those who feel victimized by God ask through their tears in pastors’ offices: “Did I do something to deserve this?” If you have ever thought this, memorize this text, because Jesus says it twice: “I tell you no!”
Mandates, by definition, are absolutes. They are not up for debate, and they do not change. There is no room for opinion nor preference. They require one thing...obedience.
In "Velvet Elvis," Rob Bell stated that "Christian is a great noun and a poor adjective." This message is a meditation on the dangers that come from getting too used to using the word "Christian" as an adjective, applying it to things, rather than people.
Continuing our way through 1 John by looking at what the themes of this section were addressing as well as why obedience to Jesus is such a key facet of our belief.
As Americans, we are an independent and even rebellious people. Our country came to being out of a rebellion. But does this independent spirit work against how God wants us to live? That's Peter's next point in this letter. How can a Christian live under "bad" leadership?