In The Story of the Friend Who Wouldn't Quit (Luke 11: 5-13), Jesus reveals that we never need give up on hope or on the God who calls us his friends. As God's needy friends, we will boldly request his help; and as his real friends, our requests will proceed in the manner of a dynamic relationship. Most important of all, as our Mighty Friend God's desire is that we ask for and receive his greatest gift - the Holy Spirit. Click the link below to download.
To be “talented” in today’s culture means that you've been recognized as having gifts in a particular area, but in large part the emphasis is upon a select group of people with exceptional abilities. It may come as a surprise to know that the idea of having "talents" and using them originates with Jesus' two thousand year old Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25: 14-30) where he teaches us that every one of us, not a select few, has not only been given a talent but the opportunity to use it for the glory of God. Click the link below to download.
In Jesus' story of The Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 24-37) we learn that Jesus' ministry has no borders, limits, or loopholes; and that the question should not be "Who is my neighbor?" but "To whom will I become a neighbor today?" Click the link below to download.
If you think that parties are the domain of the fraternity house, the Friday afternoon office, or the tailgate -- but definitely not the circle of Jesus' followers, think again....because Jesus teaches us in Luke 14: 1-24 that the invitation to life in God’s kingdom is more like the invitation to a great dinner party; a party to which all are invited, but sadly one that not all will choose to attend. Click the link below to download.