The Story of the Friend Who Wouldn't Quit (May 23, 2010)

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.

The Story of the Talents (May 16, 2010)

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.

The Good Samaritan (May 9, 2010)

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.

The Great Dinner Party (May 2, 2010)

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.