Sermons from October 2020
Many Christians can easily become obsessed with the end times, looking into the scriptures, world events, and the way the world is going to try to crack the code as the when Jesus might return. But this is not where our focus should be. In an epic conversation with His disciples, Jesus outlines how the end will come about. Pastor Joe unpacks this conversation to discover how Jesus would have us live as we await His return.
Opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and other religious leaders was starting to rise as He continued to refute their petty attempts to trap Him. But now Jesus turns His attention back on them. In a powerful and punchy teaching session, Jesus pronounces seven woes on the Pharisees. David Evans helps us see the Pharisees’ problems and how we struggle with them as well.
As Jesus continues his ministry in the city of Jerusalem, he is confronted by people who are intent on bringing down his ministry. They try to do this by posing three tricky questions for Jesus to decipher. Jesus response is saturated with wisdom and insight defuses their malicious intentions.
The good news about Jesus is a message that speaks of God’s incredible generosity where he invites people from far and wide to partake in his Kingdom. But this does not mean that everyone responds to his invitation. In this passage, Jesus shares a parable which speaks of God’s incredible, indiscriminate grace for those who accept God’s invitation and the result for those who choose to ignore it.