We wrapped up our Outsider series with this message from Luke 23 about the thieves at the crucifixion. Two thieves on crosses, on opposite sides of Jesus spend their final moments of life on opposite ends of the spectrum of belief and understanding. In this message, Pastor Skyler shares how the heart of God responds to us, even when we are convinced we don’t deserve it.
In our culture, we tend to look out for number one. Around the world, it's a common problem lurking in the heart of man. The Good Samaritan is a well-known story, told in Luke 10 in response to a question from a guy who was looking for a loophole. Do I really need to love everyone?
In some ways loving God is the easy part. The hard part is loving others. In this message, Pastor Skyler shows us that God wants obedience but we often want options. When the church stops loving people, we stop being the church. Loving our neighbor is the differentiator. What makes it hard to love your neighbor? Everyone is your neighbor.
Join us for this replay of our Outsiders message about The Good Samaritan.
In this series we're watching how God responds to those who are viewed as insiders and outsiders. In this message, we look at a woman who by all definitions is an outsider in her culture. She shows up at a banquet put on by an insider, and what unfolds is a remarkable example for all of us as we see how Jesus responds.
Whenever you look at groups of people, you find those who seem to belong and get everything that group is about. But because there is an "in-group" it implies there is an "out-group". Jesus had the amazing ability to draw the outsiders in but also be listened to by the insiders.
In this first message in our Outsiders series, Pastor Skyler looks how Jesus responds to both an insider and outsider. Both had desperate issues and approached Jesus for help. How did Jesus respond? You'll learn that we're all the same at the feet of Jesus.
Have you tried and tried, only to fall short in your striving, feeling like you're at the end of the rope? Pastor Skyler shares that God, in His graciousness, will sometimes close each of the doors we try to open in our own efforts. Everything you're looking for is answered in the person Jesus.
Join us for this replay of the message entitled "Issue". We invite you to share it with your friends.