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Gospel According to Luke

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Beginning with Advent and ending with Easter, we will be diving into the Gospel according to Luke. Together we’ll explore Luke’s detailed account of Jesus’ life and ministry and discover what it means for our life today.  Join us on Sundays at 9 & 11 a.m. as we work through this life changing book together.

Part 1: Inception

Kicking off our Advent series, Pastor Mike looks at the background, history, author and purpose of the Gospel of Luke. Who is Theophilus, Herod, Zachariah, & Elizabeth? Why is Luke writing this, and what is his background and history? All of these questions, and more, are considered as we move into Advent.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text ::  Luke 1
Date :: November 25, 2012
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Part 2: Arrival

God found favor in the most unlikely of people. In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at how two teenagers (Mary & Joseph) were entrusted with a tremendous amount of responsibility. What does that mean for us? What is God entrusting to our care?

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 1:26-38
Date :: December 2, 2012
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Part 3: When God is not Convenient

Our convenience often drives us to make compromising choices that take us away from God’s best.  In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at Mary as a model of trust in God regardless of how inconvenient her life will become.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 1:39-45
Date :: December 9, 2012
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Part 4: Fulfilled

God desires great things for all of us. In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at how the life of John was intended for greatness. Knowing, believing, and stepping humbly forward with what God wants are the first steps to discover what He has for us.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 1:46-78
Date :: December 16, 2012
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Part 5: Christmas Eve

We had a great Christmas Eve service this year. Focusing on the Wonder, Gift, and Savior of Christmas, Pastor Mike leads us in considering that first Christmas night and what it must have felt like.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 2:1-20
Date :: December 24, 2012
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Part 6: Belonging

Everyone wants to belong to something. Joseph and Mary were no different…but they had a perceived scandal on their hands. In this teaching, Pastor Milo looks at what we can learn from how Mary & Joseph navigated some difficult seasons as a they sought to belong to their community of faith.

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Luke 2:21-52
Date :: December 30, 2012
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Part 7: Prepare the Way

John the Baptizer was a sight to behold. Pastor Mike looks at some lessons we can learn from John about how we can live the life that God desires for all of us.  Specifically, we considered how we can each be a person that prepares the way for others towards Jesus.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 3:1-6
Date :: January 6,  2013
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Part 8: Baptism of Jesus

John the Baptist was to prepare the way of the Lord. How did he do that? In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at specific elements that made up John’s ministry as a way to present the person of Jesus to a waiting Israel.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 3:7-22; John 3:29
Date :: January 13, 2013
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Part 9: Temptation of Jesus


Been tempted lately? Often the temptations that we experience give us windows into our own soul. It’s bait on a hook.  In this teaching, Pastor Mike considers the temptation of Christ and how He was tempted in all points as we are.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 4:1-13
Date :: January 20, 2013
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Part 10: Jesus Calls His Disciples


What does it mean to follow Jesus? In this teaching, Pastor Mike considers what it means to be captivated by Jesus and pursue Him as the follower’s He calls us to be.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 4:14-5:11
Date :: January 27, 2013
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Part 11: A Life Well Built


What are you building your life upon? In this teaching, Pastor Milo considers some teaching of Jesus that offer us some basic ideas for how God wants to build our lives on a firm foundation that can stand the storms of life.

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Luke 6:1-45
Date :: February 3, 2013
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Part 12: Jesus Pursues


Have you found yourself at a point in your life where you are dying spiritually? Do you feel unworthy of Jesus paying attention and stepping in to your misery? Jesus finds wrecked people and offers hope and healing. Our responsibility isn’t to pretty ourselves up before hand, but instead position ourselves for His miraculous touch.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 7:1-17
Date :: February 10, 2013
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Part 13: Who Is Jesus?


With John the Baptist in prison, the question arises, “Is Jesus the Messiah? Is He the promised one?” It’s a question that comes out of a season of pain and confusion. In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at how Jesus reveals who we need Him to be…not necessarily who we want Him to be.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 7:18-9:24
Date :: February 17, 2013
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Part 14: Jesus Draws the Line

When Jesus turns his eyes towards Jerusalem, the Gospel of Luke changes in tone. Jesus’ ministry begins focusing on what it means to live a life that ushers in the Kingdom of God. In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at some difficult things Jesus says and how those sayings apply to our life today.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 9:41-11:34
Date :: February 24, 2013
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Part 15: Party Like Jesus


The invitation that God gives to all of us is the greatest invite we will ever receive.  We have the greatest reason to party!  In this teaching, Pastor Milo looks at how Jesus instructs us to party and how that should shape our communities.  Celebration should be a hallmark of the Christian life.

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Luke 14:7-24
Date :: March 3, 2013
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Part 16: Going, Baptizing, Teaching


What does it mean to make disciples? How are we to go, baptize, and teach in a way that points others towards Jesus? In this teaching, Scott Burns, on of our missionaries, shares how Jesus’ ministry points towards the Great Commission and how we can be a part of living that out today.

Teacher :: Scott Burns
Text :: Luke 14:25-34; 15:1-32
Date :: March 10, 2013
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Part 17: Shrewd


Is it okay to be shrewd? In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at one of the most confusing parables of Jesus. Considering where we are placing our hope, the role of money in our lives, and how we can be shrewd are all on the table for consideration in this teaching.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 16
Date :: March 17, 2013
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Part 18: Jesus is Lord


The idea that Jesus is Lord shakes us to the foundations of our belief system. In this teaching, Pastor Mike considers the ramifications of calling Jesus our Lord and the hope and healing it ushers into our life.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 19:1-40
Date :: March 24, 2013
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Part 19: Jesus is Risen


The resurrection is the center piece to the Christian experience.  Without it our faith is in vain. Celebrating Easter, Pastor Mike looks at the hope that is ours because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 24:1-12
Date :: March 31, 2013
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Part 20: Jesus is Hope


On a dusty road, two men found themselves discussing how all hope had been lost. Then Jesus joined them on their journey. In this teaching, Pastor Mike looks at how the road to Emmaus became a journey of hope. Because of the resurrection, the story of Hope in our lives isn’t finished.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 24:13-35
Date :: April 7, 2013
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Part 21: Jesus is Peace


To a room filled with frightened, startled, troubled and doubting friends, Jesus offers peace…shalom. In this teaching, Pastor Milo considers what Jesus asks of us as a way to offer us the peace that our mind and souls crave.

Teacher :: Milo Curtis
Text :: Luke 24:36-42
Date :: April 14, 2013
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Part 22: Jesus is Assurance


In this teaching, Pastor Mike shares on how Jesus came to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament and how our lives can be marked by different symbols.

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Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 24:25-47
Date :: April 21, 2013
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Part 23: Anointed

In the last moments of His time on earth, Jesus commissions His disciples to take the Gospel into all the world. By making His story our story, we have the chance to become a part of His redemptive story for mankind. We are anointed and sent in bringing that story into the places where we live, work, and play.

Teacher :: Mike Tatlock
Text :: Luke 24:45-53
Date :: April 28, 2013
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