A King and His Kingdom (Easter)

This weekend at Eastbrook Church we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus and began a new series, “The Kingdom Life,” which corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross.  This first message in the series is entitled “A King and His Kingdom” and looks at Luke’s resurrection narrative from Luke 24:1-12.

You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Also, you are welcome to join in with the daily reading plan for this series.

 

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The Kingdom Life

This weekend we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and also begin a new series at Eastbrook Church entitled “The Kingdom Life.” In this part of our journey we explore what is happening in the resurrection and what it means for our life. We ask questions like: what sort of King is this?; what sort of Kingdom did He bring?; where are we and what is happening in this Kingdom Life?

Join us for this eight-week series which continues our journey through the Gospel of Luke. You may also want to explore the previous parts of this journey:

Three Last Words: a Good Friday message

This year our Good Friday service was structured around the three last words that Jesus speaks from the Cross in the Gospel of Luke:

  • “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)
  • “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”  (Luke 23:43)
  • “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

Within that structure, I brought three short messages reflecting on those final words. I am including the full text of my messages below.


First of all, we enter into the words of Jesus as His words and prayers from the Cross. In this way, our journey with the Cross takes us deeper into His life and the meaning of the Cross.

Second of all, we enter into the Jesus’ words from the Cross to shape our own life with God, and specifically our life of prayer. In this second way, our journey with the Cross changes us, leading us to become more like Jesus’s life. 

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34)

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The Final Move

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This weekend at Eastbrook Church I concluded our “Crossroads” series, which traces Jesus’ time in Jerusalem before the crucifixion and corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross.  This final message is entitled “The Final Move” and looks at one of Jesus’ most difficult teachings in Luke 21:5-36. It is difficult in two senses. First, it is difficult to understand and many scholars have a variety of opinions on this passage. It is difficult in a second sense in that Jesus’ words are very challenging and sobering to hear.

You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Also, join in with the daily devotional and reading plan for this series here.

 

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Lord of the Cast Off

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This weekend at Eastbrook Church I continued our series “Crossroads” which corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross.  This weekend’s message was entitled “Lord of the Cast Off” and looks at two stories from Jesus’ ministry with unexpected heroes. In both Luke 21:1-4 and 7:36-50, we see Jesus giving praise through the example of two apparently insignificant and outcast women. For me, these are two of the most beautiful stories in the Gospel of Luke.

You can also follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Also, join in with the daily devotional and reading plan for this series here.

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