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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The Sent Son

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This weekend at Eastbrook Church, as we continued the “Crossroads” series, I preached a message entitled “The Sent Son.” This message builds upon the previous weeks of the series (see “Lord of the Sabbath” and “The New Temple“) by exploring Jesus’ parable in Luke 20:1-19. This parable is sometimes known as the parable of the wicked tenants and at other times as the parable of the noble land owner. Either way, the parable’s central focus is really the sent son as a radical change of the prophetic metaphor found in Isaiah 5:1-7.

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The New Temple

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This weekend at Eastbrook Church I continued the series, “Crossroads,” which corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross.  This second message is entitled “The New Temple” and looks at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the cleansing of the Temple in Luke 19:28-48.

This is a pivotal message that explores how Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem disrupts the Temple-centric worship of the people of Israel by foretelling the deconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple and the reconstruction of God’s new Temple not built by hands. You’ll have to watch it or listen to it to see what is going on.

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

 

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Lord of the Sabbath

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This weekend at Eastbrook Church we began a new series, “Crossroads,” which corresponds with our Lenten journey to the Cross.  The first message is entitled “Lord of the Sabbath” and looks at three Sabbath stories from Jesus’ ministry in Luke 6:1-11 and 13:10-17. I started with an overview of the significance of the Sabbath followed by an exploration of Jesus’ message and identity as Lord of the Sabbath. I also spent a brief time talking about the Pharisees and hypocrisy.

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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