What do we see when we see Jesus?

This is the question at the center of my message, “Messiah,” from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church.  This was part of our series, “Jesus on the Move,” where we have been looking at the ministry of Jesus in northern Israel in the first half of the Gospel of Luke. Unlike other weeks where we combined several passages together around themes, this message focused on three verses in Luke 9:18-21.

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 weekday reading plan for this series here.

Seeing Jesus through the Eyes of the Crowds (Luke 9:18-19)

Jesus the Prophet:

  • like John the Baptist
  • like Elijah
  • like a prophet of long ago

The distance between Jesus and the view of the crowds


Seeing Jesus through the Eyes of the Disciples (Luke 9:20)

Jesus the Messiah of God

  • like Moses
  • like David
  • like other revolutionaries

The distance between Jesus and the view of the disciples


Seeing Jesus through Our Own Eyes


3 Questions We All Have About Jesus

3 Questions Series Gfx_Web HeaderWe all wrestle with questions about who Jesus is.

This weekend at Eastbrook we begin a new series where we explore what it means that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). The series is entitled “3 Questions We All Have About Jesus,” and is an opportunity for us to engage with deep questions we have about Jesus and what He might mean to us.

Throughout this series, we want to hear from you. What are the questions you have about Jesus? You can post a question here in the comments section of my blog, drop a question on our Facebook page, or email us directly.

April 11/12 – “Is Jesus Really the Only Way?”

April 18/19 – “Is Jesus Really the Source of Truth?”

April 25/26 “Does Jesus Really Gives Us Life?”

You can follow along with the series via our web-site, our Vimeo page, or by downloading the Eastbrook Church app.

Relationships? – talk to me

So, I am looking for your feedback on the topic of relationships, including friendships, dating, marriage, parent/child relationships, and more.

How would you answer these questions?:

  • What is one thing you wish the church would address about relationships?
  • What are your biggest questions about relationships?
  • Where do you struggle most in relationships?

Glimpses of Glory (discussion questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message at Eastbrook Church this past weekend, “Glimpses of Glory,” from Mark 9:2-13.

Discussion Questions:

  1. When was a time where you powerfully encountered God’s presence in your life? What happened? How did you know it was God?
  2. Our Scripture passage this week is Mark 9:2-13. Whether you are alone or with a small group, read these verses out loud. Ask God to speak to you as you continue the study.
  3. There is some debate about exactly where this event happened. Tradition associates it with Mt. Tabor (southwest of the Sea of Galilee), while some Bible scholars think the location may have been Mt. Hermon (northeast of the Sea of Galilee) or Mt. Meron (northwest of the Sea of Galilee). What is clear is that the location of the ‘mountaintop’ is critical. There are likely echoes of Moses experience at Mt. Sinai during the Exodus. Take a moment to compare Mark 9:2-13 with Exodus 19:16-20 and 24:15-18.Read More »