People are constantly looking for something bigger and better. From jobs, to houses, to cars, even sometimes with friendships. There is this constant cultural drive to get the next thing, the better thing, the new thing. This leads to a massive amount of discontentment. We never end up happy with what we have. Sometime we even do this with Christ, always looking for the next season, the next mountain top, the next mission. This is not what we are called to. This morning Terry takes us through some of the first events in Luke 9. We are called to live the kingdom of God, in our actions, and in our lives. To preach the Kingdom, by our actions, and by our love. We have our mission.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.