Because of the Cross
Bilingual worship service at PBC! One Body. One service. Two languages. Paul encourages us to “Live worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace for there is one Body and one Spirit.” (Ephesians 4:1-4)
Because of the Cross, we can come together to share our lives in our common faith in Jesus Christ.
Sermon by Joseph Gonzalez
Following Jesus Like His Mother
The Lord Jesus Christ consistently and dramatically uses godly women in our lives to point us to Him and help us faithfully follow Him. Listed among the great women of faith in the Old Testament (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38), Mary, the mother of Jesus, stands out as perhaps the greatest example of discipleship in the New Testament. Her unwavering belief in Jesus finds its climax when she is numbered among his first post-ascension followers in Acts 1:14. She gave up everything for the sake of her son, the Son of God.
While many have overstated the Virgin Mary’s role as the Mother of God, others of us have overlooked her as a great example of a godly example and mother.
Sermon by Larry Murray
Following Jesus AFTER the Resurrection
What does it look like to follow Jesus? After His resurrection and appearance to the Disciples, Jesus had one final lesson (John 21:15-22). Jesus focused His teaching on Peter, but clearly He wanted all disciples to view Peter as their representative. We can imagine the conversation between Jesus and Peter as they walked along the shore, with John within earshot close behind.
Jesus’ conversation with Peter was personal, relational. And as He prepared to return to Heaven, He gave Peter and the disciples a clear responsibility: loving Him and loving others. A personal relationship with Jesus comes with personal responsibilities.
Sermon by Larry Murray and Discussion with PBC Pastor Ryan Rives and Elders Mike Busch, Jeff Edmunds, and Curt Whiteside
Following Jesus From the Cross
From the cross and after Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into Heaven, His followers continue His mission on earth (Luke 24:44-49). When it comes to evangelism and participating in the Great Commission, many of us are fearful. But, Jesus has given us a message to proclaim as witnesses to these things and a means to proceed by the power of His Spirit. We continue to follow Him from the cross.
sermon by: Warren Mull
We all have a tendency to forget things. We get distracted. We’re selfish. And when we forget things, we tend to forget people. And when we forget people, we tend to forget God. And when we forget God, we forget the Gospel of Jesus. When we forget about the Gospel, who does that affect?
That’s why Jesus calls us to celebrate and remember His last supper with His disciples (Luke 22:14-20). Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19). This is My body, this is My blood; I’m doing this for God’s glory and for your good. Remember this.
sermon by: Ryan Rives
Praising God & Thanking Jesus
An article published recently in Royal Society Open Science had some interesting things to say about thankfulness. They studied eight languages from five continents by examining over 1,0000 interactions of requests and responses of gratitude. It wasn’t just “Thank you,” that they were looking for. Even responses like “Sweet,” or “Great,” were taken as tokens of gratitude—”any positive communication of appreciation or satisfaction.” Their conclusion was that requests for help were met 88% of the timebut expressions of gratitude are very infrequent in all languages, occurring an average of just 5.5% of the time; less than one in ten.
That’s about what we find in Luke 17:11-19. Jesus healed ten lepers who cried out for mercy, but only one of them returned to give glory to God and give thanks to Jesus. He had received his physical health for the rest of his life, and so, by returning he began a personal, eternal relationship with Jesus by faith. We follow Jesus, too, in giving glory to God for His mercy and giving thanks to Jesus for His love. What is our GQ (Gratitude Quotient)? What keeps us from giving thanks? How do we cultivate a heart of thankfulness?
sermon by: Larry Murray
Talking about God’s Kingdom
In Luke 10:1-12, 17-20, we learn from Jesus that we are called to follow Him in order to be sent out by Him. As disciples being sent, we have a mission, a message, and a motivation from the Lord Jesus Himself.
sermon by: Jordan Brown
Following JESUS Today
In Luke 9:18-26, Jesus explains the calculated cost and, yet, the eternal benefit of following Him as a fully devoted follower. It’s not a call to glory, yet, because first we must suffer – deny self and carry a cross. Becoming a disciple of Jesus is not automatic and it will cost you everything, but in the end it is worth the effort.
sermon by: Robert Matthews
Loving Your Enemies
In this world, we don’t have to go back any further in history than this week to see there is evil is this world and hatred of one’s enemies. Terrorism in New Zealand, a school shooting in Brazil, genocide in Nigeria. Here in the U.S., we have our own share of tragedies while battle lines are drawn along political, cultural, and economic lines with professing believers in Christ often on the front lines of these conflicts.
But in Luke 6:27, Jesus says clearly, “Love your enemies.” When it comes to living and loving as followers of JESUS, there are ZERO exceptions to His command to loving others. No religious exceptions, no sexuality exceptions, no ethnic exceptions, not economic exceptions, no political exceptions, no behavior exceptions, there isn’t even an ENEMY exception! Jesus assumes that His followers will have enemies. The love of JESUS compels us to selflessly love those who are the most ungrateful, undeserving, unlikeable, and even unlovable. He explains how to love our enemies in Luke 6:27-36.
sermon by: Larry Murray
SPRING 2019 Sermon Series
What does it look like to follow Jesus? What’s expected? What’s the cost? How do we do it? From March 3-April 28, we’ll examine specific passages, instructions from JESUS in the Gospel of Luke to see what it looks like to follow Him, how to trust Him, and how to rely on the Holy Spirit along the way.
03.03 Luke 4:1-13
03.10 Luke 5:1-11, 29-32
Hanging Out with Sinners
03.17 Luke 7:36-50
03.24 Luke 9:18-27
Carrying Your Cross
03.31 Luke 10:1-12
Talking about God’s Kingdom
04.07 Luke 17:11-19
Praising & Thanking God
04.14 Luke 22:14-20
Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
04.21 Luke 24:13-35
Recognizing the Resurrected Savior
04.28 Luke 24:36-49
Continuing Jesus’ Mission
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