Luke - God's Son Seeks and Saves

Son of God becomes Son of Man

Jesus Heals

Jesus Heals

Jesus demonstrates multiple healing acts in multiple ways to people from different walks of life. The crown of it all is His power to heal sin – and means he did it – by offering His life as sin offering for the world – past, present and future.[embeddoc...

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Jesus’ Ministry Launch

Jesus’ Ministry Launch

What is ministry? What is the focal point of Jesus’ ministry? How does that apply to us today? God has called all who believe in Him to minister in different ways. Fulfilling that call using Christ’s role model is finding fulfilment in life.[embeddoc...

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The Tempter lures Jesus

The Tempter lures Jesus

What is Satan’s strategy behind temptations? What can be our strategy following Jesus who remained sinless throughout His life? The temptations of Jesus symbolize basic temptations we all face. His response guides us as to how we can face temptation.[embeddoc...

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John Baptizes Jesus

John Baptizes Jesus

Jesus, by getting baptized, introduces the concept of baptism by the Holy Spirit a seal of our inheritance with God. He brings home the significance of baptism today. What happens when we get baptized by water and the Spirit that seals our salvation?[embeddoc...

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The Greatest Prophet

The Greatest Prophet

Born miraculously out of godly aged parents, John the Baptist is fully dedicated to his calling. Jesus marks him out as the greatest man that ever lived. Yet barring Christ himself, there would be many greater than him? What is greatness in Christ’s eyes?[embeddoc...

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The King is Born

The King is Born

The most celebrated birthday in the world, Christ’s birth not only changed the calendar but also continues to change lives. Fully God yet fully man, He is nothing less than a miracle who can bring miracles into lives.[embeddoc...

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Restoration and Rest

The First Commission

The First Commission

Jesus empowers His disciples with great spiritual authority and power to reach the lost sheep of Israel. They go out with nothing other than Gods’ power and spirit in them. They go out in faith with no material resources. They depend on God to provide through His...

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Sabbath Reinterpreted

Sabbath Reinterpreted

Following the Sabbath does not only include adhering to rituals – it includes attitudes to God, others and ourselves reflecting Christ’s values. Many were following Sabbath in letter not in spirit. Jesus brings out the spirit of sabbath.[embeddoc...

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Sabbath Misinterpreted

Sabbath Misinterpreted

Following the Sabbath does not only include adhering to rituals – it includes attitudes to God, others and ourselves reflecting Christ’s values. Many were following Sabbath in letter not in spirit. Jesus brings out the spirit of sabbath.[embeddoc...

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New Patches on Old

New Patches on Old

Patching up our old life with new behaviors doesn’t help. Our life has to be transformed from within for lasting effect and impact. This can only happen by yielding to the work of the Holy Spirit within our lives – continually transforming it.[embeddoc...

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Jesus Calls Matthew

Jesus Calls Matthew

Jesus’ call to Matthew followed by his instant and swift response gives us much to learn on following Jesus. He was ready to leave everything immediately and follow. He seals his choice with a celebration feast to introduce all his friends to Jesus.[embeddoc...

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The Lame Walk

The Lame Walk

He was determined to get through to Jesus even if it meant breaking a roof. Jesus in return makes healing incidental and assures him forgiveness of sins. Jesus proves He is far more than just a prophet or healer. He is the Messiah.[embeddoc...

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Restoring the Leper

Restoring the Leper

Leprosy models sin in mutilating body parts and even affecting the nervous system Only Jesus can bring complete restoration.[embeddoc url="https://www.dropbox.com/s/8h68dfwddxd2x4t/Gracious%20Jesus%2027%20Restoring%20the%20Leper.pptx?dl=1" download="all"...

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Distinguishing Attitudes

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

The golden rule – treat others the way you want to be treated. Summarizing the sermon on the mount – this powerful...

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The Key Differentiator

The Key Differentiator

What differentiates true Christians and non-Christians? How can we love our enemies? Where do we err in our classification and perception of “good” and “bad” people? How can we demonstrate Christlike love towards others?[embeddoc...

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The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

What is the principle between “eye for eye”? What does “turning the other cheek really mean”? When someone offends you what are different ways you can retaliate/ What is the smartest and way? Why?[embeddoc...

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Winning Attitudes – Part 3

Winning Attitudes – Part 3

What is peace? How can we be a peacemaker? How can we be joyful in the midst of persecution? What are the right and wrong reasons for suffering? What perspectives keep us strong and always victorious in difficult times?[embeddoc...

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Winning Attitudes – Part 2

Winning Attitudes – Part 2

How can we hunger and thirst for righteousness? How can we remain pure? What are the different forms of mercy and which one rules? These traits, so different to what we learn from the world are the secret to victory.[embeddoc...

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Winning Attitudes – Part 1

Winning Attitudes – Part 1

What is true happiness? How can we achieve that? Who is poor in spirit? What form of mourning turns to joy? When can meekness give strength? Achieving soul happiness is the key to living a truly blessed life now and forever.[embeddoc...

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Spiritual Discernment

True Greatness

True Greatness

Christ gives his testimony of the greatest man born till date – John the Baptist. He confirms that he is Elijah who is to come. He commends him for his powerful advancement of God’s kingdom. He indicates what it takes to attain true greatness.[embeddoc...

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Signs of the Messiah

Signs of the Messiah

Why does John the Baptist ask Jesus “Are you the Messiah”? Christ systematically highlights unquestionable evidence witnessed by John’s own disciples. He points out to prophecy and reaffirms John’s faith and mission.[embeddoc...

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A Firm Foundation

A Firm Foundation

How can we ride the storms of life? How can we build such a firm foundation that nothing can shake? In uncertain times Jesus is the only certainty.[embeddoc url="https://www.dropbox.com/s/57cpf8ci1lcl3ct/Gracious%20Jesus%2026%20A%20Firm%20Foundation.pptx?dl=1"...

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Do not Judge

Do not Judge

What is the difference between judgement and discernment? If Jesus came to save and not judge, what should our attitude be? In what situations do we need to be discerning. How can we use this to help others?[embeddoc...

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The Influential Few

Labourers are Few

Labourers are Few

It is God who sends out workers into the fields of souls ripe to receive Him. Do our eyes perceive these harvest fields in the world? Are we compelled to reach out to them? Are we willing to pray? Are we willing to go?[embeddoc...

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The Royal Family

The Royal Family

Who comprises the Royal Family of God’s Heavenly Kingdom? God had appointed one family for this purpose. However, many of them failed to live up to His expectations. He has now an adopted family from across the world.[embeddoc...

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Faith that Heals

Faith that Heals

Visionary faith from people of various walks of life win healing from Jesus. A leader requests, an unclean woman reaches out to touch him, blind men recognize Jesus as Messiah and the demon possessed man requires help from friends.[embeddoc...

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True Deliverance

Jesus Delivers

Jesus Delivers

Battered by demons, rejected by all, Jesus restores life and honour. More so, he gave him a purpose and mission to complete. He went through the storm just for this purpose. Every soul matters. No obstacle is too overwhelming to win souls.[embeddoc...

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Stillness in Storm

Stillness in Storm

When God appears silent, a miracle may be happening. When storms are raging prepare to witness the power above all storms. The only requirement is to ensure Christ is in the boat with us. He will take us through.[embeddoc...

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Tough Decisions

Welcome the Righteous

Welcome the Righteous

Jesus encourages his disciples to work on through adversity. They need to wipe out differences and strive towards a common goal. We need to welcome disciples by accepting, serving and supporting them; A great reward awaits in heaven.[embeddoc...

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The Last Journey

Successful Prayers

Successful Prayers

How can our prayers be simple, successful and effective? How to pray? When do prayers not reach God? How can we listen to God and make prayer a two-way process? What were the pointers Jesus gives to be effective in prayer?[embeddoc...

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When profanity surpasses piety

When profanity surpasses piety

There are times that wicked deeds appear better in God’s sight than fake religion and superficial righteousness. Jesus minces no words to condemn the unrepentant Jews stating that the most sinful cities like Tyre, Sidon, Sodom, etc. were less damned than...

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Vanquishing the Enemy

Foolishness of the Wise

Foolishness of the Wise

Simple yet profound. What are the steps to achieve true rest for the soul? This is the real reason Jesus came – to help us seek and attain soul rest. Many want it, but are we prepared to do what it takes to achieve it?[embeddoc...

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Fear God Alone

Fear God Alone

Jesus assures that nothing can touch his people without God’s approval. There is nothing to fear when God is allowing a trial on us. He is in control. The only reason to fear is to go against His wishes. When He is with us, every situation is for the best.[embeddoc...

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Sheep among Wolves

Sheep among Wolves

Jesus is sending his people as sheep among ferocious wolves. How can few sheep survive among a pack of wolves? Jesus provides the secret. Their success rides in being shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.[embeddoc...

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The last sign

The last sign

Jesus demonstrated in several ways to several people that He is indeed the much-awaited Messiah. Yes, most Jews continued to reject Him and ask for more signs. Jesus said He would demonstrate one last sign as a last chance.[embeddoc...

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The Unpardonable Sin

The Unpardonable Sin

What is the unpardonable sin? Does it occur at one time or over a period of time? At what point is a person beyond hope of salvation? What can we do to steer clear from the danger zone and be assured of our salvation?[embeddoc...

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Final Teachings

Anger and Hurt

Anger and Hurt

What are the consequences of anger and hurt to ourselves? To others? Why is anger compared with murder? How can we avoid these feelings and overcome them? How do we replacing anger and hurt with love and compassion like Christ did?[embeddoc...

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Averting Anxiety

Averting Anxiety

Why do we worry? What are matters we worry about? How do we overcome anxiety? What are positive worries we can have? How can we switch from negative to positive anxieties? What assurances does Jesus give when we are anxious?[embeddoc...

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Permanent Wealth

Permanent Wealth

Compare and contrast Kingdom wealth with earthly wealth. How do perspectives change our choices and guide our path? How do we get an enlightened perspective? How do we strike the right balance between wealth in this world and the next?[embeddoc...

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Gate to Life

Gate to Life

How can we make the best short-term choices that lead us to our eternal destination? The gate is narrow that leads to life.

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The mustard seed

The mustard seed

The growth of God’s kingdom within us and around us is slow but sure, small but stupendous and will one day engulf the whole earth. Jesus explains the mustard seed principle. It is exciting to be a part of this almost invisible yet powerful kingdom.[embeddoc...

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The Price of Seeking

Salt and Light

Salt and Light

What are the inherent properties of salt and light that Christians need to demonstrate? What did salt and light mean in Christ’s days? What do we learn? How do we achieve inherent characteristics that have the power and influence salt and light have?[embeddoc...

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Lose Life to Find it

Lose Life to Find it

Before Peace there is a Sword; Before Unity there is Division; Before the Crown there is the Cross; Before Life there is death. Are we ready to lay down our lives for Him just as He laid down His life for us? When we are, there’s no turning back.[embeddoc...

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Winners and Losers

Lust and Immorality

Lust and Immorality

What is the connection between desire, lust and adultery? What is God’s position on divorce and remarriage and what does the Bible say about it? Are there exceptions? How can we make “till death do us part” work?[embeddoc...

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