We continue our Lent series through Luke, looking at the prayer that Jesus teaches the disciples in Luke 11:1-4. Sarah highlights Jesus' use of the words 'Father' and 'Kingdom' - drawing out the significance of these in a Jewish setting, and why, for us today, praying this prayer could be considered controversial.
Much has been said about the growing epidemic of entitlement in Western culture - how is this impacting our faith? Jesus talks about the hard-to-find narrow road that leads to life (Matthew 7:13-14). Bjorn encourages us in resisting entitlement in our faith and embracing the hard but life-giving way of Jesus.
Looking at Jesus' temptation in the wilderness (Luke 4), Sarah explores how in resisting the enemy and trusting wholly in God, Jesus shows us what it means to be human. He also shows the way to expose and stand against the devil's schemes to give glory to the Father.
We continue the theme of Follow Me as we launch into the season of Lent. If we want to know what characterises a disciple, we look to Jesus in Luke 22:42: 'yet not my will but yours be done'. When the gap between information and obedience decreases, we develop a living faith and community of disciples.
Mark looks at Jesus' interaction with Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) to explore one of the foundational aspects of discipleship: beginning with the end in mind. Jesus shows us how to choose the 'better way' both for today and the future.
For those of us wanting to follow Jesus, how are we hearing and responding to His call? Sarah looks at the way some of the dicsiples responded to Jesus' call to 'follow me' - as well as those who didn't respond to the call (Luke 9:57-62).