March 12, 2017

Come, For Everything is Now Ready

Bible Text: Luke 14:1-24 |

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There is a certain movie playing in theatres right now based on a book that was published many years ago. It is considered a Christian movie that gives people a fresh look at the Trinity. I didn't necessarily want to address the deviant doctrine that it espouses, but I have seen too many social media posts from professing believers saying they really liked the movie and what it says about God. Sheesh. Really?! You are getting Hollywood to teach you about God?!

As it turns out, this week's passage sets the table for us to look at this together. The scene in Luke 14:1-24 is a dinner party. Jesus is there enjoying a meal with some religious leaders who are so caught up in their own way of thinking that they are in jeopardy of missing out on the biggest thing they say they believe: the arrival of their promised Saviour. We are going to unpack the passage and see that if you and I are going to accept Jesus' invitation to follow him, then it is going to have to be less of me and more of him.

And as it relates to that movie, less of me guessing at what God is like and more of him telling me (through the Bible) what he is like.

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Sermon Notes

The Gospel of Luke | Pt. 4
Come, For Everything Is Now Ready
Pastor Todd Dugard // Luke 14:1-24
March 11-12, 2017

I’m going to accept Jesus’ invitation to make it less of me and more of him.
• More freedom experienced (v. 1-6)
• More humility embraced (v. 7-11)
• More compassion exhibited (v. 12-14)
• More grace evidenced (v. 15-24)