Jesus wanted his disciples to be prepared for His return, someday - and he gave them four simple metaphors to try to understand what He was saying. Pastor Eric helped us understand if there was any application for us, as well.
When we try to look perfect on the outside to people, we are on the fast track to hypocrisy(we need to fear God, not man). Jesus taught the disciples about this principle in this chapter of Luke, and Pastor Scott then taught us, as well.
The Pharisees were the definition of "religious". Jesus gave them an earful about how their priorities were wrong. We can learn much from this passage!
To be blessed by God, we need to hear and be obedient to His Word. Pastor Scott takes us through the next section of Luke, where this is taught.
Spiritual neutrality is impossible. Sometimes we like to think we are riding the fence between following the world, and following Christ. But truly, there is no middle ground.
"Don't pray like the hypocrites." We've heard this before, but what does it mean? Pastor Scott helps us search our hearts about the motivation of our prayers.
Pastor Brad Pellish, our former Outreach Pastor, brought a challenge from the Word to our hearts. We also heard testimonies from Pastor Scott Lehr and others, and a final dramatic sketch, to celebrate our 100th Year of existence at South.
Pastor Jim Vogel, our former Lead Pastor, brought a challenge from the Word to our hearts.
Pastor Will Payne, our former Outreatch Pastor, brought a challenge from the Word to our hearts. We also heard testimonies from former members who went into full-time ministry, a dramatic sketch, and some worship to our great God.