10/2Luke 1:1-4 That All May Know
10/9 Luke 1:5-25 You’re Prayers Have Been Heard
10/16: Luke 1:26-45 Let It Be with Me
10/23: Luke 1:46-56; 67-79 Songs of Hope
10/30: Luke 2:1-21 To Ponder & Praise
11/6: Luke 2:22-54 Salvation for All People
11/13: Luke 3:1-21 A State of Expectation
11/20: Luke 3:21-38 Beloved
Jesus entered into a tumultuous time. God had seemed silent for too long, rebellions had come and gone and the dominating empire created a culture of fear and isolation. Where was the hope?
In our own time of uncertainty and instability, we ask a similar question. Where is the hope? In this polarizing time where fear, despair and rage seem to be our only common ground, we need the disruptive healing presence of the One that binds the brokenhearted and sets the captive free.
This fall we will spend time with people to whom God first revealed his outrageous hope; people to whom God said, “Your prayer has been heard.” What begins with a few people will expand to a message of outrageous hope that is for all of humanity!
Outrageous is not a tame word; neither is Jesus.