Awakened: The Outsider's Gospel

Awakened: The Outsider's Gospel 

Our City Awakened To and Transformed By the Love of Jesus

Throughout the first half of 2018, we'll continue to explore our Vision and Mission through the person and work of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.

In Jesus’ first sermon in Luke, he announces (through the prophet Isaiah) that he has come “to proclaim good news to the poor... and the year of the Lord’s favor” (4:18-19). Through Luke, we’ll see that the “poor” are those who are economically impoverished, socially outcast, and disconnected from God. It is to these outsiders that Jesus extends grace, embodies love, and declares the good news of God’s kingdom into a culture wrought by division and strife. And time and time again, it is these outsiders — rather than the religious insiders — that come alive to Jesus and his message and resolve to follow him.

PREACHING SCHEDULE & COMMUNITY GROUP STUDY GUIDES

Week 1 | Intro — Luke 1:1-4 | Study Guide #1

Week 2 | Insiders vs. Outsiders — Luke 3:1-6, 21-22 | Study Guide #2

Week 3 | Offered the World — Luke 4:1-13 | Study Guide #3

Week 4 | Out of Favor — Luke 4:14-30 | Study Guide #4

Week 5 | The Inner Circle — Luke 4:42—5:11, 27-32 | Study Guide #5

Week 6 | Power & Pressure — Luke 5:12-26 | Study Guide #6

Week 7  | Out of Bounds — Luke 6:1-11 | Study Guide #7