In the ninth chapter of Luke's gospel, he uses the teaching and encounters of Jesus to show us the who, what, where and when of being a true disciple. This four-week study during September 2014 looks at Jesus' famous line, "Take up your cross and follow me," and three subsequent encounters that give us a real-life glimpse of what Jesus is calling his disciples to.

Follow: Whatever| Luke 9:61-62
September 28, 2014 | Pastor Mike

In the last message of our series, we look at the third encounter in Luke 9, where Jesus explains "what" just exactly he would like you to be willing to give up in order to follow him. You can watch the opening illustration here:

Follow: Whenever| Luke 9:59-60
September 21, 2014 | Pastor Mike

One man in the Bible got an open invitation to follow Jesus. But in the end, he decided the timing wasn't quite right. We learn that Jesus wants us to follow him, not later but, whenever he calls us! Sorry, there is no audio available for this messsage. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Follow: Wherever| Luke 9:57-58
September 14, 2014 | Pastor Mike

A man ran up to Jesus and said, "I will follow you wherever you go!" But it turns out, he wasn't really willing to go wherever. What does it mean to follow Jesus "wherever," anyway?

Follow: Jesus | Luke 9:23-24
September 7, 2014 | Pastor Mike

Jesus boldly told his disciples, "If anyone wants to come after me, deny yourself, pick up your cross, and follow me." But what exactly what Jesus talking about? And what does it mean for me?