With today's message, we reach the end of our series Let Me Tell You a Story, which has concentrated on the life-changing, metaphorical parables shared by Jesus but unique to the Gospel of Luke. In what is perhaps our most important lesson in our series, today's parable deals with the ages-old issue of pride versus humility—a common conflict throughout Scripture—and begs what may be the most essental heart-check question: are you broken and devasted by your sin? Or is pride and love of self destroying you? The Lord demands humility. Is that you today?
Continuing in our transforming series entitled Hope & Holiness, Pastor Robbie defines for us Hope in Action. When hope is real, then hope takes action. The same principle holds true today. Our lives were once held ransom by the emptiness and futility of the world. But if we, who were once blind and now see, are now set free, we must take action!