Fort Myers Miracle?

At Refuge Church on Saturday night, Lead Teacher Brian talked about the story of Jesus showing up to a funeral of a widow’s only son.  Death is a natural part of life, but we see Jesus bend the natural, and bring her son back from the dead.  It brings up an interesting question….should we pray for and expect this kind of miracle in our lives?  Or was this just something that was done in Jesus’ day?   

Luke 7

You don’t have to put on the Red Light

This past Saturday night at Refuge, Lead Teacher Brian brought us the story of Jesus at a dinner party with a bunch of religious people.  In this story, an uninvited guest shows up….the town prostitute.  If the religious people were right, Jesus would have condemned this woman.  Check it out, as we continue our series on the book of Luke.

‘Scum’, party of 4?

Saturday night at Refuge Church, Lead Teacher Brian talked about something we can all relate to….Food.  Jesus shared meals with people from a lot of different backgrounds.  The religious people of his day were offended that he would eat with such ‘Scum’.  Sharing a meal with someone can be a very intimate thing, and God wired us to be relational.

Luke 5

“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”

This past Saturday night at Refuge Church, we had our annual Christmas service to remember the birth of the Messiah.  Jesus’ birth was the beginning of the change of EVERYTHING.  But in our culture, it seems to stop right there.  What is Christmas all about anyway?  Well, it’s about a lot more than just a baby being born.  After all, the baby was born…to die.  Grab some hot cocoa and give it a listen….

Luke 2

 

Sooooo Immature!

Saturday night at Refuge Church, Brian talked about spiritual maturity, and what that looks like in the life of a follower of Jesus. The Apostle Paul gives us some good instruction in the 4th chapter of his letter to the church in Ephesus . He instructs us to ‘Speak the truth in love, becoming in all ways like Christ’, but what does that really mean? Some people like to just tell the truth. And others only show love. It’s important to have balance.

Ephesians 4

Tear Down this Wall

Last Saturday night at Refuge Church, lead teacher Brian took us through Ephesians 3 as he talked about the ‘walls’ of segregation that we put up; not only in the Church, but also in our lives. Humans naturally gravitate towards tribalism, as we seek to elevate ourselves above each other. How do we avoid doing this? Christianity is the most inclusive tribe ever…and it’s because of Grace.