Conversations With Jesus, Week 11

Conversations with Jesus, Week 10

For this conversation with Jesus, we are in the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prays and pleads with God to “let this cup pass from me.” In this conversation we are given a glimpse into how Christ dealt with stress, giving us an example to follow when stress weighs so heavily on us, we feel like we can’t take another step.

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 9

The story of the Prodigal Son is possibly the best-known parable from the gospels because we all have a longing to be loved by a father, and particularly our Father in heaven. The story is miles deep, though, in dealing with the variety of things going on in our hearts that keep us from relationship with him. And the story paints a picture of the gospel in a beautiful and unexpected way.

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 9

This week we looked at a Conversation With Jesus where he makes this point: what you believe about the future dictates how you act in the present. He is going to challenge us to evaluate what we really believe about him in light of how we are living our lives. Do we believe that our lives matter to him, and are we living in a way that matters for the kingdom?

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 8

Persistence is hard, but we know it’s necessary to be successful in any aspect of our lives. Prayer is hard, too, and not many of us would say we are good at it. In the conversation we’ll look at this Sunday, Jesus talks about why persistence is the key to an effective prayer life, and why an effective prayer life is so vital to becoming who God made us to be.

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 7

Generosity evokes a response. Often when people are generous with us, we respond with gratitude and devotion. Sometimes it leads to feelings of helplessness that make us uncomfortable. This week’s Conversation with Jesus prompts us to ask ‘Has God been generous to you? And what difference has that made in your life?’

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 6

Heaven is a topic people bring up frequently, especially when talking about those who have passed from this life. Hell is not. Hell is something that most people say they believe in, but that no one wants to talk about. But if hell is a real place, it matters… a lot. This week we looked at what Jesus said about hell, and how it matters to us. Editor’s note: due to technical difficulties with the sound system, please excuse the amount of ambient noise in this week’s recording.

 

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 5

God‘s kingdom operates under a different value system than the world we live in, and it can be hard to live for the kingdom of God while living in the kingdom of man. You see this dynamic at work all over the Gospels. This week we look at a story that teaches us how to recognize and respond to this tension in our lives.

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Conversations With Jesus, Week 4

Shame is a pretty horrible emotion, yet it’s one that is so commonplace, we rarely stop to acknowledge or deal with it. We all manage shame in our lives. Some of it is justified and a lot of it isn’t. Shame is used as a weapon in our culture every day. This week we look at a story where Jesus deals with a woman’s shame, and get insight into what He would have us do with our shame.

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