Luke - Lessons From Jesus (New Community Study Series)
During the last hours of his life, Jesus climbed a hill called Golgotha. It was the place where common criminals were executed. The lamb of God was forced to carry his own cross up his final hill. Jesus knows what...
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During the last hours of his life, Jesus climbed a hill called Golgotha. It was the place where common criminals were executed. The lamb of God was forced to carry his own cross up his final hill. Jesus knows what an overwhelming incline feels like. He pressed on and became our model of faith that endures...even in the most trying of times. Jesus' uphill victory led to our salvation and hope. As we watch Jesus in the passion narratives we see the best hill-climber ever. We discover practices that can be engrafted into our lives as a source of spiritual fuel to help us when we face the steep inclines of life. We all love those seasons when things go well, the wind is at our back, and sailing is smooth. But, as we follow Jesus we know there will be challenging times. In these up-hill moments we meet him in fresh ways and discover what it means to be his follower.
John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church.
Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth. An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20 books on personal evangelism, marriage and especially on the subject of Christian leadership, including Just Walk Across the Room, Courageous Leadership and the newly released, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson.
Kevin G. Harney is the Teaching Pastor and Evangelism Champion at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana and Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, MI. He is also on the Teaching Team of the campus ministry at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He is author of Leadership from the Inside Out: Examining the Inner Life of a Healthy Church Leader; Seismic Shifts, the little changes that make a BIG difference in your life; John: An Intimate Look at the Saviour; Ephesians: Bringing Heaven to Earth, and co-author of the Willow Creek Interactions series, the Willow Creek New Community series, the Old Testament Challenge series, and Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church You've Found.
Kevin G. Harney serves at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. Harney is the author of Organic Outreach for Ordinary People, Leadership from the Inside Out; Seismic Shifts; Finding a Church You Can Love and Loving the Church You've Found; and more than sixty small-group Bible studies. SPANISH BIO: Kevin G. Harney es pastor de ensenanza en Faith Church en Dyer, Indiana. Es autor de Seismic Shifts: the Little Changes that make a BIG difference in your life y coautor de varios libros.