Luke 14:25-35 - Following Jesus is the good stuff.
Luke 14:1-24: At Jesus’ Table, all social and religious calculus is exposed and deconstructed, so that we can experience God’s abundant life with one another.
Luke 13:10-21: Jesus has come not to make us feel better, but to bring a revolution.
Luke 12: Following Jesus will expose where your allegiance lies.
Sidekick Jesus vs Lord Jesus
Luke 12:13-34: We can live like our well-being is completely secure in the Kingdom of God.
Colossians 2: Walking in Eucharist
Luke 10 (Mary and Martha): Jesus is the true Host. He overturns idolatrous social structures that draw us from his presence.
Luke 10: Jesus frees us from fear and control, for a life of neighborly love.
Luke 10:1-20: Christ authorizes us to be agents of his peace and hospitality.
Galatians 5: In a world in bondage to consumption, Christ frees us for communion with God and others.
Galatians 3:23-29: Christ undermines all oppressive identity markers and re-scripts our lives.
John 16:12-15 - We live in a Trinitarian Universe.
Acts 1:1-11 - Ascension means Jesus has made a way for New Creation to spill into our material lives.
Acts 16:9-24: God works outside the city gates.
Acts 11: Christ transgresses barriers and creates bridges into life with God and others.
Acts 9:32-43: Christ’s resurrection life unfolds within our common life, making it holy.
Acts 9:1-19: Christ’s resurrection life is disrupts the old order and makes way for new life.
During the anxiety producing in-between times, Jesus is present.
Luke 24: Christ is risen! That means our lives are marked by Christ’s death and resurrection. Our fear can be converted into resurrection wonder.