The Lake Highlands Church is an interdenominational family
of imperfect believers, trusting only Christ as Savior and Lord.
Rooted in the ancient, authoritative scriptures, we are saved
by God’s surprising grace, alive in the power of the Spirit
and expectant of a coming Christ.
Full. Life. Jesus. - "Knowing v. Doing"
I think most of us would agree that generally, we know the things we ought to do, but putting them into practice is the hard part. You might call it a Knowing v. Doing gap. In order to live in the fullness of life that Jesus offers, the Kingdom Life, we need to be doers.
Scripture reading: Luke 6:39-49
Full. Life. Jesus. - Love and the Slurpee Principle
We don’t like to forgive because we think it’s weak; Jesus says that it is divine. We don’t like to forgive because we think that there will be no justice and evil will prevail; Jesus says that vengeance is God’s responsibility. We don’t like to forgive because we think that if we do it will diminish us; Jesus says, not only will you not be diminished, but you will be refilled to overflowing.
Scripture reading: Luke 6:27-38
Full. Life. Jesus. - The Great Reversal
The things that Jesus proclaimed in the “Sermon on the Plain” sound like impossible ideals given by some out-of-touch mystic, but they are actually pragmatic truths proclaimed by a down-to-earth realist. Jesus knew how life works, both in the Kingdom of Heaven and in the kingdom of this world. Jesus himself embodied these truths and showed us that living them is the way to full, abundant life.
Scripture reading: Luke 6:17-26
Full. Life. Jesus. - Courage
It is one thing to believe something, it is another thing to quote scripture about what you believe, but when push comes to shove and when your life is on the line and the powers that be are against you, will you back up your words with your life?
Scripture reading: Luke 6:1-11
Full. Life. Jesus. - Follow
If we are going to be followers of Jesus, not just supporters; if we are going to be apprentices, and step into this amazing life that Jesus has called us to, we are going to have leave some things behind. So we have to choose.
Scripture reading: Luke 5:1-11
Full. Life. Jesus. - There’s No Place Like Home
In this scene we have a perfect representation of the whole ministry of Jesus—the prophecy of who he is, Jesus’ statement of fulfillment, wonder at the beauty of his life, disappoint with the fact that he doesn’t deliver the desired signs, unbelief and rejection, a call to repentance, the sending of the good news to the non-Jew, the sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary, and the divine escape in the resurrection.
Scripture reading: Luke 4:14-30