Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly
Don’t you dare help somebody on the Lord’s Day!

Don’t you dare help somebody on the Lord’s Day!

January 22, 2020

Luke 6:6-11

Religion is so self-absorbed that it becomes more concerned with its petty applications than it is with the health and soul of people! It will microscope a corpse and report how it died, but it won't life a finger to help a sick man who is still clinging to life. Jesus detested such an attitude. And he taught the religious leaders a powerful, public lesson about it!

Man-made laws versus God’s rest

Man-made laws versus God’s rest

January 21, 2020

Luke 6:1-5

Religion can take even the good things that God institutes and make them negative--even oppressive. With its endless applications and rules, religion offers a system that enslaves its followers and depresses its constituents. The Gospel is liberating! Not only does it free us from religion's shackles, but it empowers us to obey in ways we never could before.

 

The Gospel is better than patched up religion.

The Gospel is better than patched up religion.

January 20, 2020

Luke 5:33-39

Jesus did not come to this world to put a patch on the religion's threadbare coat. He was not a reformer; He is a transformer! The Gospel brings life-giving and rest-giving joy to all that receive it. 

The Salvation Reception

The Salvation Reception

January 17, 2020

Luke 5:27-32

People throw receptions for weddings, graduations, office promotions, and all kinds of other events. Matthew was so grateful for his salvation in Jesus that he actually threw a salvation reception and invited all of his friends to meet the one who had changed his life! Not a bad idea, if you ask me...

Crashing the party!

Crashing the party!

January 16, 2020

Luke 5:17-26

You heard that right! Jesus actually performed *two* pretty incredible miracles for the one man who literally crashed the preaching service where Jesus spoke. The first miracle is less known than the second, but it was much more important!

Don’t touch me!

Don’t touch me!

January 15, 2020

Luke 5:12-16

Can you imagine living your whole life without the warmth of another human's touch? That's exactly how people with leprosy lived every single day. And, what's more, they were completely cut off from society into separate colonies. In many ways, they existed as nothing more than the living dead. Jesus changed all that for one person! Listen how...

 

Partial Obedience

Partial Obedience

January 14, 2020

Luke 5:1-11

Have you ever heard it said this way: "Half a truth is a whole lie." Well, the same could be said for partial obedience. Today's passage illustrates the amazing truth that God can and should be trusted even in the areas of our perceived strengths.

More Important than a Miracle!

More Important than a Miracle!

January 13, 2020

Luke 4:38-44

It's easy for a reader to get sidetracked by learning of the incredible things Jesus did in his ministry. He walked on water! He fed multitudes! He healed the sick, raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, and much more! But the miracles of Jesus were never an end in and of themselves. They were validators--exclamation points--to the much more important message and mission he carried. 

What really constitutes powerful preaching?

What really constitutes powerful preaching?

January 10, 2020

Luke 4:31-37

Answer the question to yourself.

Is is the particular style he uses? Like volume, dynamics, eloquence,etc.

Is it the position he holds? Like pastor, professor, evangelist, etc.

Is it the results he gets? Like full altar calls, number of attendees, positive comments made, etc.

 

Mob Rule

Mob Rule

January 9, 2020

Luke 4:25-30

Having you ever been in a crowd situation that began to get out of control? I read recently about people actually being trample to death in an uncontrollable crowd frenzy. How sad! Our passage today records a violent crowds attempt to throw Jesus off a cliff! What upset them so much? Why would they even think of such a thing? How did Jesus respond?