February 25-26, 2016 - Malachi 3:13-17 Truly Serve: At Chesapeake we have a saying “together or not at all.” It was born out of the loss of two dear friends. But those words speak a deeper truth than we realize. God’s people are designed to be one, not only in word, thought and heart, but also in deed. When we act in unity, God displays us to the world as His treasured possession.
February 18 & 19, 2017 - Luke 10:25-37 - Jesus concludes this parable with the direction to, “Go and do likewise.” But what is it we are called to do? Love our neighbor? Love our Lord? Show mercy to people who are not like us? The enduring challenge of the Good Samaritan is that it challenges us to evaluate the very core of who we are – before God and before One Another.
February 11 & 12, 2017 - Luke 10:25-37 - One technique to understanding parables is to consider whom each character might represent. The Good Samaritan has four major players: the beaten man, the priest, the Levite and the Good Samaritan. Which are you? What message does Jesus have for you in this story? The answer may change the way we love One Another.
February 4 & 5, 2017 - Luke 10:25-37 - There’s an old blues song entitled, “Who Do You Love?” It’s a great question. As do many of Jesus’ most important teachings, this parable begins with a question. But unlike the song, this question asks, “Who must I love?” Jesus’ answer sets a standard of love that challenges every believer to this day.