StoneBridge Community Church
The Inaugural Address
Pastor Jonathan Lusche
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    sábado 5:30 PM, domingo 9:00 AM, domingo 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    domingo 12:00 PM

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The Text In Context

Commentary on Luke 4:14-30 by Steven Cole, Pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.
1. Rabbi Jesus observed...
1. Rabbi Jesus observed the sabbath.
For Reflection/Discussion:
People can actually break the 4th commandment in two different ways. The 1st is to not observe the sabbath at all - the poster child being a workaholic. The 2nd way one brakes the biblical principle of sabbath is sloth and laziness. Meaning - are humans entitled to a three day work week and four day weekends? According to the 4th commandment, what's the biblical balance between work and rest? In which way do you tend to err? Is all work necessarily defined by employment and a paycheck? If not, how does someone like a homemaker accomplish biblical balance? For someone who does not observe the sabbath, what do you imagine is at the root their disobedience?
2. Rabbi Jesus habitually...
1. Rabbi Jesus habitually attended synagogue.

7 Startling Facts: An Up Close Look...

"... findings reveal that the actual rate of church attendance from head counts is less than half of the 40% pollsters report."
For Reflection/Discussion:
For christians, the contemporary equivalent to the 1st century synagogue is their community church. Do you feel the local church has as much influence today as the local synagogue had in the 1st century? Other than the church, where is scripture held in high esteem and an anchor for relationships? If such places exist, should they or could they replace the church? How do you feel about people who desire God and discovering their own purpose for living but distance themselves from church?
3. Rabbi Jesus centered…
3. Rabbi Jesus centered his purpose within scripture's authority.

What is a Sabbath Year?

“For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest."

Year of Jubilee #1

Defined in Leviticus 25:9, the word "jubilee" means ram's horn in Hebrew.

Year of Jubilee #2

"(Jubilee) shows God as a God that intervenes in the community to correct socio-economic and socio-political imbalances."

An Additional Growth Group Resource

For growth group faciliators.Instructions- Scroll down to the heading...The Witness of Scripture Luke 4:16-30.

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