This Sunday, we will finish out our Unbelievable sermon series by talking about an encounter Jesus had with a "sinful woman" at a banquet in the home of a Pharisee.
This party crasher wasn't just any sinful woman; she was a "woman of the night" kind of sinner. But she does something unbelievable; she anoints Jesus with her tears and with expensive perfume. Through this powerful story, we will discover the mercy, grace and forgiveness that is available to all of us.
This Sunday, we will look at a real-life encounter that Jesus has with a certain tax collector. What makes this encounter so incredible is the response that Zacchaeus has when he meets Jesus. We will discover that when we meet with Jesus, there is always a response; the only question is how we will respond.
This Sunday, we will unpack an unbelievable encounter that Jesus has with a young man. In this exchange, Jesus levels an unbelievable teaching that shocks even the disciples. Which leads the disciples to ask, "Who then can be saved?"
So what does it take to surprise Jesus? Is it even possible? I'm not sure Jesus was caught off guard, but we do know that Jesus was impressed by two unlikely characters. Which leads to the question: So what does it take to impress Jesus? It takes faith, and not just any faith, but "great faith," according to Jesus' own words. Join us this Sunday as we discover how to have the kind of faith that might amaze and impress our Savior.
This week, we will look at four friends who were willing to go out of their way, and do something outlandish, so that their friend could have an encounter with Jesus.