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TEACHING SERIES

What to Do While Your Life Is Happening

Stuart Briscoe

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you?

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths.

In this series, Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Messages From This Series:

Life happens at the rate of 365 days per annum for everybody. What we do while it is happening is very important. Jesus had a lot to say about this in His short stories—the parables. 

Scripture: Luke 7:36-7:50

Celebrities attract crowds. Jesus, while neither desiring it or seeking it, had become a celebrity and the crowds pursued Him wherever He went. But not all of His enthusiastic listeners were effectively responding to what He said. So He told a short story to show how important it is that people take seriously what He had to say. 

Scripture: Luke 8:4-8:15

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you? 

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths. 

Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Scripture: Luke 10:25-10:37

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you? 

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths. 

Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Scripture: Luke 11:1-11:13

To help us determine our priorities, Stuart shares some points worthy of remembering:

Life is not made up of things. Be on your guard, because if you’re not yoursquo;ll be suckered in by the whole flow of our culture. 

Life is on loan. One of these days God will foreclose and demand back what he gave you on loan. And a life that is lived egotistically, materialistically, and hedonistically denies the fact that the life is on loan in the first place.

Life in actual fact consists in being rich towards God. 

Scripture: Luke 12:13-12:21

It is possible for us to live lives that are rich according to human evaluation, but that does not necessarily mean they are rich according to divine evaluation. In other words, you can be extremely wealthy in a human currency, but in actual fact be bankrupt before God. 

You will be rich towards God, not only when you understand who God is, not only when you have an intensity of desire to see His kingdom established in your life, not only when you relate your worries and concerns and earthly life to Him, but when you begin to demonstrate that your concern for the kingdom is paramount. 

Scripture: Luke 12:35-12:48

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you? 

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths. 

Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Scripture: Luke 14:1-14:24

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you? 

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths. 

Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Scripture: Luke 15:1-15:32

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you? 

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths. 

Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Scripture: Luke 16:1-16:15

Life happens. Sometimes we have a say in what is going on, but just as often, we don’t. There are many circumstances you can’t control—earthquakes and floods, wars and terrorist attacks, the spouse who walks out, a sick child. What are you supposed to do when life—for good or bad—is happening around you? 

The Bible tells us that we are to live according to God’s Word. Jesus’ teachings are a good place to start, particularly His parables, which are short, simple stories that explain divine truths. 

Stuart takes you through parables in Luke’s Gospel and explains the significance and the lessons in each of the stories so you can apply them to your own life.

Scripture: Luke 16:19-16:31

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