Author: Lucas Kitchen
The weather, the pandemic, and everything else has made me incredibly tired. What about you? Let’s see what God’s word has to say about growing tired.
It’s beautiful to see the growing diversity of the church in America, though no matter how diverse we become in the States, it doesn’t hold a candle to the incredibly diverse populations of the Colossian church.
Ellie, the little magical sprog, and her brother Eloy had been walking up the mountain for more than an hour. Wobblewog was following behind, mumbling all kinds of things they didn’t understand.
The faith’s most important question, “What do I have to do to be saved?” Should have a simple answer, though no one in the piney woods seemed to agree what that simple answer should be. Despite growing up in the buckle of the Bible belt, confusion about the Christian faith plagued every step of Lucas’ journey.
In the corner of the Bible Belt, where I grew up, there were rules, rules, and more rules. Christians weren’t supposed to listen to secular music. We weren’t supposed to drink, dip, or smoke. No baggy pants, face piercings, or spiky blue hair was allowed. We were to steer clear of certain substances that would alter our mood.
Eloy and Ellie’s Baffle dragons did not want them to go on their trip. They growled and, woofed, and spat fire. None the less, the brave brother and sister set out on their journey Saturday morning because they didn’t have school. Ellie held the map as Eloy led the way. They were making their trip to The Wise Wizard, Waddly Wobblewog, who lived near Hogdog bog in a soggy log. After walking for a few hours, Ellie spoke up.
When I was in junior high, freedom came in chrome. To be free was to have a bike. Not just any bike would do, though. That’s because most of the time I spent with my brothers was in the woods near our house. You had to have a bike that could go off-road and handle all sorts of terrain.
There once was a little boy. He lived in a big castle in a magical land where mushrooms grew as tall as trees and trees grew as tall as clouds, and clouds didn’t grow at all because they were made of cloud fuzz. This little boy’s name was Eloy. The castle he and his family lived in was so big it had lots of empty rooms on upstairs floors that he had never visited. His parents told him never to go into those empty rooms on the third floor of their big old castle.
Do you really have to abandon everything you have to follow Jesus? Find out in this talk from Lucas Kitchen, as he discusses the calling of Levi in Mark 2:13-17.
When I was in high school, my summer job was producing videos and large print out media for a production company located in an old car lot. The place was hard to secure because of huge windows and ancient out-of-skew doors. So in the back, the owner kept a pack of the wildest, dirtiest, meanest dogs to guard the door. They were all breeds, and among them probably was present every canine disease there ever was.
Many question whether they could really be forgiven by God. In this video Lucas Kitchen teaches on Mark 2:1-12, and uncovers an important aspect about forgiveness that you may not realize.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been warning that Iran will have enough enriched uranium in a few months for two nuclear bombs. Netanyahu revealed this: “Iran has been working on a new generation of centrifuges which will multiply Iran’s enrichment capacity fifty-fold.”
Part 4 of 5Gospel Of MarkIn this exploration of Mark 1: Lucas Kitchen uncovers the kind of authority that Christ demonstrated in everything he did.
You can now download a free PDF copy of Lucas’ new book THINGS ABOVE. This 200-page book is an enjoyable and approachable study on Colossians. It’s packed with humorous stories and illustrations, as it explores the major themes of the biblical book. There is a free video series that compliments THINGS ABOVE. The book will also be for sale in paperback later this month.
When I was at Letourneau University, I was asked to host the yearly comedy show on campus. It was attended by a thousand or more college students who were eager to laugh. I had to do a handful of comedy sketches, which was both exhilarating and frightening.
“Following” someone has taken on new meaning in our social media age. Though, twitter and facebook users weren’t the first to ask us to follow. Aside the sea of Galilee Jesus said, “follow me,” to a handful of eager fishermen. In this sermon from Lucas Kitchen, find out what “follow me” means.
If you listen to the news, or social media, the world is falling apart. Right? But who knows, really? Maybe we’re on the brink of disaster, or maybe things are just fine. It’s harder than ever to say one way or the other. One thing is for sure (at least to me) News outlets and […]
Reviewed By Midwest Book Review “Impressively well written, organized and presented, “Naked Grace” is an extraordinary Christian memoir and unreservedly recommended reading for all members of the Christian community regardless of denominational affiliations. While highly recommended for community library Contemporary American Biography collections it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Naked Grace” is […]
Part 1 of 5Gospel Of MarkJoin Lucas Kitchen as he teaches through Mark 1:1-15. In this sermon, you will discover what Jesus meant when he said, “The Kingdom Is At Hand.” You will also, find out what the gospel of Mark means when it says, “John preached a baptism of repentance for the remission of […]
Lucas was interviewed by Colleen Houde on the Canadian Radio show Connections to talk about his book Naked Grace. This aired in December of 2020. Free grace international does not endorse the views expressed by those who appear (other than Lucas) on the following video.
“But I don’t understand,” Jamesh said, after the broadcast had concluded. “Dusk happens at a different time depending on where in the empire you are, right?” “That’s right,” Avi said. He glanced at his father, seeing if he wanted to answer the questions. His dad watched but said nothing.
Part 1 of 3For The Sake Of The KingDescription: Are you afraid of being bored in the afterlife? In FOR THE SAKE OF THE KING, Lucas Kitchen crafts an imaginative tale that is more than it appears to be. This novel isn’t just the fantastic story of Avi, an aspiring song-poet, on an epic quest. […]
Part 3 of 3Famous PreachersFrancis Chan is a mega-church preacher, international speaker, best-selling author, and much more. With all of that credit to his name, one would expect him to be a trustworthy source of biblical teaching. However, Francis Chan has confused thousands of people with a convoluted presentation of the gospel message. Take a […]
Amber usually didn’t drink coffee at night, but she didn’t tell Benjamin that. They had been hanging out for the last few weeks after meeting in a math class at their college. She had become increasingly comfortable with him as time had passed, and now considered him one of her best friends.