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Sermons on Luke

Simeon’s Song of Peace

Luke 2:22-35 In Mary’s purification and in Mary and Joseph’s paying the redemption price of the first born, we are reminded again that Jesus was born in a low estate, and that under the requirements of the law. This was so he would be qualified to pay for our salvation. In Simeon’s song that follows, we are reminded that God’s coming into…

The Angels’ Song of Adoration and Peace

Luke 2:1-20 The Angels’ announcement to the Shepherds and the song that they sang remind us that God has done all that is needed to remove the enmity between himself and man. The fact that the announcement was made to the shepherds, a lowly and despised group, reminds us that the good news is for all men, including the poor and broken…

Mary’s Song of Joy

Luke 1:26-55 Mary’s Song of Joy is in response to the Lord’s announcement through the angel and the confirmation of this through Elizabeth, that she would bear the Christ Child. Her song focuses on 1) It’s Purpose – to magnify and rejoice in God’s work of salvation, 2) To magnify and rejoice in God for the fact that he used and saved…

Zechariah’s Song of Hope

Luke 1:5-26, 57-79 Zechariah’s song in Luke 1 is sung during a time of political, spiritual and personal darkness. Hopelessness seemed to fill the air, and yet God was at work. He would give Zechariah and Elizabeth a son, but even more he would give them a Messiah. After the birth of his son, who we know as John the Baptist, Zechariah…

The Ascended Lord

Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:1-12 The ascension is an important event in our Savior’s ministry. By it, God declared Christ’s earthly, incarnate ministry over – he would no longer be physically present. While it seems impossible, this would actually lead to “greater things” being done by his followers and the Church. This is because of the implications brought about by his ascension. First, Jesus…

Witnesses to the World

Luke 24:44-49 In Jesus instruction and charge of his disciples recorded here, we are given an example to follow as we seek to be witnesses to the world around us. There are four aspects of Jesus sermon that we can learn from. First, Jesus’ sermon to his followers was Biblical. It was based in what the word said – not in personal…

The Gracious Savior

Luke 24:36-47 In Jesus’ first post-resurrection appearance to the disciples in the Upper Room, we are once again reminded of the hope we can find when we commit ourselves to know and understand all the Scriptures. Jesus’ disciples were Confused, not knowing what to believe. They saw him crucified and knew he had been buried, but now some were saying he had…

From Floundering to Faith

Luke 24:13-35 In the account of Jesus instructing the Emmaus Road disciples, we are reminded that in God’s word we have lasting hope and all we need to be saved – for all the word points us to Christ and his work. We are often like the Floundering Disciples – not understanding who Christ is or what he has done. At such…

The Innocent One Dies

Luke 23:44-49 In three of the miracles that surrounded Christ’s death on the cross, we are reminded about the significance of his death. In the miracle of darkness that covered the whole land, we are reminded that Christ bore the divine judgment of God for us on the cross. His bearing of God’s wrath means there is no more atonement for sins…