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Sermons on Luke

Love Hurts

Luke 22:39-46 In the Garden of Gethsemane we are reminded that for the Savior, Love Hurts. In a way we cannot understand Jesus, in his humanity, went to a dark and agonizing place as he bore the weight of what was about to happen to him on the cross. We first see the agony and horror he felt from the prospect of…

Hope in the Midst of Sin and Misery – Part 2

Luke 22:31-38 In the Upper Room on the night Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, the sin and misery of the world was on full display – and yet in the mist of it there is great hope for Christ’s followers. In part one (10/8/17, Luke 22:21-30) we saw this sin and misery in Judas’ evil betrayal of Jesus, and yet there was…

Hope in the Face of Sin and Misery – Part 1

Luke 22:21-30 In many of the interactions in the Upper Room, the sin and misery of the world is put on full display. We see it first in the treachery of Judas in betraying the Lord. Even after walking and talking with him for three-plus years, seeing him perform miracles, listening to his authoritative teaching and seeing his compassion for sinners –…

The Passover Plot and Plan

Luke 22:1-13 In the account of Judas’ agreement with the chief priests and scribes – we see a plot to put Jesus to death. It is easy to understand why the chief priests and scribes wanted to put Jesus to death – their hypocrisy had been revealed over and over again, and they were losing the respect and support of the people…

I Shall Return!

Luke 21:20-38 Because of all the “natural” disasters happening in our world today, many are speculating that we are in the last days – and some are even setting the date. While setting the date is foolish and sinful, such failed efforts do not somehow negate the truth that Jesus will return, and in the text we learn a little about the…

How to Live Until Jesus Returns

Luke 21:5-19 To be a Christian is to be a disciple. This is an unbiblical distinction, and you cannot be one without being the other. This truth is lost on many who claim to be Christians, for we think “discipleship” is something optional. That is why Jesus spends so much time reminding his followers how they are to live – and that…

Responding to God with Faith and Love

Luke 20:41-21:4 Using David’s words from Psalm 110:1, Jesus calls all who hear to place their faith in David’s son, who is also David’s Lord. These words were offered as a correction to the thinking that the Messiah would be only an earthly king with an earthly kingdom. When the scribes remained silent in the face of Jesus’ plea, he warns the…

Resurrection Realities

Luke 20:27-40 While most Jews in Jesus’ day believed in the resurrection of the dead, the Sadducees did not. They held the Pentateuch (Genesis – Deuteronomy) in highest esteem, and because they did not think it taught the resurrection (and perhaps because they simply loved this world and lived for it), they challenged others who did – including Jesus. Their question about…

Bearing the Image of the True King

Luke 20:19-26 In this encounter with the Jewish leaders and the Herodians, we are reminded that it is right for us to “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to render to God the things that are God’s.” To render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s is first to render our civil obedience in all things not contrary to…