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Sermons on Luke (Page 2)

The Shepherds: Responders to the Good News

Luke 2:8-20 The Shepherds receive a big surprise when Jesus was born – and their response to that news and to Jesus is instructive to us. First, the shepherds had a huge surprise when the angels came to them and announced to them that there was “born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Their…

Mary: A Sinner Called to Serve

Luke 1:26-56 In many ways Mary was an unlikely candidate to give birth to the Christ child. She was a young girl from an insignificant town and betrothed to a man with an insignificant job. On top of this, she was a sinner. In her own words she was one of “humble estate.” And yet, God called her to serve him in…

The Hope of Zechariah and Elizabeth

Luke 1:5-25, 57-79 Zechariah and Elizabeth were godly people who were experiencing the darkness of their times. Herod the Great was an oppressive and murderous ruler, everyday Roman rule meant high taxes and unjust treatment; and on top of this they were experiencing the personal difficulty of the reproach of being childless in their old age. Into this situation the Lord speaks…

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…