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Sermons on Luke

Lost Stuff

Luke 15:1-10 In the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin we are reminded that, 1) Jesus loves the lost unashamedly, that people knew it and that he did so even though they did not deserve it.; 2) Jesus seeks the lost and; 3) Jesus rejoices when the lost are found. We are called to join with Jesus in all…

Don’t Help Me: A Savior Rejected

Luke 13:31-35 In this passage Jesus shows us two truth: 1) he shows that he was the one in control even as he went to his death and, 2) he shows his love in giving his life, even though he was rejected by his own. We can take hope from both of these truths as Jesus’ plans to redeem a people for…

The Growing Kingdom

Luke 13:18-21 Jesus’ mini-parables in Luke 13:18-21 remind us that the kingdom of God can not be thwarted by man. In the first we learn about the Expansion of the Kingdom of God – how something that started so small is growing into a large bush; and where those from every nation come to find rest and shelter. In the second parable…

Jesus – Prince of Division?

Luke 12:49-53 Jesus’ teaching in these verses take us by surprise. First, he talks about bringing judgment into the world – something we don’t like to think about being the case. We like to think he only brings love and peace to all. Before this judgment could come however, Jesus would have to endure the cross so that the elect might be…

Ready or Not – Here He Comes

Luke 12:35-48 One of Christ’s constant themes is our need to re ready for his return. Readiness involves faith – not a dead faith (which is no faith) – but an active one. We are to be like faithful servants who are ready and alert – waiting for their master’s return. We are to be like a homeowner, ready for the thief…

How to Be Free from Anxiety – Part 2

Luke 12:22-34 Anxiety. We all have struggled with it, are struggling with it or will struggle with it. But anxiety is both a thief – stealing our time, our energy, our peace and hope; and it is a sin – for it flows from a lack of faith. While it may seem impossible not to worry – Jesus calls us to just…

How to Be Free from Anxiety – Part 1

Luke 12:22-34 Anxiety. We all have struggled with it, are struggling with it or will struggle with it. But anxiety is both a thief – stealing our time, our energy, our peace and hope; and it is a sin – for it flows from a lack of faith. While it may seem impossible not to worry – Jesus calls us to just…

A Fool and His Money

“I am rich toward God when his glory is my highest goal, when his worship is my deepest joy., and when his fellowship is my deepest satisfaction. I am rich toward God when I offer all my abilities for his work, without reserve. I am rich toward God when I take the time to serve people in need and give the first portion of everything I get to Christian ministry. I am rich toward God when I make the needs of the poor a priority in my financial giving and embrace a simple lifestyle that gives me more freedom for ministry…I am rich toward God when I give and give until all I am and all I have is dedicated to his glory.” (Philip Ryken)

Good and Bad Fears – Part 2

Luke 12:1-12 In this sermon we finish looking at what the Lord says about what we should fear – and what we should not. In part one we looked at his command to fear being a hypocrite, followed by his command not to fear men. We then began our look at our need to properly fear God. This sermon picks up with…