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The Pattern For Prayer: The Vertical Dimension

In the preface and the first two petitions of The Lord’s Prayer as found in Luke 11 we are led to pray about God’s person and God’s priorities. As to his person, we are reminded that he is our Father (if we are trusting in Christ) and as such, Christ invites us to share in his sonship. Because he is our Father…

The Pattern for Prayer: The Basics

Luke 11:1-2a In the introduction to the Disciples’ Prayer (AKA The Lord’s Prayer), and by comparing this prayer with the version he teaches in Matthew 6 – we learn 4 lessons. We see first Jesus’ Practice of Prayer – that he was consistently looking to the Father for wisdom and strength, and if he needed to do so, how much more do…

The Good Portion

Luke 10:38-42 In the account of Martha and Mary welcoming Jesus into their home, we are reminded that the “good portion” we can choose each day is to sit at the feet of Jesus and learn from him. It is not that Jesus does not desire our service – it is both commended and commanded, it is that our service needs to…

In Christ Alone

Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of Jesus’ most famous parables. In it we get a wonderful picture of what it means to be a merciful neighbor. Being a neighbor involves risk, sacrifice and care for those around us, including our enemies. However, if this is all we learn from this parable we have missed the main point.…

Reasons for Joy

Luke 10:17-24 As the 72 “missionaries” return from the mission Jesus sent them on, they were filled with joy. We also cam have joy because 1) The Lord Uses his Disciples to further his kingdom, 2) We Have Eternal Life and 3) God is Sovereign in Salvation.

The Triumphant Savior’s Resurrection

John 20:1-9, various Christ’s resurrection is the great event that changes all of history. This sermon looks at how the variety of the gospel accounts and how it establishes The Fact of the Resurrection; at Peter and John’s response to the (almost) empty tomb as we consider The Faith of the Resurrection; and finally at The Impact of the Resurrection – specifically…

The Triumphant Savior’s Suffering

John 12:23-36 On the cross Jesus endured great agony that we might have life. He suffered in his humanity through undergoing the miseries of this life, the tortures leading up to the cross and through the painful death on the cross. He suffered because of his deity as he was, for the first time in all eternity – separated from the Father…

Participating in the Harvest

Luke 10:1-16 In the commissioning of the 72 disciples, we get a picture of our call to participate in the harvest. Jesus first reveals to the 72 (and us) the problem – there are too few laborers. His solution is two-fold: Pray the Lord would send more laborers into the harvest and then go in the way appointed. For some this will…

The Cost of Discipleship Part 2

Luke 9:57-62; 14:25-33 Once we know the cost of discipleship (loving Christ above all, renouncing all that we) it is time to count the cost and pay the cost. In counting the cost we ask both am I willing to pay it, and can I afford not to. We have good reasons to pay the cost: If we do not do so…