Sermons on Luke

The Other Nine

Text: Luke 17: 11-19 Happy Thanksgiving! The American thanksgiving holiday was established on the last Thursday in November during the administration of President Abraham Lincoln as a day of “thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens”. Today most of our citizens see this holiday as a time to enjoy family,…

Why Are You So Busy?

Text: Luke 10: 38-42 Aside from the most common response to “How are you doing?” being “Fine”, a close second response to that question is always, “Busy.” Do you find yourself responding that way? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or overcommitted? As we will see in our text this morning, Jesus cares greatly about the…

Unthreatened

Scripture: Matthew 9:9-13

In our “Journey of Jesus”, we are exploring specific texts that help us define how Jesus lived, what he valued and how he acted and reacted to both people and problems. As the apostle John said in 1 John 2:6, “anyone who says he abides in him ought to walk the same way that he walked”. This Sunday we explore how Jesus related to the “tax collectors and sinners” he encountered in everyday life. Jesus was unthreatened by people who were different. He saw beyond the surface problem to the real problem of spiritual alienation. He was able to see what people would become when transformed by grace. Jesus’ response to “unclean” people is a huge challenge to each of us today!

So You Claim to Know Him

Jesus’ emotional life has been a subject of deep speculation over the centuries. For example, did Jesus ever laugh? We believe Jesus was the most emotionally healthy person who ever existed. The scripture gives us numerous examples of his emotional responses. Today we examine some of those such as compassion, grief, anger and deep sorrow.…

Good News of Great Joy

In this Sunday’s narrative we encounter shepherds, a heavenly host, the baby lying in the manger and Mary pondering things in her heart. This dramatic scene is acted out by children every year. But deeper than the usual storytelling are truths that help us to understand the nature of the gospel. We discover the gospel…