Sermons on Luke

The Great Commission, Part 1

Text: Luke 24:36-53 Summary: Following the sermons on the Great Commandment (to love God and to love people) we now focus on the Great Commission. If we love God and other people we are compelled to be concerned about the most important truth they could ever know – how to be in a relationship with…

The Cost

Text: Luke 14: 25-35 Great crowds were following Jesus. He didn’t turn and encourage them or try to hold on to their affection but rather gave them one of the most challenging charges we see from Jesus: “Count the cost” “Take up your cross”. While the grace of the Gospel was won by Christ and…

You Me Follow

Text: Luke 9: 18-24, John 21: 9-23 Summary Jesus didn’t say “be like him” or “live like her.”  He said, “follow me.”  We all suffer from comparison.  Comparison leads to us trying to become someone else and we fail when trying to make ourselves into someone else.  Jesus, not others, is the Standard.  The Father will succeed…

A Vision Letter

Text: Luke 2:22-35 On this Christmas Eve morning we witness a profound encounter with a man named Simeon and the baby Jesus. As Simeon held the infant in his arms he spoke about the future mission of this child and the stunning effect his life would have on his mother. This moment was the culmination…

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…