Sermons on Luke (Page 2)
Our building is an important aspect of our church; we use our facilities to worship and grow in faith with one another. But, our mission doesn’t stop at the end of our driveway. God calls us to take care of the lost – those who do not know Him. Because of God’s generosity to us, we can’t help ourselves but to show generosity to others in our local and global community. Luke 19:10
Following Jesus isn’t easy. By nature, we’re way too good at excuses. Lying underneath these excuses is fear. Lord, give me the faith to trust that listening to and following You is always the best answer. Sermon Text: Luke 9:51-62
What a contrast between Simon and the nameless woman who anointed Jesus with her perfume and her tears! In Jesus’ forgiveness, we have so much to be thankful for. Sermon Text: Luke 7:36-50
This tender story speaks to us of one of the most important priorities in our lives. Jesus’ Word comes first – even before our daily chores. Sermon Text: Luke 10:38-42
God wants you to love others as you love yourself. But He’s not looking for us to love ourselves because of those identities we create: jobs, financial status, abilities, social status.
Forgiveness—it sounds so easy. Yet, there are times when we just can’t forgive, when we simply don’t want to forgive. If anyone had reason to feel that way, it was Jesus. Jesus, however, freely offers unconditional forgiveness even to the very men who nailed him to the cross. Forgive, God says, as I have forgiven you. Love forgives! Matthew 18:21-35, Luke 23:34
We say we love all people, but when push comes to shove, we’re pretty selective about where we choose to live and the people we choose to hang out with. Jesus hung out (literally!) with individuals that we church people would deem “beneath us”. And he showed them the same love, the same grace. Love embraces all! John 3:14-21; Luke 23:43
We tend to think that generosity relates only to our money and material possessions. Yet, the scriptures teach that everything we are and have comes from God. That means generosity is an attitude of the heart that touches every aspect of our lives and behavior. Luke 16:1-15
Generosity starts with trust. If we trust that we’ll always have what we need, that there’s no need for worry or anxiety, that it’s not necessary to hold so tightly to the things we have, we will experience the incredible and liberating freedom called generosity. God promises to care for all our needs. Do we believe his promise? Sermon Text: Luke 12:22-34
Jesus is the true Son of God and reminds us that we are all children of God. Sermon Text: Luke 2:41-52
Simeon’s story helps us understand that peace is not linked to an absence of conflict or pain, but to the assurance that God keeps His word.
With a shepherd marvel this Christmas at the fulfillment of God’s promises. This is God’s Son in human flesh born to redeem the human race! Luke 2:1-20