Sermons on Luke
Easter is a special time of year to remind everyone that we are welcome home into God’s family. In this message, we look at why Jesus came to earth, who Jesus came for, and different ways for how we can respond. Luke 19:1-10 tells us that Jesus came to seek and rescue lost people, while Matthew 9:9-13 tells us that Jesus came for everyone – especially imperfect, damaged, and unreligious people. And our response can be hostile, shallow enthusiasm, apathy,…
We should not just give to be blessed and to receive more, for blessed are the poor as we learn in Luke 6:20. And the rich have already received their reward as mentioned in Luke 6:24. Our rewards are not always here on Earth, for the treasures on Earth will pass away. To be generous means that we give better and more than required. This is not just with our money and ambition, but also relationally. To be generous relationally…
The resurrection is an historical claim. There are two facts no one doubts: 1. Jesus existed; 2. The Christian faith was launched by those who were convinced that he rose from the dead. The evidence and the significance of the resurrection are discussed.
During the week before Jesus’ death, he prepares himself and others for his death, which will lead us to the new covenant. Through Jesus’ death, we are justified freely by God’s grace, through the redemption that came through Christ Jesus.
Jesus is the Son of God. What evidence do we have of this claim? How do we explain that the Bible is the inspired word of God to non-Christians?
God is king over all the world. Only a small number acknowledged him ask king, and God sent the Messiah to dramatically increase this number by paying the penalty for rebellion; defeating the devil, and wooing/transforming the rebellious.
In the beginning was the Word. The Word (Jesus) became flesh and made its dwelling among us. The Word gives grace and truth. We can either reject the Word or receive it and let it transform our lives.