The Graft and the Gift (Luke 20:45-21:4)

Let us turn our attention in this sermon to Luke 20:45-21:4 and learn about “The Graft and the Gift”.  In 20:45-47, Jesus condemned the scribes (and other hypocritical Jewish religious leaders) for their dishonest gain through their abuse of power.  In 21-1-4, Jesus commended a poor widow for her selfless gift to God of allContinue reading “The Graft and the Gift (Luke 20:45-21:4)”

David’s Son and David’s Lord (Luke 20:41-44)

Our study of the Gospel of Luke brings us to a topic that may be difficult to understand but it is vital we understand and embrace.  Today we shall learn from Luke 20:41-44 about how Jesus can be both David’s Son and David’s Lord. First, let us take a moment for a quick recap ofContinue reading “David’s Son and David’s Lord (Luke 20:41-44)”

The Resurrection of the Righteous (Luke 20:27-40)

You cannot have peace in this life until you have made peace in the afterlife.  Our study of the Gospel of Luke brings us to verses 27-40 of chapter 20.  Here we discuss the issue of the afterlife: namely, resurrection. There are two main resurrections spoken of in the Bible: 1) the Resurrection of theContinue reading “The Resurrection of the Righteous (Luke 20:27-40)”

By What Authority? (Luke 20:1-26)

As we continue our study of the Gospel of Luke we come to the question of Jesus’ authority.  The main question is summed up in Luke 20:2: “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority?”  In our sermon we shall see that Jesus’ authority is:Continue reading “By What Authority? (Luke 20:1-26)”

Glad, Sad, and Mad (Luke 19:28-48)

Did you know that—according to the Bible—Jesus displayed many different emotions during His time on earth? This is significant because it reminds us that Jesus is not only completely God but completely man. He is God the Son who entered into this world as a man so that He would redeem mankind to God. InContinue reading “Glad, Sad, and Mad (Luke 19:28-48)”

A Lesson from the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10)

Our sermon today concerns an encounter Jesus had with a man named Zacchaeus who was sitting in a sycamore tree.  Zacchaeus is sort of an ironic fellow.  Zacchaeus is a Hebrew name meaning “clean or pure” but he was a corrupt tax collector who worked for the Roman Government.  Today, we shall read about thisContinue reading “A Lesson from the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10)”

The Son (Luke 3)

Christmas is just a few days away so there is still time to prepare.  For some of us, it means that there is still time to get that last minute gift.  With some retailers, such as Amazon, there is still time to have your gift delivered before Christmas.  In all the hurried frenzy of theContinue reading “The Son (Luke 3)”

The Blind Beggar (Luke 18:31-43)

In Luke 18:31-43, Jesus is walking with His disciples to Jerusalem where He will be crucified, buried, and resurrected to reconcile us to God as an atonement for our sin.  As He drew near to Jericho, a blind beggar cried out: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (38-39). As we study Jesus’ response,Continue reading “The Blind Beggar (Luke 18:31-43)”

The Rich Young Ruler (Luke 18:15-30)

In today’s sermon, a ruler asked Jesus a very important question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus’ answer reveals the foolishness of seeking to earn salvation and the wisdom of receiving it by grace through faith.  In other words, in regards to eternal life, we: Cannot Inherit as a Ruler The RichContinue reading “The Rich Young Ruler (Luke 18:15-30)”

The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)

In today’s sermon we come to a familiar parable commonly referred to as “The Pharisee and the Publican”.  In this parable Jesus speaks to those “who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt” (Luke 18:9). The Pharisee In Jesus’ parable, He mentioned that a Pharisee went into the temple toContinue reading “The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)”