The Other Lost Son (Luke 15:25-32)

Last week’s sermon focused on the parable of the “Prodigal Son” from Luke 15:11-24.  It was entitled “The Lost Son” because it dealt with the younger son who went to a far away country and “squandered his property in reckless living” (13).  It was easy to identify this son as lost because his outward actionsContinue reading “The Other Lost Son (Luke 15:25-32)”

The Lost Son (Luke 15:11-24)

A Man Had Two Sons… I want to tell you a story about a man who had two sons: Jim and Tim.  The youngest son, Tim, came to his dad one day and said, “Dad, I know that when you die I am going to get some money.  Can I have the money now?”  HisContinue reading “The Lost Son (Luke 15:11-24)”

God’s Lost & Found (Luke 15:1-10)

In our text this morning, we come to two parables of Jesus: the parable of the Lost Sheep and the parable of the Lost Coin.  These two parables are practical stories that communicate great spiritual truth.  While the two parables are different, they both vividly illustrate the truth of John 3:16: “God so loved theContinue reading “God’s Lost & Found (Luke 15:1-10)”

What is a Disciple? (Matthew 4:18-22)

What is a Disciple? Many Christians know that Jesus commanded His church to “make disciples” (Matt 28:18-20), but what exactly is a disciple?  What does he/she look like and how can you spot one in a crowd?  One of the best definitions of a disciple comes from a pastor named Jim Putman.  In his book,Continue reading “What is a Disciple? (Matthew 4:18-22)”

Rejoice in the Harvest (Luke 10:4-11; 17-20)

The Context In verses 1-3, we read that Jesus sent followers “into every town and place where He Himself was about to go” (1).  He prepared them for the importance of the mission by saying, “The harvest is plentiful” (2).  He prepared them for the difficulty of the mission by saying “the laborers are few”Continue reading “Rejoice in the Harvest (Luke 10:4-11; 17-20)”

The Harvest (Luke 10:1-2)

This Sunday morning we will continue our study of the Gospel of Luke in Chapter 10 verses 1-2.  It reads: After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “TheContinue reading “The Harvest (Luke 10:1-2)”