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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 Rich… Continue reading The Rich Young Ruler (Luke 18:15-30)

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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 to… Continue reading The Pharisee, the Publican, and the Proverb (Luke 18:9-14)

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)

Today we resume our study of the Gospel of Luke.  Our text is found in Luke 18:1-8 and is commonly referred to as “The Parable of the Persistent Widow”.  In this sermon we shall be encourage one another “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1) through persistent and patient prayer.  While some may… Continue reading The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)

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Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)

In our text from the Bible today we have a question about when the kingdom of God would come.  In Jesus’ answer, He not only talks about when, but where, how, and why.  Let us look together and Jesus’ answer and may it help us “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matt 6:33). When and… Continue reading Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)

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Where are the Nine? (Luke 17:11-19)

Our text from the Bible this morning is Luke 17:11-19.  In this text we learn about an encounter Jesus had with ten lepers as He entered a village between Samaria and Galilee on His way to Jerusalem.  In this text we shall discover: 1) A Cry for Help, 2) A Command of Hope, and 3)… Continue reading Where are the Nine? (Luke 17:11-19)

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The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)

The sermon today is found in Luke 16:19-31.  Commonly known as “The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus”, this parable shows us the foolishness of seeking earthly comfort (which is temporary) to the neglect of heavenly comfort (which is forever).  Let us consider this morning the following: The Rich Man’s Comfort (v.19) In verse… Continue reading The Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31)

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The Good & the Not So Good (Luke 16:16-17)

Our verses this morning are Luke 16:16-17.  It reads: “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to… Continue reading The Good & the Not So Good (Luke 16:16-17)

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Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)

I have never met a Christian who likes the Pharisees.  In fact, I would be shocked if someone came up to me and said, “I think the Pharisees were actually the good guys and Jesus was too harsh with them.”  Christians recognize that the Pharisees, as a group, were religious hypocrites.  They said one thing… Continue reading Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)

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True Riches (Luke 16:9-13)

 Last Sunday we discussed “You and Your Money”. Using the parable of the dishonest manager from Luke 16:1-8, we were reminded of three (3) principles concerning money and possessions: 1) it is not your money, 2) you are a manager of God’s money, and 3) you are accountable for how you manage God’s money.  The… Continue reading True Riches (Luke 16:9-13)

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You and Your Money (Luke 16:1-8)

Parable of the Dishonest Manager In Luke 16:1-8, Jesus tells us about a rich man who employed a man to manage his money and accounts.  The manager was dishonest and was charged with wasting his master’s possessions.  When the charges were brought to the master, he ordered the manger to turn in “the account of… Continue reading You and Your Money (Luke 16:1-8)