The Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19:11-27)

In our sermon today, Jesus has just taught about His mission “to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Some believed that when Jesus entered Jerusalem the kingdom of God would appear immediately, but Jesus knew He must first go to the Father and then return later.  For this reason Jesus “proceeded to tellContinue reading “The Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19:11-27)”

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 thingContinue reading “Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)”

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.  TheContinue reading “True Riches (Luke 16:9-13)”

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 ofContinue reading “You and Your Money (Luke 16:1-8)”

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 the Kingdom of God Like? (Luke 13:18-21)

This morning we shall discuss two parables about the kingdom of God found in Luke 13:18-21: He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and becameContinue reading “What is the Kingdom of God Like? (Luke 13:18-21)”