Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Resting in God’s Gift of peace

Luke 2: 8-16 esv “peace on on earth to people He favors” the peace of salvation What causes a lack of peace? * fear, uncertainty * no sense of God’s presence * sin, disobedience How does Jesus give peace? * gift of salvation (Eph 2:13-16) * realization of His presence (Romans 8: 14-17) * effect of prayer (Phil. 4:6-7) * blessings of obedience (Prov. 4:5-9) * promise of heaven (Rev. 21:3-4) How to “unwrap” the gift of peace: * Worship,…

Humble – Hungry – Holy

HUMBLE James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. HUNGRY Psalm 42:1-2 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? John 6:35-36 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;…

Realizing the Joy of the Lord

Luke 2:39-56 The Lord never changes, so realizing true joy comes from understanding and recognizing the presence of Jesus. Focus on the person of Jesus and not circumstances. Seeking Jesus creates an understanding of His presence. Joy comes from realizing the . . . presence, promise, power, purpose of Jesus!

Slow Down

There was a now-infamous study presented to Congress in the 1960’s. The study claimed that with all the new labor saving devices, within 30 years we’d only work 15 hours a week and our main problem would be what to do with “all this time on our hands.”   We often wear busyness as a badge of success   Busyness is often a smokescreen for an empty life   Satan can’t stop us from loving Jesus or people so he…

Compassion

Luke 10 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said…

Covenants

Luke 22:14-18 Covenant – An unchangeable legal agreement between God and man that stipulates the condition of the agreement. – W. Gruden A covenant relationship is a partnership. God makes a promise. Humans make a commitment. 4 Old Testament Covenants Covenant with Noah Genesis 9:11 Covenant with Abraham Genesis 12:1-3 Covenant with Israel Exodus 19:3-6 Covenant with David 2 Samuel 7:12-13 Jeremiah 31:31 God continually pursues mankind regardless of our choices. God relies on Himself to fulfill His promise. God’s…

100 Fold Soil

Luke 8 4 As a large crowd was gathering, and people were flocking to Him from every town, He said in a parable: 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed. As he was sowing, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds of the sky ate it up. 6 Other seed fell on the rock; when it sprang up, it withered, since it lacked moisture. 7 Other seed fell among thorns; the thorns sprang…
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