Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Christmas Sermon Series 2018

Celebrating Christmas

At Christmas, we celebrate the arrival of Emmanuel, God with us. The shepherds responded to this good news delivered by the angels by believing the message and acting on it. Mary worshipped and pondered in her heart all that had been told to her about Jesus. Let us celebrate Christ’s birth by first coming to faith in Christ. Then let us tell others the Good News of salvation, meditate on Jesus and treasure Hime, and praise God for sending our Savior.
Christmas Sermon Series 2018

In the Fields of Bethlehem

The first people to hear the Advent message were shepherds, a group considered in the culture of that day to be untrustworthy outcasts. The shepherds were terrified as they saw a glimpse of divine holiness and might. But the angel spoke with the reassuring message, “Fear not.” The good news for all people presented by the angel is a message of forgiveness and great joy. The High King of Heaven came into our world to bring grace. He is Emmanuel, God with us.
Christmas Sermon Series 2018

A Birth in Bethlehem

The account of the birth of Jesus in Luke 2:1-7 reveals much about three attributes and the character of God. God is sovereign: the mighty emperor of the Roman empire became the unwitting servant of God to fulfill prophecy (Micah 5:2). God is faithful: every detail foretold concerning the birth of the Messiah came to pass. God is humble: Christ came to our world, to seek and save the lost.
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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Jesus wept in anguish over the city of Jerusalem because its residents had rejected Him. He was honest about the judgement which was imminent for Jerusalem. It is biblical to weep and be burdened over those who have rejected the refuge that God offers. If you need reconciliation with God in your own life, remember that God said, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked,” Ezekiel 33:11 (ESV) and seek His forgiveness and peace.

Giving Thanks

Psalms 100 reminds us that we are to come to worship with praise and thanksgiving already in our hearts. Gratitude should be a hallmark of every child of grace. It is not enough to feel grateful — we should also express our thanks to God. On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices,…

Our Holy God

And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

The disciples asked, “Lord, teach us to pray” because they knew that Jesus valued prayer in every aspect of His life. The Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11) is still valuable today and can shape, inform, and inspire our communion with God and our intercession with Him. It is a pattern for our prayer, a prayer we can offer in Jesus’ name, and a prayer for a God-focused life.

Read!, Meditate!, Pray!

In Luke 10:38-42, Mary sits at the feet of Jesus and humbly listens. Today we listen to Him by contemplating the Word of God. We need more of God, more of His truth, and more of His Holy Spirit in our lives. Our need is met as we read the Bible, ponder it deeply, depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us, and pray to God concerning what we read. May it not be said of us, “Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

Mary’s Song of Praise

In this first message in the new sermon series, “A Life of Praise,” Pastor Mitchell Gregory examines Luke 1:46-55. Mary’s song of worship upon receiving the angel’s news that she will bear Jesus, the Messiah, teaches us much about how to live a life of praise. Mary praised God in the depths of her soul. Her praise flowed from a mind and spirit saturated with scripture. She praised God for His power, holiness, mercy, and faithfulness.
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The Good Samaritan

Isn’t it easy to justify ourselves and our lack of compassion for others? The parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke chapter 10 challenges us to demonstrate the love of Christ when it is not convenient and when it requires sacrifice. As we grow to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul, we will also love our neighbors as ourself.
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Storing Up Enduring Treasures

Luke 12:32-34 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (ESV)
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Seek His Kingdom

Luke 12:22-31 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious…
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The Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to…
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What is Your True Love?

Luke 18:18-30 And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing…
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Read! Meditate! Pray!

Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered…
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Loving Jesus

Luke 7:36-50 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head…
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Salvation: The Story of the Shepherds

Luke 2:8-20 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city…
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Into Your Hands I Commit my Spirit

Luke 23:44-47 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!” (ESV)
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