Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Luke

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Luke 19:28-44 As Jesus approached Jerusalem riding on a young donkey, the crowd of excited pilgrims and disciples shouted praises to God. It was as if they were welcoming a royal procession. But will they recognise Jesus as the righteous and victorious King?

Have we misidentified Jesus?

Luke 18:31-43 As we open our Easter series in the book of Luke, it’s important to reflect on exactly who Jesus is. While the question may sound simple, perhaps the Jesus we have in our heads isn’t quite the whole picture of the chosen Messiah spoken about in the Bible. In this account of Jesus’ interaction with the blind beggar, we see that in order to recognise the real Jesus, we must understand his authority, mercy, and mission.

A tale of two sinners

Luke 7:36-50 Someone said there are only two types of people in this world: sinners who admit it and sinners who don’t. Whatever our lives look like, the one great certainty is that we all ‘fall short of God’s glory’ and we all need God’s forgiveness. But do we realise that? It’s very possible to have a ‘holier-than-thou’ attitude like the Pharisee in the story, and miss the overflowing joy that comes when we appreciate how much we owe to…

The Disciples’ Journey

Luke 9:51-10:4 Discipleship calls for single-minded clarity, and is to be lived out in a world that hates and opposes you, but can be lived confidently because we are children of God’s grace and eternal salvation.

The Prodigal Son

Luke 15 In this chapter Jesus outlines three parables which teach us about the nature of repentance in the Kingdom of God

You’re invited!

Luke 14:1-24 People make all kinds of excuses for refusing to accept Jesus. In the Parable of the Great Banquet, Jesus shows us that unless we accept him, we will never eat at the great banquet in the kingdom of God. We’re all invited. But will we be there? It all depends on how we respond to Jesus.

The Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-34 In the parable of the Rich Fool Jesus calls out the inadequacy of a materialistic view of the world, and challenges the greed and covetousness that lives in every human heart. We are presented with a stark choice, to pursue material riches, or to live in a way that is rich toward God. The latter is where we will find real security, freedom and joy.

Transformed by Jesus

Luke 19:1-10 How has Jesus changed your life? In today’s passage, we meet Zacchaeus, a man who has his life radically transformed by Jesus. Like Zacchaeus, when we receive from Jesus what he is offering to us, our lives will also be transformed.

The Rich Ruler

Luke 18:22-25 Our culture conditions us to value and promote independence and, for many of us, our situation in life means we are easily fooled into thinking we can live independent of God. But the gospel is all about dependence. The one who comes to Jesus in complete and utter dependence is the one who will be saved, and the life of following Jesus continues in complete dependence on him for all things.

Desperate Faith

Luke 8:40-56 The story of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead and healing the sick woman teaches us that Jesus has authority over sickness and death. It calls us to reflect on our own weakness and mortality and to come to Jesus with desperate faith. We believe that Jesus has power to heal in this life, and even more importantly, that he has the power to give us eternal life.