Sermons on Luke

Make Jesus Famous

Sermon text: Luke 3:16-17 John the Baptist was massively famous in Israel around 30 AD. Yet he knew his mission. He was a forerunner of the One to come. He was to prepare the people’s hearts for repentance. When the people began to question whether John may be the Messiah, he wasn’t coy about it at all. He pointed them to the One who was truly the Messiah.

Follow

Sermon text: Luke 9:57-62 Following Jesus is not about staying in your comfort zone. It’s not supposed to be convenient. It’s not about just fitting Jesus into your already crowded schedule. Following Jesus means putting His priorities above your own. It means counting the cost and then serving Him with gusto. To truly follow Jesus means doing whatever it takes to bring Him glory.

Laser Focused

Sermon text: Luke 9:51 Jesus was not caught by surprise when He was arrested in Jerusalem the week after He entered the city so triumphantly. He knew why He was arrested and what the punishment would be. He had told His disciples repeatedly that He would be killed in Jerusalem. He also told them He’d rise again. But for all that He knew He would go through, He was totally focused on completing His mission.

Peace on Earth

Sermon text: Luke 2:14 When they appeared to the shepherds the night of Jesus’ birth, the angels glorified God. They declared, “And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” People in the western world have gravitated to these words for years at Christmas. But what were the angels really saying that night in Bethlehem? To be sure, it has much more importance than just good feelings.

Calvary

Sermon text: Luke 23:32-49 Crucifixion was one of the most horrific forms of punishment ever devised by mankind. The treatment Jesus received prior to His crucifixion was brutal and sadistic. Taken together, Jesus suffered the worst death imaginable. He was mocked and jeered by the Jewish leaders, the Roman soldiers, the crowd, and even the criminals hanging beside Him. Yet He endured all of this to save us from our sin.

A Scary Story

Sermon text: Luke 16:19-31 Near the end of His earthly ministry Jesus taught the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. This story challenged the greed of the religious leaders of Jesus’ day. But its timely truths reach all the way to our own time and culture. This parable is a beautiful illustration of the oft-repeated biblical principle of the first being last and the last, first. It also teaches us that our eternal destination is set once this life…

Overcoming Temptation

Sermon text: Luke 4:1-13 Every believer faces temptation. Jesus did, and we should expect to as well. We can learn a lot about how to deal with temptation from how Jesus handled it. The core of His success was the filling of the Holy Spirit and the power of God’s Word.

The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son is one of His most loved stories. But Jesus makes it clear from the outset that it is the tale of two sons. The younger son takes his inheritance and squanders it. But what about the older son? There is much to learn from the experiences and conduct of both.