Sermons on “Luke”
Poor Peter! Probably the most outspoken of Jesus’ disciples, he is typically the first to respond to any question… and is usually wrong in his answer. But today, when asked who the disciples think Jesus is, Peter responds correctly! But instead of an atta-boy, Peter receives a strict response from Jesus. Why? Tune in for the amazing answer!View Sermon
Jesus seemed hard-pressed to find real faith among the Jewish people. The two accounts we have of that kind of faith both involved gentiles (non-Jews). One was a Roman centurion at whom Jesus “marveled.” This battle-hardened soldier understood what it meant to be “under authority”… and that even Jesus was under authority.
At 29:32 (audio) and 29:40 (video), Miguel covers how we are to be not only hearers, but doers of the Word… with practical application to those impacted by hurricanes Harvey (Texas) and now, Irma (Florida) and Caribbean islands.
At 41:32 (audio) and 41:44 (video), Ernie gives insight into the needs of Global Reach – an organization that goes into these disaster areas to help provide immediate help for those affected… from food to rebuilding to relationships. He gives real-world examples of how we can be the hands and feet of Christ.View Sermon
In today’s message, Luke gives an account of Jesus reading the scriptures aloud in the synagogue… as was His usual custom. But on this particular day, what Jesus claimed almost had him tossed off a cliff at the edge of town.
Can you spot Jesus’ claim in the following jumble?
After almost 400 years of silence, God seems ready to unveil His plan of salvation. The year was around 26 AD, and arriving on the scene is the first baptist… later known as John, The Baptist. He was heralding the coming of the Messiah; proclaiming, in fact, that the Savior was already in their midst. John begins his ministry by calling his audience a “brood of vipers.” Nevertheless, it goes over surprisingly well.View Sermon
Well, there’s good news… and bad news. First, the bad news: did you know that God has declared us to be His enemy? Chew on that one for a second. Major bummer, right?
So what’s the Good News? It’s this: God also declared His desire to be reconciled with each of us – thru a savior, a redeemer. And that’s what The Christmas Story is all about.View Sermon