Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Oct 8: Generosity as Discipleship

  19th Sunday after Pentecost: Generosity as Discipleship (2/3) Other sermons in this series“Generosity: the Core of Creation” #1: The Story of God’s Generosity #2: Generosity as Discipleship (this sermon) #3: Make a Choice Scripture: Luke 5:15-20 I’d like to begin by acknowledging the fact that you are present in worship today because you don’t need convincing to be generous. My guess is that there are quite a few among us who suspect that the purpose of the annual stewardship…

April 2: It Is Finished

  Palm/Passion Sunday: It Is Finished (6/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: It Is Finished Scriptures: Luke 23:44-46; John 19:28-30 Jesus was not a victim. Nothing about the passion of Jesus Christ indicates that his life should have ended any differently than it did. Was…

March 5: Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise

  Scripture: Luke 23:35-43 2nd Sunday of Lent: Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise (2/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished How can you know for sure that something is true, especially if it has the appearance of not being true? I once read about a…

Feb 26: Father, Forgive Them

  Scripture: Luke 23:32-34 First Sunday of Lent: Father, Forgive Them (1/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #2: Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished We’ve all seen movies which include a scene of a dying person whispering their final words to whomever is with them. They’re intended to moments…

Feb 5: A Life of Opening to Jesus & a Life of Obeying Jesus

  A Life of Opening to Jesus and a Life of Obeying Jesus (3/4) Scriptures: Luke 5:1-11 and 1 Peter 2:21-25 Other sermons in this series #1: The Three Committments of a Disciple #2: A Life of Worship & Hopspitality #4: A Life of Service & Generosity A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to lead a Bible study at the new men’s warming center here in Port Huron. I chose as our focus the story of Jesus…

December 18: We See God in Each Other

  Scripture: Luke 1:39-55 Back in 2006, after Caroline and I decided I would begin a leave of absence the following July, we started to do some house-hunting. One townhouse-style condominium we looked at was exactly what we were looking for. After submitting a bid, the realtor informed us that the homeowners had gone with another buyer. Knowing that we liked those particular units, the realtor knew of one that wasn’t on the market yet but would be very soon.…

April 17 (Easter): Victory!

  This morning is the final message for our [Lenten] Journey toward the Cross of Calvary. Over the courseof Lent, Pastor Drew will preach a 7-part sermon series which will focus on some of things Christ specifically accomplished through his suffering and crucifixion, collectively referred to as the passion of Christ. The series is entitled “Why Did Jesus Die?” and is inspired by John Piper’s book, The Passion of Jesus Christ. The main point of the whole series is that the suffering an…

January 9: Called to Ministry

  This is is the first in a 3-part sermon series entitled “Called to Ministry.” By virtue of water baptism, Christians receive a “call” to a ministry which is common to all followers of Jesus. Among the baptized, God calls some to ‘set apart’ ministries, the most common being a call to ordained ministry. The United Methodist Church has two orders of ordination: deacon and elder. Today is ‘Baptism of the Lord Sunday’ on the liturgical calendar, and the theme…

December 5: Laying a Foundation

  December 5 – 2nd Sunday of Advent I’m going to show you a brief video, and as you’re watching it, I’d like you to be consciously aware of how it makes you feel. Take a look So, how did the boy’s message leave you feeling? Personally, I found it very uplifting and encouraging. I like how he began his welcome to the newborn by informing him or her that the world is “a pretty cool place.” That there’ll be…
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