Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

When you say there are many ways to heaven, you call Jesus a liar. You're not calling me a liar... I'm not the one who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by Me." Those were Jesus' words. Argue with him about it... I can't change His Word...

Luke 20:27-47

There are a lot of people who believe that there is a heaven but don’t believe there’s a hell, and how do they live their lives? They may be good people. Do things a little differently than those who are living recklessly in the fast lane, but you look at their lives. They do not honor the name or the person of Jesus Christ, and they would tell you that there are many, many ways to heaven, thus calling Jesus…
Your life, your soul, your very being, belongs to God. Give it back to God. Stop holding on to it. Stop insisting on having your way. Let God have His way.

Luke 20:20-26

The two great commandments: love the Lord your God and love your neighbor. This should be what drives our lives. If you’re here for any other reason, and you’re claiming to be a Christian, check your heart. You might be pretending… You belong to God. Give back to God that that belongs to Him. Give your life back to God. Give God the authority to tell you what to do. Give God the authority to show you what to do.…
How many times do I actually stop and say, "God, am I doing it right? Am I doing it Your way? Am I honoring You with this, or is this even what You want me to do?"

Luke 20:1-19

How many of us, through our lives, have felt we could do it on our own? Even though there is plenty of information to tell us that Jesus exists, His Spirit exists, that His power is ruling and reigning over this world. We know this, but we’ve convinced ourselves that we do not need His authority. Once again, look at how you live. Look at the things you do before you answer that question. It might surprise you. Just like…
People are interested in Who Jesus is. They are interested in truth. They may not always receive it, but people are interested. I would say take every opportunity that you possibly have to share that truth, and it will spark people's interests. They will, at least, hear what you have to say. Whether they accept it or not at that time is between them and God.

Luke 19:28-48

Do you know what will bring you peace today? What is your life like? What do you struggle with? What turmoil do you have in your life? Jesus would say the same thing to us today that He was saying to Jerusalem then. Do you know what brings you peace? It is not the cleverness of this world. It is not our ability to look successful. It is not about anything that we can obtain in this world. It is…
Life is hard, and circumstances can certainly be harsh, but our King has left us something. It's called His love.. He wants us to take that love that He left with us and invest it. How are you investing His love?

Luke 19:11-27

It’s not about these walls, it is not about having a nice parking lot, it is not about us living in nice clothes as Christians, and having a place to gather. It’s not about here. It’s about what you do when you leave here. How you live your life each and every day beyond these walls. You’re His servant. You come here to get refreshed each week in order to go out there to serve. That’s what it is to…
Imagine what would happen...if each one of us went out and affected one person's life to bring Jesus to them... What affect might Jesus have on the lives of those people who are within your sphere of influence if you take the time to get to know them.

Luke 19:1-10

We, as believers, are so short-sighted. People are so short-sighted. We only look at what makes us comfortable. We look at our own lives. And we sometimes hoard or hog Jesus to ourselves. Jesus did not come for me. Jesus came for us. Jesus not only came for us. Jesus came for the world. Jesus’ desire was that all men might be saved, but yet, so often, we allow our emotions, we allow how we feel about other people, to…
This is what Jesus does for us. He helps us through the hard times. He gives us wisdom and strength in the hard times. He doesn't always take the hard times away from us.

Luke 18:35-43

Struggle and trial will come your way. We would never know how much we love God or how devoted and committed that we can be to Him if we were never tested in it. He doesn’t just pass right by us because He doesn’t have time for us. I believe that His Holy Spirit, Who is still here today, passes by, stops and ministers to our needs and comforts us in our struggle and, if healing is warranted, then He…
You know why we find ourselves...struggling through the impossible? Because we look at the impossible rather than looking at Jesus, rather than turning to His Word and believing what it says.

Luke 18:31-34

Do you believe that God can do the impossible for you? Do you believe that God wants to do the impossible for you? Let me tell you something. God loves you, and God did what it took in order to say to you, “I love you.” He made the impossible happen… Jesus has made a statement that requires us to live by faith. You know, there are a lot of things that are impossible for me, but there is nothing…
We must pursue the kingdom of God like a little child: with a simple faith, a simple trust, knowing that God means what He says.

Luke 18:15-30

We start paying attention more to the things of the world than to the Word of God, and we become deceived, and we fall away. We must pursue the kingdom of God like a little child: with a simple faith, a simple trust, knowing that God means what He says. If I say to you right now, “Jesus loves you,” do you believe that? I know a lot of people who would say, “Yeah, right. Good words, Dave. Thanks a…
God will hear us, and God will deal with us when we are humble before Him.

Luke 18:1-14

We’ve yet to see the finished product of what God is creating. God started creating several thousand years ago just on this planet, and though He rested, He never stopped creating. He never stopped doing the work that He needs to do in the hearts and the minds of those that He’s created. He has interacted with man, and He has talked to man, and He has touched man throughout history, and His kingdom has existed on this planet in…
Lord, I just ask that You would put it in our hearts to be thankful... I just ask that as we pray, we would also praise; as we ask, we would also thank; as we see You bless us, that we would be quick to show...how grateful we truly are.

Luke 17:20-37

Father, in Jesus name, I thank You and praise You. I thank You for Your Word. I thank You once again, Lord, for the encouragement that comes from Your Word, the knowledge that it gives to us of a Day that’s coming. Thank You for being honest, first telling us that You would suffer and die so that now we, a couple thousand years later, we look back and see the truth of what You did on the cross and…
Forgiveness is probably the hardest thing that we will ever accomplish in our life... Forgiving means letting it go and walking away from it. Letting God wash it away. Not dwelling on it any more. It's no longer there in your mind or your heart. It's forgiven.

Luke 17:1-19

I’ve told you that God loves you. Do you love Him? This is the question that we need to answer. Do I love God? Am I willing to respond to the Word of Jesus and love God back, first and foremost by receiving Jesus? I’ve said it many times, and I’m going to say it again, and I’ll probably say it a hundred times again in my life. Jesus was the One that said, “I’m the way, the truth, and…