Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Luke

Luke 2:1-32

  The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-32 – July 25, 2021 5.5 to 6 months later v1-3 – Quirinius was governor of Syria in 3-2 BC and 6-7 AD. Most believe this was before he was governor in 3-2 BC.  v4-8 – A distance of 70-100 miles and a travel time of 4-10 days. They likely traveled with others going to the town of David but falling further and further behind due to Mary expecting almost any day. By the…
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Luke 1:57-80

John’s Birth & God’s Tender Mercy Luke 1:57-80 – July 18, 2021 Review: Elizabeth and Zachariah were likely 15 and 20 years old or more in 63 BC when the Roman general Pompey defeated the Jewish Amy. If so, then they would have been 41 and 46 years or more of age when Herod took the city of Jerusalem in 37 BC became the Judean king. Then 72 and 77 or more years of age when John was born and…
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Luke 1:39-56

Elisabeth and Mary Luke 1:39-56 – July 11, 2021 Review: 63BC – Roman general Pompey defeats the Jewish army several times.   39BC – Herod the Great, named the new King of Judea in 40 B.C., attacks Jerusalem.   37BC – Herod takes the city of Jerusalem and becomes the unquestioned Judean king.    6-4BC – Jesus was born. Jesus could have been 2 years old before Herod’s death in 4BC.  11 – An angel of the Lord appeared, the first time in over 500 years.…
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Luke 1:26-38

The Foretelling of Jesus Birth Luke 1:26-38 – July 04, 2021 26 – In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, Nazareth was a town located a few miles west of the Sea of Galilee. There is a great deal of prophecy coming to be in Jesus’ birth and Mary’s pregnancy and even the town of Nazareth has prophetic significance.  Isaiah 11:1-2a, A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots…
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Luke 1:5-25 NIV

Elizabeth and Zechariah Luke 1:5-25 – June 27, 2021 Elizabeth and Zechariah and Mary … in Luke Dark/quiet times before Herod – 400 years since Malachi – 300 years since Alexander the Great      *see the end of the sermon notes to read the compiled information Pastor Riley has on this era 5 – Herod, King of Judea. Dark days, dark times under Herod.  Priest Zechariah, priestly division of Abijah (1 Chronicles 24:10), wife Elizabeth. Zechariah – he who…
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Luke 1:1-4 NIV

Who Was Luke? and The Introduction to Luke   Luke 1:1-4 June 20, 2021 Some of you might be wondering how or why we are in the book of Luke now having just finished the book of Ephesians. It is because we are following a chronology of the order the books of the NT were written.  Before discussing the Gospel of Luke I want to ask how many are familiar with the book, The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel?…
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…