Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

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…
We have God's Word. Why are you not studying it? Why have you not made it a priority to understand God's Word?

Luke 16:19-31

What good things do you have in your life? Think about your life for just a moment. What good things do you have and how do you use them? Is your life set aside to be used by God?… God desires to have mercy on us. He gives us the things that we have to show us mercy now in life, in hopes that we, then, would get the hint and show mercy to others… We have great opportunity around…
What's the good news of the kingdom of God? That you, in fact, can be forgiven and loved by God, and it doesn't matter who you are, what you've done, where you've come from. You can be forgiven and loved by God. That's good news!

Luke 16:1-18

We, so often, struggle with this concept of forgiveness. If they owe it, they owe it. They sinned against me. They deserve what they get. We make life hard for people. God does not make life hard for people. We make life hard for ourselves. God does not make life hard for us. God may allow for circumstances to happen in our lives and around our lives in order to get our attention, but God does not cause evil to…
Do you realize how much you are loved by your Father? Do you know what lengths your Father would go to, to have you back?

Luke 15:11-32

Ministry should never come before the family, but when God asks something specific of us, and especially in that relationship that we have with Him, it should always come first, even before our family, and I think we have a hard time making a distinction between the two… Are you resolved in your heart to honor God with the moment and with your life? I believe God has ministry for all of us, and I would pray that each and…

Luke 15:1-10

So often we only put the emphasis for our resolve for our new year on what’s going to make my life a little more comfortable, what’s going to make my life a little better, what’s going to make my life a little stronger. When was the last time you thought that, “This year I’m going to resolve to give up my life so that I can live completely and totally for Jesus Christ.” When was the last time any of…
If I want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, I have to be willing to give up me.

Luke 14:15-35

How many of you have ever felt that God is an ogre? Or that God was mean? That God didn’t really care. That God must be sitting up there judging you and punishing you somehow because of the circumstances of your life. Have you ever thought that? Have you ever felt that? First and foremost, God’s Word tells us God is love. He sent Jesus to show us God is love. When He brought Israel out of Egypt, He said…
We're going to be so much happier in life if we stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about others.

Luke 14:1-14

This is the problem I find, when we get stuck in legalisms, when we allow legalisms to rule our life, we know very little about God’s Word and don’t care to know the truth of God’s Word. We take what we want from God’s Word, and we use it the way we want, and leave the rest behind. I have, on a few occasions, had conversations with people who wanted to eliminate certain portions of God’s Word because they didn’t…
I'm going to continue to do my Father's work. I'm going to continue to spread the love that my Father had for me. I'm going to be bold. I'm going to step out. I'm not going to run away.

Luke 13:31-35

If you are trying to impress God, guess what? Stop. It’s not going to happen. It doesn’t work. God is not impressed with our efforts. God loves us already. He doesn’t want us performing for Him. If we do things, He wants it to be done because we love Him, and we know He loves us. When we help other, it needs to be done because we love Him, and we know He loves us, not because we are performing…
God wants us to always, always, feel welcome close to Him.

Luke 13:18-30

And sometimes we think because bad things are happening in our life that God has abandoned us but, in fact, it’s the opposite. God has not abandoned us. When those rough things start happening in our lives, it is usually because God loves us, because He is packing manure around us. He is making life stink for us, but He is giving us the life-saving nutrients that we need that will cause fruit to grown. And yet, we resent those…
If we are faithful servants, we will tell the truth that our Master has asked us to tell. We will be faithful to that truth...

Luke 12:42-59

What has God entrusted you with? …Everyone in this room has been entrusted with something… We’ve all been given a responsibility, and so often we reject, turn away from, and ignore that responsibility. But you have now been entrusted. God’s Holy Spirit was given you a call in your life to know and to let others know about the Person of Jesus. You have a responsibility, and you have been given…much, and now much will be required of you. I…