Luke (2005-06) (Page 5)

Luke (2005-06) (Page 5)

The only teaching that is going to have authority to change your life, to penetrate your heart, to motivate you, is teaching that comes from the Word of God... It's not man's opinion... The reason we don't have changed lives today is because we ignore God's Word.

Luke 4:31-44

There’s a lot of teaching in the world today…but the only teaching that is going to have authority to change your life, to penetrate your heart, to motivate you, is teaching that comes from the Word of God, that is the Word of God. It’s not a man’s opinion. I’ll tell you, I’ve said this many times, but pastors who actually teach from God’s Word and get to expound upon it as I do, are blessed that we get to…
Let people know that there is good news for them. We are no longer lost or bound by sin, but there is One that came to free us from that. If we are lost and bound by sin, it is because we choose that bondage, not that there isn't a way for us to be free from it.

Luke 4:14-30

Sometimes we fall into the trap of taking God’s Word and using it to justify our position: who we are, what we want to do. God’s Word was not given to us to justify us. God’s Word was given to us so that we would know God in a greater way, that we could draw close to Him, that we could understand His heart, that we could be motivated to serve Him through His Word. And so often, what I…
Good works are not what the Father is looking for... Obedience to His Word is what He's looking for.

Luke 4:1-13

The Holy Spirit doesn’t come upon us [like in the Old Testament], He indwells us. We, then, are full, as Jesus was full, of the Holy Spirit. You know, we sing some songs, and I like the songs, but it says, I want more of the Holy Spirit, I want more of the Holy Spirit, but the fact is, you have all of the Holy Spirit. You can’t get any more in because He’s all in. We need more of…
Love is a commitment you make and is not easily broken, and God said to each of us, "I love you." It's not based on how He feels about us. It's based on the commitment that He has made to us, and He's proven that love to us by furthering that commitment by giving us the Son.

Luke 3:19-38

It is created within us, God designed us, to want to be right with Him. Whether men believe Him or not, believe that He exists or not, men do not like to feel wrong. They will go to great lengths to make it somebody else’s fault. People who don’t know Jesus, people who have no relationship with God or believe that there is a God, when they do something wrong and you go tell them they did it wrong, “Oh,…
One of the things I have people ask me all the time is, "Why am I not growing in the Lord?" We sometimes grow stagnant. We lose direction. Why do we lose direction and grow stagnant? I think because we allow too many distractions of the world into our life. We allow the busyness of life to overrun us.

Luke 3:1-18

One of the things I have people ask me all the time is, why am I not growing in the Lord?… We sometimes grow stagnant. We lose direction. Why do we lose direction and grow stagnant? I think because we allow too many distractions of the world into our life. We allow the busyness of life to overrun us… We can turn off our TV and spend some time sitting quietly before the Lord. We can go to a neighbor…
Who is God? I think this is the question that should be on...our lips...every day... God, what is the relationship that I should have with You today? What do You have for me to do today? Lord, how can I serve others for You today? It's all in the question. It's in the desire of our heart, not necessarily to know an answer, but to know that we're being driven by the question.

Luke 2:40-52

Sometimes you show a great deal of intelligence by the questions you ask because the questions you ask are very thought provoking and they’re deep. You don’t necessarily have to have all the answers, but sometimes you show who you are by the desire you have to know. You know, there’s a lot of people in this world who never once wake up on Sunday morning and question, “Should I go to church? Should I try to get to know…
We have been given a phenomenal gift, we have been given a phenomenal blessing, and that blessing wasn't just give for us to hold onto and keep for ourselves, but to share with as many as would receive it.

Luke 2:21-39

I believe that God…presents blessings to each one of us every day. We walk down the street, we walk out of our home, and we look out into a world that’s lost, and right before us are blessings waiting to be recognized… We miss blessings every day. We close our eyes to the phenomenal things that God wants to do to us and for us every day, even though the Holy Spirit indwells us… How do we receive the blessings…
It's something I'm very passionate about, that I believe even though we're not all called to be evangelists, we are all called to evangelize. We're all called to share what Jesus has done in us, for us, and through us.

Luke 2:1-20

It’s something I’m very passionate about, that I believe even though we’re not all called to be evangelists, we’re all called to evangelize. We’re all called to share what Jesus has done in us, for us, and through us… How many of you feel like your relationship with Jesus is a cause to stand up and shout to people, “This is good news!” because you are filled with such great joy?… We have some good news. Good news that’s meant…
I like to interpret everything from the foundation of Who God is, and God is love. Isn't that what we're told? God is love, so everything God does is done as a loving response from His heart to us. So, if He withholds something from us, it's His loving response to us.

Luke 1:56-80

If He has vengeance on us for something that we’ve done, it’s His loving response to us. It says, those that He loves, He disciplines. But, everything He does is a response of love to us. Not because we’re foul and ugly and sinful to the core. He doesn’t respond to us because of that. He responds to us because of His great love, because of His great mercy… One of the things I see is lacking in our world…
There is no greater prayer than the one that says, "God, I need You." Plain and simple. And then let Him do what He wants to do, what He needs to do in your life.

Luke 1:39-55

I hear a lot of people try to justify themselves. They don’t want a Savior because they don’t need a Savior. That, “Salvation is for those bad people out there. I’m only a good person. I do good things. I help the little old ladies across the street, and I carry their groceries for them, and I shovel their sidewalks for them. If that’s not good enough for God, I don’t know what is!” I hear people talk like that……
Am I here for myself or am I here for the Lord? Whose servant am I? Am I my own servant, or am I God's servant?... We [need to] say, "I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as You have said."

Luke 1:26-38

You know, God asks us, sometimes, to do some very difficult things. He asks us sometimes to endure some things that we feel are impossible… But He will, from time to time in our lives, bring circumstances to us and ask us to endure through them, to accept the responsibility, to allow Him to use us. And I know so many people, when they face those hard times, they wail, and they cry, and it is okay to lament, but…
You have to investigate. You have to dig. You have to seek out the truth, and sometimes, in seeking out the truth, things that you have believed, things that you have trusted in, are called into question, and that's a good thing. It's a good thing when our faith is challenged... The only way I know what's right and wrong is if I match them against God's Word.

Luke 1:1-25

You have to investigate. You have to dig. You have to seek out the truth, and sometimes, in seeking out the truth, things that you have believed, things that you have trusted in, are called into question, and that’s a good thing. It’s a good thing when our faith is challenged… The only way I know what’s right and wrong is if I match them against God’s Word… You’ve been taught some things. You know some things. But once again,…