Sermons by Riley Driver (Page 3)

Sermons by Riley Driver (Page 3)

Really Ready? Then Repent!

Really Ready? Then Repent! Luke 12:49-13:9 – February 06, 2022 Luke 12:49-53.  Most of us are familiar with the saying, blood is thicker than water, but Jesus is telling Israel (and us) that the cross is thicker than blood. Matthew 10:37 has a parallel passage, Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or…

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready? Luke 12:35-48 – January 30, 2022 Last week it was Hypocrisy, Fear, Worry, & Possessions. An example of this Acts 5:1-11.  INTRODUCTION: 2 Peter 3:3-4, 8-9.  Luke 12:35-38.  Literal translation is “Let your waist be girded.”  A belt around the waist so the robe might be pulled up and tucked into or under the belt. Your lamps burning –…

Hypocrisy, Fear, Worry & Possessions

Hypocrisy, Fear, Worry, & Possessions Luke 12:1-34 – January 23, 2022 Luke 12:1-3. Hypocrisy = falseness, deceit, acting under a faked part. Return to 11:41-42 and Micah 6:8  Luke 12:4-7.  Refer to Luke 11:53-54. Jesus, His disciples and His followers would now be targets of the Pharisees The word translated hell is “Gehenna” from a Greek transliteration of…

The Woes

The Woes Luke 11:37-54 – January 16, 2022 Woe!: uttered in grief or denunciation/condemnation Luke 11:37-38. A quick note about the Pharisees: Pharisees were members of one of the most important and influential religious and political parties of Judaism in the time of Jesus. There were more Pharisees than Sadducees (according to Josephus, there were more than 6,000…

The Wicked Generation

The Wicked Generation Luke 11:14-36 – January 9, 2022 First a correction. Last week when I spoke about the Lord’s prayer her in Luke 11:2-4, I said it begins with Father which is an intimate term which is correct. I also said there is no record of anyone using this term to address God prior to Jesus, meaning in the Old Testament and the New Testament. That was incorrect…

Jesus Teaching on Prayer 

Jesus Teaching on Prayer  Luke 11:1-13 – January 2, 2022 When we look at Jesus teaching on praying, we can look at Luke 11 or Matthew 6, but they are quite different and each has a distinct unique context. The prayer is very similar in both, but there are differences. The differences show it was not to be used as a precise ritual or magic formula for prayer. Luke…

The Natural Man vs The Spiritual Man

The Natural Man vs The Spiritual Man Luke 9:37-50 – December 05, 2021 Luke 9:37-43a. What Jesus said to His disciples then applies to His disciples to this day, in other words to us as well. Looking at the first word unbelieving or faithless, there is no better example of this than the disciple Thomas. After the resurrection Jesus appeared to His disciples except for…

Who am I? Answer Confirmed! 

Who am I? Answer Confirmed!  Luke 9:18-36 – November 28, 2021 Luke 9:18-20. Recall in verses 7-9 even Herod the tetrarch was perplexed and was asking, Who, then, is this I hear such things about? And that was before 5,000 men plus women and children were fed.  Where did such ideas come from? Going back to Deuteronomy 18:15-18, Moses tells Israel God will raise…

Witnesses, Witnesses, Witnesses

Witnesses, Witnesses, Witnesses Luke 9:1-17 – November 21, 2021 REVIEW – In chapter 4 in a synagogue in Capernaum Jesus cast a demon out of a man, then in chapter 5 He healed a leper and then a paralytic man. Then after picking His Twelve disciples in chapter 6, He gave His Sermon on the Plain. Then in chapter 7, He healed the servant of the Centurion, at the town of Nain…

Final Authority-Part 2

Final Authority – Part 2 Luke 8:22-56 – November  14, 2021 REVIEW  Luke 8:22-25. What is the LIFE LESSON Jesus is trying to teach these men (and us). Certainly, He is NOT trying to tell them a dangerous situation is NOT a dangerous situation. The life lesson for them is that their relationship to danger will never be the same again.  Like the disciples, our…

Final Authority – Part 1 (Luke 8:19-25)

Final Authority – Part 1 Luke 8:19-25 – November 7, 2021 Luke 8:19-21  This is Jesus’ conclusion to verses 1-21 where Jesus defines his “family” as those who hear and obey God’s word. It is not a matter of one’s relationships but rather personally hearing and acting on God’s word. In this context, “God’s word” is the teaching of Jesus. This is reminiscent of…

Luke 7:36-50

Jesus Teaches Simon the Pharisee Luke 7:35-50 – October 24, 2021 Review   Luke 7:35. In the book of Proverbs, Wisdom is always personified as a woman who calls people to faithfulness and obedience to God’s commands (Proverbs 1:20-33 and 8:1-9:6). Wisdom’s “children” are those who follow her instruction. Those who were spiritually wise could see the ministries of John…

Luke 7:18-35

Jesus, John the Baptist, and the Pharisees Luke 7:18-35 – October 17, 2021 Luke 7:18-23. John’s Question and Jesus’ Answer John’s question in verse 19 is significant because it signals that even Jesus’ forerunner is struggling to understand the nature of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus is not the type of savior John was expecting, so he sends 2 of his followers to Jesus…