Sermons from 2021

Sermons from 2021

John 1:1-14

While the text today is not the “traditional” text used for Christmas, this section of scripture is a great Christmas passage. The key verse that shows this Christmas orientation is verse 14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  This is the meaning of Christmas. God has come into the world, born of a virgin, in the person of Jesus Christ. The 5 truths…

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 8:1-18

Luke 8:1-18  October 31, 2021 Key Passages, Verse 1 “…proclaiming the bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.” Verse 8 “…he who has ears to ear, let him hear.” Verse 18 “Take care then how you hear…” Verses 1-3 Women are just as special and valuable to God as men are. We are all one in the body of Christ. “Provided for them out of their means”…

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…

Luke 6:20-49

The Sermon on the Plain Luke 6:20-49 – October 03, 2021 6:17-19. Answers the questions as to Who What When Where  6:20-23. 22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. This last blessing is the key remark of the blessing sequence, because it shows the religious dimensions…

Luke 5:27-6:11

The Pharisees and the Jesus Authority  Luke 5:27-6:11 – September 19, 2021 The Paralyzed Man & The Pharisees 5:20-26. Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.” But what of the Pharisees? 5:27-28  Levi, aka Matthew, would become one of the twelve apostles. Levi responded…