Sermon Series: Luke

The ministry of the Son of Man to seek and save the lost

The Announcement of John’s Birth

| by | Scripture: Luke 1:1-25


In the message we begin a new sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. Brian introduces this gospel and then shows the 5 stages that Zacharias and Elizabeth passed through – Barrenness – Promise – Unbelief – Judgment – Fruitfulness.

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Jesus’ Triumph Over Satan’s Temptations

| by | Scripture: Luke 4:1-13


In the Scripture, Adam, Israel and Jesus are all called the Son of God. Adam and Israel gave in to temptation and sinned against God, while Jesus remained faithful. Listen in to find out why that is so vitally important.

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The Year of Jubilee Has Come!

| by | Scripture: Luke 4:14-21


Jesus was anointed with the Spirit to enrich spiritual paupers, release spiritual captives, give sight to spiritual blindness, and free from spiritual oppression. When He came, He ushered in the Year of Jubilee. However, to neglect, ignore, or reject Him is to face Him on the Day of God’s vengeance.

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What Makes Men Angry Enough To Kill God?

| by | Scripture: Luke 4:22-30


What makes men angry enough to kill God? We discover that the people of Nazareth were so angry at Jesus’ sermon in the synagogue that they tried to throw him off a cliff! The reason was because they viewed themselves as too big and God as too small.

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A Day In The Life Of Jesus Christ

| by | Scripture: Luke 4:31-44

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Ever wished you could follow Jesus around for just one day? This passage in Luke reveals to us what a day in the life of Jesus was like? Behold Jesus Christ, who gave Himself to intense spiritual ministry during the day, but then rose early in the morning to seek His Father’s face. What an example for us!

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Do You Have Religion Or Christ?

| by | Scripture: Luke 5:33-39


In Jesus’ answer to those who questioned why His disciples didn’t fast, He reveals that He has come to introduce a life of joy in relationship with God, and a completely different way of fasting, which is incompatible with the way the Pharisees fasted.

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The Master’s Men

| by | Scripture: Luke 6:12-16


The 12 men that Jesus chose to be His apostles were plain, ordinary, common men, who were weak and sinful, just like you and I. God still delights in choosing the weak and foolish and base things of the world to confound the wise, so that all boasting must be in Him.

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Unearthly Love

| by | Scripture: Luke 6:27-36


Jesus calls His followers to an impossible impossible level of love – that is if they are striving to love this way in their own strength. He calls us not to retaliation, or non-retaliation, but to unearthly love. Learn why he calls us to this kind of love and what the results are in this message.

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How Should We Listen To God’s Word?

| by | Scripture: Luke 8:16-21


In the Church, we talk a lot about preaching, but in this text Jesus teaches us about hearing God’s Word. We are to hear in order to spread the truth, receive the truth, and obey the truth. How are you listening to God’s Word?

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Christ’s Instruments Of Compassion

| by | Scripture: Luke 9:10-17


The Lord wants to use His disciples as instruments of His compassion toward suffering and needy people? But, in order to be used of God, we must make ourselves available to Him, give whatever we have to Him, and give out whatever we have received from Him.

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3 Reasons We Should Follow Jesus

| by | Scripture: Luke 9:24-26


Jesus lays down a difficult path of discipleship for any who wish to come after him: deny yourself, take up your cross daily and follow Him. In this message Pastor Brian shows us 3 reasons why we should follow Jesus whatever the cost.

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What Must I Do To Inherit Eternal Life?

| by | Scripture: Luke 10:25-37


Often the Parable of the Good Samaritan is understood to teach how we should love our neighbor. However, seen in its context, it is actually teaching how we can’t love our neighbor, and are thus condemned as transgressors who need mercy and grace from God.

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Prayer For The Believer’s Needs

| by | Scripture: Luke 11:3-4


Not only does the Lord want us to pray about God and His glory, but also about man and his needs. In this sermon we explore the 2nd part of the Lord’s Model Prayer in which we see Jesus encouraging us to pray about food for our body, fellowship with our God, and faithfulness in our temptations.

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The Wickedness and Danger of Unbelief

| by | Scripture: Luke 11:29-36


Willful unbelief is both very wicked and very dangerous. It is wicked because it always requires more proof, keeps people from coming to Christ and keeps people from repenting of sin. It is dangerous because it blinds people to the truth, and condemns them at the Judgment.

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Be Reconciled To God Before It Is Too Late!

| by | Scripture: Luke 12:54-59


We are guilty enemies of God by nature who owe God our worship and obedience, yet we have all failed to render Him what is His due. He will bring all men before the supreme court of the universe and exact justice. Therefore, it behooves us to make every effort to be reconciled to Him now, before it is too late!

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Dead Religion Vs. a Living Relationship

| by | Scripture: Luke 13:10-17


In this story of Jesus healing a woman who had been bent over for 18 years, we see a picture of dead religion and a living relationship. Dead religion results in bondage, anger, callousness, and hypocrisy, while a living relationship is marked by freedom, joy, compassion, and genuineness.

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The Expansion & Influence of God’s Kingdom

| by | Scripture: Luke 13:18-21


The parables of the mustard seed and the leaven, show the external expansion, and the internal influence of God’s kingdom. Although the kingdom began very small and obscure and inconspicuous, it will have a glorious ending, spreading throughout the world, and influencing peoples from every quarter of the globe!

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Strive To Enter the Kingdom!

| by | Scripture: Luke 13:22-30


When someone asked Jesus if only a few people were being saved, Jesus exhorted him and everyone else who could hear Him to strive to enter through the narrow door. Why do we need to strive to enter the kingdom? Because the door is narrow, because the door will soon be shut, and because the door will never be re-opened.

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The Gospel Feast

| by | Scripture: Luke 14:15-24


In this wonderful parable of our Lord, He teaches us of God’s lavish gift, man’s universal refusal, and the Spirit’s effectual call. Have you ever wondered why some respond to the gospel invitation, while most refuse? This parable will answer that question for you.

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Counting the Cost of Following Jesus

| by | Scripture: Luke 14:25-35


Unlike most of us, Jesus was not impressed by numbers of people. Instead, when large crowds followed Him, He sifted them, and thinned the ranks. He did this by telling them the Cost of Radical Discipleship – they must give up the people, comforts, and things that were most dear to them in order to follow Him. Then Jesus enforced this teaching by giving them three illustrations of the Dangers of Rashly Embracing Discipleship. Those dangers are Ridicule, Destruction, and Uselessness.

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The Joy of the Seeking Savior

| by | Scripture: Luke 15:1-10


Luke 15 is one extended parable in three parts: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son. In this message, we focus on the lost sheep and the lost coin, and see some fascinating truths – the total inability of the sinner, the sovereign grace displayed in our salvation, and the joy of God in His work of redemption. In this entire chapter Jesus is showing the scribes and Pharisees the Father’s heart of joy in seeking and saving the lost, which was diametrically opposed to their own heart which avoided contact with sinners at all costs. Do you look more like Jesus or the Pharisees?

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The Two Lost Sons

| by | Scripture: Luke 15:11-32


What has been called “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” is really “The Parable of the Two Lost Sons.” Both sons of the father in this parable are lost. Both are alienated from their father. Both need to be reconciled. Both were only really interested in what they could get out of their father, instead of a relationship with their father. In this message we examine their alienation from their father, the effects of their alienation, and the remedy for their alienation.

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The Wise Use of Money

| by | Scripture: Luke 16:1-13

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How can we use our money wisely? Jesus tells us in the Parable of the Unrighteous Steward. We are to invest our money in the right things (our eternal and future, and others eternal future), and we are to invest our money in the right way (faithfully, hopefully, lovingly).

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6 Marks of Lost Religious People

| by | Scripture: Luke 16:14-18


In this passage we see six marks of religious people who are lost. They made money their God, opposed the truth, justified themselves, sought the applause of man, rejected the gospel of the kingdom, and bent God’s Word to suit their own desires.

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Unworthy Slaves

| by | Scripture: Luke 17:7-10


What is the Biblical perspective on self? How did Jesus instruct His disciples as to how they should view themselves? With the extreme emphasis on self-esteem and self-love in the church, it is surprising that Jesus taught us to confess that we are slaves, unworthy, and undeserving of special thanks.

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A Passionate Worshiper

| by | Scripture: Luke 17:11-19


In the story of the Samaritan leper who returned to give thanks to Jesus we see a beautiful and powerful portrait of a passionate worshiper. Not only do we see his wretched condition, and obedient faith, but also his passionate worship. Let us go and do likewise.

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Living In Light Of Christ’s Return

| by | Scripture: Luke 17:20-37


How should the Second Coming of Christ impact our lives practically? We should refuse to: 1) be deceived by false Christs; 2) be preoccupied by this earthly life; 3) be captivated by the world; and 4) be overtaken by the Judgment.

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The Good Man Lost and The Bad Man Saved

| by | Scripture: Luke 18:9-14


What is the right religion? How can we be right with God? In what spirit must we approach God? These are all extremely important questions that Jesus gives answers to in His parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.

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How to Obtain Eternal Life

| by | Scripture: Luke 18:18-27


The way Jesus did evangelism seems diametrically opposed to the way we do it today. In this message we learn how to lead lost people into God’s kingdom by using the Law to expose their sin, and then calling for radical surrender to His Lordship, and a living faith in following Him daily.

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How Should We Live Until Christ Returns?

| by | Scripture: Luke 19:11-27


How should we live until Christ returns? Jesus answers that question with His parable of the Minas. What has the Lord entrusted you with? He is calling you to use it to advance Christ’s interests until He returns. Be faithful and eternal rewards await you!

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The King’s Triumphal Entry

| by | Scripture: Luke 19:28-44


As Jesus entered triumphantly into Jerusalem, there were two dominant and opposing emotions. The disciples experienced great joy and praise, while Jesus experienced great sorrow and grief as His heart broke for the devastation that would come upon the Jewish people.

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Render to Caesar and to God

| by | Scripture: Luke 20:19-26


When the religious leaders sought to trap Jesus in a statement that could get Him arrested and executed, He answered in such a wonderful and wise way that it has given us spiritual instruction both for time and eternity. What is our responsibility to human government? What is our responsibility to God? Find out in this message!

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A Victim of Corrupt Religious Leaders

| by | Scripture: Luke 20:45 - 21:4


In this passage, Jesus warns against corrupt religious leaders, and then gives an example of one of its victims. This “victim” might surprise you. Learn how to watch out for corrupt religious leaders in this message.

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The Destruction of Jerusalem

| by | Scripture: Luke 21:5-38


There has been much controversy concerning the Olivet Discourse. In this message Pastor Brian seeks to show the two questions the disciples asked Jesus, and the answers He gave them. In this discourse, Jesus is predicting the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., not an end times Tribulation at the end of the world.

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Who Killed Jesus Christ?

| by | Scripture: Luke 22:1-6

We appologize, but due to technical difficulty, the video of the sermon wasn’t recorded.
Who killed Jesus Christ?  Was it the Jewish religious leaders? Was it Judas Iscariot? Was it Satan?  Yes, all of these were players in the drama of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. But the ultimate Player behind it all was God Almighty Himself!

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The Institution of the Lord’s Supper

| by | Scripture: Luke 22:7-23


When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, He gave us three great truths.  1) The Lord’s Supper replaces the Passover meal.  2) The Lord’s Supper Recalls His Vicarious Sacrifice.  3) The Lord’s Supper Represents the New Covenant. The next time you observe the Lord’s Supper, feast on these great truths!

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“But I Have Prayed For You”

| by | Scripture: Luke 22:31-38


Do you realize how much you owe to the intercession of Jesus Christ on your behalf? In this message we discover how crucial it is that we have a great High Priest who intercedes for us at the right hand of God. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

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The Horrors of Drinking The Cup

| by | Scripture: Luke 22:39-46


In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus shrank back in horror from drinking the cup, and asked His Father to remove it from Him. What was in that cup that He had to drink? Here we tread on ground that no mortal man can fully fathom, but we do our best to understand what our salvation cost our Savior.

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