The Gospel According To Luke (Page 2)

Are You Greater Than John The Baptist?

Luke 7:24-30 — In this passage Jesus said that John the Baptist was the greatest of all the prophets and yet He also said that, “he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than John.”  At first glance this is baffling! How could anyone be greater the John!   In this sermon we consider…

Go Your Way And Tell John

Luke 7:18-23 — “Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?” These were John the Baptist’s questions for Jesus and it seems strange that such a man of faith and courage should ask them. Why did he ask them? Had he become so overwhelmed by his imprisonment that he’d lost his faith? Or…

Our Compassionate God

Luke 7:11-17 — “And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her…” (v.13a) In this text Luke records a miracle that took place at an obscure Galilean village called Nain. Jesus met a funeral procession leaving the town. A young man had died, the only son of a widow. Jesus stopped the procession…

The Man Who Had It All?

Luke 7:1-10 — The centurion in the town of Capernaum had what many of us would love to have.  A wonderful reputation, healthy relationships, material prosperity and a compassionate heart all were his. In the world’s eyes he was a good man, and yet there was one glaring deficiency in his life. He didn’t have the…

Your Mouth – The Window To Your Soul

Luke 6:43-45 — What we say reveals the condition our heart. That’s what Jesus taught in these verses as He spoke of trees and fruit. Our speech, like good fruit, is evidence of a good tree, or, like bad fruit it points to a bad tree. Jesus said it plainly at the end of the section,…

A Healthy Culture Of Correction

Luke 6:41-42 — We live in an age of rampant hypocrisy. Politicians and celebrities are often on television or using social media to lecture us on what society is doing wrong and yet their own personal morality leaves a lot to be desired. Furthermore, the widespread use of social media has created limitless opportunities to critique…

Is Your Master Blind?

Luke 6:39-40 — “Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.” What did Jesus mean when He made this statement midway through His sermon in Luke 6? What was He trying to…

Don’t Judge Me!

Luke 6:37-38 — “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged…” This is one of Jesus’ better known commands and perhaps one of His more popular in this age of tolerance and postmodern thought. Most people seem to agree that “judging” is a bad thing, but what exactly did Jesus’ mean? Is it always wrong to…

How Do I Love My Enemies?

Luke 6:27-36 — When Jesus told us to “love our enemies,” He didn’t leave us in the dark as to how we’re supposed to do it. He gave us a series of practical instructions and that’s what we think about in this sermon. We also take some time to consider exactly what Jesus meant when…