The Gospel According To Luke (Page 2)

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…

Why Should I Love My Enemies?

Luke 6:27-36 — “Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that curse you…” These are among the hardest commands that Jesus ever gave. Our natural inclination is to treat our enemies the way they treat us, but Jesus tells us to do the very opposite! He also tells us why and…

They Speak Well Of False Prophets

Luke 6:22-23 & 26 — Our society is becoming less tolerant of traditional Christian teaching on sexuality, marriage, gender and the exclusivity of the Gospel. It is becoming more difficult to publicly affirm what the Bible says, but we shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus told us that persecution is an inevitable part of following Him. He told…

Now & Then

Luke 6:21 & 25 — “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled…Woe unto you that are full! For ye shall hunger…Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh…Woe unto you that laugh now! For ye shall mourn and weep.” Sometimes Jesus’ disciples are hungry and sometimes they weep. There…

Should I Feel Guilty About My Stuff?

Luke 6:20 & 24 — “Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God…But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.”   What did Jesus mean when He said this? How do His words relate to us and the attitude we have towards money and material possessions? This is a…

Overflowing Grace For A Multitude Of Sinners

Luke 6:17-19 — Jesus came down the mountain with his freshly chosen apostles and was immediately met by a great multitude. Many in the crowd were sick and disabled, some were troubled by evil spirits. They pressed in upon Jesus hoping just to touch him and thereby receive healing. How would Jesus respond to this…