The Gospel According To Luke (Page 3)

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…

Every Disciple An Apostle

Luke 6:13-16 — Jesus chose twelve men from among His disciples to be His Apostles. These men would go on to play a unique and special role in God’s unfolding plan of redemption. It’s also true that these men were called to do what every disciple of Jesus is called to do – that’s what we…

A Good Disciple?

Luke 6:13-16 — As we continue our study in the Gospel of Luke we come to the place in Jesus’ public ministry where He chose from among His disciples the twelve apostles. So what’s the difference between a disciple and an apostle? What makes for a good disciple and why does it matter? These are…

Jesus Prays To God

Luke 6:12 — It is often difficult for us to receive teaching on the subject of prayer and that’s because it’s a part of the Christian life with which we struggle. Many of us know our prayer life is not what it should be, and yet if there is anything we need to do in…

Does Jesus Make You Angry?

Luke 6:6-11 — Jesus healed a man with a deformed hand in a synagogue on the Sabbath day which made the Pharisees angry. They left the synagogue and immediately began planning to destroy Him. In this sermon, we consider the reasons why the Pharisees were angry and we discover that these reasons actually reveal the…