The Gospel According To Luke (Page 3)

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…

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…