The Gospel According To Luke (Page 3)

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…

Jesus – Lord Of The Sabbath

Luke 6:1-5 — Who is sovereign over the interpretation of God’s words? As we seek to understand and apply God’s Law, to whom do we look for guidance? We look to Jesus because it’s His Law. He is the Lord of the Sabbath. That’s what we learn from this text and it’s a very important principle.…

Sola Fide!

Luke 5:36-39 — In response to the Pharisees’ question about fasting, Jesus gave three well-known illustrations. He spoke of a new patch on an old garment, new wine in old wineskins and a person’s preference for old wine over new. The truth communicated in these illustrations is that men and women are right with God…

The Danger Of Misplaced Loyalty

Luke 5:33-35 — In these verses Luke records an interaction that Jesus had with some disciples of John the Baptist. The existence of these disciples at this point in Jesus’ ministry is curious. Why were these people still following John? These disciples had a question for Jesus concerning fasting. The content of this question plus…

Jesus Calls Sinners

Luke 5:27-32 — Levi was a tax collector and that meant he was despised. Tax collectors grew rich by collaborating with the Jewish people’s enemies. Often they were mentioned in the same breath as the “sinners,” that is, they were grouped with men and women who were notorious for their wicked lifestyles. So in this text…

Jesus Christ & The Forgiveness Of Sin

Luke 5:17-26 — This text tells the much loved story of the paralysed man who was let down through the roof by his friends. They were confident that Jesus could heal their sick friend and that’s exactly what He did! There are many wonderful lessons that might be drawn from this story, but the real…

The Lord & The Leper

Luke 5:12-15 — In Jesus’ day, leprosy was not only a painful disease it was a shameful disease to be afflicted with. The sufferer was ceremonially unclean and forced to live outside the city. He had to deal with the stigma of his illness and the emotional toll of being isolated from community life. In this…