The Gospel According To Luke

The LORD’s Great Supper

Luke 14:15-24 — “A certain man made a great supper, and bade many…” The Parable of the Great Banquet is one the most well-known in the New Testament, but have you ever thought about what prompted Jesus to give it? Have you ever thought about the message Jesus was intending to communicate to His original…

Authentic Hospitality

Luke 14:12-14 — “When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind…” Jesus was invited into the home of a leading Pharisee for a meal on the Sabbath day. When Jesus saw who had been invited to this meal, He was prompted to say some words to the host. It’s…

Choose To Be Humble

Luke 14:7-11 — “When thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room…” When Jesus was invited to lunch in a Pharisee’s home, He noticed how the other guests were behaving and that prompted Him to give us some very wise counsel. Jesus illustrated what happens when we are proud, and He reminded…

Uncomfortable Love

Luke 14:1-6 — “And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day…” In this message we think about Jesus’ attendance at a meal in the home of a Pharisee. During this meal He performed a miracle and gave one of His…

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem”

Luke 13:34 — “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!” In this sermon we walk through Jesus’ lament over the city of Jerusalem. We see…

Worried — Not Worried

Luke 13:31-33 — “Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.” There were certain Pharisees who told Jesus that Herod Antipas was planning to kill Him. When Jesus heard this, He was completely untroubled. He…

The Open Door

Luke 13:22-30 — “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” In this passage we see Jesus urging His audience to enter into the kingdom of God before the door was shut. Jesus was very direct with His hearers in…

A Very Angry Pastor

Luke 13:10-17 — “And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day…” In these verses, Luke records a miracle that Jesus performed during a worship service on the Sabbath. He healed a woman who had been painfully disabled for nearly 20 years. It was a cause for great…

The Fruitless Fig Tree

Luke 13:6-9 — “He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.” In these verses we have one of Jesus’ lesser-known parables, one that perhaps we’ve not thought about very much. It’s a simple story and it had…