The Gospel According To Luke

“Fear Not, Little Flock”

Luke 12:32 — “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Fear is something we all have to deal with at one time or another. For some of us, fear is an ongoing struggle — we wake up with it in the morning, walk around with it…

Distinctly Different

Luke 12:29-31 — “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after…” In these verses we learn that Jesus’ disciples are to have a different attitude towards the things of this world. What…

Anxiety and its Cures

Luke 12:22-28 — “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on…” As we continue our study through The Gospel of Luke we come to a subject that touches all of us. At one time or another we have all have…

The Insidious Sin of Covetousness

Luke 12:13-21 — “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” These words came in reply to a man who asked Jesus to intervene in a dispute with his brother over an inheritance, and they were followed by the Parable of the Rich…

How Wonderful He Is

Luke 12:10-12 — “Take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.” In this part of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus warns against blaspheming the Holy Spirit and He talks about the grace that the…

Overcoming the Fear of Man

Luke 12:4-7 — “Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do…“ As Christians, sometimes fear gets the better of us and we don’t speak a word for Jesus when we should. Sometimes we’re not clear about what we believe when we’re asked by our…

You Are My Friends

Luke 12:4a — “And I say unto you my friends…” Jesus called the disciples His “friends,” which, when you think about it, was a rather remarkable thing to say! The disciples experienced friendship with the Son of God and so can we. In this sermon we think about how a person becomes a friend of…

Comfortable With Your Hypocrisy?

Luke 12:1-3 — “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy…” In these verses Jesus gave a severe warning to his disciples. He warned them against the sin that characterised the Pharisees – those who claimed to be the most devoted to the Law. He told them that: (1) hypocrisy cannot be contained,…

Only One Job

Luke 11:49-54 — “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” In Jesus’s day, people looked to the lawyers for the answers to life’s most important questions. Being experts in the Word of God, the lawyers were…