Following Jesus – Making Disciples – Changing the World

Sermons on Luke (Page 2)

Small Beginnings

(Luke 13:18-21) – We’ll also learn from scripture, how God specializes in using what seems like insignificant spiritual ‘inroads’ to bring about serious influence and expansion for His Kingdom.  Like a mustard seed, or a pinch of leaven, all God needs is an ‘entry point’ to bring change to our lives…our community…and our world!

Wake Up Call

(Luke 12:35-13:9) – Ever been surprised by an unexpected guest?  Well, there’s no ‘guest’ more important for us to be ready to welcome than the Lord Jesus when He comes back to earth.  As disciples, we want to be found ready, faithful, on fire for Him when he comes!

Life Beyond Greed & Worry

(Luke 12:13-34) –  “Greed” (the pursuit of ‘more’ earthly luxuries) and “Worry” (the preoccupation with ‘enough’ daily necessities) dominates much of our lives.   Yet, Jesus teaches that our lives are meant for so much more! Instead of ‘storing up’ or ‘stressing out’ about stuff, He calls us to seek first His Kingdom and trust the Father’s provision for His children.

Choosing Faith Over Fear

(Luke 12:4-12) Do we trust and reverence God more than we fear the opinion & opposition of people?  The answer we give to that question  has huge ramifications for our faith!  Jesus modeled for us a life that consistently chose faith over fear – and He call us as His disciples to do the same.

The Sign That Settles It!

(Luke 11:29-36) – Are you looking for ‘a sign from heaven’ in order to believe in Jesus?  Look no further.  God gave us the ultimate ‘sign’ when Jesus rose from the dead.  This is a great proof and power source for faith.  It’s also a great privilege to which we must not close our eyes.

The One Thing

(Luke 10:38-42) We all know how many things occupy our minds and fight for our attention each day. Jesus shows us how, when faced with the temptation to worry about so many things, we can refocus on the ‘one thing’ our restless hearts & souls need the most!

For the Love of God and Neighbor

(Luke 10:25-37) – We all know we’re supposed to love others.  But, what does this mean when it comes to our interacting with other people – especially “those people?”  Jesus shows us what it means to love beyond the limits and dividing lines of this world.

Lessons from the Mission Field

(Luke 10:1-24) – Jesus is the model missionary; and he calls each of us as his followers to embrace a missionary way of life as well.  To do so, requires learning some important lessons about who we are in Christ, and how He has called us to minister to others in His name.