Sermons on Luke
With the new year comes resolutions of things we want to see changed. If we’re not careful they can become self centered: “What I’m going to accomplish for myself”. A good question as we start the new year is: How can I glorify God this next year?
In Luke 2 as the shepherds told the story of what they had seen and heard the people hearing it were in wonder. Not the scratching your head type of wonder, but the sense that something magnificent had happened.
This time of year we hear the phrase “tis the season” all the time. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of the Christmas season and miss what it is all about: King Jesus. Today we focus our hearts and minds on worshiping Him: tis the season for worship.
Today we walk through the events around the resurrection of Jesus, what they meant to people 2000 years ago and what they mean to us.
Jesus is the hope of the world.
The way in which he came revealed the reason why he came.
Jesus changes everything.
Jesus is our hope foretold and fulfilled. We will look through the Word to see exactly how God fulfilled the promise of a coming Messiah.
Today we will study the parable of the ten minas, a parable told because the Jews believed the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. We will discuss how Jesus is a King in waiting.
We tend to over-estimate our own goodness. That is, we think deep down that we’re really ok people. Self-righteousness is blatantly anti-Jesus. When we overestimate our righteousness, we place ourselves on a god-like pedestal and devalue the nature and death of Jesus.