Sermons on Luke

Amos 5:1-17 – Tragic Truth

Tragic Truth – Amos 5:1-17 Deep sadness? … laments the death of Israel. … but Israel feels they are anything but dead. … so the inevitability of this judgement brings Amos a deep sense of sadness. The terrible destruction verse 3 … total destruction of their armies. verse 4 … “Seek God and live” The cause of the problem verse 5 &…

Amos 1:1-2 – The Message

Please visit The Bible Project for a short video overview on the book of Amos Amos 1:1-2 – The Message The Lord roars from Zion … Verse 1: Meeting the cast: Uzziah, Jeroboam II and Amos History matters because these are real people and our real God Reading the Old Testament From Genesis to 2 Kings, a story of people who reject…

Christmas Eve 2017 – The Gift Of Jesus

Christmas Eve 2017 – The Gift Of Jesus Bursting forth in song? What caused Mary to sing… a) Mary is excited – v 46-47 “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my Spirit rejoices in God my Saviour”. “Blessed are you Mary among women, and blessed is the child you bear” … a spirit inspired exclamation b) Mary is blessed – v 48-49…

Questioning Jesus… Are You Sure?

Who do you think Jesus is / was? “How would you describe the Christian Christmas story?” A certain level of embellishment? Facts recorded by eye witnesses? Why you can be certain. Luke carefully investigated everything – Was not following popular opinion about Jesus. – Not details Mary would make up “Who do you think Jesus was or who do you think he…

The Mission Mind Of The Ordinary Christian And Their Prayer Life

Following the ‘friend of sinners’ – the missionary mind of the ordinary Christians Why do we go quiet on Jesus? 1 Cor 10:33  … that others be saved. Jesus the friend of sinners Luke 19:1-10 – Zacheaus was the typical sinner. Does your life, your words, your actions and social life demonstrating your desire to have fellowship with “sinners”? Paul – the…

Unexpected Truth And Slow Hearts

Unexpected death The quest for the messiah seem to have come to a dead end. Unexpected Resurrection Luke 24:4 … the women were left wondering. “Why do you look for the living among the dead, he is not risen. Remember how he told you while he was still with you in Galilee, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands…

God Is Great

What is the sin that you struggle most with? Romans 1:25 “exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshipped and served created things rather than the creator.” God is great Matthew 10:30 Psalm 139 Hebrews 1:3 Isaiah 40:12 Ephesians 1:11 Proverbs 21:1 Mark4 How is the greatness of God liberating? Firstly – Do not need to fear anyone or anything…

Did He Really Rise – The Facts? Part 1

What do you believe about the resurrection of Jesus from the dead? –    2009 NCLS fact sheet on the resurrection (show graph) 31 % believe the resurrection was an actual historical event 34% neither agree nor disagree 35% disbelieve Does it matter? 1 Cor 15:13-19 – if Jesus has not been raised then Christianity is nothing The resurrection is the only plausible…