Sermons on Luke

Trust vs Worry

Sermon Text: Luke 12:32-40 Trust and worry are polar opposites. Whichever gains the upper hand in this daily battle, squashes the other one in the dust. Jesus wants us to stop worrying. Since it’s hard not to worry, that’s easier said than done. But this Sunday, Jesus gives us hope in our daily battle to trust more and worry less. In fact, he gives us his promise of eliminating worry.

The Prodigal Son

Sermon Text:Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Sometimes we do things that hurt those we love the most.  In some situations it can even separate us from our family.  This weekend’s lesson is a story about hurting those we love.  But in a remarkable turn of events, instead of being cut off from the family, a forgiving father welcomes back a wayward family member.

Hands of Repentance

In week two of Lent, Jesus tells the Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector. He wants us to understand that appearances can at times be deceiving. The religious leader would seem from all outward evidence to be the one who is right in God’s eyes. But in Jesus’ parable, the one we’d least expect is the one Jesus holds up as an example for us to follow. Join us and find out why in this week’s sermon on the…

Reaction

Sermon Text: Luke 4:20-32 You’ve probably heard this phrase: “To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” This weekend at St. Paul’s it’s all about reaction! The action of crucifying Jesus produced equal and opposite reactions from the two thieves. One ridiculed Jesus, while the other asked for a spot next to him in paradise. In Jesus’ ministry there always seemed to be equal and opposite reactions. One of those times happened in this week’s Gospel. The towns…

Heart Burn

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. This weekend at St. Paul’s we conclude our Summer Bible Story series with the Disciples on the Road to Emmaus. This is the one where Jesus encounters Cleopas and his buddy on Easter afternoon. At first, they didn’t know it was Jesus, but after their visit, they did and shared these interesting words, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road?” “Heartburn” is usually something…

Jesus Stops By

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text:Luke 10:38-42 What would you do if Jesus dropped by your house? Would you race around the house and tidy things up, then head to the kitchen to prepare a meal? You would because this is Jesus! You’d want everything to be just right for him. But that doesn’t leave much time to visit with him. Or, because this is Jesus, and you’d want to spend every moment with him ……

Oil and Bandages

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text:Luke 10:25-37 The Samaritans were not liked by the Jews at Jesus’ time. So, a “Good” Samaritan would be the furthest thing from their thinking. What is Jesus trying to teach us in the parable of the “Good” Samaritan? What’s his point? There are valuable truths in this familiar parable. The three people, who came into contact with the man beat-up and left-for-dead on the side of the road, represent three…

Defeating the Master Misleader

You can also watch on our Facebook page. God’s Word alerts us that we face a powerful enemy. That enemy is Satan. He’s really after 3 things in your life. Your faith in God. Your connection with other Christians. Your walk in God’s Word in your life. Knowing the enemy and how the enemy operates is necessary if we’re going to be ready to fight. A preferred tactic of his is to plant seeds of doubt in the form of…