Sermons on Luke


Our celebration of the first Easter Sunday, the most important day in the history of this planet, was two weeks ago. But our celebration of Jesus’ Easter victory over sin, death and Satan continues this Sunday. It will for the next 50 weeks on the calendar. The early Christians wanted that Easter joy to continue, even after their day of celebration passed. They decided to change the day they worshiped so they’ll never forget, “Sunday, the first day of the…

The People of Palm Sunday

What kind of king conquers his enemies by surrendering to them? What kind of king crushes his opponents by being crushed? This is the kind of King we have marching into battle for us, as one of us. This King is our only hope.

An Extraordinary King

Sermon Text: Luke 19:28-40 No wonder this week is called “holy.” Holy means “set apart or special.” Something special is happening this week, and it starts with Palm Sunday. Jesus parades into Jerusalem, his enemy’s backyard, and receives a royal welcome. Why is he riding a donkey? Why are they waving palms and tossing them on the road? What does their shouts of “Hosanna” mean? You’ll get answers and more when you join us as Holy Week begins Image by…

The Crucified King

Sermon Theme: Luke 23:35-43 Kings wear crowns to indicate their power and because they hold the highest office in a nation’s government. That’s why crowns are made from precious metals, inlaid with precious gems. Crowns signify royalty and power. If that’s the case, then what does that say for a King who wears a crown of thorns? As we celebrate “Christ the King” on this last Sunday of the Church year, join us at St. Paul’s and discover what a…

Warning: Don’t try this at home!

Sermon Text: Luke 18:18-27 Jumping off a building. Jumping over an oncoming car. You’ve seen those stunts in the movies. The pros make it look so easy. But they are extremely dangerous. That’s why the disclaimer: “Warning: Don’t try this at home!” The young man in this week’s Gospel thought keeping God’s commands looked easy. He thought he could earn his way into heaven.

A Lesson on Thanksfulness

Sermon Text: Luke 17:11-19 Where have all the thankful people gone? Based on this Sunday’s Bible story, only 10% of people remember to say “Thank You.” “Thank You” is simple, yet powerful when spoken or written. Join us as we find an antidote for thanklessness and a way to rediscover a lost attitude of gratitude. We’ll even get a head start on Thanksgiving, with some hymns of thanks and praise!

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.