Sermons on Luke

The Man in Full

When John baptized Jesus, the crowds thought John was the Christ the Messiah but they were wrong. John was not ‘the man in full’ that had been prophesied. Jesus was different. Jesus brought not fear but acceptance, awe and wonder. What does it take for us today to become men and women in full? To have…

Business as Usual

The birth of Jesus was both ‘miraculous’ and ‘business as usual.’ While it only received mention in two of the Gospels, it was business as usual for God–His business of forgiving people from their sins. Let’s listen to hear what was so miraculous and revolutionary about the birth of a small child in Bethlehem so…

True Joy

John the Baptist was full of joy. He was active proclaiming the word and preparing the way for Jesus. While the coming of Jesus brought his people joy, today’s gospel brought a dissonance. John shone a light on the misdeeds of the day, and this caused his imprisonment and death. During his ministry, John had…

Increasing and Decreasing

The part John played in the arrival of Jesus cannot be downplayed. He was a compelling speaker. People thought John was the Messiah, but they were wrong–John even said so. His gospel message was meant to prepare the way of the Lord. What can we do to share the Good News of Jesus? How can…

Promises Fulfilled

What’s in a promise? A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something. The promise was being fulfilled to David – his offspring would be the Savior. Let’s examine how Jesus was the fulfillment of all those promises from the Old Testament  

Now What???

Reminder: call your mom today 😉 After Jesus’ Ascension, the scriptures had been fulfilled and the disciples were filled with questions, like “now what?” In the same way we can be filled with a sense of completion, accompanied by hesitation and hopefulness. Let’s not wait for a sign but get back to the work, doing…

How Did He Do It?

Ever since Peter gave the first sermon in our reading from Acts, the disciples and other believers have been sharing the Good News of Jesus. How could they do this? How could they overcome any fear? Even with numerous challenges and obstacles, they shared. But I can’t do it? It’s too hard! Or is it?…

Captivity & Freedom

Captivity is mentioned in the bible, Israel was captive in Egypt. And many of the apostles were held captive during their service to our Lord. Today we enjoy freedom, but are we free? Or are we captive to greed, lust, envy or revenge? Are we captive in other ways? These are more insidious, and can…