Sermons on Luke

Could It Be True?

When the two women reported the news of an empty tomb, they were not believed at first. They were perplexed, and no one remembered His words. Resurrection is perplexing! Today, as we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, let us remember what He has taught and carry His truth in our hearts each and every day!

A King’s Ransom

On this Palm Sunday, we remember the concept of a king’s ransom, of paying an enormous price to save a life. But Jesus had no ransom charged. As had been foretold, no one paid, no one even stepped forward to help. As we reflect on the events of that Holy Week so long ago, we…

Absolute Justice

People have always been concerned with (obsessed with?) justice. The dispensing of Justice can reassure, calm and comfort. God’s Justice is dispensed many times throughout the bible. But God’s idea of justice is not the people’s idea of justice. Jesus told the people that God’s justice is not based on others, but ourselves. This can…

Blessed Is He!

Drama in the house. Today’s Gospel brings drama – during Jesus’ travel to Jerusalem. The Pharisees were trying to warn him – or so it seems? While they warned him of Hero’s threat – there is something more threatening than Herod – the people’s rebelliousness. As Jesus ministered to the people so long ago, He…

Distinctly Christian

History is filled with conflict from the Old Testament up through present times. Conflict can cause problems but it can cause progress as well. Joseph’s story in the Old Testament was full of conflict. As he was in conflict with his brothers, this led to his separation from them and being sold into slavery, and…

Blessing and Woes

The Beatitudes seem to present a challenge to life – where being poor is a both challenge and a blessing. The poor are lifted up as inheritors of the Kingdom of God, and the rich will be sent away hungry. How can we keep from a reliance on status or resources to make room for…