Sermons

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE:

“AN ORDERLY ACCOUNT” OF THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF JESUS

1.Introduction

2. Lk 1,3 John the Baptist

3. Lk 1.5-80 John the Baptist

4. Lk 1.28-45 Jesus’ Birth Foretold

5. Lk 1.46-55 Mary’s Song-The Magnificat

6. Lk 2.1-5 The Birth of Jesus

7. Lk 2.1-7 Jesus’ Approach to Christmas

8. Lk 2.8-20 The Shepherds and the Angels

9. Lk 2.10-11 Do Not Fear

10. Lk 2.21-40 Jesus Presented in the Temple

11. Lk 3, Mt 3 John the Baptist-Life and Ministry

12. Lk 3.23-38 Jesus’ Genealogy

13. Lk 4.1-13 The Temptation of Jesus

14. Lk 4.14-30 Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

15. Lk 4.31-37 Jesus Drives Out an Evil Spirit (Demon)

16. Lk 4.38-44 Jesus Heals Many

17. Lk 5.1-11 The Calling of the First Disciples

18. Lk 5.12-26 Jesus Heals a Leper and a Paralytic

19. Lk 5.27-32 The Calling of Levi, the Crook

20. Lk 5.33-35 Jesus’ Teaching about Fasting

21. Lk 5.36-39 Open to Change–The Parables of the New Patch and the New Wine

22. Lk 6.1-11 The Lord of the Sabbath

23. Lk 6.12-16 The Twelve Apostles

24. Lk 6.17-26 Blessings and Woes

25. Lk 6.27-36 Loving Our Enemies

26. Lk 6.37-45 Judging Others

27. Lk 6.46-49 The Wise and Foolish Builders

28. Lk 7.1-10 The Faith of the Centurion

29. Lk 7.11-17 Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

30. Lk 7:18-35 Jesus and John the Baptist

31. Lk 7.36-50 Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

32. Lk 8.1-3 The Ministry of Women

33. Lk 8.4-10 Four Hearers–The Parable of the Sower and the Soils

34. Lk 8.16-18 Let the Light Shine!–The Parable of the Lamp

35. Lk 8.19-21 Jesus’ True Family

36. Lk 8.22-25 Jesus Calms the Storm

37. Lk 8.26-39 The Healing of a Demonized Man

38. Lk 8.40-56 Jesus Heals a Dead Girl and a Sick Woman

39. Lk 9.1-9 Jesus Sends Out the Twelve

40. Lk 9.10-17 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

41. Lk 9.18-22 Peter’s Confession of Christ

42. Lk 9.23-27 The Conditions of Discipleship

43. Lk 9.28-36 The Transfiguration

44. Lk 9.37-45 The Healing of the Boy with an Unclean Spirit

45. Lk 9.46-50 Who Will be the Greatest?

46. Lk 9.51-56 A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

47. Lk 9.57-62 The Cost of Following Jesus

48. Lk 10.1-24 Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-two

49. Lk 10.25-37 Love in Action–The Parable of the Good Samaritan

50. Lk 10.38-41 Mary and Martha–Being vs. Doing

51. Lk 11.1-4 The Lord’s Prayer Part I

52. Lk 11.1-4 The Lord’s Prayer Part II

53. Lk 11.1-4 The Lord’s Prayer III

54. Lk 11.5-13 Persistence in Prayer

 

 

53. Lk 11.14-28 Jesus & Beelzebub

 

 

53. Lk 11.29-32 The Sign of Jonah

54. Lk 11.33-36 Faulty Vision

55. Lk 11.37-54 Jesus Pronounces Six Woes on the Religious Leaders

 

 

56. Lk 12.1-12 Warnings and Encouragements

57. Lk 12.13-21Watch Out for Greed! The Parable of the Rich Fool

58. Lk 12.22-34 The Folly of Worry

59. Lk 12.35-48 Watchfulness–Preparedness and Fidelity

60. Lk 12.49-53 Jesus Does Not Bring Peace but Division

61. Lk 12.54-59 Interpreting the Times

62. Lk 13.1-9 Suffering and Sin–Repent or Perish

63. Lk 13.6-9 Watch Out for a Barren Life

63. Lk 13.10-17 A Crippled Woman Healed on the Sabbath

64. Lk 13.18-21 Small Things Matter–The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

65. Lk 13.22-30 The Narrow Door

66. Lk 13.31-35 Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem

67. Lk 14.1-14 Jesus at a Pharisee’s House

68. Lk 14.15-24 Excuses–The Parable of the Great Banquet

69. Lk 14.25-35 The Cost of Being a Disciple

70. Lk 15.1-32 Lost People Matter to God–The Parables of the Lost Sheep, the Lost Coin and the Lost Son

71. Lk 16.1-15 Plan for the Future–The Parable of the Shrewd Manager

72. Lk 16.16-18 The Fierce Pursuit of the Kingdom of God

73. Lk 16.19-31 A Man Consumed With Wealth–The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

74. Lk 17.1-6 Temptation, Sin and Forgiveness

75. Lk 17.7-10 Unworthy Servants

76. Lk 17.11-19 Ingratitude–The Healing of the Ten Lepers

77. Lk 17.20-37 The Coming of the Kingdom of God

78. Lk 18.1-8 Persistence in Prayer–The Parable of the Persistent Widow

79. Lk 18.9-14 Self-Righteousness–The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

80. Lk 18.15-17 Little Children and Jesus

81. Lk 18.18-30 The Rich Young Ruler

82. Lk 18.31-34 Jesus Predicts His Death Again

83. Lk 18.35-43 A Blind Beggar Receives His Sight

84. Lk 19.1-10 Zacchaeus, The Crook

85. Lk 19.11-27 Wise and Foolish Stewards–The Parable of the Ten Minas

86. Lk 19.28-44 The Triumphal Entry

87. Lk 19.29-44 Jesus and Fame

88. Lk 19.45-48 Jesus Cleanses the Temple

89. Lk 20.1-8 The Authority of Jesus Questioned

90. Lk 20.9-19 Israel’s Rejection of the Messiah-Parable of the Tenants

91. Lk 20.20-26 God and Caesar–Paying Taxes to Caesar

92. Lk 20.27-40 The Resurrection and Marriage

93. Lk 20.41-47 Whose Son is the Christ

94. Lk 21.1-4 The Widow’s Mite

95. Lk 21.5-38 Signs of the End of the Age

96. Lk 22.1-6 Jesus is Betrayed by Judas

97. Lk 22.7-38 The Last Supper

98. Lk 22.39-46 Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

99. Lk 22.47-53 Jesus is Arrested

100. Lk 22.48-62 Jesus is Disowned by Peter

101. Lk 22.63-71 Jesus is Mocked and Beaten

102. Lk 22.66-23.25 The Trial of Jesus

103. Lk 23.1-5 Jesus Before Pilate

104. Lk 23.6-17 Jesus Before Herod

105. Lk 23.18-25 Jesus is Delivered by Pilate to be Crucified

106. Lk 23.26-43 The Crucifixion

107. Lk 23.32-49 The Darkness of Good Friday

108. Lk 23.45-49 The Death of Jesus

109. Lk 23.50-56 The Burial of Jesus

110. Lk 24.1-12 The Resurrection

111. Lk 24.13-35 The Two Disciples of Jesus on the Road of Emmaus

112. Lk 24.36-49 Jesus Appears to the Disciples

113. Lk 24.50-53 The Ascension of Jesus

THE EPISTLE OF 2 CORINTHIANS:

A LIFE OF INTEGRITY

1. 2 Co 1.1-11 Introduction and The God of All Comfort

2. 2 Co 1.10-11 Pray For Each Other

3. 2 Co 1.12-24 How Important is Integrity?

4. 2 Co 2.1-4 Paul’s Painful Visit

5. 2 Co 2.5-11 Forgiveness and Restoration

6. 2 Co 2.12-17 Being Authentic Messengers

7. 2 Co 3.1-5 The Bible Everyone Will Read

8. 2 Co 3.7-18 We Are Becoming What We Focus Upon

9. 2 Co 4.1-6 The Light of the Glory of God

10. 2 Co 4.7-12 Treasures in Jars of Clay (Crackpots)

11. 2 Co 4.13-18 The Seen and the Unseen

12. 2 Co 5.1-10 Our Heavenly House

13. 2 Co 5.10 God’s Judgments and Accountability

14. 2 Co 5.11-21 The Ministry of Reconciliation

15. 2 Co 5.19 Our Suffering God

16. 2 Co 6.1-2 What Is So Urgent About Salvation?

17. 2 Co 6.3-13 Having an Authentic Ministry

18. 2 Co 6.14-7.1 Mixing Good and Evil

19. 2 Co 7.2-16 Paul’s Joy

20. 2 Co 8.1-15 Sacrificial Giving

21. 2 Co 8.16-24 The Proof of Love

22. 2 Co 9.1-5 The Preparation for Giving

23. 2 Co 9.6-14 Sowing Generously

24 2 Co 10.1-6 The Church: A Warring Community Part I

25. 2 Co 10.1-6 The Church: A Warring Community Part II

26. 2 Co 10.7-18 Boasting in the Lord

27. 2 Co 11.1-15 False Apostles

28. 2 Co 11.16-33 Ministry and Suffering

29. 2 Co 12.1-10 Paul’s Visions, Revelations and Thorns

30. 2 Co 12.11-13.14 Concern for the Church and Final Warnings and Greetings

THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS: OUR RICHES IN CHRIST

1. Introduction

2. 1:1-6 Predestined for Adoption

3. 1:7-14 Sealed Until Redemption

4. 1:15-23 Christ, the Head of the Church

5. 2:1-10 Salvation by Grace through Faith

6. 2:11-22 One in Christ

7. 3:1-13 God’s Wisdom Known through the Church

8. 3:14-21 A Prayer for the Ephesians

9. 4:1-6 The Unified Body of Christ Part I

10. 4:7-16 The Unified Body of Christ Part II

11. 4:7-16 The Unified Body of Christ Part III

12. ch. 4 The Unified Body of Christ Part IV

13. 4:17-24 Living as Children of Light

14. 4:25 Putting Off Your Graveclothes:  Lying

15. 4:26-27 Putting Off Your Graveclothes: Anger Part I

16. 4:26-27 Putting Off Your Graveclothes: Anger Part II

17. 4:26-27 Putting Off Your Graveclothes: Anger Part III

18. 4:27-28 Putting Off Your Graveclothes: Stealing

19. 4:28 Putting Off Your Graveclothes:  Laziness

20.  4:29-30 Putting Off Your Graveclothes:  Unwholesome Talk

21. 4:31-32 Putting Off Your Graveclothes: Bitterness & Malice

 

22. 4:32 Put On the Garment of Forgiveness

23. 5:1-2 Be Imitators of God

24. 5:3-5 Live As Children of Light Part I

25. 5.3-5 Putting Off Your Graveclothes:  Lust

26. 5.4-7 Putting Off Your Graveclothes:  Foolish Talk

27. 5.5 Putting Off Your Graveclothes:  Greed

 

 

28. 5:6-10 Live As Children of Light Part II

 

29. 5:11-14 Live as Children of Light Part III

30. 5:15-17 Live as Children of Light Part IV

31. 5:18 How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit Part I

32. 5.18 How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit Part II

 

 

33. 5:18 How to be Filled with the Holy Spirit Part III

34. 5.22-33 Christian Family Part I

35. 5.32-33 Christian Marriage Part I

36. 5:32-33 Christian Marriage Part II

37. 5:25-33 Christian Marriage Part III

38. 6.4  The Christian Family Part II

39. 6:4 The Christian Family Part III

40. 6:10-12 Spiritual Warfare Part I

41. 6:10-12 Spiritual Warfare Part II

42. 6:13-17 Spiritual Warfare Part III

43. 6:18-20 Spiritual Warfare IV

44. 6:21-24 Final Greetings

THE BOOK OF 1 TIMOTHY: GODLY LIVING IN AN UNGODLY AGE

1. Introduction

2. 1 Ti 1.1-11 A Warning Against False Teachers

3. 1 Ti 1.12-17 Amazing Grace

4. 1 Ti 1.18-20 Fight the Good Fight

5. 1 Ti 2.1-2 Pray for Our Leaders!

6. 1 Ti 2.3-7 God Wants All People Saved

7. 1 Ti 2.8-15 Instruction on Worship

8. 1 Ti 3.1-15 Conduct in God’s Household

9. 1 Ti 4.1-6 Don’t Be Deceived!

10. 1 Ti 4.7 Train Yourself to be Godly Part I

11. 1 Ti 4.7 Train Yourself to be Godly Part II

12. 1 Ti 4.9-10 Savior of All!

13. 1 Ti 4.11-16 Be an Example!

14. 1 Ti 4.13-16 Personal Instructions

 

 

15. 1 Ti 5.1-16 Godly Advice

16. 1 Ti 5.17-25 Practical Guidelines for the Church

17. 1 Ti 6.1-2 The Responsibilities of Employees and Employers

18. 1 Ti 6.3-10 The Love of Money

19. 1 Ti 6.11-16 Paul’s Charge to Timothy

20. 1 Ti 6.17-21 Rich in Good Deeds

THE BOOK OF HEBREWS: THE PREEMINENCE OF CHRIST

1. An Introduction

2. 1: 1-4 The Superiority of the Son to the Prophets and the Angels

3. 1:5-14 Christ’s Superiority Over the Angels

4. 1:7,14; 2:2,7 Angelology-The Study of Angels

5. 2:1-4 Pay Attention!

6. 2:5-18 The Humanity of Jesus

7. 3:1-6 Jesus’ Superiority Over Moses

8. 3:7-19 The Catastrophy of Unbelief

9. 4:1-13 A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God

10. 4:14-5:10 Jesus:  High Priest

11. 5:11-6:3 Grow Up!

12. 6:4-12 A Warning Against Apostasy

13. 6:13-20 The Certainty of God’s Promise

14. 7:1-28 Jesus’ Superiority Over Melchizedek

15. 8:1-13 High Priest of a New Covenant

16. 9:1-10 Worship in the Earthly Tabernacle

17. 9:11-28 Redemption Through the Blood of Christ

18. 10:1-18 Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

19. 10:19-25 The Full Assurance of Faith

20. 10:26-39 A Call to Persevere

21. 11:1-3 Heroes of the Faith Part I: The Nature of Faith

22. 11:4-6 Heroes of Faith Part II: Abel and Enoch

23. 11:7 Heroes of Faith Part III: Noah

24. 11:8-19 Heroes of Faith Part IV: Abraham

25. 11:20-22 Heroes of Faith V: Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

26. 11:23-29 Heroes of Faith VI: Moses

27. 11:30 Heroes of Faith Part VII: Joshua

28. 11:31 Heroes of Faith Part VIII: Rahab

29. 11:32-35 Heroes of Faith Part IX

30. 11:35-40 Heroes of Faith Part X

31. 12:1-3 Running the Race

32. 12:4-13 God Disciplines His Children

33. 12:14-29 Warning Against Refusing God

34. 13:1 Keep On Loving Each Other as Brothers

35. 13:2-3 Practice Hospitality

36. 13:4 Honor the Marriage Vows

37. 13:5-6 Watch Out for Greed!

38. 13:6 Share With Others

39. 13:7,17 Imitate Your Leaders

40. 13:8 Jesus Christ is Always the Same Part I

41. 13:8 Jesus Christ is Always the Same Part II

42. 13:9-14 Strange Teachings

43. 13.15 A Sacrifice of Praise

44. 13.16 Do Good!

 

 

45. 13:16 Share with Others!

46. 13:18-19 An Urgent Request for Prayer

47. 13:20-25 A Benediction and Final Prayer

Thematic

THE ARREST, TRIAL & DEATH OF CHRIST

1. Jesus is Arrested

2. Jesus is Disowned by Peter

3. Jesus is Mocked and Beaten

4. The Trial of Jesus

5. Jesus Before Pilate

6. Jesus Before Herod

7. Jesus is Delivered by Pilate to be Crucified

8. The Crucifixion

9. The Darkness of Good Friday

10. The Ultimate Sacrifice

11. The Perfect Sacrifice

12. Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All

13. The Suffering and Glory of God’s  Servant

14. He Suffered Unjustly in Silence

15. A Meditation on the Events of Good Friday

16. God’s Friday

17. The Seven Last Words from the Cross (Summarized)

18. The Seven Last Words from the Cross

19. The Fifth Word from the Cross: I Thirst!

20. The Sixth Word from the Cross: It is Finished!

21. The Seventh Word from the Cross: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

22. The Light of the Cross

23. The Glory in the Cross (A Responsive Reading)

24. The Paradox of the Cross

25. Healed By His Wounds

26. The Suffering and Glory of God’s Son

27. A Place Called Gethsemane

28. The Age of the Shrug

29. The Centrality of the Cross

30. The Cross Was His Own (Poem)

31. The Eloquent Silence of Christ

32. The World’s Blackest & Brightest Hour

33. The Suffering and Glory of God’s Servant, the Messiah

34. A Meditation on Psalm 22

35. Maundy Thursday Prayer

36. Lent

37. The Death March

38. God on the Gallows:  God Suffers With Us

CHRISTMAS: THE INCARNATION: THE ENFLESHMENT OF GOD

1. Jesus’ Birth Foretold

2. The Birth of Jesus

3. The Shepherds and the Angels

4. Christmas & Angels

5. Jesus’ Approach to Christmas

6. Why Was Jesus Born?

7. At the Right Time

8. God With Us

9. God Is For Us

10. The Paradox of Christmas

11. The Word Became Flesh (Real)

12. Christmas & Fear

13. Do Not Fear!

14. The Christian & Fear

15. Light

16. Christmas: Love With Skin On It

17. Christ, Cash & Christmas

18. God’s Gift & Ours

19. If Jesus Had Not Come

20. People Who Missed Christmas

21. Christmas & God’s Sovereignty

22. The Stillness of Christmas

23. The Babe of Bethlehem

24. The Cradle, The Cross & the Crown

25. What Christmas Cost God

26. Mary’s Song:  The Magnificat

PALM SUNDAY

1. The Unexpected Messiah

2. The Messiah Who Came

3. The Anatomy of Disappointment

4. Timing is Everything!

5. Jesus & Fame

6. The Death March

EASTER

1. Jesus Christ Lives

2. The Resurrection

3. The Two Disciples of Jesus on the Road of Emmaus

4. Jesus Appears to the Disciples

5. The Chief Part of Our Faith

6. Not Meant for Death

7. Easter and Fulfilled Prophecy

8. Easter and Fulfilled Prophecy (Summary)

9. The Resurrection and the Life

10. The Risen Life

11. What Easter Proves

12. What Difference Does It Make?

13. The Resurrection and the Wedding Supper

14. Easter: Life, Death & Immortality

15. Easter: A Living Hope

16. What Really Matters?

17. When in Doubt, Remember Thomas

18. Hope

THANKSGIVING

1. The Priority of Thanksgiving

2. Are You Thankful?

3. How Great God’s Love Is (Psalm 103)

NEW YEAR

1. Principles to Live By

2. Time: An Equalizer

3. God’s Gift to Mankind:  Newness

4. The Beginning of the New

5. Forgetting and Pressing On