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Archive for the ‘Gospel of Luke’ Category

The Beauty of the Gospel

June 17, 2014

We are accustom to reading the Bible as truth, which it is, but if truth is the only thing we see then we are missing much of what the Bible has to offer. The Bible is also full of beauty. It reflects the glory we find in Jesus. To miss the beauty of Scripture is […]

6 Ways to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

August 29, 2013

Use it as a model – Before the Lord’s prayer in the Gospel of Matthew we are instructed to “Pray then like this…” Because of these words the Lord’s prayer in Matthew has sometimes been called “the model prayer.” It is a prayer that teaches us how to pray. We learn to pray by watching […]

How Not to Pray

August 20, 2013

“Do not be like the hypocrites when you pray. For they love to be seen in their places of worship and other public places. Pray to God the Father in a private and quiet place. He sees you and he will reward you. When you pray do not use meaningless words like the Gentiles do, […]

Come, Lord Jesus

December 17, 2012

Here is the sermon I preached yesterday morning at La Grange Church of Christ. We have been studying the gospel of Luke and I decided to use the text for the week, but changed my message in light of the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut.   He began to tell the people this parable: “A […]

The Mammon of Unrighteousness

September 7, 2012

Luke 16 is an often misunderstood chapter in the Bible. It begins with a story about an unjust manager that has confused many Christians over the years. It ends with the more famous story of the rich man and Lazarus. This is such an interesting story about what happens to a person after they die […]

The Return of the Prodigal Son

August 25, 2012

I recently posted a list of resources for ministers who plan on preaching or teaching from the gospel of Luke. You can see that list here. Another book I would like to recommend is The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen. It is one of the best things written on the story […]

A Tale of Two Halves

August 20, 2012

Luke 15 is one of the more famous chapters in the Bible, primarily because it contains the parable of the prodigal son, but the whole chapter goes together. In this chapter Jesus responds to objections by the scribes and Pharisees over who he is associating with by telling three stories. The three parables are all […]

The Benefits of Preaching Through an Entire Book of the Bible

July 31, 2012

It has been almost a year since I began preaching a series of lessons on the gospel of Luke and we are only now in chapter 14. When I began I promised the congregation I was going to preach on every verse in Luke. There have been a few interruptions where I have had to […]

Living in a Dangerous World

July 22, 2012

A Sermon Based on Luke 13:31-35 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I […]

Resources for Luke

June 26, 2012

For the past year I have been researching the gospel of Luke. In that time period I have taken a graduate course, taught an adult Bible class, and prepared a meditation schedule all on the gospel of Luke. I am also in the middle of preaching through the entire gospel of Luke. I do not […]