Messages on Gospel of Luke
On this First Sunday of Christmas, Jesus is dedicated in the Temple. There Joseph, Mary and the child encounter Simeon and Anna who proclaim and praise the Messiah. Our Scriptures are: Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:22-40.
This morning we join Mary as she visits with Elizabeth, the mother of the boy who will be known as John the Baptizer. After Elizabeth greets Mary, the baby jumps in her womb. Mary responds to this greeting with a statement that has come to be known as The Magnificat, one of the most revolutionary declarations of all time. She declares that the Messiah will turn the world upside down and the world has been reverberating from that declaration ever…
Imagine what it must have been like to be Mary when the angel Gabriel appeared to her. He told her that she was favored by God and that she would bear the Son of God. She must have been frightened and confused. “How can this be?” she asked. But in the end, her response was a response of faith and trust, “let it be with me according to your word” (Luke 1:38, NRSV). Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne…
Reverend Paul Womack ponders what is means to be a witness. The scripture this morning is Luke 24:46-48. Thank you, Reverend Womack, for substituting for Pastor Wayne as he finishes his vacation. For technical reasons, the presentation this morning provides only an audio of the sermon.
Luke 16:1-13. The parable of the shrewd manager. What is Jesus saying to us in this strange passage?
Does Jesus expect anything from me? Is the goal of Christianity to be happy? In today’s Gospel Lesson from Luke 14:25-33, Jesus has some hard words for us to hear about what is expected from those who follow him. In this first sermon of the series “What Disciples Do,” Pastor Wayne helps us to understand the cost of following Jesus.
Pastor Wayne looks at Luke 12:13-31 in his message about greed and our “stuff.”
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!
We examine the Beatitudes as told by the Gospel of Luke.