The Gospel According to Luke

Christian Discipleship, Being Trained by Jesus: Perspective

January 14, 2018 • Larry Kroon

Jesus appointed his apostles to be the authoritative witnesses to his words, his works, and his resurrection. In the New Testament we have a record of their testimony that is not only historically reliable but which is also powerfully transformational.

The New Testament: The Transforming Record of the Apostle's

December 17, 2017 • Larry Kroon

Jesus appointed his apostles to be the authoritative witnesses to his words, his works, and his resurrection. In the New Testament we have a record of their testimony that is not only historically reliable but which is also powerfully transformational.

The New Testament: The Reliable Record of the Apostle’s Eyewitness Testimony.

December 10, 2017 • Larry Kroon

Jesus appointed his apostles to be the authoritative witnesses to his words, his works, and his resurrection. In the New Testament we have a reliable record of the witness they provided.

The 12 Disciples Whom Jesus Named Apostles

December 3, 2017 • Ashley Brown

One of the most critical and challenging moments in our Lord’s ministry was the selection of 12 individuals to be his apostolic witnesses. To understand just how critical and challenging that moment of choice was in relation to us we need to understand the word “apostle” as Jesus used it.

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

November 26, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Jesus confronts, head on, a wrong understanding about the purpose and practice of “the Sabbath”. In doing so, Jesus demonstrates that He is the One who has the authority to define, properly, how the Sabbath is intended and understood.

The Need for New Understanding

November 19, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Throughout His ministry Jesus pushed people to reconsider the teaching of Scripture. His contention was that they had missed the vital, core truth it contains regarding who God is and how we are to relate to Him. As a result, the people needed a new understanding of God and His interaction with the world to contain the scriptural truth Jesus had come to proclaim.

"Jesus Came for Sinners"

November 12, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Jesus interacts with a prominent sinner, and even chooses to dine with him and his friends. The religious leaders of the day feel this is not what Jesus should be doing. In response, Jesus explains that He has come for people just like this.

Jesus Has Authority to Forgive Sin

November 5, 2017 • Ashley Brown

God alone has the authority to forgive sins, and yet Jesus claimed to have this authority for Himself. As evidence of His authority and God’s confirmation of it, Jesus performed a miraculous healing. In front of a pressing crowd Jesus commanded a paralyzed man to get up and walk – and, immediately, he did.

Jesus Touching the Untouchable

October 29, 2017 • Larry Kroon

Lepers were the untouchables of ancient Israel. Common belief held that the condition was rooted in sin and contaminated all that came in contact with the sinner. This was a disease that required more than healing. It required a cleansing that only God could provide. In today’s text Jesus touches a leper and there is cleansing.

First Followers

October 22, 2017 • Larry Kroon

First Followers. There is a pattern for following Jesus. It was set at the very beginning of his ministry by his first followers. For over 2,000 years it has remained the same. There is absolutely no better life template. Today we will be looking at that template with the desire to live it. Preaching: Pastor Larry. Text: Luke 5:1-11.

Jesus and His Ministry Purpose

October 15, 2017 • Larry Kroon

Luke wrote his record of eyewitness reports concerning Jesus in order to give Christians confidence in the what they had been taught about Jesus. Among all those reports one of the most foundational for our confidence is the record of what he actually said concerning the mission and purpose of his astonishing ministry. Preaching Today: Pastor Larry. Today’s Text: Luke 4:14-44

Temptation

October 8, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Luke wrote his record of what Jesus said and did in order to give Christians confidence in the truth of the Gospel. One of the major themes running through this Gospel is Jesus' identity as the Son of God, the Savior of the World. This week we’ll examine why Jesus’ temptation matters, and how it applies to us today.

Baptism

October 1, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Baptism. Luke wrote his record of what Jesus said and did in order to give Christians confidence in the truth of the Gospel. One of the major themes running through this Gospel is Jesus' identity as the Son of God, the Savior of the World. This week we'll examine the role baptism plays in being publicly identified with Jesus.

Son of God, Savior

September 24, 2017 • Ashley Brown

Son of God, Savior. Luke wrote his record of what Jesus said and did in order to give Christians confidence in the truth of the Gospel. One of the major themes running through this Gospel is Jesus’ identity as the Son of God, the Savior of the World. We’ll spend the next three weeks looking at Jesus’ identity and how it shapes us today. Preaching today: Pastor Ashley. Sermon Text: Luke 3:1-4:15

Hearing the Ring of Truth: Part 2

September 17, 2017 • Larry Kroon

Luke wrote his record of what Jesus said and did in order to give Christians confidence in the truth of the Gospel. As we begin our extended sermon series in this book, we will spend our first two weeks identifying the distinctive elements of his record that give it the distinctive ring of truth. Preaching today: Pastor Kroon. Sermon Text: Luke chapters 1 and 2.

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