The Door to Heaven is Narrow (Luke 13:22-30)

This is a message that will tell you how you can go to heaven when you die. There are two doors after death: destruction or delight, and we choose which door we will pass through while we are alive; either the narrow door to heaven or the wide door to hell. Many of you are already […]

Faithfulness to the Master: Part 2 (Luke 12:45-48)

Previously, we looked at the marks of a good servant. Today, we will consider the mistakes of a bad servant. If Jesus came today, what kind of servant would He find you to be? THE MISTAKES OF A BAD SERVANT In the parable, there was another servant who was left in charge to manage some […]

Faithfulness to the Master: Part 1 (Luke 12:40-48)

Jesus has entrusted us, as His servants, to do His work and be obedient to the truth we’ve received. In Luke 12:40-48, He is telling us we are all to be managers of important resources. Some people do a good job and others are poor spiritual managers. In verse 35, Jesus begins warning His disciples […]

Lessons from a Blind Beggar (Luke 18:35-43)

None of us have ever seen Jesus with our physical eyes and we are blind until we come to Him, but Jesus is able to hear your cry from the roar of the crowd. He is listening for your voice, and will stop and respond to you. In this message, we are going to examine […]

What Makes Heaven Rejoice? Part 2 (Luke 15:1-10)

Luke 15 contains three parables about lost items. In each story, extreme measures are taken to seek the lost; when each is found, there is great rejoicing. These stories are pictures of how God seeks us and the joy heaven experiences when we are found. In Part 1, we examined the first parable Jesus told […]

What Makes Heaven Rejoice? Part 1 (Luke 15:1-10)

Luke 15 may be one of the greatest chapters in the entire Bible. It contains three parables about things that were lost and then found. These stories are pictures of how God seeks us and the joy heaven experiences when we are found. Let’s begin reading in verse 1: Now the tax collectors and “sinners” […]

5 Portraits of a Real Disciple (Luke 14:25-35)

Jesus was getting closer and closer to the cross. People who wanted to see a miracle or get a free meal from Him were mobbing Him. The crowd following Jesus knew who He was, but they would soon be gone. The crowd was about to become much smaller because Jesus started setting forth the cost […]

The Truth about God: Part 3 (Luke 20:9-19)

What is God really like? Jesus tells a parable in Luke 20:9-19, which reveals four foundational aspects of the nature of God. In Part 1, we saw God is good. In Part 2, we saw God is patient and loving. Now, in the conclusion of this message, we will look at the final truth we learn […]

The Truth about God: Part 2 (Luke 20:9-19)

What is God really like? Jesus tells a parable in Luke 20:9-19, which reveals four foundational aspects of the nature of God. In Part 1, we saw God is good. Now, we will consider two more truths about God we learn from this parable: 2. God is patient – He sends us many messengers In […]

The Truth about God: Part 1 (Luke 20:9-19)

Most of us are familiar with product warning labels. A warning label is designed to protect us from harm. If there was a warning label attached to the passage of Scripture we are looking at today, it would read: WARNING – IF YOU REJECT GOD’S SON YOU WILL RECEIVE GOD’S JUDGEMENT. On the Sunday before His […]

Jesus, the Unwelcomed Lover (Luke 13:31-35)

Have you ever had your love rejected? It hurts when someone rejects your love, whether you are 13, 23, or 73 years old. Oh, the pain of rejected love! In today’s passage, I want you to see how Jesus’ love is often unwelcomed and rejected. But before we read our text, let me review the […]

Basic Training for Disciples (Luke 17:1-10)

Many people here have served in the military.  According to the U.S. Army recruiting Web site, “Basic Training lasts only nine weeks, but you’ll remember those nine weeks for the rest of your life.  You’ll spend your time learning what it means to be a soldier.  And when it’s over, you’ll discover some amazing things […]

Lessons from a Leper (Luke 17:11-17)

The Bible never promises our lives will be free from pain and difficulties, instead the Bible promises we will have many trials and tribulations in this life.  The secret to a successful life is knowing where to turn for help when you have a problem.  That’s the lesson we are going to learn today from […]

Developing a Burden for Lost People (Luke 16:19-31)

What if you could spend 30 seconds in heaven and 30 seconds in hell? Which of the two do you think would give you a greater burden for lost people: the glory and majesty of heaven or seeing and hearing those in agony in hell? Today, we are going to consider two things we need […]

What is God Really Like? (Luke 15:11-24)

Some people think the most important question in life is, “Do you believe in God?”  But a more important question is, “What kind of God do you believe in?”  There is something worse than being an atheist – it is believing in a false god or having an erroneous concept of God.  There are many […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood (Luke 10:29-37)

With a plain red sweater, white canvass sneakers, a warm smile, and a simple song Fred Rogers became a PBS legend.  He recently passed away, but his work still lives on because he did his best to be the kind of person that every child would want for their neighbor.  Does anyone know the name […]

Defining Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35)

Many people today do not understand what it means to be a genuine Christian. There are multitudes who claim to be Christians, but they do so on their terms and not God’s. They do not truly comprehend what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Because of this ignorance, there are many who consider […]