Sermons on “Luke”

I Am Barabbas

Pontius Pilate declares Jesus’ innocence three times. Nonetheless, the mob of people scream for Barabbas to be set free. Barabbas knows he is a criminal and yet he is set free. I know I am a sinner, and yet, I too am set free because of what Christ did on the cross. That is unmerited favor. We call it grace.

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Malchus, Servant of the High Priest

Malchus was not a soldier so much as an observer. A spy for his boss, really. His role was to return to Caiaphas and share who did what, how the arrest went, did Judas really betray him, etc. Even though Jesus knew these people hated Him and were arresting an innocent man, He showed compassion for Malchus and healed him. That is grace.

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Maria & Pablo

As the story goes, in 1825, Euphorbia pulcherrima (also known as the Christmas flower) was brought to the Americas by Dr. J.R. Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico. The story behind the poinsettia is even better. It teaches us that the gift of love is dearer to Jesus than anything money can buy.

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The Kansas City Star

Jesus made the blind see, the lame walk, the deaf hear, and raised the dead to life again. He cured lepers and preached to the poor. Have you ever asked yourself, “How did this person lose their sight? Why did they become poor?” My prayer is you have not, because it doesn’t matter. It certainly didn’t matter to Jesus.

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Calling Hours

I know of several examples when families were shocked to learn about the kind of person their loved one was, while standing in a receiving line at the funeral home. What a blessing it is to discover they truly were who you thought they were. I pray our families hear the same about us.

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Who Do You Say I Am?

The disciples did not grasp the need for Jesus to die. Were they not sure who He really was? Are you? How might our lives change if we believe Jesus is God?

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One Grateful Guy

Just one of the ten men Jesus healed of leprosy returned to say, “Thank you.” God does not demand that we thank Him, but should we not be appreciative that God loves us so much? How do you show God you are thankful?

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A Thrill of Hope

Joy to the world. The Lord is come. Let earth receive her peace. Let every heart prepare Him room.

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Songs of Faith IV: Blest Be the Tie That Binds

John Fawcett and his wife Mary began their ministry at an impoverished Baptist church. Poorly compensated, they had an opportunity to leave but did not. Instead, they chose to carry on for fifty-four years. It is not about what you have. It is about Who you know.

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Mom Emails I: Women at the Last Supper?

Is it possible that there were women at the Last Supper? Men and women had been celebrating Passover together since God instituted it in Egypt. However, for some reason, women were not allowed to come to Jesus’ Passover in Jerusalem? Are we sure?

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