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Luke 7:11-17  — Dealing with Heartache

Luke 7:11-17 — Dealing with Heartache

BIG IDEA: NO HEARTACHE IS TOO HOPELESS FOR THE COMPASSIONATE GRACE OF JESUS — WHO ALONE HAS THE POWER OVER EVEN DEATHINTRODUCTION:J. C. Ryle: Let us never forget this great truth. The world around us is full of sorrow. Sickness, and pain, and infirmity, and...
Luke 7:1-10  — Amazing Faith – How Sweet the Picture

Luke 7:1-10 — Amazing Faith – How Sweet the Picture

BIG IDEA: THE GREAT FAITH OF THE HUMBLE GENTILE CENTURION FOCUSED ON THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF JESUS TO JUST SPEAK THE SAVING WORDINTRODUCTION:When we come to Jesus as little children in humility and complete dependence, we see the simplicity of trusting Him to...
Luke 6:46-49  — Two Contrasting Foundations

Luke 6:46-49 — Two Contrasting Foundations

BIG IDEA: SPIRITUAL SECURITY COMES FROM OBEYING THE WORD OF THE LORDINTRODUCTION:This is one of the simplest lessons the Lord Jesus ever taught His disciples. It is a familiar story to any child from their Sunday School days. The interpretation is straightforward. The...
Luke 6:27-38  — Radical Love and Mercy

Luke 6:27-38 — Radical Love and Mercy

BIG IDEA: LOVING OUR ENEMIES- DISTINGUISHES DISCIPLES FROM THE WORLD- REVEALS OUR CONNECTION TO OUR MERCIFUL FATHER AND- IMPROVES OUR RELATIONSHIP FOR THE SAKE OF EVANGELISMINTRODUCTION:The command to love our neighbor as our self is radical enough once we understand...
Luke 6:17-26  — Beatitudes – Blessings vs Woes

Luke 6:17-26 — Beatitudes – Blessings vs Woes

BIG IDEA: THOSE WHO EMBRACE THE VALUE SYSTEM OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD RECEIVE BLESSING RATHER THAN CONDEMNATIONINTRODUCTION:The shocking impact of the message delivered here by Jesus has been blunted by our familiarity with the Sermon on the Mount. This dramatic contrast...
Luke 6:1-11  — Two Sabbath Controversies

Luke 6:1-11 — Two Sabbath Controversies

BIG IDEA: COMPASSION FOR HUMAN NEED TRUMPS LEGALISTIC CONFORMITY BECAUSE:- JESUS IS LORD OF THE SABBATH- JESUS PUTS A PRIORITY ON DOING GOODINTRODUCTION:Self-righteousness always blinds us to the true inner demands of God’s moral standards. We can be so concerned with...
Luke 5:27-39  — What’s Radically Different About Jesus?

Luke 5:27-39 — What’s Radically Different About Jesus?

BIG IDEA: CRITICS OF CHRISTIANITY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE RADICAL MISSION AND THE NEW MOVEMENT COMMANDED BY JESUSINTRODUCTION:Leaders who sit on top of any hierarchical system with its perks and advantages oppose any changes that would threaten to unseat them and...
Luke 4:31-44  — Power and Authority of Jesus Christ

Luke 4:31-44 — Power and Authority of Jesus Christ

BIG IDEA: WE NEED TO SUBMIT TO THE ABSOLUTE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF JESUS CHRIST WHO REIGNS OVER THE KINGDOM OF GODINTRODUCTION:If the demons understand the person and power and authority of Jesus Christ, how much more so should we submit and enjoy the blessing of His...
Luke 4:1-15 — Temptation of Jesus

Luke 4:1-15 — Temptation of Jesus

BIG IDEA: JESUS AS THE SECOND ADAM DEFEATED THE TEMPTATIONS OF SATAN BY RELYING ON THE WORD OF GOD IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRITINTRODUCTION:We know that there is no temptation but such as is common to man. We know that Adam and Eve were defeated by Satan in their...
Luke 3:23-38  — The DNA Testimony

Luke 3:23-38 — The DNA Testimony

BIG IDEA: THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST TESTIFIES TO HIS LEGITIMATE CLAIM TO BE THE PROMISED MESSIAH AND TO THE UNIVERSALITY OF HIS SAVING WORKINTRODUCTION:Jeremy Myers: In those days, people naturally assumed that Jesus was the son of Joseph and Mary. Luke corrects...
Luke 3:21-22  — Divine Testimony at the Baptism of Jesus

Luke 3:21-22 — Divine Testimony at the Baptism of Jesus

BIG IDEA: AT THE BAPTISM OF JESUS, GOD ENDORSES HIS SON AS BOTH BELOVED DEITY AND SUFFERING SERVANT EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ACCOMPLISH HIS REDEMPTIVE MISSIONINTRODUCTION:What a majestic moment as God the Father commissions God the Son for His earthly Messianic...
Luke 3:19-20  — Imprisonment of John the Baptist

Luke 3:19-20 — Imprisonment of John the Baptist

BIG IDEA: WICKEDNESS HATES THE LIGHTINTRODUCTION:John 3:19-20“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to...
Luke 3:15-18  — Prophetic Testimony of John the Baptist

Luke 3:15-18 — Prophetic Testimony of John the Baptist

BIG IDEA: THE MINISTRY OF CHRIST (DEALING WITH ULTIMATE DESTINY) IS FAR SUPERIOR TO THAT OF JOHN THE BAPTISTINTRODUCTION:It is easy for spiritual leaders to get too full of themselves. They can imagine that their popularity and their large following equates to...