Sermons on Luke

Lord, Teach Us to Pray (4)

            This morning, we bring our study of the Lord’s Prayer to a close.  It all began when the disciples of Jesus came to him in Luke chapter 11 and they asked him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1).  And Jesus taught them to pray using these words: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray (3)

            For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been taking a look at the Lord’s Prayer.  Since this is a prayer that is quoted by people both young and old, I thought it would be interesting to find out how children pray the Lord’s Prayer.  I heard about one child who actually thought God’s name…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray (2)

            Last week, we saw that the disciples of Jesus came to him with a request, “Lord, teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1).  And Jesus responded by giving them what we often refer to as the Lord’s Prayer.  He said, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily…

Lord, Teach Us to Pray (1)

            The 11th chapter of the gospel of Luke begins with these words:  “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray…’” (Luke 11:1)             The disciples had been with Jesus for months, maybe even years at this point. They had…

Following Jesus is For Losers

            The story is told of a father who was driving down the road and his 5-year-old son was in the backseat.  And the boy says, “Dad, how do you spell God?”  And his father is thrilled.  Because he thinks to himself, “Finally!  After all those nights reading Bible stories, going to church, being a…

Salvation Brings Change

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been looking at a couple of men whose lives were changed by an encounter they had with Jesus.  Two weeks ago, we looked at Jairus, the synagogue leader, and we saw that Jesus brings hope when voices around us tell us that there is no hope.              And…

A Good Lesson From a Bad Example

This morning, I want us to look at one of the parables of Jesus in Luke chapter 16.  In scripture, we have recorded about 40 different parables of Jesus.  This particular parable has to do with money, which isn’t very surprising because over one-third of Jesus’ parables dealt with the topic of money.             In…

A New Beginning

            As I do research for my sermons, I often come across different polls that are taken on a variety of religious topics, and some of the results of those polls I find rather disturbing.  It can be discouraging to see what people around us actually think about God or Jesus or moral issues.  But…

Worth the Wait

Before my lesson this morning, I want to share with you a video about the birth of Jesus.  Now, if I were to tell you the story, you’d probably doze off because you’ve heard it a thousand times.  So I’m going to let some children tell you the story.  And I’m pretty sure you’ve never…