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Sermons on “Luke”

Meeting Jesus

On the Road to Emmaus, Jesus meets a family of disciples. He opens the Scriptures for them; he abides with them; and he is revealed to them in the breaking of the bread. This is a story of Jesus meeting and transforming a household.

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Catching Glimpses of God’s Kingdom

God has always chosen people at particular times and in particular places to be like mid-wives for the Kingdom of God.  God’s intention is that all people — all of creation — will be made new, made whole. And God’s intention is that this will happen, not as he waves his arm from a distance and fixes what is broken, but as he comes close to us.  Christ was born as a human, and we share his good news of new life with one another. 

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Christ, the crucified King

When Jesus came as the Messiah, he came not as a king crowned in glory and military might.  Rather, Jesus is the King who overcame the power of sin and death through his own death on the cross.  This is why the salvation of the world looks like forgiveness, love, and joy.

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Our Witness is Joy Overflowing

When Jesus teaches his disciples about the end times, he promises that he will give his disciples words and wisdom when they are called upon to testify.

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Remembering What Gives Us Hope

As we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, we are brought through unrealism, through cynicism, and into hope. And hope does not disappoint.

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Being Set Free by the Mercy of God

The Pharisee’s insecurity enslaves him into contempt for others. How does the tax collector find the freedom that eludes the Pharisee?

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The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge

Understanding prayer as a longing for intimacy, rather than a listing of wants and needs, how will I relate to God today?

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Look Up

God’s glory and healing are around us all the time. Jesus invites us to look up and see his work in our lives, and to respond with our gratitude.

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The Curious Case of the Dishonest Manager

God loves us so much that he wants us to lives that are free and joyful. He gives us spiritual practices that help us experience more freedom and joy.

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The Fire of God

Jesus says that he comes to bring fire to the earth. How do we find hope in these words?

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