Category: Luke

God Loves a Cheerful Giver
January 14th, 2018

Luke 16:1-15 Three pastors met during the week and the conversation turned to the Sunday offering and how they used the money that was collected. The Baptist pastor said, “I draw a small circle in the middle of the room and throw the offering up in the air. Everything that lands outside of the circle […]

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Jesus is the only way: but there’s more than one way to Jesus
April 16th, 2017

Luke 24, John 20 John Fischer has a song titled, “Jesus is the only way, but there’s more than one way to Jesus.” This is disturbing to followers of Jesus when you first hear it. Followers of Jesus resist the world view that all religions have truth and all are valid paths to God. But […]

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Christmas Peace
December 11th, 2016

Luke 2 (Luke 2:13–14) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Peace. Where is it? The angels appeared to shepherds in the vicinity of Bethlehem promising peace. […]

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Christmas Astonishment
December 4th, 2016

Luke 1 & 2 The word “astonishment” has its roots in old French and Latin in the word “thunder”. So to be astonished is to be thunderstruck. It is something good that is completely unexpected. If someone living in your home country, a family member or friend, without telling you they were coming, walked in […]

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Fear: Do not be afraid.
November 27th, 2016

Luke 2:8-20 When I was a young pastor, Annie and I took one of the best vacations we have ever had. My parents had invited us to come with them to the British Virgin Islands. We left Newark, New Jersey in a snow storm, handed our winter coats to my sister who had driven us […]

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