Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

The Small Will Become Great

Luke 13:18-21 ~ Jesus addressed the crowd with two similar parables—one about the mustard seed that grows into a great tree and another about the small amount of leaven that affects a large amount of flour. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how this teaches us about the arrival of the kingdom of heaven that exists in the hearts of believers and one day will inhabit the entire world.

Compassion and Conflict

Luke 13:10-17 ~ While teaching in the synagogue, Jesus saw a woman’s need and removed a harmful spirit of Satan from her, which also healed her physical affliction. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how this act of compassion caused conflict with the leader of the synagogue, providing another opportunity to teach truth.

Repent or Perish

Luke 13:1-9 ~ Followers asked Jesus about two tragedies that resulted in the death of some who did not seem to deserve their fate. Jesus explained that they did not die because their sins were worse than the sins of others. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that Jesus went on to warn these followers that what was more important was whether or not they had repented before they died.

Now is the Time

Luke 12:54-59 ~ Jesus had presented all of the evidence that His followers needed to hear and He explained the consequences of failing to be ready and yet many still did nothing. Pastor Rod Bunton emphasizes the two important takeaways from this passage: now is the time to embrace the truth and to settle with our accuser.

The Great Divider

Luke 12:49-53 ~ After warning his audience to be ready for the day when He comes again, Jesus explained His purpose on earth before that day. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that Christ did not walk the earth in order to bring peace, rather to separate believers from unbelievers.

Be Ready, Part 2

Luke 12:35-48 ~ Jesus warned us to be ready for when He comes again. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews what it means to be ready and what will happen if we are not.

Be Ready, Part 1

Luke 12:35-48 ~ The New Testament frequently refers to the second coming of Jesus Christ. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the sequence of the end times in order to help us understand this passage in its proper context; a passage that encourages us to be ready for events that, undeniably, will come.

The Sin of Worry, Part 3

Luke 12:22-34 ~ Verse 34 in this passage exposes where worry takes us: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Pastor Rod Bunton asks us to consider where our heart is and exhorts us desire God more than anything.

The Sin of Worry, Part 2

Luke 12:22-34 ~ Jesus taught that worry is a sin against God. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the reasons that Jesus gives us why worrying is an offense to God, a waste of our time, and keeps us from seeking what is best for us.

The Sin of Worry, Part 1

Luke 12:22-34 ~ Does God concern himself with the needs of his flock? Does he care? Is he capable? Pastor Rod Bunton uses Jesus’ teaching to help us understand when legitimate concerns become sinful worry.

The Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-21 ~ When a man asked Jesus to resolve a dispute about an inheritance, he received a parable instead. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches about the covetousness that leads to idolatry and keeps us from contentment in God.

The Unpardonable Sin

Luke 12:10-12 ~ The power of God’s forgiveness is greater than any sin we can commit, save one. Pastor Rod Bunton helps us understand this often misunderstood passage about the unpardonable sin.