Sermons on Luke
Luke 16:1-13 ~ Jesus told a parable to his disciples and the Pharisees in attendance about a dishonest manager who is fired then takes action to benefit himself and is praised for his shrewdness. Pastor Rod Bunton clarifies this confusing parable to expose the real lesson that Jesus was teaching and how it applies to our lives.
Luke 15:25-32 ~ In the second half of Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son, the older son announces his frustration and anger about how his younger brother was celebrated. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us how the older son’s attitude mirrors that of the Pharisees and Scribes that were hearing the teaching.
Luke 15:11-24 ~ Jesus continues to teach the Pharisees and Scribes, telling them a shocking parable about the prodigal son. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how this resembles our own rebellion against God and the rejoicing he experiences when we finally repent.
Luke 15:1-10 ~ Jesus had a mixed audience when he addressed the dissatisfaction of the Pharisees and Scribes about his association with the tax collectors and sinners. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the first two of three parables that Jesus used to teach his audience about the joy experienced in Heaven when a sinner repents.
Luke 14:25-35 ~ What is the desire of your heart? Jesus addresses another large crowd, many of whom were not true followers, and tells them something astounding. Pastor Rod Bunton explores the meaning behind Jesus’ message that asks us to hate our families and even ourselves.
Luke 14:15-24 ~ Continuing the narrative of Jesus dining with the Pharisees and Scribes, another opportunity arises to correct their false beliefs. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how the parable Jesus gives about invited guests to a banquet relates to the fate of these non-believing Jews and their invitation to the Kingdom of God.
Luke 14:1-14 ~ When Jesus was invited to dine with Pharisees on the Sabbath, they were seeking to find something of which to accuse Him of violating. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how Jesus used this opportunity to expose their false teaching and prideful lifestyles.
Luke 13:31-35 ~ Some Pharisees came to Jesus to urge him to flee because Herod was seeking to kill him. Pastor Rod Bunton answers the question, can anything thwart God’s plan for mercy to all sinners?
Luke 13:22-30 ~ After Jesus described the greatness of the coming kingdom of Heaven, some asked if those who will be saved are few. Pastor Rod Bunton takes us through the challenging answer that Jesus gave: the doorway is narrow and difficult for many to enter.
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.
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.
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.