Sermons on Luke (Page 2)
Luke 23:26-32 The trials are over; Jesus, despite being found innocent by evidence, is pronounced guilty and sentenced to die. Pastor Rod Bunton leads us through the journey that Christ took as he was forced to carry his cross to the place where he would be crucified.
Luke 23:13-25 Pilate tried many times to declare Jesus innocent of the charges that the Jewish leaders brought against him, but they applied the right pressure and convinced him to comply. Pastor Rod Bunton wraps up this series on the trial of Jesus, highlighting the fact that the verdict was inevitable because, even though the Jewish leaders wanted Jesus on the cross that very day, God had a timetable, too.
Luke 23:8-16 After finding no guilt in Jesus, Pilate sees a way to escape the pressure from the accusers by sending him to Herod. Pastor Rod Bunton takes us through the second trial, which sees Herod coming to the same conclusion of innocence, and then a return to Pilate who tries one final attempt to satisfy the Jewish leaders without carrying out a sentence of death.
Luke 23:1-7 After a night of false accusations and illegal trials, the Jewish leadership sought to legitimize their accusations through legal civil trials with the Roman government. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the first of those with Pilate who wasn’t pleased to cooperate but, nonetheless, participated in God’s ultimate plan.
Luke 22:63-71 After arresting Jesus, the chief priests and Pharisees moved swiftly towards finding charges that would convince the Roman government to put him to death. Pastor Rod Bunton reviews the first three trials, showing that they were so desperate to rush to a verdict that they even disregarded their own rules for legal proceedings.
Luke 22:54-62 Peter loved Jesus deeply and would do anything in his power to protect his savior. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches from this passage about Peter’s denial of Jesus that revealed that his confidence was misplaced.
Luke 22:47-53 After a night of praying, the time had finally come when Jesus would be betrayed by Judas and arrested by the Roman soldiers. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us that, even though there were many people involved in this event, only one of them was in control.
Luke 22:35-46 The night before his crucifixion, Jesus teaches his disciples that things are about to change and that they need to find a new source of provision. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how this lesson was teaching them to rely on God to provide the strength to resist temptation.
Luke 22:28-34 On the night of the last supper, Jesus tells his disciples that Satan will sift them and test their faith. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches us how Peter’s confidence was setting him up for failure and made him vulnerable to Satan’s trap.
Luke 22:24-27 In an abrupt change of tone following the humble response to Jesus’ revelation that one of the disciples would betray him, they began to debate among themselves who would be the greatest in God’s kingdom. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches about how Jesus responded to this prideful debate.
Luke 22:19-23 During the supper with Jesus the night before he is crucified, he revealed to his disciples that one of them would betray him. Pastor Rod Bunton explains how one of the disciples, chosen by Jesus himself, was destined to carry out God’s sovereign plan and then pay the price for his betrayal.
Luke 22:7-20 Jesus continued to orchestrate his plan for the cross by coordinating a Passover meal the night before his death. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the significance of this meal (for centuries, a remembrance of the founding of Israel) that Jesus transformed into the Lord’s Supper — a new covenant for Israel and all believers.