Sermons on Luke (Page 3)
Luke 21:5-7 ~ As Jesus is leaving the temple, some with him remarked on the beauty of the building. Pastor Rod Bunton explains that, in this introduction to the Olivet Discourse, Jesus teaches them that the impressive building would one day be destroyed, a prophetic warning that would have an impact both in the near future and into eternity.
Luke 20:45-21:4 ~ After the scribes and Pharisees failed to expose Christ as a pretender, Jesus begins to teach his followers. Pastor Rod Bunton preaches about Jesus’ first topic in which he turns the tables and warns his disciples about the scribes and Pharisees.
Luke 20:42-44 ~ After rebuffing the scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, and Herodians, Jesus asks his own question to those who were trying to challenge him. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches how Jesus used the very Scriptures themselves to challenge their own understanding about the identity and nature of the Messiah.
Luke 20:27-40 ~ One final attempt to discredit Jesus during the week leading to the cross, this time from the Sadducees, was a question regarding the fate of a woman married several times under Levitical law when she is resurrected in Heaven. Pastor Rod Bunton explains Jesus’ answer, oft misunderstood even today, that showed the absurdity of the question and their ignorance of Scripture.
Luke 20:19-26 ~ After realizing that Jesus’ parable of the wicked tenants was directed at and condemning of them, the scribes, chief priests, and Pharisees schemed to entrap Jesus by causing him to say something that they could report to the authorities. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how Jesus’ surprising answer silenced His critics and frustrated them even more.
Luke 20:9-18 ~ Following the challenge to his authority by the religious leaders in the crowd, Jesus tells a parable about a vineyard owner who attempts to require settlement from his tenants. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches the meaning of the parable and how it directly applied to the nation of Israel, which shocked those listening when they realized what that meant to them.
Luke 20:1-8 ~ Following the cleansing of the temple, the chief priests, scribes, and elders started scheming to find a way to discredit Jesus and they confronted him with a question that was certain to accomplish that. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches how Jesus’ response to this challenge—the first of four that will he will see on this day—actually confirms the validity of his power and authority.
Luke 19:41-48 ~ After his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Jesus weeps because he knows the condition of the hearts of people and their future judgment. Pastor Rod Bunton explains why this action and the cleansing of the temple reflect the compassion Jesus felt for those who would eventually condemn him.
Luke 19:28-40 ~ Jesus has finally arrived at Jerusalem and he orchestrates the events which lead to him to entering on the back of a colt of a donkey to much praise and adoration. Pastor Rod Bunton shows us how this long-planned event for a humble king marks the beginning of the most important week of the Messiah’s first coming.
Luke 19:11-27 ~ Sensing that his followers were anticipating the appearance of the promised kingdom when he arrived in Jerusalem, Jesus taught about the timing of the kingdom and the judgment that it would bring through a parable. Pastor Rod Bunton helps us see, through the meaning of this parable, that we will all be judged by our deeds and how these “good works” fit into the doctrine of justification.
Luke 19:1-10 ~ In Jericho, Jesus encountered another unlikely person that was seeking him while on his way to Jerusalem. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches how Zacchaeus, a social outcast like the blind beggar in the previous passage, was called to salvation and responded immediately and joyfully.
Luke 18:35-43 ~ Near Jericho, Jesus encountered a blind beggar who cried out to him for mercy. Pastor Rod Bunton helps us to see that although the beggar’s physical eyes were closed, his spiritual eyes could see his need for the son of David to heal him.