Luke (Series) (Page 3)
Senior Pastor Rod Bunton takes us through the Gospel of Luke, verse by verse.
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.
Luke 18:31-34 ~ In the shadow of Hurricane Matthew and in an auditorium without power, Pastor Rod Bunton takes a few moments to reflect on the sovereign power of God and then continues his study in Luke 18. In this passage, Jesus reminds his disciples of the events that were upcoming as they approached Jerusalem. Even though these things were unexpected and misunderstood by the twelve, Pastor Rod explains that the events didn’t derail Jesus’ mission, rather they were all…
Luke 18:18-30 ~ When people heard Jesus say that it is impossible for a wealthy man to enter the kingdom of God, they were shocked and asked, “Then who can be saved?” Pastor Rod Bunton explores how Jesus was teaching that man’s responsibility in salvation is preceded by God’s divine responsibility through regeneration.
Luke 18:18-30 ~ When a successful and rich ruler realized that he had everything except eternal life, he asked Jesus what he must do to obtain that. Past Rod Bunton shows us how Jesus exposed this man’s superficial faith by challenging him to do something that he wasn’t willing to carry out, even for such a precious gift.
Luke 18:15-17 ~ When parents began bringing their children to Jesus to be blessed, his disciples became annoyed by the distraction they were causing to adults who, unlike the children, could understand the teaching. Pastor Rod Bunton explains why Jesus rebuked the disciples and what significance this has on the meaning of saving faith.
Luke 18:9-14 ~ Jesus told a parable comparing a Pharisee, who thought himself righteous because of how he conducted his life, and a tax collector, who confessed his sinful standing and begged God for mercy. Pastor Rod Bunton shows how this parable answers the question that separates Christianity from all other religions: Can you make yourself right with God?