Sermons by Rod Bunton

Sermons by Rod Bunton

Judgment According to Our Works

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.

A Wee Little Man

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.

Seeing the Need for Jesus

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.

Right on Schedule

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…

Regeneration Leads to Faith

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.

True Repentance and Submission

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.

Let the Children Come to Me

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.

Can You Make Yourself Right with God?

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?

Do Not Lose Heart

Luke 18:1-8 ~ After teaching his disciples about the coming visible kingdom on earth, he knows that the wait would test their patience. Pastor Rod Bunton explains the parable that Jesus tells to encourage them to pray without ceasing and not lose heart until that day.

The Visible Kingdom, Part 2

Luke 17:22-37 ~ Continuing in this passage that speaks of the visible kingdom that will come, Jesus paints a clear picture of what this will look like. Pastor Rod Bunton helps us see that, despite sufficient warnings, much of the world will be caught by surprise when this kingdom comes and they discover that it also brings judgment.

The Visible Kingdom, Part 1

Luke 17:22-37 ~ Following his revelation to the Pharisees and his disciples about the kingdom in their midst (the invisible kingdom), Jesus reveals that there will be a second coming. Pastor Rod Bunton explores what Jesus says about this visible kingdom.

Are We in the Kingdom?

Luke 17:20-21 ~ The Jews, traditionally, were looking for the messiah and the promised kingdom and had many expectations about how that would look. Pastor Rod Bunton tells us the surprising answer that Jesus gave the Pharisees when they asked when the kingdom of God would come.