Sermons by Rod Bunton
Luke 23:39-43 Two prisoners, both truly guilty of the crimes for which they were about to be punished, were crucified with Christ. Pastor Rod Bunton unfolds this scene where one of these two men received a merciful gift from God and had an entirely different outcome from the other.
Luke 23:32-38 The trials are over; Jesus has been sentenced to die and brought to the place where he would be crucified. Pastor Rod Bunton describes the scene that takes place, starting the event for which the entire Old Testament was looking forward to and the entire New Testament looked back upon.
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.
1 Corinthians 15:12-19 If there is no resurrection from the dead, then even Christ was not resurrected after his crucifixion. Pastor Rod Bunton teaches that our faith is useless and our hope for heaven is in vain if Christ wasn’t resurrected from death.
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.