Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Sermons preached at Grace Church. The most recent sermons are listed first. You can also find a sermon by topic, series, books of the Bible, speaker, or by date.

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Marriage in Heaven

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.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

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.

Surely Not!

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.

Challenging the Authority of Jesus

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.

Compassion for Jerusalem

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.

The Time Has Come

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.