Sermons from September 2018
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.
Lesson 21 in the Genesis: Foundations Sunday School class.
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.
Lesson 20 in the Genesis: Foundations Sunday School class. Handout (PDF)
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.
Lesson 19 in the Genesis: Foundations Sunday School class.
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?
Lesson 18 in the Genesis: Foundations Sunday School class. Handout (PDF)
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.