The Risen Christ

  I think this is the fifteenth sermon in this series, and the last.

Earlier in Luke 24 we discover an empty tomb and the reality of the resurrection. But now ow we no longer merely have a claim to resurrection, we have a appearance of the risen Lord. Such experiences moved the disciples from […]

The Returning Lord: Luke 17:20-37

We are resident aliens!  To follow Jesus is to be different. And being curious about the future is to be human.

We need to know where history is going:  Not to prepare charts but to prepare hearts.  We are to be faithful watchers. 

The kingdom’s future nature.  Ultimately the kingdom’s coming […]

Where is our eternal destiny?

Our church covenant, to which we all sign up, says that we will hold to the historic truths of the Christian faith.  Those include

* The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

* The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and […]

Jesus: The Judge

a) Why fear God (Luke 12)? Everything will be disclosed before God in the coming judgement (Rom 2:15; 1 Cor 4:5).  Our stewardship of God’s gifts will be examined and rewarded (1 Cor 3:10-17). We should  fear the One who has power to  determine our eternal future rather than someone who can merely kill the […]

Jesus: The model evangelist

Go like lambs (10:1-5) Christian mission continues to need workers.  But a special type of worker.  Ones who serve with a lambs heart. Then their mission will be dependent on God and not on method, strategy, guilt, or fear.  Mission can only happen when we are totally dependent on God.  Mission is not about […]

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