Biblical preaching is the center-piece of corporate worship. We believe that expository preaching best serves God’s purposes and his people. Typically, we work section by section through large portions of Scripture, usually complete books of the Bible.
Luke 10:17-24, Joy and Blessing in Knowing Jesus
In Luke 10:17-24, 72 of Jesus’ followers return from a preaching tour, rejoicing at the outcome. Jesus joins in with their enthusiastic joy, connecting their part his mission with the grand plan of God for the outcome of history. He also sorts their priorities, encouraging them to rejoice that the Sovereign Lord has made them His own; that they know God because they know Jesus.
Luke 10:1-16, Messengers of the Gospel
For a second time, Jesus sends his followers out on a preaching mission. This time, he did not limit the ministry to the Twelve. Their goal was to announce the coming of the long-awaited Messiah in every city, village, and hamlet. The text serves as a precursor to the church’s mission. In the sermon, we will identify differences and similarities between their mission and ours.
Luke 9:57-62, All In
As Jesus traveled through Samaria and on toward Jerusalem, he encountered three would-be disciples. They understood that discipleship meant following Jesus, but had not counted the cost. Jesus challenged their priorities, revealing the unconditional nature of discipleship. Follow Jesus. Nothing is more important.
Luke 9:51-56, Rejection, Mercy, and Judgment
The sermon text for this Lord’s Day contains an unusual story from the life of Jesus. On his way toward Jerusalem, Jesus was rejected by the people in the city of Samaria. James and John instinctively wanted them punished, but Jesus showed them mercy. Even so, the story develops with the idea of judgment lingering in the background. The prospect of righteous judgment gives mercy its full meaning.
Luke 9:37-50, Faith, Conceit, and Failure
The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 9:37-50) is made up of a series of short stories about the disciple’s failure. Taken together, these undergird the importance of faith that exalts Christ and excludes all selfish pride.
Luke 9:28-36, A Glimpse Through the Veil
In the ninth chapter of Luke, Peter proclaimed with certainty the identity of Jesus as the Christ. Immediately, Jesus explained that he must be crucified, die, and raised. He further explained that those who trust him will see him returning in glory. In the text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 9:28-36), Jesus gave three privileged disciples a glimpse through the veil to his humanity. He showed them his glory.