Sermons on Luke

Do Grow in Wisdom and Favor

Customarily, every year, the family of Jesus went to the Temple to celebrate Passover. Hey Aunt Mary! Hey Uncle Joe! Come on! Don’t be late! We can almost hear the family calling to them. Jesus! Jesus! Come on! We’re over here! As the boys went running off together, while the whole caravan travelled up to the Temple together. The whole family trekked…

No More Waiting Jesus is Born

No More Waiting Jesus is Born It happened a long time ago far from here.  The people waited a long time for a baby to be born.  You have to wait a long time for a baby to be born. There was a mother and her name was Mary.  The Angel Gabriel told her that Mary she would have a baby. The…

Do Expect Christ

There is a classic story of Christmas pageants in the Midwest. I wonder if you have heard it. When telling this story, someone is always sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling. For Wally’s performance in the annual production of the Nativity play has become a legend! Wally was nine that year and in second grade, although he could have been…

Do Expect Love

Greetings, you have found favor with God. You are highly favored. Know that God loves you and wants to use you to fulfill God’s promise. You are highly favored by God, let your heart glorify the Lord. God loves you! Mary heard these words before God gave her the role of carrying Jesus. I have to imagine those words ran counter to…

DO Expect the Light of Christ

Our lamppost outside of home is on an automatic light sensor. Whenever the sensor detects that it is dusk, the lamppost turns on. And it turns off with morning light. This is a great way to keep our family from having to turn on and off the lamppost. Someone would certainly forget. It works well, lighting the path in front of our…

Do Expect Joy

I want to begin this morning with an experiment.  I will start the first line of song or hymn and you finish:  •      I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy,  – – Down in My Heart •      Rejoice! Rejoice!  – – Emmanuel shall come to Thee O Israel. •      Good Christian friends – – rejoice in heart and soul and voice •      Joy…

Do Expect Hope

In the middle of December when I was a child, boxes would begin appearing on the kitchen table to decorate our home.  It was not until later, I learned that they were tucked in the attic throughout the year and taken down only for Christmas.  The children just expected Christmas tins, mistletoe, stuffed bears, and other decorations would show up. This Advent…

“Do Share Tithes”

A Little Bit of Time…A Little Bit of Opportunity Luke 16:1-15 Pastor Tom Davis-Shappell INTRO… Even among the most devoted of Christ followers there appears to be differences of opinions about how much we should give (tithe)…Today through the parable of the shrewd manager we will discover how God sees money and possessions. ILLUSTRATION…The Bible says the Kingdom of God is like…

Do Luke

Do Luke:   Authenticator of the Miracles and Message of Jesus “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John”, when Christians hear these four names, most automatically think of the Gospel writers.  Scholars believe the Gospels were written between 40 and 90 AD, the hastening factor being the death of eyewitnesses, the first generation of Christians who actually knew Jesus. The Disciples believed that Jesus would…