Synopsis: In a proverb designed to indicate the impossibility of something naturally happening, Luke 19:1-10 presents a living illustration of the truth Jesus taught in chapter 18: "a camel passes through the eye of a needle."
Synopsis: Do you find yourself to be like Zacharias - doubting the truth of God's Word and rejecting it personally because of experiences you have encountered? because of shattered dreams? because of unfulfilled expectations or unsatisfied hopes?
Synopsis: Life-changing decisions are made when based upon a life-changing encounter with the Lord of creation. Do you believe God is more eager to bless and use you than you want Him to do? Christ's command to "Launch out and let down your nets for a catch of fish" is most instructive for us today and challenges us to give ourselves fully and freely to Him to be used of Him to catch men for Christ!
Synopsis: There are actually two prodigals in this parable - one that went to the pig pen while the other stayed "in the pew." The point of the parable is to show the two extremes that God in His grace can reach. Is one of these sons a picture of your life?
Synopsis: Luke 2 records for us a third instance of an encounter with an angel who delivered good news from Heaven--this time to the shepherds who were out in the fields near Bethlehem. As we consider their encounter with "the Christmas angel" there is important truth for us to learn and by which to be challenged.
Synopsis: In this message we zero in on the expression in Luke 2:9, "the glory of the Lord." The glory of the Lord is associated visually with God's grace and favor as shown by His presence in brilliant light. It is also shown by a verbal statement of God's grace and favor. Are you the recipient of God's gracious, saving favor?
This third light of Christmas is the final light we look at in this series.
Synopsis: Passion week climaxes with the crucifixion of Christ. The cross of Christ is not only the central fact of history, but it is also the central theme of Scripture. That being the case, we should not be surprised that Hebrews 12:1 admonishes us to "look unto Jesus...who endured the cross." It is good for saved sinners to look at the Cross in order that our love, appreciation and gratitude might be rekindled. It is good for unsaved sinners to look at the cross so the sight of the sacrificial Lamb of God might rescue their souls from sin's penalty. As we look tonight at Luke 23, there are four things we need to see as we "Look at the Cross."