The story of the blind beggar in Luke 18:31-43 is most often considered as being just another miracle story: Jesus gives a blind man physical sight. However, in our sermon series through Luke’s gospel we have seen over and over again how there’s more to Jesus’ miracle-working ministry than just physical healing. What we see […]

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As Christians, we often (and rightly so) focus our attention on the cross of Christ and his atoning death on our behalf. In fact, the cross has even become a symbol for Christianity worldwide. But the gospel is not simply that Jesus died for our sins and was buried, but also “that he was raised […]

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Palm Sunday (Luke 19:28-40)

The story of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is one of contrasts.  It is the story of the King who came as a lowly servant, on a donkey rather than a prancing steed, not to conquer nations by force but to conquer hearts by love. Yet this is also a tragic story: though his very […]

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The Parable of the Lost Sons (Luke 15:11-32)

The third parable of Luke 15, like the two before it, is again about something that is lost. “The Parable of the Prodigal Son” is one of the most well-known and cherished of Jesus’ parables—and for good reason! Many of us have experienced the realities described in the first half of this parable. Though we were […]

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God’s Love for the Lost (Luke 15:1-10)

At the end of chapter 14, Luke records Jesus proclaiming: “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Luke 14:35). Then, as chapter 15 begins, we read that “tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him,” but “the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled” (Luke 15:1-2). This is the context for the […]

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