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Yearly Archives: 2017

An Insatiable Love for God Luke (7:36-50)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 20 Questions: 1) Contrast the responses to Jesus by the woman and Simon. Why are the responses so different? What must be understood before we can adequately respond to God with an insatiable love? 2)

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A Kingdom Beyond Expectation (Luke 7:18-35)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 19 Questions: 1. Why do you think Jesus responded to John’s question the way he did in Luke 7:21-23? How was the general expectation of a powerful, conquering Messiah correct and how was it incomplete?

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God Has Visited His People (Luke 7:1-17)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 18 Questions: 1) Jesus was impressed by the Roman officer. What does it mean that Jesus was “amazed”? What was the content of the man’s faith? How might our faith be more like this? 2)

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Quotable Quotes: Wise Sayings or Something More? (Luke 6:37-49)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 17 Questions: 1) Jesus spoke these words for the benefit of his disciples as well as the crowds. What might the disciples have had to unlearn as they followed Jesus? What did Jesus say that

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#blessed (Luke 6:17-36)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 16 Questions: 1) There are four groups that Jesus calls blessed. Which group it the most surprising to you? Why? What would you expect Jesus to have said? 2) Jesus is declaring the beatitudes to

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The Apostles – Ordinary Men Called to an Extraordinary Task (Luke 6:12-16)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 15 Questions: 1) Before choosing the twelve, Jesus spent the whole night in prayer. In fact, throughout the Gospel of Luke, Jesus regularly retreats to a solitary place to pray. What prevents us from following

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Legalism’s Standard: Rules Over People (Luke 6:1-11)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 14 Questions: 1) Explain Jesus’ response to the Pharisees in defending the action of his disciples in the grainfield (verses 3-5). 2)  What are the 3 purposes of the law mentioned in the sermon? How do the

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Jesus Brings Victory To Sinners (Luke 5:27-38)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 13 Questions: 1) Why are tax collectors considered moral lepers? 2) The four attributes of the Pharisees are (1) A lack of humility, (2) disdain of sinners, (3) legalism as their god, and (4) blind

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Seeing Beyond the Obvious to Transform the Heart (Luke 5:12-26)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 12 Questions: 1) Why is a leper a pariah in Jewish society and considered the walking dead? What is the significance of using the word cleanse as oppose to heal in this account with the

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Someone Greater, Something Better (Luke 5:1-11)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 11 Questions: 1) Jesus is hounded by fans that have come from throughout the region to hear him. As Simon pushes the boat away from land, Jesus is able to speak to them more clearly.

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Preaching the Kingdom (Luke 4:31-44)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 10 Questions: 1) Jesus has authority of unclean spirits! In verse 35 he rebukes a demon and it promptly comes out. What did Jesus have to do to remove the demon? What does this tell

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Love Without Equal (Luke 4:14-30)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 9 Questions: 1) In verses 18-19, Jesus reads from the scroll of Isaiah. What did these words mean in their original context? What did they mean in Jesus’ time? What do we have to still

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Jesus: Our Champion Over Sin (4:1–13)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 8 Questions: 1. While Jesus had no sinful nature for Satan to exploit, how was Jesus “tempted in all ways as we are yet without sin”(Hebrews 4:14-16)? According to Hebrews, why is that important for

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The Scope and Dimension of Jesus’ Ministry (Luke 3:21-38)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 7 Questions: Luke 3:21-38 1) What is the significance of Jesus’ Baptism? Hint: What does water represent in the Old Testament (See the Flood account in Genesis 7 and 8)? How does this represent the main dimension of

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Jesus’ Self-Declaration (Luke 2:41-52)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 6 Questions: Luke 2:41-52 1) How does the passage show the piety of Mary and Joseph? 2) Even at age twelve, Jesus astounds the religious leaders. How should this pave the way for our expectations

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A Loosed Tongue will Praise God (Luke 1:57-80)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 5 Questions: 1) The first words of Zacharias after over nine months of inability to speak are significant. They reveal the content of the man’s heart and the most important sentiments he desires to convey. What

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Never Again the Same (Luke 1:39-56)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 4 Questions: 1) In verse 39 we see that Mary hurries to a cit in Judah, traveling three days to visit Elizabeth. What do you think was going through her mind? What questions might she

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The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Luke 1:26-38)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 3 Questions: 1. The virgin birth has been under attack by skeptics ever since the beginning centuries of Christianity. Why is the virgin birth important to Jesus’ qualification as the God-man and our perfect High

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Elizabeth & Zacharias (Luke 1:5-25)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 2 Questions: 1) Zacharias was a man of faith even though God had not spoken for 400 years. Where do we see his faithfulness in this passage? What are some parallels that might characterize a

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The Story of Jesus (Luke 1:1-4)

The Gospel of Luke Sermon 1 Questions: 1) Luke was aware of the other accounts of Jesus’ life. Why, then, did he choose to contribute an account of his own? And how will his particularly approach help us in our

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