Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Building A Life

Building a LifeLuke 14:25-33; Deuteronomy 30:15-20Sunday, September 4, 2022 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa • Introduction-Years ago, I had a friend back in the days when we lived in Boston who always played Monopoly with a distinctly capitalistic flair. He bought as many properties as he could and then would offer to sell them, but never at list price. He always wanted the buyer to “sweeten the pot.” I thought of him and his style of playing…

Palm Sunday – Triumph and Tears

Triumph & TearsPalm Sunday, April 10, 2022 – First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, IowaLuke 19:43-44 “For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.” • Introduction: Be prepared: Boy Scout mottoI was never…

The Exodus

The Exodus Luke 9:31 and other Scriptures Sunday, March 13, 2022 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa “And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.”  Luke 9:30-31   Introduction This morning’s sermon is called “The Exodus” and if follows that use of that word long after the actual event in which the people of Israel left 400…

When Satan Tempted the Lord Jesus

When Satan Tempted the Lord JesusLuke 4:1-13; Psalm 91:1-12Sunday, March 6, 2022 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa • Introduction:The root of temptation is, I believe, that notion that we can be our own gods. We don’t need the real God and we can hold that God accountable to meet our needs without us being accountable ourselves. This seems to be the mindset of a particular group of scientists, at least according to a joke I found online:“One…

Children of the Most High

Children of the Most High Luke 6:35  “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High.  For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.” Sunday, February 20, 2022 at the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa   Introduction: The man who hated the story of the Prodigal Son. This passage is further on in the “Sermon on the Plain”, Luke’s…

The Beatitudes

The BeattitudesJeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 6:17-26Sunday, February 13, 2022 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa• Intro. it is better to have a few good friends than many friends who are shallow.Several years ago, when I was working at a summer camp in Ohio, a young man asked me for some advice about friends. He wasn’t that popular in school, and it bothered him. I inquired about the friends that he did have, and he told me of a few.…
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