Messages on Luke

Messages on Luke

Pray against temptation

Pray Against TemptationSunday, May 17, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Luke 22:40 “When He came to the place, He said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.’” Introduction: I recently found a story about a man who is part of the “While Helmets” brigade in Syria, working to help people caught in the crossfire of that terrible civil war. The story, in “buzzfeed.com” included the following description: “On July 11, 2014, a barrel…

An hour in the garden

An Hour in the GardenSunday, May 3, 2020 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, IowaLuke 22:41-42“And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.’” • Introduction Actually Jesus, spent more than one hour in the Garden of Gethsemane that night, but His experience tells us that even He found the choice…

A Face Like Flint – Palm Sunday

A Face Like Flint Isaiah 50:4-9; Luke 9:51 April 5, 2020  Palm Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa   Introduction First, a little joke about being stubborn.  It goes like this; Little Josh was brought to Dr Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail.  Finally he sat down, faced…