Sermons on “Luke”

Meals With Jesus: A New Day

Chris leads a guided meditation on Luke 19:1-19 to deepen our understanding of the way in which Jesus brought security, acceptance and significance to Zacchaeus and a challenge to do the same for others.

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Meals with Jesus: I hear you knocking

What do we need to do to find the security, acceptance and significance we need? In this talk Chris highlights Jesus’ teaching that our hunger is rightly met through the gift of the Spirit. Our Heavenly Father is not reluctant to give Holy Spirit yet Jesus clearly teaches that we can not receive Him or His gifts if we do not persist in asking, seeking and knocking, recognising our desperate need of Him.

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Meals with Jesus: The Hardest Words

In the next part of the Meals with Jesus series, Kath Robinson examines the differences in motivations between the two people in Luke 7:36-50 and asks whether we are Simon the Pharisee or the woman who perfumes Jesus’ feet.

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Holy Spirit in Jesus

Jesus’ birth, teaching, power, sacrificial death and resurrection were all the result of the work of the Spirit. Jesus told the disciples that because He lived with them the Spirit lived with them and would one day live in them. Having reflected on what the life and teaching of Jesus reveal about Holy Spirit, Chris outlines how we are seeking to respond as a church.

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The Shepherd and His Sheep

In a special service for Back to Church Sunday Chris examines the parable of the lost sheep. He shows that Jesus cares about each of us, comes searching for us and does not leave us where we are but joyfully returns us to the flock.

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The Life of Jesus – The Cross and Resurrection

An All Age Service concluding our series on the life of Jesus led by Rev Chris Johnson. We celebrate together the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as we remember Him and share communion.

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The Life of Jesus – Triumphal Entry

In his account of the Triumphal Entry Luke brings the protagonists in the ultimate battle to the fore. On the one side the Chief Priests, teachers of the Law and the leaders of the people, on the other Jesus. Who has authority? How will that authority be exercised. Chris asks what authority we have and how we should exercise it.

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The Life of Jesus – Transfiguration

As we continue our exploration of some key events in Jesus’ life we come to the Transfiguration. Chris examines Luke’s account, brings the good news that Jesus did not stay on the mountain but went to the cross and asks how we can respond to the revelation which was witnessed that day. He challenges us to listen to Jesus in our current situations.

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The Life of Jesus – Signs

Responding to misgivings about Jesus expressed by John the Baptist, Jesus drew attention to the miracles that he was performing. These are signs that provide evidence that Jesus really is the Son of God. And if Jesus’ response was intended to reassure John, it can also reassure us if we have doubts about who Jesus is.

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The Life of Jesus – Teaching

We continue our series on the life of Jesus. Chris asks what we can learn from Jesus’ emphasis on preaching and teaching. He concludes that Jesus wants to win our minds as well as our hearts. In response we were invited to consider how we could be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

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