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Luke 12 - NIV

49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!

50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!

51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.

52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.

53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

Interpreting the Times

54 He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does.

55 And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is.

56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?

Sermons on Luke 12 More sermons: Luke 12

Gordon McCulloch avatar
Being transformed into glory is not pleasant, but it is necessary.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2016
Summary: We agree that we are being transformed into the likeness of Jesus, but this is not easy, nor is it painless. God therefore will use any means to achieve this, even our own families to agitate and root out an imperfection in us.
Gordon Curley avatar
Not Peace but a Sword!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Oct, 2016
Summary: Not Peace but a Sword - Luke chapter 12 verses 49-53 - sermon by Gordon Curley. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
I. G. Spong avatar
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Aug, 2016
Summary: Is conflict always avoidable? Is conflict always a sign of failure? Can good come from conflict?
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 189
Clarence Eisberg avatar
The Harsh Words of Jesus
Shared by: Clarence Eisberg on Aug, 2016
Summary: The world wants peace... remember the Coca Cola song? Jesus notes that his peace is different ant this text is about "judgment" in regards to his Messiah ship. There is evil in the world... our own selfish nature would desire that we build bigger barns.
Ernie Arnold avatar
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jul, 2016
Summary: JESUS CAME TO BRING FIRE - A FIRE THAT IS 1. Finely FOCUSED 2. Divinely IGNITED from Heaven 3. Purifies us towards a life of RIGHTEOUSNESS and 4. It to be EXPERIENTIAL
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56
Denomination: *other
Views: 694
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Fire! Baptism! Discerning This Time
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jun, 2016
Summary: Division: a declaration of how things will be, rather than an imperative of how they should be.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Building the Kingdom Community
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2015
Summary: The fire that Jesus longs to cast on the earth is the Holy Spirit building a community of hope.
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 292
Craig Condon avatar
Fire! Fire! Fire!
Shared by: Craig Condon on Mar, 2015
Summary: God wants for us the fullest, richest and deepest life we can have because he loves us. In return, he expects us to do Christ's work in this place, and in our own generation. In his name and by his power, we are to confront the world of evil.
Freddy Fritz avatar
The Coming Crisis
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Dec, 2014
Summary: Preparing for the coming crisis as set forth in Luke 12:49-59 teaches us to settle our eternal destiny before it is too late.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 12:49-59
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,281
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Catch Fire with the Gospel
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2014
Summary: We can do our part to set our parish on fire with devotion to the joy of the Gospel
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 366
Larry Turner avatar
The Devisive Christ
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2014
Summary: Jesus gave eight reasons for coming to the earth. Two of those reasons were controversal. He came to bring fire and a sword.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Flash Point
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Dec, 2013
Summary: There is a point when a fire will reach a temperature withing a structure where it will hit the "Flash Point". A point where every thing that can burn, will burn. Beloved, is your Spiritual life at the "Flash Point?
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Seeing Things as Jesus Sees Them
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Oct, 2013
Summary: Jesus came to free us from the slavery to sin through faith, through faith in what He taught, and through faith in Him as a person.
Series: Lumen Fidei
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 387
Monty Newton avatar
Is Jesus Divisive?
Shared by: Monty Newton on Aug, 2013
Summary: Deciding to follow Christ is a discerning decision, but depending on our circumstances, it may also be a difficult and divisive decision.
Gerald Roberts avatar
Jesus Brings Division
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2013
Summary: The sermon describes how being a disciple can cause division with the world, family, and priorities in ones life.
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,263
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Fire on the Earth
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2013
Summary: We should understand that the fire Jesus wanted on the earth both purifies and activates Christians for mission.
Byron Perrine avatar
The Extravagent Purpose of God's Fire
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Aug, 2013
Summary: This is my "re-working" of a sermon by Richard J. Fairchild, United Church of Canada. It is hoped that this message will provide insight, inspiration, and comfort regarding Christ's words regarding the fire that has come and is coming upon the earth
Daniel Habben avatar
Lasting Peace Has A Price
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Aug, 2013
Summary: Lasting Peace Has A Price 1) It cost Christ his life. 2) It costs Christians friendships.
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,987
Joe Tilton avatar
Refine or Destroy
Shared by: Joe Tilton on Aug, 2013
Summary: Jesus is quoted saying, "I came to...divide," and in another place He said, "I came to bring peace." Which is it? What would cause division in families? Division began very quickly after He physically left us. Has this division led to war?
Series: in Luke
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56
Denomination: *other
Views: 880
Bobby Stults avatar
Why Is It So Hard For Us To See?
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Sep, 2012
Summary: How often do you find yourself in a position where you know what is right, but you don't do it... Society teaches us to seek for our own personal happiness and fulfillment, but Christianity is about service and obedience first... our fulfillment and joy c
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 12:54-59
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,082
Paul Clemente avatar
Which Side Are You On?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Sep, 2012
Summary: It is this simple, a person who does not accept the forgiveness of God by believing in Jesus Christ is still eternally doomed to be judged because all have disobeyed God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 12:49-59
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,028
Thomas Swope avatar
Your Day In Court
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2012
Summary: A study of the Gospel of Luke
Series: Luke
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 12:54-59
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,041
Thomas Swope avatar
Light My Fire
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2012
Summary: A study of the Gospel of Luke 12: 49 – 53
Series: Luke
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,470
Rick Burdette avatar
I Didn't Come to Bring Peace
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Apr, 2012
Summary: Peace, conflice, salvation, war
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Views: 1,172
Jon Lipka avatar
Fire of God
Shared by: Jon Lipka on Apr, 2012
Summary: If the fire of judgment is early kindled in us, we, as Christ, die to sin but live to God.
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,112
Steve Shepherd avatar
The Injustice Of Justice
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jul, 2011
Summary: Some Biblical thoughts we must remember when it comes to justice and the injustice of this world. 1- We must remember to judge the world 2- We must remember not to judge others 3- We must remember there will be an ultimate judgment
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Luke 12:54-57
Views: 10,660
Lyndon Marcotte avatar
A Well-Worn Path
Shared by: Lyndon Marcotte on Jun, 2011
Summary: Faith is a journey, but it is not one we ever take alone. We can be draw strength and encouragement from those who have paved the way ahead of us.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,141
Tyler Edwards avatar
The Great Divide
Shared by: Tyler Edwards on Jun, 2011
Summary: Jesus comes to bring division
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 12:49-59
Denomination: *other
Views: 995
Daniel Habben avatar
Is Jesus Really the Prince of Peace?
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Aug, 2010
Summary: While Jesus came to bring peace between God and sinners he wants us to know that our life in this world as his followers won't be peaceful.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 12:49-53
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,160
Russell Brownworth avatar
Deliver Us From Evil
Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Aug, 2010
Summary: What do we mean when we pray "deliver us from evil"?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Luke 12:49-56
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,567