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Luke 3 - AMP

2 In the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the Word of God came to John son of Zachariah in the wilderness (desert). 3 And he went into all the country round about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.of hearty amending of their ways, with abhorrence of past wrongdoing) unto the forgiveness of sin. 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, The voice of one crying in the wilderness : Prepare the way of the Lord, make His beaten paths straight. 5 Every valley and ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be leveled; and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough roads shall be made smooth; 6 And all mankind shall see (behold and James Gray and George Adams, Bible Commentary.understand and at last acknowledge) the salvation of God (the deliverance from eternal death Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.decreed by God). 7 So he said to the crowds who came out to be baptized by him, You offspring of vipers! Who Literal translation.secretly warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Bear fruits that are deserving and consistent with repentance . And do not begin to say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father; for I tell you that God is able from these stones to raise up descendants for Abraham. 9 Even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees, so that every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire. 10 And the multitudes asked him, Then what shall we do? 11 And he replied to them, He who has two tunics (undergarments), let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do it the same way. 12 Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they said to him, Teacher, what shall we do? 13 And he said to them, Exact and collect no more than the fixed amount appointed you. 14 Those serving as soldiers also asked him, And we, what shall we do? And he replied to them, Never demand or enforce Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.by terrifying people or by accusing wrongfully, and always be satisfied with your rations (supplies) and with your allowance (wages). 15 As the people were in suspense and waiting expectantly, and everybody reasoned and questioned in their hearts concerning John, whether he perhaps might be the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 16 John answered them all by saying, I baptize you with water; but He Who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of Whose sandals I am not fit to unfasten. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 17 His winnowing shovel (fork) is in His hand to thoroughly clear and cleanse His floor and to gather the wheat and store it in His granary, but the chaff He will burn with fire that cannot be extinguished. 18 So with many other appeals and admonitions he preached the good news (the Gospel) to the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been told about his fault and reproved with rebuke Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.producing conviction by for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the wicked things that Herod had done, 20 Added this to them all--that he shut up John in prison. 21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened 22 And the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, saying, You are My Son, My Beloved! In You I am well pleased and find delight! 23 Jesus Himself, when He began , was about thirty years of age, being the Son, as was supposed, of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 The son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 The son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 The son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 The son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28 The son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 The son of Jesus, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 The son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 The son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 The son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon (Sala), the son of Nahshon, 33 The son of Aminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 The son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 The son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36 The son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 The son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 The son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Sermons on Luke 3 More sermons: Luke 3

Troy Stanley avatar
A True Hope
Shared by: Troy Stanley on Feb, 2017
Summary: Sermon on the Hope that we have in Christ. A hope that we will participate in the resurrection. The importance that we be prepared to give a reason for our hope in Christ.
Scripture: Luke 3:15 Luke 24:21
Views: 24
Victor Yap avatar
I Would Be True
Shared by: Victor Yap on Feb, 2017
Summary: John the Baptist
Scripture: Luke 3:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 16
John Hamby avatar
The Truth Can Be Hard
Shared by: John Hamby on Jan, 2017
Summary: John the Baptist confronts the people with the truth, that they need to repent.
Scripture: Luke 3:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 154
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Appearance
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2017
Summary: John baptizes, bear fruit worthy of repentance and share what you have.
Scripture: Luke 3:1-22
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 50
Hearing and Understanding the Sign of Jonah
Shared by: GEORGE JACOB on Dec, 2016
Summary: Over the years our ears have heard the word through Message, Songs, Studies and Testimonies. This sermon brings in to focus the importance Jesus placed on effectual hearing and how such hearing transforms the hearers in to a Sign for their generation.
Steve Spaeth avatar
Preparing For Christmas
Shared by: Steve Spaeth on Dec, 2016
Summary: God want us to prepare our hearts for worship...
Series: Advent
Scripture: Luke 3:4
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 3
Eugene Pansler Jr avatar
What is Christmas Day?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Nov, 2016
Summary: what is Christmas Day
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:11-3:11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 160
Jordan Muck avatar
Week 2 – The Candle of Hope (Preparation)
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: 24 Days Until Christmas
Scripture: Luke 3:3-6
Views: 95
Larry Lewis avatar
Baptized - A New Identity
Shared by: Larry Lewis on Sep, 2016
Summary: There are three types of baptism mentioned in the Bible. This 2nd sermon in our series focuses on water baptism. We explore why water baptism is so crucial in the life of the believer.
Series: Baptized
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Summary: there are no good fruit without true repentance
Scripture: Luke 3:8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 102
Mike Schmelzer avatar
The Power of the Fire
Shared by: Mike Schmelzer on May, 2016
Summary: We must have the Power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. It's a promise from God and available to everyone! If you would like the PowerPoint presentation that I have put together for this message, email me and I will send it to you.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Holy Spirit / The Miracle Within
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2016
Summary: The Holy Spirit, the Miracle within guides us to be a miracle without. This is based off of my 2010 Message "Holy Spirit - The Miracle Within" with different Illustrations.
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Why is the Holy Spirit within each believer so important?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Jan, 2016
Summary: This is a very courageous sermon for my congregation, but the most powerful member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit is working us within, and yet we struggle to believe it. How important therefore is the Holy Spirit in our lives?
Ernie Arnold avatar
Post-Baptismal Life - Epiphany 1 Year C
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jan, 2016
Summary: Luke shares with us what a Christ centered post-baptismal life involves: 1. A life of intimate prayer 2. A life empowered and led by the Holy Spirit 3. A life that reveals in its true identity and mission as a child of God
John T Brantley avatar
So What Do We Do
Shared by: John T Brantley on Dec, 2015
Summary: Our Response to a Call to Repentance Opens our Hearts to Christ
Series: Advent
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Let God's Force Awaken"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Dec, 2015
Summary: The movie The Force Awaken is coming this week, but so may Jesus if so we must acknowledge who we are, overcome the dark side or the evil within, do good, bear fruit, and allow the God force (Holy Spirit) to Awaken.
Scripture: Luke 3:7-18
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 667
Lynn Malone avatar
Fruit for Christmas
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Dec, 2015
Summary: John the Baptist (and John Wesley, too) said that repentance would bear fruit in a changed life. Preparing for the coming of Christ means living and life of repentance and bearing the fruit that reflects that repentance.
Scripture: Luke 3:7-18
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 203
Gordon McCulloch avatar
How did John the Baptist prepare the way for Jesus?
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Dec, 2015
Summary: John the Baptism was anointed to prepare the way for Jesus, but how did he do that? It certainly was not obvious, and not how most people thought. This sermon will get a reaction.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 3:7-18
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 1,082
William Baeta avatar
Rejoice in your salvation
Shared by: William Baeta on Dec, 2015
Summary: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Luke 3:4-6)
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
The Candle of Preparation
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Dec, 2015
Summary: Are you spending more time preparing for Christmas than you are for Jesus?X
Lynn Malone avatar
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Dec, 2015
Summary: John the Baptist was an unexpected person bringing an unexpected message at an unexpected time. A communion sermon for Advent.
Scripture: Luke 3:1-6
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 896
Ernie Arnold avatar
Roots and Fruits
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Dec, 2015
Summary: Proposition: John shares with us 1. A powerful exhortation of genuine repentance 2. The need for personal examination 3. The expectation of living a life of holiness and 4. The excitement of possess the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Views: 694
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
'Cause I Showed Everybody How To Find Jesus
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Dec, 2015
Summary: And on the way home Jana said, with great satisfaction "I had the main part in the play!" "You did?"wondering why she thought that. "Yes," she said, "'cause I showed everybody how to find Jesus!" Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to be remembered.
Paul Basehore avatar
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2015
Summary: Sometimes things that hurt are those things that cause the most good in our lives.
Series: Baking Bread
Douglas Phillips avatar
Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Scripture: Luke 3:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 521
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
The Study Of "The Holy Spirit"
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Study Of "The Holy Spirit"
Scripture: Luke 3:16
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 467
Bob Faulkner avatar
Mystery Babylon in the Roman Empire : the New Testament backdrop
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Jul, 2015
Summary: Babylon's mysteries did not go away with Babylon, but have been passed on through the world empires. We now come to Rome, the "Babylon" of New Testament days.
Bruce Lee avatar
Comeback Words
Shared by: Bruce Lee on Jan, 2015
Summary: Words that have gone out of style in the church but need to make a return as "Comeback Words."
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 9,055
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Not from a Distance
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2014
Summary: God is not distant from us; in Christ, He is us, and He gives us the grace to forgive and be healed.
Scripture: Luke 3:1-6
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 419
Perry Anderson avatar
In Preparation
Shared by: Perry Anderson on Dec, 2014
Summary: Preparing our hearts for the true Advent of life; the second coming of Jesus Christ.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 853