Sermon Series
  • 1. Can We Trust The Map?

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    An introduction to Luke considering the trustworthiness of the author, the sources of information, the process of writing

    Luke – Can we trust the Map? I don’t know how many of you watch the show Survivor. I know – many of you are thinking – that is garbage. It is all about greed and money. And I’ll grant that it is. But I love to watch, it because I learn a lot about people from it. It is amazing how different more

  • 2. John – Preparing A People For The Lord

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    Examining the role of John the Baptist

    Luke 1:11- 17 – John – preparing a people for the Lord Imagine agreeing over the phone to meet a distant business acquaintance—someone you’ve never met in person—at a large business convention. “How will I know you?” you might say. “Well,” says your colleague, “I’ll be carrying a more

  • 3. People Who God Can Use

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Examining the qualifications of one who God can use - study of Mary.

    Luke 1:26 - 38 – Who God can Use When Milan Cathedral was finished, in the vast throngs of people assembled to witness the dedication was a little girl who was heard to cry out in childish glee, as she pointed to the great building, "I helped to build that!" "What!" exclaimed one of the more

  • 4. When Do We Praise God?

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    Can we praise God as Mary did?

    Luke 1:39 - 56 ¡V When do we praise God? Well here we are ¡V the last day of November. Tomorrow is the first of December and the wild run down to Christmas. Many call it the silly season for good reason I might add. We spend so much time worrying about what has to be done. Report cards at more

  • 5. Christmas, A Time To Proclaim That Salvation Has Come

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    We have a saviour who is ready to help us - this is the story to tell at Christmas

    Luke 1:57-80 – Christmas, a time to proclaim that Salvation has come Introduction It was early one evening in the 1930’s when some elephant handlers in Burma heard the screams. They knew immediately that something was wrong. Running toward the sound they came to the banks of the River. They more

  • 6. Don't Miss The Baby

    Contributed on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 336 ratings

    A look at those who missed the baby that first Christmas day.

    Luke 2:1-7 – Don’t Miss the Baby (Carols Devotion) Two men went to the train station with a friend. The train was late so they sat down for a cup of coffee. They talked and drank and forgot about the train. Suddenly they heard the last announcement about the departing train. They all got up more

  • 7. 4 Questions From Simeon

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 44 ratings

    A study of Simeon and the fact that Jesus was the answer to some of his questions.

    Luke 2:25- 40 – 4 Questions from Simeon … I want to ask everyone here how patient they are. Come on does anyone here like waiting for things? If you were to put yourself on a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 being so impatient that you don’t even know what the word patience means to 10 not having more

  • 8. Leaving Jesus Behind

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 95 ratings

    Have we left Jesus behind in our lives by being distrated with other things. Are our priorities the same as those of Jesus.

    Luke 2:41- 52 - Leaving Jesus Behind View beginning of Home Alone Movie - Parents, have you ever left your children somewhere by mistake? What was your reaction? A bit like this mum? Has anyone ever been left somewhere by mistake. As a child, I was left behind at church several times more

  • 9. How To Avoid The Axe

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005

    A Message of how to avoid God’s judment

    Luke 3:1- 15 – How to avoid the axe Have you every traveled on a road which is so pitted with potholes, you are forced to slow down. Some of them are so deep, particularly after rain, that you think you are going to be swallowed up. I’ve got this picture of an African pothole hanging on the more

  • 10. To Follow Or Not To Follow The Prophet

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Our need to follow the example of John the Baptist.

    Luke 3:1- 20 – To Follow or Not To Follow the prophet? Last Sunday night, we began to talk about John the Baptist’s message. We found out that people from all over the country were gathering to hear this guy. John had achieved a cult status and all sorts of people were coming out to hear him. more

  • 11. The Significance Of Jesus' Baptism

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 40 ratings

    Looking at Jesus’ Baptism and this as a part of God’s will for his life.

    Luke 3:21- 22 – The Meaning of Jesus’ Baptism I’ve got a quandary that I’ve been faced with all week as I’ve been preparing this message. Have you ever been faced with a quandary from God’s word – you’ve read something and you just don’t understand why it happened that way? Well I’ve been in more

  • 12. The Devil Didn't Make Him Do It

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005

    A look at Jesus’ temptation and the fact that Jesus didn’t succumb to temptation

    Luke 4:1- 13 – The Devil Didn’t Make Him Do it! “The Devil Made me do it!!!” How many of us have ever used this excuse, even in jest, when we are caught doing something we know we shouldn’t. It is a nice convenient excuse isn’t it, but there is one problem!!! The Devil can’t make you or I more

  • 13. Letting Jesus Out Of The Box

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 26 ratings

    Often we try to fit Jesus in a box, but he is far to big to fit in our boxes.

    Luke 4:14 - 30 – Letting Jesus out of the Box Props : A large cardboard box wheeled onto the stage (with a person inside of it) A man who smelled like a brewery flopped on a seat at a bus stop next to a priest. The man’s shirt was stained, clothes unkempt, and a half empty bottle of wine was more

  • 14. Do We Know What The Demons Know

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 39 ratings

    Examining what the Demons knew about Jesus - that he was the Son of God. Do we know this also?

    Luke 4:31 - 37 – Do we know what the demons know? Australians are commonly cynical about talk of Satan, demons and evil spirits. Yet in many parts of the world the spiritual dimension is a reality very much believed in and experienced. For example, in 2001 Simala National High School in the more

  • 15. Jesus Is God's Son - True Or False

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Examining whether Jeus is God’s Son.

    Luke 4:38 - 44 – Jesus is God’s Son – True or False? I have been teaching Grade 7 RE since the beginning of the year and they are literally full of questions. I have a question box which is available for them to put questions in and we will attempt to answer them over the course of the year. more

  • 16. The Apprentice – Jesus' Style

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Looking at how Jesus selected his disciples.

    Luke 5:1-11 - The Apprentice – Jesus’ Style I don’t know how many of you have watched any of the reality show The Apprentice. It is a show about a group of would be executives trying to impress Donald Trump above and beyond their other competitors in an attempt to become the managing director of more

  • 17. Faith In Community, Desperate Times Require Desperate Measures

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    Looking at the healing of the paralysed man

    Faith in Community Gladstone Baptist Church – 8/8/04 Desperate Times call for desperate Measures. Have you ever considered what you would do in a desperate situation? What about if you were diagnosed with a life threatening disease where the only treatment available was in Europe at one more

  • 18. Hope And Healing For The Hurting Family

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 101 ratings

    Looking at the healing of Jairus’ daughter and the bleeding worman.

    Hope and Healing for the Hurting Family – Luke 8:40-56 Gladstone Baptist Church – 29/8/04 There was once a man driving along the road and he was involved in an accident with another car towing a horse float. A few months later he tried to claim damages for his injuries, but the insurance more

  • 19. Loving The Unlovely

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    Looking at how we should treat unlovely people

    Our attitude to the Unlovely – Luke 5:27-32 Gladstone Baptist Church – 19/9/04 “It was a beautiful Sunday morning and people were filling the church to its fullest capacity. As they filed in, each were given a bulletin filled with announcements, a sermon outline, etc. At the end of the line more

  • 20. Loving The Old Ways And Missing The New

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    Looking at how Jesus dealt with traditions

    Loving the Old Ways, Missing the New – Luke 5:33-39 Gladstone Baptist Church – 26/9/04 Last week I spoke about the fact that Jesus loves unlovely people. I don’t mean people who are physically ugly, but people who the rest of society considers as unlovely or different or inferior. These are more

  • 21. Will We Be Blessed By God Or Be A Disappointment To God

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    Looking at who God blesses and why

    Will we be blessed by God or be a disappointment to God? – Luke 6:17-26 Gladstone Baptist Church – 28/11/04 am "Most people who call themselves Christian would not follow Jesus if he returned today. His teachings were, after all, very radical - love your enemies, turn the other cheek, shelter more

  • 22. How To Approach Decision Making

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2006
    based on 25 ratings

    Looking at how Jesus made decisions

    Making Good Decisions - Luke 6:12-15 Gladstone Baptist Church - 14/11/04 What do you do when you are facing a large decision? It may be a decision about your career. Do I pursue a promotion or not? Should I look for another Job? Should I get a job? For you students, maybe you have to more

  • 23. A Proper Use Of The Sabbath

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2006
    based on 24 ratings

    Looking at Jesus’ teaching about the Sabbath

    A Proper Use of the Sabbath - Luke 6:1-11 Gladstone Baptist Church - 13/10/04 On your handouts this morning, I have a little questionnaire for you. It is a number of questions which I want you to answer. No one is going to look at your answers. No one is going to mark you right or wrong, more

  • 24. Asking According To God's Will

    Contributed on Jan 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Looking at How God answers prayer.

    Asking According to God’s Will - Luke 5:12-16 One of the most concerning things about the Christian walk is unanswered prayer. If you were all honest, you would tell me that there are plenty of things that you have prayed about that have not been answered. Some of them big, some of them more