Sermon Series

  • 1. A Woman With A Disabling Spirit

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2014
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    The analysis of the topic of healing on the Sabbath as set forth in Luke 13:10-17 teaches us the meaning of the Sabbath.

    Scripture This is the fourth Sunday of Advent. Advent is the season of the Christian year in which we remember the first coming of Jesus and also anticipate the second coming of Jesus. In our study of The Gospel of Luke, Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem from Galilee. He only had a few months ...read more

  • 2. Lament Over Jerusalem

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2015
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    Jesus' lament over Jerusalem as set forth in Luke 13:31-35 shows us Jesus' loving determination to die in Jerusalem for his people.

    Scripture Jesus is still on his way to Jerusalem from Galilee. He only has a few months left to live. He knows that he is going to Jerusalem to pay the penalty for people’s sin by his death. He will sacrifice his life in order to reconcile sinners with a holy God. Along the way Jesus is ...read more

  • 3. Jesus Heals A Woman And Jairus's Daughter

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2014
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    The account of Jesus healing a woman and Jairus's daughter teaches us about the power of Jesus over disease and death.

    Scripture In chapter 8 of his Gospel, Luke answers the question, “Who then is this?” (8:25). In four different accounts he shows that Jesus has power over nature, demons, disease, and death. Previously, we examined Jesus’ power over nature (8:22-25) and demons (8:26-39). ...read more

  • 4. Jesus Before The Council

    Contributed on Apr 16, 2016
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    The religious trial of Jesus in Luke 22:63-71 shows us the charge against Jesus.

    Scripture Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested by the religious authorities in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. He was taken to the high priest’s house where Peter denied knowing him three times before the rooster crowed. Then Jesus was subjected to an illegal, ...read more

  • 5. The Lord's Prayer

    Contributed on Aug 1, 2014
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    Jesus' teaching on the Lord's Prayer in Luke 11:1-13 teaches us that impudent prayer is essential to a godly life.

    Scripture Jesus taught his disciples many truths on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem. After teaching on the nature of mission and the importance of commitment, Jesus taught his disciples about various relationships. In three steps, Jesus worked from one fellow’s human inward to our most ...read more

  • 6. Martha And Mary

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2014
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    The account of Martha and Mary teaches us about the priority of the word of God in the life of every believer.

    Scripture After his ministry in Galilee, which lasted about two years, Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). On his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus taught his disciples many lessons. We learn about one of those lessons in the account of Martha and Mary in Luke ...read more

  • 7. The Baptism Of Jesus

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2013
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    In this lesson we examine the role of each Person of the Trinity at the baptism of Jesus and learn what each Person of the Trinity does to save sinners.

    Scripture We are studying the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke in a sermon series I am calling, “To Seek and To Save the Lost.” The first two chapters of Luke’s Gospel deal with the prophecies and births of John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ, and then what happened to ...read more

  • 8. The Temptation Of Jesus

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2013
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    in this sermon we analyze the temptation of Jesus and learn how Jesus responded to temptation and how we should respond to temptation.

    Scripture Jesus began his public ministry when he was about thirty years of age (Luke 3:23). One of the most significant events in the life of Jesus took place immediately following his baptism, namely his being tempted by the devil. Luke tells us about the temptation of Jesus at the beginning ...read more

  • 9. Woes To The Pharisees And Lawyers - Part 1

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2014
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    Jesus warns us of the danger of spiritual hypocrisy.

    Scripture Jesus encountered growing opposition on his journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Today’s text “contains Jesus’ most direct rebuke of the Pharisees and [lawyers], a significant portion of the Jewish religious leadership.” Let’s read about Jesus’ ...read more

  • 10. Peter Denies Jesus

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2016
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    Peter's denial of Jesus in Luke 22:54-62 shows us the danger of following Jesus in our own power.

    Scripture On Thursday night, Nisan 15, 30 AD Jesus had his last Passover meal with his twelve apostles. He also instituted the first Lord’s Supper. After a lengthy meal, which included discussion, teaching, and prayer, Jesus and the eleven apostles went to the Mount of Olives, where they ...read more

  • 11. The Parable Of The Wedding Feast

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2015
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    The analysis of humility in Luke 14:7-11 teaches us the necessity of humility.

    Scripture With just a few months left to live, Jesus was on a journey from Galilee to Jerusalem where he would be crucified. Along the way, the religious leaders engaged him in verbal conflict. The religious leaders taught that to be a citizen of the kingdom of God one had to follow the rules of ...read more

  • 12. The Authority Of Jesus Challenged

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2015
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    The challenge to Jesus' authority in Luke 20:1-18 shows us that Jesus' authority comes from God.

    Scripture The final section in The Gospel of Luke begins at Luke 19:28. Luke described Jesus’ final week on earth, and began with his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday (19:28-40). As Jesus drew near the city of Jerusalem he burst into tears and wept over the city because of ...read more

  • 13. Savior, Christ, And Lord

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2012
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    In this lesson we learn about the content and the recipients of the angel's message in Luke 2:11.

    Scripture For the past few months we have been studying the life of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. This evening I would like to reflect on a previous text we looked at only very briefly. Several weeks ago we examined the birth of Jesus, who was born in a stable in Bethlehem (2:1-7). On the same ...read more

  • 14. Betrayal And Arrest Of Jesus

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2016
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    The betrayal and arrest of Jesus in Luke 22:47-53 teaches us that Jesus was in control of God's plan of redemption.

    Scripture Jesus’ last night on earth was spent eating a meal with his twelve apostles. He earnestly desired to eat this meal with them, because he knew that he was about to suffer and die the next day (Luke 22:15). However, the Last Supper was very disappointing to Jesus. Instead of a ...read more

  • 15. Jesus Heals A Boy With An Unclean Spirit

    Contributed on May 23, 2014
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    The miracle of Jesus healing a boy with an unclean spirit shows us the disciples failure of faith.

    Scripture Jesus was coming to the end of his ministry in Galilee, where he had been for about eighteen months. He was about to begin his journey to Jerusalem where – in just six months’ time – he would experience suffering, rejection, death, and resurrection (see Luke ...read more

  • 16. The Pharisee And The Tax Collector

    Contributed on Jun 26, 2015
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    The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector shows us two different approaches to God.

    Scripture When someone comes to the Session in order to be interviewed for communicant membership, we always ask the following two questions, which we have borrowed from Dr. D. James Kennedy and Evangelism Explosion. First, we ask, “Suppose you were to die today, are you sure that you ...read more

  • 17. The Mission Of The Seventy-Two

    Contributed on Jul 5, 2014
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    Jesus sending seventy-two disciples on a short-term missions trip in Luke 10:1-16 gives us several principles regarding missions.

    Scripture In the first nine chapters of The Gospel of Luke we were introduced to the identity of Jesus as the Messiah sent by God to seek and to save the lost. From Luke 9:51 onwards Luke introduces us to Jesus’ teaching on discipleship. A disciple is simply a follower, a learner, a ...read more

  • 18. Let The Children Come To Me

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2015
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    Jesus blessing the children in Luke 18:15-17 shows us a prerequisite for entry into the kingdom of God.

    Scripture Do you remember Art Linkletter’s radio show with the segment, “Kids Say the Darndest Things”? Bill Cosby also hosted a show with the same name. I was reminded of these shows when I read the following story. Five-year-old Kayse Poland grew more and more excited ...read more

  • 19. The Birth Of Jesus Foretold

    Contributed on Sep 29, 2012
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    An analysis of the account regarding the announcement of the birth of Jesus will show us how to respond to God's word.

    Scripture Let us continue our study in the Gospel of Luke that I am calling, “To Seek and to Save the Lost.” Today I would like to study the passage in which we see the birth of Jesus foretold. The announcement—or, annunciation—of the angel Gabriel to Mary that she ...read more

  • 20. The Resurrection

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2016
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    The resurrection of Jesus in Luke 24:1-12 shows us what happened to the women at the empty tomb of Jesus.

    Scripture The Gospel of Luke is one of four accounts of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in the New Testament. Like the other Gospels, Luke gives almost one third of his Gospel to the final week of Jesus’ life. Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday ...read more

  • 21. Jesus Dines With Sinners

    Contributed on May 26, 2013
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    In this sermon we learn what happens when a person is converted to Christ.

    Scripture The four Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Gospel authors are often called “evangelists.” One reason they are called evangelists is because each author wanted to communicate the good news of salvation in such a way that unbelievers would understand, believe, ...read more

  • 22. Introduction To The Gospel Of Luke

    Contributed on Sep 15, 2012
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    In today’s lesson we learn that every person can have certainty of salvation.

    Scripture Over the past decade of my time here at the Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church I have preached through numerous books of the Bible, and also several portions of books of the Bible. Although I find it deeply gratifying to preach Christ from all the Scriptures, I also agree with Robert Murray ...read more

  • 23. Jesus Prays On The Mount Of Olives

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2016
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    Jesus' praying on the Mount of Olives in Luke 22:39-46 shows us several aspects of Jesus' prayer life.

    Scripture Jesus’ last night on earth was spent eating a meal with his twelve apostles. He earnestly desired to eat this meal with them, because he knew that he was about to suffer and die the next day (Luke 22:15). However, the Last Supper was very disappointing to Jesus. Instead of a ...read more

  • 24. The Ascension Of Jesus

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2016
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    The ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 shows us the remarkable manner in which Jesus left his disciples.

    Scripture The Gospel of Luke opens with these words in Luke 1:1-4: 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it ...read more

  • 25. Jesus Preaches In Synagogues

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2013
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    An analysis of the preaching of Jesus in Luke 4:42-44 will teach us the necessity of responding to Jesus' preaching.

    Scripture Luke began the public ministry of Jesus when Jesus was in the region of Galilee. The basic question that Luke asked and answered was: “Who is Jesus?” Luke began by giving a summary of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee (4:14-15). Next, he gave an example of Jesus’ ...read more

  • 26. "Are You The One Who Is To Come?

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2013
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    In this lesson we learn that all of the Old Testament predictions were fulfilled in Jesus and, therefore, he is really the Christ.

    Introduction For the past year or so we have been examining the life of Jesus as it has been recorded in the Gospel of Luke. This past Lord’s Day we looked at the incident regarding Jesus’ meeting with messengers from John the Baptist in Luke 7:18-35. John burst on the public ...read more

  • 27. Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem

    Contributed on Sep 19, 2015
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    Jesus' weeping over Jerusalem in Luke 19:41-44 shows us the compassion of Jesus.

    Scripture Jesus’ three-year-long ministry was about to come to an end. Luke 19:28 is the beginning of Jesus’ final week on earth. It began with his triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem. The people were rejoicing and praising God with a loud voice for all the mighty works ...read more

  • 28. Jesus Begins His Ministry

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2013
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    A study of the beginning of Jesus' ministry in Galilee in Luke 4:14-15 will show us the characteristics of his ministry.

    Scripture Jesus began his public ministry when he was about thirty years of age (Luke 3:23). John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan River (3:21-22). Then the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness where he fasted for forty days. Throughout this time the devil tempted Jesus to doubt God ...read more

  • 29. The Law And The Kingdom Of God

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2015
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    The analysis of the response of Jesus to the Pharisees' ridicule in Luke 16:14-18 teaches about their misunderstanding of possessions, the kingdom of God, and the law.

    Scripture Luke 16 primarily deals with the topic of possessions. There are three sections in the chapter. The first section is the parable of the dishonest manager (16:1-13). Jesus responds to the ridicule of the Pharisees in the second section (16:14-18). And the third section is about the rich ...read more

  • 30. Jesus Feeds The Five Thousand

    Contributed on Apr 12, 2014
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    The miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand in Luke 9:10-17 will teach us that all we really need is Jesus.

    Scripture There are only two miracles that are recorded in all four of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. One miracle is Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and the other miracle is Jesus feeding the five thousand (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15). The ...read more