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  • The Scene Is Set For Revolution And Reformation Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 21, 2017

    God writes straight with crooked lines, in every age.

    Thursday of 29th Week in Course 2017 Reformation and Revolution Let’s imagine for a moment what happened when St. Paul and his companions came to a town in Anatolia or Greece, his two assigned missionary territories. There were probably Jews there, who met in someone’s home or maybe, if the more

  • Jesus Deals With Hypocrisy, Covetousness, Worry, Alertness Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Sep 23, 2017

    A large crowd had got together to hear Christ preach. The scribes and Pharisees were there, but they were looking for something that they could accuse him of. But the people, who were not prejudice against Him and jealous, still admired him...

    Judea Jesus Deals With Hypocrisy, Covetousness, Worry... (Micah 7:6) Luke 12:1-59 A large crowd had got together to hear Christ preach. The scribes and Pharisees were there, but they were looking for something that they could accuse him of. But the people, who were not prejudice against more

  • Can We Win More People By Softening The Gospel?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 15, 2017

    A study of Jesus' teaching that He did not come to bring peace to the earth and how we need to "fire it up" instead of "watering it down."

    CAN WE WIN MORE PEOPLE BY SOFTENING THE GOSPEL? The best plan is not to “water it down” but “fire it up.” - Luke 12:49. - Fire is referred to in this verse. There is a sense in which the truth of Christ is going to bring fire to the earth. - Fire burns down what already exists. - The more

  • Before It’s Too Late

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Feb 22, 2017

    We can easily forget the importance of time in our lives and how a single moment in time can change our lives for eternity. We can become overwhelmed by the fast pace of our lives and the world forgetting that the next world is just a breath away.

    Before it’s too Late Luke 12:54-59 New International Version (NIV) 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. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. Hypocrites! You know how more

  • Being Transformed Into Glory Is Not Pleasant, But It Is Necessary.

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Dec 12, 2016

    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.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 15th August 2010; St Oswald’s is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: Jeremiah 23:23-29 Psalm 82 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke more

  • Not Peace But A Sword!

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 30, 2016

    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:

    SERMON OUTLINE: (1). The Cross is key regarding Fire. (vs 49). (2). The Cross is key regarding Suffering & Death (vs 50). (3). The Cross is key regarding Division (vs 51-54). SERMON BODY: Ill: • Oftentimes, a logo signifies the presence of a product or a company; • That we know all too more

  • Conflict

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Aug 22, 2016

    Is conflict always avoidable? Is conflict always a sign of failure? Can good come from conflict?

    Intro Is conflict always avoidable? Is conflict always a sign of failure? Can good come from conflict? Goal I want us to learn that conflict is a part of the full Gospel message. Sermon Plan We will discuss Luke 12:49-56, a world on fire, family conflict and interpreting the more

  • The Harsh Words Of Jesus

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Aug 17, 2016

    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.

    In Jesus Holy Name August 14, 2016 Luke 12:49,51 “The Harsh Words of Jesus” People want peace and harmony. We want peace and harmony for our families, for our communities and for our world. Personal security and national security are big issues in our more

  • Jesus Fire

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Jul 30, 2016
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    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

    Scripture: Luke 12:49-56 Theme: Jesus' Fire Proposition: Jesus came to bring fire - A fire that is: 1. Focused 2. Divinely Ignited 3. Righteous 4. Experiential INTRO: Grace and peace from God our Father and from His Son Jesus Christ who came to take away the sins of the world. more

  • Fire! Baptism! Discerning This Time

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jun 1, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    Division: a declaration of how things will be, rather than an imperative of how they should be.

    FIRE! BAPTISM! DISCERNING THIS TIME Luke 12:49-56 There is a measure of dissonance as this passage comes crashing through Jesus’ symphony of peace. “Fire!” begins the Greek of Luke 12:49. “Fire I came to cast into the earth, and what will I if it be already more

  • Building The Kingdom Community Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 18, 2015

    The fire that Jesus longs to cast on the earth is the Holy Spirit building a community of hope.

    Thursday of 29th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel Those who are or were enslaved to sin, as Paul teaches, were liberated from righteousness, but it did them no good. When we have a habit of sin–whether it is pride or sloth or envy or lust or anything else–we really can’t more

  • Fire! Fire! Fire!

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Mar 15, 2015

    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.

    Three men died and were waiting to receive entrance through the Pearly Gates. The first man said to St. Peter, "I was a preacher of the gospel, serving faithfully for over 50 years". Peter told him to step aside for further consideration. The second man said, "I was also a preacher of the gospel; I more

  • The Coming Crisis Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Dec 4, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    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.

    Scripture This is the second 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 more

  • Catch Fire With The Gospel Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 20, 2014

    We can do our part to set our parish on fire with devotion to the joy of the Gospel

    Thursday of 29th Week in Course Joy of the Gospel St. Paul had during his Christian life on earth at least one experience that he characterized as being lifted up to the heavens. He needed that consolation because of the hard work of evangelization he was called to perform. He saw the more

  • The Devisive Christ

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Apr 19, 2014

    Jesus gave eight reasons for coming to the earth. Two of those reasons were controversal. He came to bring fire and a sword.

    This Sunday is Palm Sunday. It commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. It is the beginning of his last days on earth. Passover is a festival celebrated every year in Israel. It celebrates the night that the angel of death passed over the homes of the Jews, sparing their first born. God more