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Sermons on Luke 12

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Milking Old Fish Files  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 13–21
Summary: How we handle great blessings and great opportunities can be just as revealing about our faith as how we handle great pains and great troubles.
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Beyond Mom and Apple Pie  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 49–56
Summary: We think we would like an uncontroversial, comforting Jesus. But Jesus doesn’t fit that mold. Jesus the Savior, healer and teacher is also a Jesus who brings division and conflict as a result of change and discipleship. We must give up our efforts to keep Jesus on a shelf, and instead leave our comfort zone to join him in his work in the world.
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Boot Camp for Christians  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 49–56
Summary: Jesus is heading toward Jerusalem where he knows he will be arrested, humiliated and finally nailed to a cross. On his way, he talks with his followers about the hardships ahead for them as well. In case they are being carried along on a spiritual cloud, he wants them to face the harsh realities of being Christian. For you and me the specifics of those dangers are not the same as in Jesus’ day. Few of us will have to sacrifice the love of our parents, brothers or sisters. For us, the challenge of following Jesus is different but just as real. That’s why Jesus provides us with this boot camp conversation about discipleship.
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Friendly Fire  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 49–53
Summary: It is true that Jesus said that he came to spread fire upon the earth. However, not all fire is destructive. If there is anything that Jesus was not, it was destructive. So we look beyond the destructive power of fire to reflect on the meaning of divine fire, the gift that it can be and how we are called to spread it.
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Definition of a Fool  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 13–21
Summary: Jesus warned against calling anyone a fool, so when he used the word, he was defining it. We had better listen to his definition.
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Dressed for Action  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 32–38
Summary: Jesus advised his followers to “be dressed for action,” and to “be like those waiting for their master to return.” A lot of us are dressed for success, excess and recess but not for the appearance of Lord of the Manor. This passage calls us to tuck in our tunics and togas, and be ready for the Lord. Kingdom people are servants who stay alert, who put worrying aside, who know where their true treasure is, who stand at the ready knowing the Jesus may put in an appearance at any time, and who, are not only to put to work by Jesus, but also served by him.
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Fire of Life  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 49–56
Luke 12: 49–53 for LFM
Summary: What looks like an almost senseless rant on the part of Jesus (Who, after all, would want to be labeled anti-family today?) really speaks to the need for us to be a community of faith and support against the temptations of the world that surround us. What choices are you making between the world’s priorities and those of Jesus?
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Being a Christian When the Sun Shines  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 13–21
Summary: It would seem that faith should be easier when our lives are untroubled, but sometimes we actually take our faith for granted during good times. It’s wise to be as attentive to our faith in good times as in bad, because the easier periods let us build the faith resources we need for when difficulties come. Periods of personal blessings do give us a hint of life as God intends it, and in such times, we can also gain strength to help those who are having it rough. Further, we need to tend our faith in good times because contentment often breeds discontent. The final lesson is that our changing circumstances are no measure of our need for God, nor of his love for us.
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Leave Room for the Unexpected  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 32–40
Summary: While anticipating Jesus’ return, we should neither become so preoccupied with his return that we neglect the day-to-day kingdom work nor become complacent about his return. The goal is this: While we are waiting, keep on serving.
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Divided Households and Faithful Followers  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 49–56
Luke 12: 49–53 for LFM
Summary: Jesus, whose birth was surrounded by promises of peace, said he came to bring division even in families. This division is over whether Jesus is Lord or something else is Lord.
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Missed Miracles  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 13–21
Summary: The parable of the rich fool is an easy-to-understand but hard-to-live story. Perhaps we cannot incorporate its lesson about true treasure into our lives because, like the rich man, we cannot see or recognize the miracles of God’s abundance, of God’s gift of community and of God’s incessant call that are offered to the man — and to us.
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Nothing to Lose  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 32–40
Summary: Jesus wants us to loosen our grip on that which we fear losing so that we can lay up treasures in heaven which are utterly secure from loss. A “loose hold” on the things of this world only increases our sense of expectation and readiness for his return. Jesus tells us to be in a lifelong state of expectation for his return, able to function fruitfully and productively in the world, but ready to let it all go in a moment’s notice in order to take on a new set of responsibilities when he returns.
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The Bad News About the Good News  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 49–56
Summary: Though Jesus words sound like he desires for families to be at odds with each other, in reality he is merely trying to help his followers understand the consequences of his truth.
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There Are Such Things but Do Not Be Afraid  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 32–48
Summary: Though the monsters of popular fiction are just fiction, there are frightening things in the real world. When Jesus tells his followers not to be afraid, he isn’t denying that fact. But the threats that the world and our own sins present have to be seen in light of God’s decision to make Jesus’ followers his own people. That fact should change ideas about what is most important in life and motivate us to act as God’s people.
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Where Is Your Heart?  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 32–40
Luke 12: 32–48 for LFM
Summary: This passage may sound like a call to abstemiousness, bitter and parsimonious “self-denial” in the bad sense of the word, but it is not. It is, above all, a promise of a joyous new life. We are being called to leave possessions behind so that we may “possess” a new life even greater than the familiar life we’ve come to know.
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Why We Don’t Always Get What We Ask For in Prayer  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 13–21
Summary: The content of your prayers reveals the focus of your life.
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Six Little Words  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 32–40
Luke 12: 32–48 for LFM
Summary: God’s presence can break through our fear to offer strength for today.
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How to Increase Your Wealth  Click here Click title to view sermon Luke 12: 13–21
Summary: By working hard, saving and investing money we can gain material wealth. Such wealth is never totally secure. The rich farmer whose abundant crops compelled him to build bigger barns thought he was setting himself up for a nice retirement. God had another idea, and the farmer was taken into eternity. There is a wealth, however, he could have taken with him into eternity. The main goal, our Lord instructed, is to “become rich toward God.”
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