Sermons tagged with ‘Gospel of Luke’

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Jesus’ parable: Be pesky in your prayers!

The Pesky Widow and the Unjust Judge                   Text: Luke 18:1-8. Read it here. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, teaching and healing as he goes. He tells his followers this parable about being persistent in prayer. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. In Jesus’ time, a widow was an especially vulnerable person. She normally would have […]

Feeling Lost? God will find you!

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Jesus’ Parables: The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin Text: Luke 15:1-10. Read it here. We all feel lost sometimes. Or, a lot of times! Jesus promises that God will never stop looking for us, no matter where we hide. No matter what we’ve done! God loves us and wants us to be with God […]

Choices: Not always easy

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Jesus calls us to make some tough choices Text: Luke 14:25-33. Read it here. God meets us as our Creator, inspiring us for mission and ministry, and guiding us through some tough choices. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. What choices will you make? As Christians, we have to make choices. Jesus warns us, there are times […]

Healing Takes Many Forms

What are the ways you need healing? Text: Luke 13:10-17. Read it here. We’ll start with a short musical introduction, then continue with the Bible readings for today and the sermon by Pr. Bill Wong. In today’s story, Jesus is at it again — healing on the sabbath. THis time, it’s a woman who has […]

More Unites Us Than Divides Us

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Amid Divisions, Jesus’ Message Unites us TEXT: Luke:12:49-58. Read it here. The background for today’s Gospel story is, Jesus has a task ahead of him. He is headed to Jerusalem, where he know the cross awaits. Jesus is anxious to get his message across, but he knows, and sees, that it brings controversy. His message […]

Ordinary? God has work for you!

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Ordinary? In God’s eyes, that makes you perfect! TEXT: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Read it here. Ordinary people fill the stories in the Bible. Abraham, Ezekiel, Peter — God called each one of them for a mission. But their heroic powers didn’t come from themselves. Those abilities came from God. God gave them to each person, […]

Jesus’ Commitment, Our Commitment

Jesus made a commitment to us. How will we respond? TEXT: Luke 9:51-62. Read it here. Commitment forms the foundation of our relationships with each other. Marriage, employment and other commitments underscore our understanding that we are all in this life together. Through that lens, we read today’s Gospel story of Jesus “setting his face […]

Easter – He is Risen Indeed!

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Be on the look-out for the risen Jesus! Text: Luke 24:13-49, Easter Sunday The risen Jesus was the last person this group of grieving women had expected to find when they went to Jesus’ grave early that first Easter. They carried spices to properly prepare a dead body. They hadn’t had time to do a […]

Palm Sunday – The Passion of Our Lord!

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Peace Players Presents Jesus’ Passion! Text: Luke 22:15 – 23:56; Palm Sunday, Jesus’ Passion & the beginning of Holy Week Friends, food and celebration – that’s what brought Jesus and his followers together for their Last Supper. Then, warnings, anguished prayers, disappointment, betrayal. Things got worse fast: Arrest, fear, denials, a rigged trial, torture. Then, […]

Jesus offers Costly perfume for the world

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Jesus changes the concept of “costly perfume” Text: John 12: 1-8; Fifth Sunday in Lent Costly perfume, in Jesus’ time, sometimes consisted of the oily essence of a delicious flower called nard. Its pungent scent can fill a garden or a house. In today’s story, Jesus’ dear friends in Bethany threw him a big dinner. […]