Sermons by Steven Thomas

Pastor

Luke 13:10-17, Streams of Mercy, Never Ceasing

This Lord’s Day the sermon text of the worship service (Luke 13:10-17) describes an event that displayed the great mercy of the Lord. Jesus performed a miraculous healing on the Sabbath, sparking criticism from the self-righteous religious leaders. Jesus rebuked them for their hypocrisy and failure of mercy. The message of Jesus is a message…

Luke 12:49-59, Judgment, Conflict, and Repentance

The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 12:49-59) includes three paragraphs that, at first glance, seem unrelated, but closer evaluation suggests that they combine to create a powerful challenge. Jesus begins with a description of his mission that includes judgment and conflict. Next, he derides the crown for their unwillingness to see the signs…

Luke 12:22-34, Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

In Luke 12:13-21 (the sermon text for last Sunday), Jesus challenged his followers to resist covetousness because those who covet value the creation above the Creator. Rather than working to amass treasure for self, the follower of Jesus must be “rich toward God” (Luke 12:21).  The following passage (for this Lord’s Day sermon) explains that…

Luke 12:13-21, The Real Value of Money

In Luke 12:13-21, Jesus tells the famous parable of the rich fool who tore down his barns to build bigger barns to stash his hoard for the future. The problem the rich man had was not his riches, but his worldview. He hoarded for himself and left God out of the picture, resulting in greed…

Luke 12:1-12, Fear God Alone

The twelfth chapter of Luke begins with a series of warnings. In 12:1-3, Jesus warned against the hypocrisy of the Pharisees clearly implying that his disciples should not be pressured to follow them. In 12:4-7, Jesus warned against fearing man and called his disciples to fear God, instead. Finally, in 12:8-12, Jesus specifically warned against…

Luke 11:37-54, A Direct Assault on Error

In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 11:37-54), the theme of opposition to Jesus and his message continues. Jesus directly assaults the false teachers who oppose him, exposing their hypocrisy, legalism, and pride. Most of all, he condemns them for leading others astray. Their words and works were directly antithetical to the message…