Sermons by Steven Thomas

Pastor

Luke 5:27–32, Jesus, The Friend of Sinner

Luke began chapter two with the call of the most famous of the apostles, Simon Peter (5:1-11). Immediately following Peter’s call, Luke demonstrated the unusual nature of Jesus’ ministry: he touched society’s most pitiful outcast (5:12-16) and forgave the sins of an utterly helpless man (5:17-26). Significantly, the very next event in Jesus’ life that…

Luke 5:12–26, Who Can Forgive Sins?

Luke presents us with a vivid account of two memorable miracles Jesus performed. The accounts describe several groups of people suggestive of several lessons we could learn: • The leprous man • The crowds • The paralytic • The four friends • The religious leaders But Luke’s main purpose is to instruct us concerning the…

Luke 5:1–11, Fishers of Men

The miraculous deeds Jesus performed during his earthly ministry confirmed his identity and verified his message. 1That is why the Gospel of John calls them “signs.” This sermon text is Luke’s first account of Jesus calling disciples to follow him. He used a miraculous sign to confirm his identity (“I am the one you should…