Because of His Importunity (Of Prayer, Part 1)

Because of His Importunity (Of Prayer, Part 1)

Apr 2, 2017

Because of His Importunity (Of Prayer, Part 1) Luke 11:5-8 Rev. Steve Morris Because of His Importunity (Of Prayer, Part 1) Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (88)

The Promises of the Father

The Promises of the Father

Nov 24, 2013

We conclude Luke’s Gospel today with Jesus’ final words to His apostles and His glorious ascension. And we come face to face with the reality, this is not a story, this is a historical truth that calls us to action. The Book of Luke was written to dispel any doubts about Jesus, and then to call us to action. But how do we live faithfully before Him?...

Peace Beyond Believing

Peace Beyond Believing

Nov 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013, in the midst of our worship service, powerful storms descended upon Central Illinois. I was about a third of the way through the sermon when tornado alerts started to sound on phones and the lights started to flicker. We decided to postpone the service and take shelter in our basement fellowship hall. Shortly after this, the power went...

Recognizing Jesus

Recognizing Jesus

Nov 10, 2013

We continue to evaluate the reality of the resurrection through the story of two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35). These two were intimately familiar with Jesus, and yet they failed to see Him. They were blinded to Jesus in part due to their sadness, their misunderstanding of His Word, and their seemingly unfulfilled expectations. And the same...

The Riddle of the Resurrection

The Riddle of the Resurrection

Nov 3, 2013

As we enter the final chapter of the Gospel of Luke, we discover a number of confused and troubled people: the women who followed Jesus, His apostles and disciples, and specifically one named Peter. They are puzzled for a reason, Jesus seems to be no longer with them. They believe themselves alone. And, instead of remembering His Word and seeing the clear signs...

Of Burials and Backbones

Of Burials and Backbones

Oct 27, 2013

We come to the end of Luke chapter 23 with our eyes fixed on the Cross. Jesus’s death was the most wicked and unjust action ever committed by man. Yet, not every member of the Jewish leadership stood in favor of the action. There was one man in particular who was a disciple of Jesus, but in secret. He coward because of fear. This man’s name was...

Jesus’ Final Hours

Jesus’ Final Hours

Oct 20, 2013

In today’s text, we consider Jesus’ final hours. Luke presents two amazing miracles, Jesus’ last prayer, and the power of the Gospel to change lives. One of the miracles represents man’s true problem, alienated from God and living in darkness. The other miracle shows the solution to this problem, which is the finished work of Jesus. The...

The Convert on the Cross

The Convert on the Cross

Oct 7, 2013

Our text today helps us to see the mission of Jesus, a mission that started at His baptism and continued even while He struggled on the Cross. God was at work there, bringing the wonder of salvation to a very unlikely sinner, the criminal on the cross. In this text, we come to see what saving faith is all about, how repentance is a gift from God, and how Jesus...

The King on the Cross

The King on the Cross

Sep 15, 2013

  Jesus’ long journey that began with His miraculous birth ends today with the merciless wickedness of men as He is nailed to the Cross. Yet. as always. Jesus presence demands a reaction, He demands a response. Sadly, the response from the crowd, the priests, the Romans, and even the criminals is the same – mockery. They ask Him, “If you...

Jesus’ Last Sermon

Jesus’ Last Sermon

Sep 8, 2013

  We continue discussing the last day of Jesus’ life before His death, today considering His final sermon, a sermon given to a group of women. Tired, hungry, thirsty, and physically worn and assaulted, the Lord is on His way to Golgotha. He stumbled, He fell. And His Cross was then placed upon the shoulders of a certain man named Simon of Cyrene. But,...