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The One Who Said, “Thank You” (Luke 17:11-19)

The One Who Said Thank You Healing Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19

Luke 17:11-19

I. The lepers’ request

    A. They “stood afar off” (Luke 17:11-12; Leviticus 13:45-46; Numbers 5:2-3)
    B. “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” (Luke 17:13; 5:12-15)

II. The Lord’s response

    A. His instruction (Luke 17:14a)
    B. Their obedience (Luke 17:14b; cf. Mark 16:15; Luke 6:27-28; 12:22)

III. The lone returner

    A. Thanksgiving (Luke 17:15-16; Philippians 4:6-7)
    B. Spiritual healing (Luke 17:19; Matthew 1:21; Luke 7:50; 19:10)
    C. What about the others? (Luke 17:17-18; Romans 1:20-21)

Baptism in the Book of Acts

Baptism in the Book of Acts

I. The importance of baptism to the lost

    A. The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-47)
    B. The Day of Pentecost: “for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:36-38, 40-41, 47)

II. Continuing through the book of Acts

    A. Philip in Samaria (Acts 8:12)
    B. Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:35-36, 38)
    C. Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9:6, 17-18; 22:16)
    D. Cornelius (Acts 10:47-48)
    E. Lydia in Philippi (Acts 16:14-15)
    F. The Philippian jailer (Acts 16:30-33)

III. Can you be baptized right if you are taught wrong?

    A. Why were you baptized?
    B. The example of the disciples in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7)

The “What,” “Who,” and “Why?” of Repentance

Repentance

Acts 17:30-31

I. What is repentance?

    A. “A change of heart that leads to a change of mind, resulting in a change of action” (Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8,10; Acts 17:30-31; John 12:48; Luke 13:1-5)
    B. Biblical examples

      1. Nineveh (Jonah 1-3; Matthew 12:41)
      2. Simon the Sorcerer (Acts 8:18-24)
      3. The Philippian jailer (Acts 16:23-33)

II. Who should repent?

    A. The alien sinner (Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 10:10; Acts 2:38; 3:19)
    B. The Christian who sins (Galatians 2:11-13; Matthew 5:31-32)
    C. The erring congregation (Revelation 2:4, 14: 3:1, 14)

III. Why is repentance important?

    A. Because of the goodness of God (Romans 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
    B. Because of the severity of God (Rom. 11:22; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11)

Beware of Covetousness (Luke 12:13-34)

Beware of Covetousness Luke 12:13-34

Luke 12:13-34

I. The rich fool thought only of himself

    A. Selfishness shown in “aggressive pronouns” (Luke 12:16-19)
    B. Opportunities to share (Acts 2:44-45; 5:1-4; 2 Cor. 8:1-5, 12)

II. The rich fool thought only of this life

    A. Success measured by materialistic standards (Luke 12:19)
    B. “But God said…” (Luke 12:20; James 4:13-17; Galatians 6:10)
    C. Are we more concerned with the temporary or the eternal? (Luke 12:21; 12:4-5)

III. God cares for us

    A. We are valuable to Him (Luke 12:6-7; John 3:16-17; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9)
    B. Warning against anxiety (Luke 12:22-34; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; Colossians 3:1-3)

The Blessing of Trust

Psalm 27 The Blessing of Trust

Psalm 27

I. God is our defense

    A. He is our light, salvation, and stronghold (Psalm 27:1; 28:8)
    B. His people will always have enemies (Psalm 27:2-3; 1 Peter 5:8; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 2:3)

II. God is our strength

    A. We must intently seek Him with perseverance (Psalm 27:4)
    B. He will protect us in times of trouble (Psalm 27:5; James 4:8)
    C. Assurance of present and future deliverance (Psalm 27:6)

III. Yet, we experience lingering fear

    A. Distractions of negativity (Psalm 27:7-9; Matthew 14:22-33)
    B. Fear and doubt diminishes faith, but God is there (Psalm 27:10)

IV. God is our guide

    A. We must be willing to learn and follow (Psalm 27:11-12)
    B. Faith can get us through difficulties (Psalm 27:13)
    C. Wait on the Lord (Psalm 27:14)

There is a Habitation

There Is A Habitation

Revelation 21:10-12

An examination of the song by Love H. Jameson

I. First verse

    A. “There is a habitation built by the living God” (Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Timothy 3:14-15; 1 Peter 2:5)
    B. “For all of every nation” (Revelation 5:8-10; Acts 10:34-35)
    C. “Who seek that grand abode” (Hebrews 11:6,8-10)

II. Second verse

    A. “A city with foundations, firm as the eternal throne” (Revelation 21:14; 22:3)
    B. “No wars nor desolations shall ever move a stone” (Revelation 21:27; 22:4)

III. Third verse

    A. “No night is there” (Revelation 22:5; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:8-14; Acts 26:18)
    B. “No sorrow, no death and no decay” (Revelation 21:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57)
    C. “No yesterday, no morrow, but one eternal day” (1 John 2:25; Matthew 25:46)

IV. Fourth verse

    A. “Within its pearly portals, angelic armies sing” (Revelation 5:11-12)
    B. “With glorified immortals, the praises of its king” (Hebrews 12:22-24; Matthew 8:11)

A House Divided (Luke 11:14-23)

A House Divided Luke 11:14-23 sermon

Luke 11:14-23

I. Reactions to the miracle

    A. “The multitudes marveled” (Luke 11:14)
    B. “Others…sought a sign from heaven” (Luke 11:16, 29-32)
    C. “He casts out demons by Beelzebub” (Luke 11:15; cf. 23:2)

II. Christ responds to the slander

    A. Exposing absurdity (Luke 11:17-18)
    B. Exposing inconsistency (Luke 11:19)
    C. “The kingdom of God has come upon you” (Luke 11:20; cf. Exodus 8:16-19)

III. A parable showing superiority and strength

    A. The strong man = Satan (Luke 11:21)
    B. The stronger man = Jesus Christ (Luke 11:22)

IV. In spiritual warfare, there can be no neutrality

    A. We must be engaged and united in the fight for the faith (Luke 11:23)
    B. Attitudes of apathy and indifference are deadly (Revelation 3:14-19; 1 Corinthians 15:58)

“And,” Not “Or”

And Not Or

John 4:19-24

I. “In spirit”

    A. The proper attitude (Psalm 122:1; Acts 2:46-47; Hebrews 10:19-25)
    B. Is spirit enough? (1 Samuel 15:7-9, 13-15, 22-23)

II. “In truth”

    A. Prayer (Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 2:1,8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Acts 12:12)
    B. Singing (Colossians 3:16-17)
    C. Preaching (1 Timothy 4:2; Acts 17:11)
    D. Communing (Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
    E. Giving (1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:7-9)
    F. Is truth enough? (Matthew 15:7-9)

Who Is My Neighbor? (Luke 10:25-37)

The Good Samaritan sermon Who Is My Neighbor Luke 10

Luke 10:25-37

I. The question(s)

    A. “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25)
    B. “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” (Luke 10:26-28; cf. Deuteronomy 6:5; Leviticus 19:18)
    C. “Who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29)

II. The parable

    A. The priest (Luke 10:30-31; cf. Deuteronomy 22:1-4; Exodus 23:4-5)
    B. The Levite (Luke 10:32)
    C. The Samaritan (Luke 10:33-35)
    D. Which acted as a neighbor to the victim? (Luke 10:36-37a)

III. The call to action

    A. “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37b)
    B. A timeless truth (Micah 6:8; Matthew 23:23; Romans 13:10; Galatians 6:10)