Spring 2019 in Luke: The Ministry of the Messiah

The Gospel of Luke

Beginning with Christmas 2018 and continuing into 2019, we are studying the Gospel of Luke. It’s been 25 years since we walked through this wonderful Gospel, so it’s time.

Part 1: The Beginning of the Gospel (Christmas, 2018)
Part 2: The Ministry of the Messiah (January to June 2019)
Part 3: The Journey to Jerusalem (August to November, 2019)
Part 4: The Climax of the Cross (January to Easter, 2020)

Here’s the calendar for Part 2: The Ministry of the Messiah

January 6, 2019
Sermon Title: Prepare
Preaching Portion: Luke 3:1-20
Key Sentence: Let John’s teaching help you be ready to walk with Jesus
Objective: That we would walk with Jesus forgiveness, fruit and fear
Worship: Arise, My Soul, Arise
I. John’s Mission – forgiveness (Luke 3:1-6)
II. John’s Message – fruit (Luke 3:7-14)
III. John’s Messiah – fear (Luke 3:15-20)

January 13, 2018
Sermon Title: Whose Son is He?
Preaching Portion: Luke 3:21-38
Key Sentence: We need him to be who He is, Son of God and Son of Man
Objective: That we embrace God’s promise and its fulfillment.
Worship Theme: Faith of our Fathers
I. Divine Son (Luke 3:21-22)
II. Heir of God’s Promises to His People (Luke 3:23-38)

January 20, 2019
Sermon Title: Temptation
Preaching Portion: Luke 4:1-13
Key Sentence: Temptation is resisted with the Word of God.
Objective: That we learn from the Sinless One to use the Word to overcome temptation.
Worship Theme: Thy Word
Introduction: James 1:13-15, 1 John 2:15-16
I. The desires of the flesh (Luke 4:1-4)
II. The desires of the eyes (Luke 4:5-8)
III. The boastful pride of life (Luke 4:9-13)

January 27, Guest Preacher, Murry Billingsley
Preaching Portion: Luke 4:14-30
(This is probably not Murry’s outline, but you can use it to look at the passage)
Sermon Title: He Confronts Us
Preaching Portion: Luke 4:14-37
Key Sentence: The Good News confronts us with the ministry of Jesus.
Objective: That we would be engage in the ministry of Jesus
Worship Theme: Good News!
I. The Good News . . . . (Luke 4:14-21)
II. Confronts Us . . . (Luke 4:22-30)

February 3, 2019
Sermon Title: Missing the Point
Preaching Portion: Luke 4:31-44
Key Sentence: The merciful authority of Jesus points us to the person of Jesus.
Objective: That we would recognize him as the Holy Son of God
Worship Theme: Jesus is Lord
I. Authority in teaching (Luke 4:31-32)
II. Authority over demons (Luke 4:33-36, 41)
III. Authority over disease (Luke 4:37-40)
IV. Authority in teaching (Luke 4:41-44)

February 10, 2019
Sermon Title: The Lord’s Levels of Inconvenience
Preaching Portion: Luke 5:1-11
Key Sentence: Jesus is calling you to fuller and fuller discipleship
Objective: That we would accept, obey and follow Jesus
I. Acceptance – Can I use your boat (Luke 5:1-3)
II. Obedience – Can I tell you what to do (Luke 5:4-7)
III. Discipleship – Will you give me everything (Luke 5:8-11)

February 17, 2019
Sermon Title: The Red Letters
Preaching Portion: Luke 5:12-32
Key Sentence: Let Jesus speak to your heart the simple words of life.
Objective: That we receive cleansing and forgiveness and follow him.
Worship Theme: Cleansed and Forgiven
I. “I am willing: Be clean” (Luke 5:12-16)
II. “Friend, your sins are forgiven” (Luke 5:17-26)
III. “Follow me” (Luke 5:27-32)

February 24, 2019
Sermon Title: But We’ve Never Done it that Way Before
Preaching Portion: Luke 5:33 – 6:11
Key Sentence: Question tradition – but do it with your eyes on Jesus.
Objective: That we would find freedom in His orbit
Worship Theme: To Be Like Jesus
I. Devotion which centers on Jesus (Luke 5:33-39)
II. Freedom which recognizes him as Lord (Luke 6:1-5)
III. Mercy which follows his example (Luke 6:6-11)

March 3, 2019
Sermon Title: On His Team
Preaching Portion: Luke 6:12-36
Key Sentence: As disciples of Jesus, we must follow his game plan.
Objective: That we would re-orient our lives to his priorities.
Worship Theme: To Imitate His Love and Mercy
I. The Coach: Our Allegiance is to Jesus. (Luke 6:12-19)
II. The Goal: Our Reward is from Jesus. (Luke 6:20-26)
III. The Game Plan: Our Assignment is to love like Jesus. (Luke 6:27-36)

March 10, 2019
Sermon Title: The Examined Life
Preaching Portion: Luke 9:37-49
Key Sentence: Don’t miss the benefits of self examination
Objective: That we would see areas in our lives which could change
Worship Theme: Christ the firm foundation
I. Examine yourself for Godly attitudes. (Luke 6:37-38)
II. Examine yourself for Godly leadership. (Luke 6:39-42)
III. Examine yourself for fruit. (Luke 6:43-45)
IV. Examine yourself for obedience. (Luke 6:46-49)

March 17, 2019
Semon Title: Great Faith, Great Compassion
Preaching Portion: Luke 7:1-17
Key Sentence: The one we trust is powerful and compassionate.
Objective: That we would confidently place our trust in Jesus.
Worship Theme: Merciful and Mighty
I. Those with great faith have a great estimate of Christ. (Luke 17:1-10)
II. Those with great need find great compassion in Christ (Luke 17:11-17)

March 24, 2018
Sermon Title: God’s Purpose
Preaching Portion: Luke 7:18-35
Key Sentence: Fixed expectations leave us in the dark about God’s purposes.
Objective: That we would resolve to wait patiently to see God’s purposes.
Worship Theme: In the Hands of a Faithful God
I. John needed to accept God’s purposes for Jesus (Luke 7:18-23)
II. The crowds needed to accept God’s purposes for John (Luke 7:24-29)
III. The pharisees needed to accept God’s purposes for themselves (Luke 7:30-35)

March 31, 2019
Sermon Title: Forgiving Much? Love Much
Preaching Portion: Luke 7:36-50
Key Sentence: Our love grows in response to his great forgiveness!
Objective: That we glorify God for what he has spent for us.
I. Love Demonstrated (Luke 7:36-38)
II. Love Explained (Luke 7:39-43)
III. Love Compared (Luke 7:44-47)
IV. Love Confirmed (Luke 7:48-50)

April 7, 2019
Sermon Title: Fruitful Hearing
Preaching Portion: Luke 8:1-15
Key Sentence: Changed lives come from hearing the word of God,
and allowing it to affect us deeply.
Objective: That God’s message would affect us deeply and change us.
Worship Theme: Broken and Spilled Out
I. Changed lives . . . . (Luke 8:1-3)
II. come from hearing the word of God . . . (Luke 8:4-10)
III. and allowing it to affect us deeply. (Luke 8:11-15)

April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday

April 18, 2019 Maundy Thursday (Passover is Friday)

April 21, 2019 Easter

April 28, 2019
Sermon Title: The Way of Obedience
Preaching Portion: Luke 8:16-25
Key Sentence: The way of obedience is God’s best way for the believer.
Objective: That we would renew our commitment to trust and obey
Worship Theme: Blessed Obedience
I. The way of integrity. (Luke 8:16-18)
II. The way of intimacy. (Luke 8:19-21)
III. The way of security. (Luke 8:22-25)

May 5, 2019
Sermon Title: The Pattern of Renewal
Preaching Portion: Luke 8:26-39
Key Sentence: An encounter with Jesus turns torment to testimony
Objective: That we would see the benefits of trial and encounter
Worship Theme: Greater than a Legion of Foes
I. Torment (Luke 8:26-29)
II. Encounter (Luke 8:30-33)
III. Sanity (Luke 8:34-36)
IV. Testimony (Luke 8:37-39)

May 12, 2019
Sermon Title: A Story Within a Story
Preaching Portion: Luke 8:40-56
Key Sentence: Have faith that the same love Jesus showed to someone else in need, he will show to you.
Objective: That we would have the assurance of his love
Worship Theme: A God of Great Compassion
I. The Outside Story – Part 1 (Luke 8:40-42)
II. The Inside Story (Luke 8:43-48)
III. The Outside Story – Part II (Luke 8:49-56)

May 19, 2019 (Guest Preacher)

May 26, 2019
Sermon Title: Who Can Do This?
Preaching Portion: Luke 9:1-17
Key Sentence: Only Jesus can meet the needs of all who seek him.
Objective: That we would rely on Jesus alone for life and ministry
Worship Theme: The Bread of Life
I. Do your work in dependence on him . . . (Luke 9:1-6)
II. Don’t even try to compare him to others . . . . (Luke 9:7-10)
III. Only Jesus can meet the needs of all who seek Him. (Luke 9:10-17)

June 2nd, 2019 (Guest Preacher, Tina’s Wedding)

June 9, 2019
Sermon Title: Who This Is
Preaching Portion: Luke 9:18-36
Key Sentence: He is the Christ who will suffer: follow Him.
He is the Son who will be glorified: listen to Him.
Objective: That we would see Jesus in His Glory
I. The Christ: follow Him (Luke 9:18-27)
II. The Son: listen to Him (Luke 9:28-36)

June 16, 2019
Title: Mid-Terms
Text: Luke 9:37-62
Worship Theme: The Lordship of Christ
Key Sentence: What area of discipleship do you need to work on?
I. Confidence (37-45) Do I have confidence when Jesus is out of sight? Do I have confidence in his plan of salvation?
II. “I” Trouble (46-56) Do I have “I” trouble in my relationships? Do I suffer from spiritual intolerance? Am I compassionate toward those who oppose me?
Ill Priorities (57-62) Is Jesus more important than my comfort? Is Jesus more important than my duty? Is Jesus more important than my affections?

June 23, 2019
Title: A Special Relationship
Text: Luke 10:1-24
Key Sentence: God’s Messengers enjoy a special relationship with Him.
I. They are appointed
II. They are empowered
III. They are blessed

June 30, 2019
Title: Love by Example
Text: Luke 10:25-42
Key Sentence: Love is learned by example. Therefore imitate those who love. Outline:
I. The Law of Love
II. The Samaritan: Love for Others
III. Mary: Love for God.

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