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Sermons on “Luke”

Teach Us to Pray

Why does it often seem like a struggle to pray? When we bow our heads before the Lord, we find ourselves so easily distracted. Life gets so busy, we allow days, maybe weeks, to pass without drawing near to our Savior. At times, our words feel so empty or repetitive. We long for a deeper prayer life, but were do we start? In the Gospel of Luke, the disciples made a request that resonates with us: “Teach us to pray.” He gives us a model that can guide us as we approach our Father in prayer.

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To Judge or Not to Judge?

One of the most familiar and often quoted verses in the Bible is Luke 6:37, “do not judge and you will not be judged.” Almost everyone can quote it from memory, whether they go to church or not. The trouble is, this favorite passage is often misunderstood and misused to deflect conversations about our sinful choices. As we explore the passage, we will first look at what Jesus doesn’t say, then we will be ready to hear his challenge about our tendency to harbor a condemning and judgmental attitude towards others.

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Grace Fills Us with Gratitude

We have been exploring practical ways the grace of God changes us, when we come to discover His unmerited favor in our lives. One of the first things we should notice in a person who experiences the blessings of God is overflowing gratitude. We see both an expression of thankfulness, and a lack of thankfulness in this week’s passage.

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