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Sermons on Luke


Follow Me to the City

Once, when he was in one of the cities, there was a man covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.” Luke 5:12-16 Introduction (Watch video https://youtu.be/-95sTha1BLs.) Have you seen this commercial? The company, Vaev, was…


Follow Me to the Lake

“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him. Luke 5:1-11 Introduction How many of you really enjoy fishing? If so, this story may be your favorite in the whole Bible. Some will try to make a case…


Follow Me to the Cliff

They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way. Luke 4:21-30 Introduction Watch the Rams/Saints video Did you…


Follow Me to the Synagogue

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Luke 4:14-21 Introduction Good…

John August Swanson, Loves and Fishes

Jesus, Mary and Justice

Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Luke 6:20-26 My mother’s favorite cousin is Joan Shaklee Scott. In some ways it was an unlikely friendship. Four years…