Luke 14:1-11

October 9th, 2022


Intro - Our text today speaks of 2 groups of people who were very proud. Pride is a sin God considers an abomination.


I. Who are the proud and who are the humble.

                        Proud                                                                                      Humble

A. Those who say there is no God.     Ps.10:4                        A. They remember what God has done. De.8:2

B. Those who cause strife.                  Prov.28:25                   B. They pray and seek God. 2Chron.7:14

C. Those who dress seductively.        Is.3:16                         C. Those who obey God. Zeph.2:3

D. Those who get drunk.                    Is.28:1                         D. Those God listens to. Ps.10:17

E. Those who rebel against authority. Zeph.3:11                    E. Those God leads. Ps.28:9

F. Those who lie.                                Ps.31:18                      F. Who don't think to highly of self. Rom.12:3


II. The Pharisees try to entrap Jesus. Matt.22:15

            A. The invitation included this sick man.

            B. They wanted to get Him to do something He was not supposed to according to them.

            C. Jesus humbles them before the crowd. vs 6, 11, James 4:6


III. The "I'm better than others" group.  Luke 18:11-14

            A. The bible tells us to be just the opposite. Phil.2:3-4

            B. Humility can be taught. Matt.11:29

            C. Be as humble as a child. Mt.18:4  


Con. Pray as Jesus prayed, forgive as Jesus forgave, live as Jesus lived and you will be humble.



October 2nd, 2022

Intro - Paul prays for the believers. He prays that their lives would glorify God. He reminds them that they are a part of God's family.

I. Through the inner man.

            A. The new man that was created at conversion. 2Cor.5:17, 2Cor.4:16, Eph.4:24

            B. As you grow spiritually you will glorify Christ.  Rom.8:14

            C. By showing love. Jn.13:34, 1Jn.4:12

II. Through your understanding of spiritual truths. 1Cor.2:6, 10

            A. Lack of understanding shows you are still a child spiritually.  1Cor.3:1

            B. Have knowledge of Christ's love.

                        1. breadth/width.  Ps.103:12

                        2. length. Prov.3:1-2

                        3. height. Job 11:7-8, Is.55:9

                        4. depth.  Micah 7:19

            C. Being a spirit led person. Rom.8:14

III. By proclaiming what God has done.

            A. Our school is a perfect example of what God can do.  vs 20

            B. Give testimony of what He has done for you. Ps.103:2

            C. Give thanks for His forgiveness. 1Jn.1:7, 9

Con. Are you glorifying God by the life you are living?


Luke 17:11-19


Intro - Everything God put in the bible is there for a reason. Sometimes it's obvious but sometimes you have to dig a little bit deeper. The obvious lesson in today's text is that you need to be thankful.

I. In that day leprosy was an incurable disease.

            A. You were forced to separate yourself from others.  Lev.13:45-46

            B. They were doomed to a slow and painful death.

            C. Leprosy and sin both cause death, one physically, one spiritually. Heb.12:15,1Tim.4:1-2,Heb.3:12-13

II. Jesus physically heals all ten lepers.

            A. They were required by law to show themselves to the priest. Lk.5:12-14

            B. One sees he is healed and returns to Jesus to thank Him. (16) Matt.9:6

            C. The others are healed physically but not spiritually, only one had faith.

III. One is healed spiritually. (19)

            A. Faith made him well or whole (KJV). Gk. literally means "has saved you."

            B. Thankfulness reveals the inner change. Heb.13:15, Ps 107:22

            C. Jesus heals spiritually as well as physically. Is.53:5, Heb.9:22, Heb.9:14

Con. We all need to be healed spiritually. Sin separates us from God. The blood of Christ will cleanse and heal us.



Sept. 25th, 2022

Intro. - The bible tells us we must confront sin. In our own lives and in the lives of other people. The question is how we do that.

I. You should be.

            A. Gentle.  2Cor.2:7

            B. Supportive.  Rom.15:1, James 2:8, Mt.7:12

            C. Humble.   Mt.7:3-5

II. You should not be.

            A. Arrogant.  2Thess.3:15

            B. Challenging. James 3:17-18, Eph.4:2-3

            C. Deceived.  Lk.18:10-13

III. Only after self-examination.

            A. We tend to ignore our own sin. Jer.17:9, Titus 3:3

            B. We should ask the HS to reveal sin. Ps.139:23, Rom.14:12

Con. We must confront sin but how we do that can make the difference between someone rejecting God or seeking Him. It can make the difference between strengthening fellowship or breaking it. Rom.14:19


Sept. 11th 2022

Intro – All of us have probably utter those words, “I promise”.  As humans we have probably all broken a promise.  When God makes a promise there is nothing more sure in all the world than that promise being fulfilled.

I. His promise cannot be broken.

A. Paul uses an illustration of a human contract.

B. God made a promise to Abraham. Gen.3:15, Gen.12:3

C. God cannot lie.                   1Kings 8:56, Heb.6:18-19, Rom.4:21

II. His promise is applied to those who have faith in Jesus. Gal.3:8-9

A. The whole world is given the opportunity.            Rom.5:6, 1Jn.2:2,1Pet.3:18

B. The law doesn’t provide or fulfill the promise.

1. It only shows sin.    (22) Rom.3:20

2. It was weak.            (19) Rom.8:1-4, Rom.10:4

C.  Only those with faith receive the promise. Rom.4:16, Rom.10:9, Jn.1:12

III. He keeps His promise?

A. A Savior would be sent into the world. Acts 13:23

B. His Spirit would dwell in believers.           Acts 2:38

C. Eternal life to all who believe.                   1Jn.2:2 

Con. – Have you claimed what was promised to you? 1Jn.1:9

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