Discipleship And Humility | Luke 17:1-10

Discipleship And Humility! by Rev. Shine P. Thomas How does discipleship and humility go hand-in-hand? Humility is the hallmark of a true disciple of God. The proud cannot be a disciple of God. In the Scripture, God has said frequently that he hates the proud. Proverbs 3:34 He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed. Jesus said: Luke 14:11 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Luke 18:14 For all those Continue reading →

The Great Banquet | Luke 14:15-24

The Great Banquet | Luke 14:15-24 I am sure that you have been invited to a couple of banquets at some time or the other. People count the invitation as a privilege and make it a priority to attend the great banquet. Do you know that God is inviting into his Kingdom? God’s invitation for mankind into his Kingdom is picturized as the great banquet in the Bible. The Great Banquet Luke 14:15-24 15When one of those at the table with him heard this, he Continue reading →

Total Takeover | Luke 14:25-35

Total Takeover | Luke 14:25-35 Most people come to Jesus because they feel that Jesus is someone like Santa Claus. The world’s concept of Jesus is someone who keeps showering goodies at them. People want financial breakthrough, healing, promotion, marriages to happen, good health and so on. When their prayers are answered they are on a spiritual high. Do you know what such people do when their expectations fail? They turn their back and walk away. Friends, Jesus can definitely do all this and even Continue reading →

The Seeking Father | Luke 15

The Sermon of ‘The Seeking Father’ from the Gospel of Luke Do you know that our God is a seeking Father? God continually seeks after people to come to him. God is patient, kind and tenderhearted longing for people to come to him and when they come, He rejoices over it. The Seeking Father | Luke 15 We will be looking at Luke 15 entirely today. However, to start my sermon let us go to Luke 19:10 and then get back to Luke 15. Luke Continue reading →

Evidence Of A Changed Life | Luke 19

Evidence Of A Changed Life | Luke 19 Do you know that God is known as the seeking Father? In the OT, God sought after Adam and Eve after they sinned in the garden. We can find God seeking after Abraham and the Patriarchs. God sought after Moses in the wilderness. When God sent his son Jesus into this world, he continued the mission of the Father. He came to seek and to save the lost. We can find the seeking heart of God in Continue reading →

Guard Against Greed | Luke 12

Guard yourself against greed. Greed and love for money is particularly a part of the fallen nature of man. Jesus and his disciples considered money helpful but very dangerous or evil at the same time. However, the scriptures teach us how to neutralize greed and maximize the helpfulness of money. Luke 12:13-21 13Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15Then he said Continue reading →

Living In Light Of Eternity | Good Samaritan

Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:30-37 30In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33But a Continue reading →

Guard Against Hypocrisy | Luke 12

Luke 12:1-12 Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be[a] on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Continue reading →

The Grace Hour | Luke 19:29-31

How do we know we are in the Grace Hour? Before going there, Today the world is celebrating the Palm Sunday. It is in remembrance of the day when Jesus went into Jerusalem the Sunday before his crucifixion. The Bible calls this ‘the triumphal entry’, and this event is mentioned in the synoptic gospels of Mathew, Mark, and Luke. This morning we are going to see some biblical truths from the triumphal entry of Jesus and also see how the Jews missed the one last Continue reading →

A Disciple’s Priority | Luke 10:38-42

What is a disciple’s priority? What is your number one priority in life? Certainly, priorities differ for different people and it is our values that help determine our priority. So, as a believer of Jesus, what is your priority? We need to understand that Jesus not only called us to be believers but to be his disciples. So, have you ever thought as a disciple what is the number one thing you need to do? A Disciple’s Priority Before we get into the passage, I Continue reading →