ARCHIVES - LUKE
October 7, 2021, 8:00 PM

SERMON SEEDS ARCHIVES

LUKE

Through no fault of our own, about 5 years of Sermon Seeds was deleted from the Website of the First Baptist Church.

We decided that it was time to begin archiving them in a different way.

Please be patient as we gradually archive these outlines.

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LUKE 1:26-38 – PROMISES, PROMISES!

Here are some great promises for the Christmas Season!

PROMISES FOR MARY

  • She was Special. – Vss. 28-30
  • She was Selected. – Vs. 31
  • She was Secure. – Vss. 36-38

PROMISES FOR JESUS

  • Jesus is Savior. – Vs. 31, Luke 2:10-11
  • Jesus is Sovereign. – Vss. 32-33, Psalm 2:7-9, Philippians 2:10-11
  • Jesus is the Son (of God). – Vss. 34-35, John 14:8-9

PROMISES FOR ME (If I am saved)

  • I am Special. – Vss. 28-30, Romans 8:16-17, 29
  • Jesus is my Savior. – Vs. 31, Acts 4:12                          
  • Jesus is my Sovereign. – Vss. 32-33, Acts 2:36, Romans 10:9-10             
  • Jesus is my Security. – Vs. 37 – John 10:27-30

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LUKE 1:39-55 – MARY’S SONG

I would say that every true Christian has a song in his or her heart. Sometimes, mostly, the songs in our hearts are songs that others have written. Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, Living for Jesus, Blessed Assurance, At Calvary, and, How Great Thou Art.

One of the most famous Christian Songs ever composed came straight from the heart, out of the mouth, and was inspired by God’s Holy Spirit.

Mary had received the announcement that she would be the Mother of the Son of God in Luke 1:26-38 (Review).

There are things we learn about worship and our own song as we study “Mary’s Song”

MARY WAS AFFIRMED BY ELIZABETH’S GREETING – Vss. 39-45

Luke 1:15, Numbers 23:19, Psalm 119:89, Proverbs 3:5-6, 1 John 5:14-15

MARY ASCRIBED GLORY TO THE LORD – Vss. 46-47

MARY APPRECIATED GOD’S KINDNESS TOWARDS HER – Vss. 48-49

Revelation 20:6, 22:14, 1 Corinthians 6:11

MARY WAS ASSURED OF GOD’S:

  • Mercy – Vs. 50

Luke 12:4-7

  • Strength – Vss. 51-52

Matthew 23:11-12

  • Provision – Vs. 53

Psalm 34:10, Matthew 5:6

  • Faithfulness – Vss. 54-55

Genesis 17:7

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LUKE 1:56-80 – THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!

The sleepy hill country of Judea became alive with the birth of John the Baptist!

Malachi 4:5-6

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH:

A MIRACULOUS BIRTH – Vss. 57-58

Romans 12:15

A MYSTERIOUS NAME – Vss. 59-66

Zacharias = “God remembers”

John = “Jehovah is gracious”

Luke 1:13, 20

MEANINGFUL PRAISE – Vss. 67-75

Vs. 69 – 2 Samuel 7:12, 16

Vs. 71 – 1 Peter 5:8

Vs. 72 – Genesis 3:15, 1 Peter 1:18-21

Vs. 73 – Genesis 12:1-3

Vs. 74 – Colossians 2:13-15, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 8:2,

               Luke 12:4-7

Vs. 75 – Romans 8:1-4

MARVELOUS PROPHECY – Vss. 76-79

Vss. 76-77 – Luke 3:2-3

Vss. 78-79 – Malachi 4:2, Revelation 22:16

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LUKE 2:1-13 – JESUS CAME!

JESUS CAME IN DAYS OF STRESS – Vss. 1-3

JESUS CAME IN FULFILLMENT OF SCRIPTURE – Vss. 4-7

JESUS CAME FOR LOWLY SERVANTS – Vss. 8-9

JESUS CAME TO BRING A SONG – Vss. 10, 12-13

JESUS CAME TO GIVE SALVATION – Vs. 11

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LUKE 2:1-20 – GOD’S TOOLS

It is amazing how God will use different people to accomplish his purposes. When God uses a person, he is a tool in God's hand.

GOD USED A SOVEREIGN - Vss. 1-3

Caesar Augustus decided to register everyone for another round of taxes.

Joseph went to Bethlehem, and Jesus was born in the right town, so that prophecy would be fulfilled. Micah 5:2

GOD USED HIS SAINTS - Vss. 4-5

A saint is a person who has trusted in Christ. Mary and Joseph were used of God to raise and protect His Son.

GOD USED HIS SON - Vs. 7

Jesus came to be the Savior of the world. John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21

GOD USED SUPERNATURAL BEINGS - Vss. 8-14

They were used to announce the birth of God's Son and to shout God's praise.

GOD USED SHEPHERDS - Vss. 15-20

The shepherds went to visit the newborn child and to share with others what they had heard and seen.

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LUKE 2:1-20 – THE CHRISTMAS STORY

THE WONDER – Luke 2:1-7

  • Of God’s Providence – Vss. 1-5 – Galatians 4:4-5
  • Of God’s Place – Vss. 6-7 – Birth in Bethlehem as Micah 5:2 predicted
  • Of God’s Person – Philippians 2:5-8

THE WITNESS – Luke 2:8-14

  • Recipients – Vs. 8
  • Reporter – Vs. 9
  • Report – Vss. 10-13
  • Response – Vs. 14

THE WELCOME – Luke 2:15-20

  • Of Faith – Vs. 15

 Of Action – Vs. 16

  • Of Sharing – Vss. 17-19
  • Of Joy – Vs. 20

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LUKE 2:21-38 – IN THE WAITING ROOM

      I wonder how many hours I've spent in my lifetime sitting in a waiting room waiting for a doctor or a dentist!

  • Of course, most of us don't like to wait!  We don't like to wait when we are ready to go, and someone else is still getting ready.  We don't like to wait when someone has made us a promise, and we are waiting for that person to keep the promise.
  • We don't like to wait when someone owes us money and we don't like to wait when we are ready to eat and the chef in the kitchen at the restaurant seems to be taking his sweet time!
  • Most of us don't like to wait for anything.  And one of the hardest things it seems that God asks us to do is just that - wait. So many times, throughout the Scriptures, God says to wait.
  • Psalms 27:14, Psalms 62:5, Isaiah 40:31, Lamentations 3:25 
  • In a real sense, we are going to spend our lives here on earth in God's "waiting room", waiting for Him to do what He says he will do. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
  • Two such people who were in the waiting room when Jesus was born were a man by the name of Simeon, and a woman by the name of Anna. 

BACKGROUND:

Luke tells us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in fulfillment of Micah 5:2.

Angels proclaimed his arrival. Read Vss. 8-14.

The shepherds headed for Bethlehem and saw the child.

Vs. 21 - Jesus is circumcised and named.

Vss. 22-23 - He was brought to Jerusalem.  Because He was the first male child born, He belonged to the Lord in Israel.  The Lord provided for each male child to be "bought back", so to speak.

Vs. 24 - The Law said that each woman who bore a son was ceremonially unclean for 33 days after circumcision. and for a daughter, 66 days. At the conclusion of that period, an offering was to be given to God.  To give you a picture of the economic state of Mary and Joseph, they offered the sacrifice of the poor, 2 doves or young pigeons.

It is now, Mary and Joseph meet up with Simeon and Anna, who was in God's waiting room. 

ABOUT SIMEON:

SIMEON WAS A GODLY MAN Vs. 25

Habakkuk 2:4, John 3:36, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, Ephesians 5:18-21

SIMEON HAD A GODLY MOTIVATION Vss. 26-28

Titus 2:11-13

SIMEON HAD A GODLY MESSAGE Vss. 29-35

Acts 16:31, 2 Peter 3:9,

ABOUT ANNA:

ANNA SERVED FAITHFULLY - Vss. 36-37

1 Corinthians 4:2,

ANNA SAW JOYFULLY - Vss. 38a

Luke 2:10-12, Philippians 4:4

ANNA SHARED SELECTIVELY Vs. 38b

Hebrews 3:12-13

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LUKE 2:41-52 - CHILD PRODIGY

According to this Scripture, we would have to call the Lord Jesus Christ the greatest child prodigy of all time. Many excel as children, but no one excelled like the Son of God.  This is the only story we have about Jesus’ childhood after his trip to Egypt as a small child.

We can “wonder” at Him as we consider:

THE WONDER THAT HE WAS MISSING – Vss. 41-45

Jesus was the perfect child, and the last one we would expect to be missing. Remember though, He did nothing wrong. He was sinless. 

Jesus knew His mission from a very early age and made His priority pleasing His Father.   John 4:36

WONDER AT HIS MATURATION – Vss. 51-52

Jesus matured better than any other person that ever lived, but He still had to grow.

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LUKE 3:21-22, 4:1-13 – THE PINNACLE TO THE PITS

Joseph, Job, Moses, Samson, David, and Peter all had early successes, or “highs”. They were at a pinnacle. But each one of them experienced failures, or “lows”.   All went from the pinnacle to the pits. Yet all of them went on to greater success.

Our Lord Jesus also took a trip from the “pinnacle” of Baptism to the “pits” of temptation. However, through all of it, He was sinless.

THE PINNACLE – Luke 3:21-22

  1. A Step of Obedience – Matthew 3:13-15
  2. A Time of Prayer
  3. The Presence of the Holy Spirit
  4. The Voice of the Father’s Approval 

THE PITS – Luke 4:1-12

  1. The Guidance of the Spirit – Luke 4:1, Psalm 32:8
  2. The Reality of Temptation – Luke 4:2, James 1:2-4
  3. The Three Enticements
  • The Lust of the Flesh – Luke 4:3
  • The Lust of the Eyes – Luke 4:5-7
  • The Pride of Life – Luke 4:9-11
  1. The Three Rebuttals
  • It Is Written – Luke 4:4
  • It is Written – Luke 4:8
  • It Has Been Said – Luke 4:12

THE POINTERS

  1. Temptation is not constant, but will return. Luke 4:13
  2. Jesus succeeded where Adam and Eve failed. Genesis 3:1-6
  3. Jesus is qualified to be our Savior. 1 Peter 2:21-25
  4. We are responsible to shun temptation. 1 John 2:15-17

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LUKE 5:33-6:11 – GRACE!

Ephesians 2:8-9 – Explain what grace is!

THE JOY OF GRACE – 5:33-35

Leviticus 16:31, Philippians 4:4

THE NEWNESS OF GRACE – 5:36-39

2 Corinthians 5:17

THE FREEDOM OF GRACE – 6:1-5

1 Samuel 21:3-6, John 8:34-36, Romans 12:1

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF GRACE – 6:6-11

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LUKE 6:12-14 – WHO WERE THOSE GUYS? – Part 1

This is a two-part sermon on the twelve disciples.

PETER – THE SPOKESMAN

Luke 22:31-34, Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:14-15, Isaiah 43:10

ANDREW – THE RECRUITER

John 1:40-42, 6:4-13, 12:20-22, Mark 16:15

JAMES – THE MARTYR

Acts 12:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:12

JOHN – THE LOVER

1 John 4:7-12

PHILIP – THE PRACTICAL

John 1:43-46, 6:5-6, 14:8-11, Colossians 3:23

BARTHOLOMEW (NATHANIEL) – THE BELIEVER

John 1:45-51, John 3:16, Hebrews 11:6

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LUKE 6:15-16 – WHO WERE THOSE GUYS? – Part 2

This is a two-part sermon on the twelve disciples.

MATTHEW – THE TRANSFORMED

Luke 5:27-29, 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

THOMAS – THE LOYAL

John 11:16, John 14:24-29, Galatians 2:20

JAMES, SON OF ALPHEUS – THE FAITHFUL

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

SIMON – THE ZEALOUS

Romans 12:9-11, Titus 2:14

JUDAS, SON OF JAMES – THE INQUIRER

John 14:22-24, Proverbs 4:5-8

JUDAS ISCARIOT – THE GREEDY

John 12:1-8, 14:10-11, 1 Timothy 6:10-12

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THAT’S THE PLAN! – LUKE 9:37-56

Jesus had a plan for His life (John 4:34), and he has a similar plan for our lives. Some of the specifics of the plan are spelled out in this passage of Scripture.

  • FAITH – Luke 9:37-43A, Matthew 17:19-20
  • PERSECUTION – Luke 9: 43B-45, Luke 6:26, 2 Timothy 3:12
  • HUMILITY – Luke 9:46-48, Mark 10:42-45
  • ACCEPTANCE – Luke 9:49-50, Romans 15:5-7
  • MERCY – Luke 9:51-56, Ezekiel 33:11, John 3:17

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LUKE 17:12-19 etc. – EVIDENCES OF A THANKFUL HEART

We want to remind you that there are various ways that we can show our appreciation to the Lord for what He has done.  There are outward ways of expressing an inward, thankful heart.

In the Gospel of Luke we want to see 3 men who showed their appreciation for Jesus healing them in 3 ways. 

ONE WHO WORSHIPPED - Luke 17:11-19

Vss. 11-12 - Ten men were very sick. They had leprosy. It was a disease that ate at the skin, and made one an outcast per Jewish law.

Because they were outcasts, they stood afar off.

We had a problem like these lepers that was fatal.

It made us outcasts before God.

The problem was our sin.

Vs. 13 - These men had the right idea.  They called on the Lord Jesus to have mercy on them.  They had no other hope.

Like these men, we needed mercy.  We were dead in trespasses and sins.  The only one who could help us was the Lord Jesus, because it was Him who died for us.  Like these lepers, we needed to call on the Lord to be saved. Romans 10:17 says, For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Vss. 14 - These men were told to go show themselves to the priest.

For them to get back into society, they needed for the priest to pronounce them as "clean."  They took the step of faith to show themselves to the priest, taking Jesus at His word, and as they went, they were healed.

Our healing for salvation was similar.  We took God at his word, that he would save us, if we believed, and He did exactly what he promised. John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17

Vss. 15-16 - I think each man saw that he was healed. However, only one of them turned around, worshipped God, and gave thanks. What happened to the others?

I think that they were so busy wanting to get back to their lives, that they forgot to say "thank you" and to worship God. Here is a great reminder for you and I.  How thankful are we for what God has done for us?

Our sins have been forgiven.

We have a home in Heaven.

We have the Holy Spirit.

We have answered prayer.

We can't lose our salvation, if we are truly saved.

We are truly loved of God!

Shouldn't we, of all people be giving praise and adoration and thanksgiving to God?!

1 Timothy 1:12-17, Revelation 5:9-12

This thanksgiving season should be one of worship for those of us who know Christ personally.  We have reason to worship and praise God!

Vss. 17-19 - There was 90% more cleansed than were actually giving thanks.  I wonder if this percentage is true for us who are saved?  What percentage of us who are saved are truly thankful?

Let us make sure that we are among the ones who return to give thanks.

We do not like it very well when people fail to give thanks for what we've done.  Imagine how God must feel!

ONE WHO WALKED LUKE 18:35-43

Vs. 43 – Bartimaeus had his sight restored and followed Jesus after being healed. He also worshipped God because of his healing.

Bartimaeus reminds me that a truly thankful person is someone who will walk after Jesus.  Because of what Jesus has done for him in saving him, he will walk after and with Jesus. Luke 9:23-24, John 15:1-7

ONE WHO WITNESSED LUKE 8:26-39

Vs. 39 - Notice where the man was sent - to his own home. It meant going back to the people who knew him "when". It meant going back to the people who knew him best.

We are the ones who can best reach the ones we love.

We are the ones who can best reach the ones we know best.

We are the ones, who should show our appreciation for what the Lord has done for us, by telling others. Psalm 107:2, 1 Peter 3:15

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Luke 21:1-4 – GIVING JESUS’ WAY

Here’s a simple outline of a simple story that will help you communicate God’s standards for giving.

JESUS SEES OUR GIFTS – Vss. 1-2, Matthew 6:1-4

JESUS KNOWS OUR FINANCES – Vs. 3 – How much we make and how much we give. Psalm 139:1-6

JESUS COMMENDS SACRIFICIAL GIVING – Vs. 4 – 2 Corinthians 9:6-10

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