Sermons on “Luke”

Palm Sunday: Above & Beyond

The events of Palm Sunday, often referred to as Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, are recorded in all four of the Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. That repetition in Scripture shows us that this event was very important! It marked what we often think of as the beginning of Jesus’s journey to the cross. Jesus’s purpose was part of a much bigger plan established before the creation of the world. It went far above and beyond what the people there that first Palm Sunday knew.

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Advent: Joy

Happiness appears to be an ever-elusive ideal. Just when we think we know what we want and finally get it, we want something else. We often say happiness is fleeting but joy is everlasting. The Bible doesn’t make that clear distinction. Joy is a godly response to our circumstances and happiness is the emotion we feel. Most of us try to find something that makes us feel happy or feel better, instead of thinking about how we should respond to what is happening around us the way God wants us to.

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