When God Visits . . . (Luke 19:28–44)
Jesus' final entry into the city of Jerusalem was accompanied with great acclaim, and yet Jesus' response, as he looked over the city, was to weep. According to the Gospel of Luke, the "Triumphal Entry" is a scene thick with irony; the King of Israel enters Jerusalem with a Kingdom policy that no one saw coming.
Dangerous Eating (Luke 15:11–32)
What does Jesus' eating habits and the image of a running father have in common? Well, an examination of the parable most often known as "The Prodigal Son," will reveal that both were more than risky. As I argue in this sermon, according to the Gospel of Luke, Jesus was indeed a dangerous eater!
Jars of Clay: The Relevance of the Resurrection (2Cor 4:7)
The resurrection of Jesus Christ bears a direct relevance to all people. For the Apostle Paul, the resurrection of Christ serves also as a lens through which he sees himself and all of life; a lens that, he will argue in 2 Corinthians 4, all Christians should look through as well. In the resurrection of Christ, we see the awesome power and purpose of God in creation. This is the God, Paul declared, that "brings light out of darkness."