Healing, Hypocrisy and Hang-ups

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Luke 13:1-17 and Luke 14:1-6

Key Verse: Luke 13:15-16
The Lord answered him, ‘You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?’

The teaching part of Jesus ministry was acceptable on the sabbath day for the synagogue ruler but not healing. Having tried to obey God’s law in their own strength with an unchanged heart the Jews, and in particular the scribes and pharisees, had added man made rules to God’s law. Jesus behaviour showed he transcended their man made rules and that he had in himself authority.

Are we making up our own rules and get angry when folk break them? What are our hang-ups?

Sermon Points:
A: Healing
B: Hypocrisy
C: Hang-ups

Series: Luke

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 12 October 2014

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Jesus’ Authority

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Luke 7:1-17

Key Verse: Luke 7:7b-8
But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, “Go”, and he goes; and that one, “Come”, and he comes. I say to my servant, “Do this”, and he does it.’

Jesus has just finished the sermon on the plain. Dr Luke next records for us two miracles. The healing of a dying servant of a rich, powerful, but caring, humble, god fearing, gentile man with great faith in Jesus. Then later how Jesus had compassion on a poor powerless Jewish widow woman raising her son back to life.

Today we will look at the first of these two encounters. The Centurion came humbly but in complete faith recognising Jesus’ authority, he knew that just the Word of Jesus was needed to heal his servant.

The presence of faith and the power of Jesus form an explosive relationship

Sermon Points:

A: Capernaum
B: Centurion
C: Control

Series: One Off

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 20 July 2014

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