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The Gospel of Luke – The Lordship of Christ

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Scripture: Luke 5:33-6:11 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: June 4, 2017

Who was Jesus? Many would say he was a religious reformer who had come to revive a religion that had largely lost its way. In this sermon, Pastor Josh explains that Jesus didn’t just see himself as a reformer. He saw himself as the center of all religious life. And who does the center of religion belong to? No one but God himself.

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The Gospel of Luke – Soul Surgery

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Scripture: Luke 5:12-32 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: May 28, 2017

If you had the choice of being an eye witness to any miracle of your choice, what would it be? Would you want to see a dead person rising from the dead? Would you want to see a child with cancer healed? Would you want to see a blind person see? These would all be amazing miracles, but there is one miracle that surpasses them all. In this sermon, Pastor Josh explains that the greatest miracle of all is done in the soul, and the only person equipped to perform this miracle is Jesus Christ.

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The Gospel of Luke – The Rejected Saviour

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Scripture: Luke 4:14-30 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: April 30, 2017

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” This is what the prophet Isaiah wrote about the Messiah 700 years before Jesus’ ministry on earth. In this sermon, Pastor Josh shows us that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah, the Anointed One who was sent by God to save his people. And just as Isaiah predicted, Jesus was despised, rejected, and nearly murdered, not because he claimed to be the Messiah, but because of what he had come to do as the Messiah.

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The Gospel of Luke – The Call To Repent

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Scripture: Luke 3:1-20 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: April 2, 2017

Who was John the Baptist, and what was his message? Jesus called John the Baptist the greatest man who ever lived. The reason why he was a great man was because he brought a great message: “Prepare for the Lord by preparing your life!” John was called by God to call people to repentance, so that they would be ready for God’s imminent judgment. In this sermon, Pastor Josh explains John the Baptist’s call to repent, and why it matters for us today.

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The Gospel of Luke – Three Portraits of Jesus

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Scripture: Luke 2:22-52 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: March 26, 2017

Our culture thinks it has Jesus figured out. It says that Jesus was merely a man who started a new religion centered around ethical teaching. That caricature of Jesus isn’t too difficult for our culture to tolerate. The Jesus portrayed in the Bible, however, couldn’t be more different. In this sermon, Pastor Josh shows us the true nature of Jesus’ work and identity as described in Luke Chapter 2, and he calls us not just to follow Jesus, but to worship him.

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The Gospel of Luke – The Gospel Centrality of Christmas

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Scripture: Luke 2:1-21 | Speaker: Rafi Ashamalla | Date: Mar 19, 2017

 

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The Gospel of Luke – God’s Mercy For All Who Trust Him

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Scripture: Luke 1:57-80 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: Mar 12, 2017

We live in a culture characterized by promises that are either half-kept or not-kept. Promises as routine as those we make to our kids to spend time with them, to promises as sacred as marriage, are routinely dishonoured and discarded. In this sermon, Pastor Josh shows us how God, through the person and work of Jesus Christ, shows himself to be perfectly faithful in keeping his promises, whether they are promises made to us now, or promises made to his people thousands of years ago.

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The Gospel of Luke – God’s Grace For A Teenage Girl

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Scripture: Luke 1:26-56 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: Feb 26, 2017

 

Are you a person of faith, who at the same time struggles with deep uncertainty? We often assume that uncertainty means the absence of faith. But is that true? In this sermon about Mary, a teenage girl who would be chosen by God both to carry the Saviour of the world in her womb and to be an example of faith to generations of believers, Pastor Josh teaches us that Mary demonstrates how a particular kind of uncertainty can in fact be consistent with faith.

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The Gospel of Luke – God’s Plan For A Doubting Priest

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Scripture: Luke 1:1-4 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: Feb 12, 2017

We live in a world of doubt. People doubt all sorts of things, from their marriages and jobs to their purpose in life. It comes as no surprise, then, that people also doubt their beliefs about God: “Is God real? Does God love me? And could God ever use me?” In this sermon, Pastor Josh looks at the story of Zechariah, the doubting priest, and shows us that, though the journey from doubt to faith may be painful, it is through that pain that God shows his love for us.

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The Gospel of Luke – The Certainty of Faith

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Scripture: Luke 1:1-4 | Speaker: Josh Tong | Date: Feb 12, 2017

Some would say that “faith” and “certainty” are incompatible. They would say that, if something takes “faith” to believe, one can never be “certain” that it is true. In this introduction to a new sermon series on the Gospel of Luke, Pastor Josh explains that the book of Luke was written to reconcile “certainty” with “faith”, and it does so by showing us the incredible life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

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