January 29, 2017

Until It Is Accomplished

Bible Text: Luke 12:49-59 |

Is it that people misunderstand Jesus, or that they just ignore the hard things he said? Do they just sift out the sharp-edged teaching and instead hold on to what’s comforting, easy, and grace-filled? If you’re given to reading the whole gospel and hearing all of his words, you know already that Jesus says some pretty difficult things to hear. And we’re at just such a passage this weekend with Luke 12:49-59. His opening line is, “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!” So, yeah, that’s not exactly “Jesus, meek and mild.”

As was true last weekend, this message focuses on the end times and the return of Jesus. There are some reality checks that need to be acknowledged if we’re to be ready for his return and not to be disappointed or disillusioned before that event happens. This message is the second message in a one-two punch that Jesus throws. If you took the jab to the gut last weekend, this will be the right cross to the jaw this weekend. It isn’t to be missed.

Sermon Notes

The Gospel of Luke | Pt. 4
Until It Is Accomplished
Pastor Todd Dugard // Luke 12:48-59
January 28-29, 2017

As the end approaches, know this…

• It is going to get worse before it gets better (v. 49-53)

• Everyone ought to see it coming (v. 54-56)

• NOW is the time to get right with God (v. 57-59)