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According To Luke: A Day Before Jesus

According To Luke: A Day Before Jesus
The Gospel According To Luke is Historical and Helpful!
Point: The Gospel according to Luke is a interesting perspective of the life of Jesus Christ.  I will explain that in a moment.  From the very beginning of Luke we see the setting in which Jesus lived.  It was a brutal time.  A difficult time if you were a Jew.  Luke’s account is also helpful.  Luke gives a unique insight into the life of Jesus.  Specifically we see how Jesus interacted with people. We know that Jesus had dealings with the common man.  He also had interaction with the religious elite and politicians. Jesus was a common man living a very uncommon life.  
Transition Statement: This morning, open your Bibles to Luke 3:1-14.  This morning I am reading from the English Standard Version.
Scripture: Luke 3:1-6 ESV In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the re…

Salvation Stories From The Bible: From Demonic to Devoted

Salvation Stories From The Bible: From Demonic to Devoted 
Illustration: Do You Believe In The Supernatural
Percentage of Americans who believe God's intervention could save a family member even if physicians declare treatment would be futile: 57 percent.
In August of 2009, the Pew Research Center surveyed 4,013 U.S. adults to identify the "supernatural experiences" many claimed to have experienced in life. Of those surveyed:
Twenty-nine percent said they had been "in touch with the dead"
Eighteen percent said they had "seen or been with a ghost"
Fifteen percent said they had "consulted a fortune teller or psychic.
Do You Believe In The Supernatural?
Mark 5:1-20 (NIV) They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. [2] When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. [3] This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. [4] For he had often been chained han…