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Sermons on Luke

The Profitable Life

Imagine this.  You have a wealthy grandfather who dies and bequeaths you thirty million dollars.  But then you have an even wealthier uncle-brother of your grandfather-who hears about this and is furious. Your uncle hasn’t spoken to his brother for years. He so despises your grandfather, that even after his passing, he says to you,…

The Power of Invitation

‘Blessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!’ -Lk 14:12-24 Invitations are very important and very powerful.  We can see the power and importance of good invitations by first looking at a few bad ones.  We all have received lukewarm invitations; invites given a few days before an event that was planned…

Blame and Grace

It’s hard to let God be God. We long to explain things only God can know, seeking cause and effect for every good and every evil in this world. Yet terrible things sometimes happen to decent people, and bad behavior sometimes goes unpunished. In the war in Artsakh and Armenia, for example, many good and…

Whose is it?

“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” (Lk 20:25) Taxes have always been controversial. Some people hate taxes, and thus love Mark Twain’s joke about them; “What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.” Other people, however, actually like taxes, and…