Sermon-en

33: Signs, seekers, and sight

2019-07-21
Jesus in the real world
33: Signs, seekers, and sight
Luke 11:27-36

27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. 33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.”

A. Signs (29-30, 32)
Jesus Himself is the only sign we ever need!

B. Seekers (31)
Truth seekers put in the time, effort, and expense needed to find the truth.

C. Sight (33-36)
Trusting Jesus is what opens the eyes of our hearts and helps us see Him and the world around us clearly

D. So what?
Judgement is coming
Heed the sign, the “something greater,” the light
Receive the true blessing of Christ Himself