The Gospel in Luke | Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (CERC)

The Gospel in Luke

Sunday, 31 January 2021 // God's Story: New Testament


Tax collectors. Prostitutes. Lepers. Lawless men.

What do they have in common? If you asked a Jew in Luke's time, they'd probably say that these people would never enter the Kingdom of God.

Luke primarily wrote to the Gentiles, non-Israelites considered unclean, unfit to enter the temple, unable to approach God. Yet, the kingdom of God was promised to both Jews AND Gentiles; the lawful AND the sinners. How?

God decreed that the law will be written on the hearts of men, so that we can live as God designed us to relate to Him. In other words,

Jesus didn't come just to forgive sin, he also came to give life through the Spirit.

The gospel isn't just about the cross, but also what it enables, a life in true worship of God.

The arrival of the Kingdom isn't about banishing sickness, but the creation of a new humanity living under God's rule.

Christ is seated at the right hand of God, that God's people may live lives in true worship of Him. The kingdom of God is at hand!

Will you repent?


Robin Gan

Passage references

Isaiah 42:1-9; Luke 2


Let Your Kingdom Come; He Who Is Mighty


To help you with unfamiliar terms, check out things you might hear on a Sunday →