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Luke Alive Volume 1 (and also Volume 2)
Robert Blair pastored the Church of Christ in Hollywood, California for 28 years. A graduate of Pepperdine University (B.A., M.A.), Blair now resides in Cleghorn, Iowa. His writings have appeared in Leadership and Leadership Handbooks of Practical Theology.
“Do you feel as though God favors you? That He is on your side? That He is always with you?”
These are the questions Robert Blair asks in the 13 sermons in Luke Alive, Volume 1. They cut straight to the Christian heart. They address our greatest fear: that we might not be good enough for God. That we might not enjoy his favor.
Blair does not stop short at dismissing our fears with a casual overview of grace. He addresses where they come from, a natural drive to earn favor, to work toward something we can never fully attain ourselves. The Gospel of Luke shows us what we can “earn” with our actions and what we can’t.
In Mary, the Mother of Jesus we have an image of what it means to be chosen, to be given the Lord’s favor. In Jesus’ proclamation of the year of the Lord’s favor at Nazareth we see that, favored as we may be, there is a kind of favor we can earn when we seize the opportunity. In the story of Jesus and his disciples picking grain on the Sabbath we learn that we do not earn favor by following rules.
That’s when it gets really exciting.
Luke Alive guides ministers through our deepest of Christian fears and desires, and offers satisfying answers based firmly in scripture. It is a must-have volume for pastors seeking to answer direct questions with plain language, whether from the pulpit or the living room couch.
Sermon titles include:
• “The angel’s Nazareth mission” (Luke 1:26-38)
• “Will you enjoy the year of the Lord’s favor?” (Luke 4:14-21)
• “Does Sunday equal the Sabbath?” (Luke 6:1-11)
The target audience for this book are pastors of mainline, Protestant denominations. Any pastor who desires to concentrate their preaching on passages from the Gospel of Luke.
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This is the first of two volumes of sermons based upon passages in the Gospel of Luke. The author seeks to share with those who read his text how we as Christians should share our lives with others, bringing life as the Holy Spirit brings Eternal Life to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
**Ideas from the Author:** The thoughts I had related to the timeliness and timelessness of Jesus' life and teaching. Luke faithfully recorded facts about the Son of God and his time with people, whose needs and wants precisely parallel those of 21st century people. Paul's statement in Romans 8:11 (NIV) well summarizes it: "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who lives in you."
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As this is a book (are books) of sermons, "cartoony" images and fonts would not be appropriate. The design should be compatible for use as a two volume set.