Since our Sunday service was canceled due to cold (9F/-13C) and a foot or so of snow, I don’t really have a sermon to discuss this week. So I thought I’d just take a moment to direct you to a handy little introduction to the Gospel of Luke that provides lots of background information. You can read it HERE.
Mark Driscoll wrote this introduction. He’s the author of several recent books and a leader among emergent churches. He is also the founding minister of Mars Hill Church, a megachurch with a Reformed theology, in Seattle, Washington.
Mars Hill recently began a 3 year sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. This is a radical departure from generally accepted methodology of mega churches. Most seeker centered, megachurches preach series of 4-6 weeks that each have a catchy title and lots of practical application. Taking the time to prepare a study guide on backgrounds and going through a book verse-by-verse is almost unheard of at a church like this. If you’re curious, audio of Driscoll’s sermons is available here.
My sermon series on Luke will run closer to to 3 months than 3 years, and only be 30 minutes each, not 60. So I thought some of Driscoll’s material might interest to you. If you’re looking for some other resources on Luke’s Gospel I suggest a few commentaries at my Amazon store here.
- If you know of some other good web resources on the Gospel of Luke, I’d love for you to share them. Just click “comment”, below.