Posts in Gospel of Luke
Do You Not Know These Things?

Rev. Bruce Brown

Luke 24:13-35

  1. Jesus Seeks Us In Our Confusion (verses (13-24)

  2. Jesus Opens Blind Eyes With the Word (verses 25-31)

  3. Jesus Moves Our Hearts With Resurrection Hope (verses 32-35)

“This very moment Christ knows where we are.  He knows the geography of our lives inside and out.  He knows the temperature of our souls.  He knows whether there is ice or fire.  Whatever our state, his method is the same – to meet us where we are with his own person framed in the beautiful context of His Word… He delights to bring fire to cold hearts.”   R. Kent  Hughes

Loving God; Loving Neighbor

Luke 10:25-37

January 20th, 2019

I.                   A Calculated Question About Eternal Life (Vss. 25-29)

II.                  The Parable That Reveals God’s Desire (Vss. 30-35)

III.                Of Love and Sacrifice (Vss. 36-37)

Pastor Bruce Brown

“Let us not forget… to prove our own selves. Do we love God with all our heart, and soul, and strength, and mind? Do we love our neighbor as ourselves? Where is the person that could say with perfect truth, “I do?” Where is the one that ought not to lay his hand on his mouth, when he hears the questions? Truly we are all guilty in this matter! The best of us, however holy we may be, come far short of perfection. Passages like this, should teach us our need of Christ’s blood and righteousness. To Him we must go — if we would ever stand with boldness at the bar of God.” ~ J.C. Ryle

A Congregation of the PCA

Established in 1789

5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269

All Are Welcome - Come Join Us for Worship!

Two Ways to Pray; One Way to Be Heard

Luke 18:9-14

January 13th, 2019

I.                   The Problem - Relating to God by What We Have Done (Vs. 9)

II.                  The Parable - Relating to God by What he Has Done (Vss. 10-13)

III.                In Praise of Humility (Vs. 14)

Pastor Bruce Brown

“Let these things sink down into our heart. He who has learned to feel his sins has great reason to be thankful. We are never in the way of salvation until we know that we are lost, ruined, guilty, and helpless sinners. Happy indeed is he who is not ashamed to sit by the side of the tax collector! When our experience tallies with his — we may hope that we have found a place in the family of God.” ~ J.C. Ryle

A Congregation of the PCA

Established in 1789

5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269

All Are Welcome - Come Join Us for Worship!

Persevering Prayer

Luke 18:1-8

January 6th, 2019

I.                   The Purpose - We Give Up on Prayer (Vs. 1)

II.                  The Parable - Correcting Through Contrast (Vss. 2-5)

III.                The Power for Our Prayer Life (Vss. 6-8)

Pastor Bruce Brown

“But many are still discouraged by God’s seeming silence. We desperately need to learn that in the silence our loving God is answering, whether we see his working or not, for he delights to answer His children’s prayers.” ~ R. Kent Hughes

A Congregation of the PCA

Established in 1789

5533 PPC Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269

All Are Welcome - Come Join Us for Worship!

Joining in Joy

LUKE 2:8-20

DECEMBER 17TH, 2017

Pastor Bruce Brown

            I.  A Joyful Announcement (Vss. 8-14)

            II.  The Shepherds Rejoice (Vss. 15-20)

            III. Joining the Joy (Vss. 19-20)

“It is both our privilege and our duty to be joyful.  To be joyless is to dishonor God and to deny His love and control over our lives.  It is practical atheism.  To be joyful is to experience the power of the Holy Spirit within us and to say to a watching world, 'Our God reigns'”  ~Jerry Bridges

PROSPERITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -

5533 PPC DRIVE, CHARLOTTE NC   

704-875-1182                                                                           

10:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE - COME, WORSHIP WITH US. 

Preparing for Peace

Luke 2:25-35

DECEMBER 10th, 2017

Pastor Bruce Brown

            I.  Simeon's Peace (Vss. 25-32)

            II.  Peace Through a Sword (Vss. 33-35)

            III. Longing for the Prince of Peace (Vss. 25-35)

Pastor Bruce Brown

“The pursuit of peace does not include an easy going, peace-at-any price kind of attitude; it does no include giving in to wrong or injustice for the sake of maintaining appearances.  That kind of behavior often leads to strife within ourselves.  The conflicts that are disturbing our peace with others must be courageously but graciously faced and dealt with.  Pursuing peace does not mean running away from the causes of discord.”  ~ Jerry Bridges

PROSPERITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH -

5533 PPC DRIVE, CHARLOTTE NC   

704-875-1182                                                                           

10:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE - COME, WORSHIP WITH US. 

Our Homecoming God

Luke 15:11-32

Rev. Bruce Brown

May 21, 2017

I.   Two Distant Sons (verses 12-16; 25-30)

II.  One Lavish Father (verses 21-24; 31-32

III. All the Way Home (verses 31-32)

 

Luke 15:11-32 (ESV)

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living.14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to[a] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.

17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants,[c] ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

“The lesson of these words was primarily meant for the Scribes and Pharisees. If their hearts had been in a right state, they would never have murmured at our Lord for receiving sinners. They would have remembered that the worst of publicans and sinners were their own brethren, and that if they themselves were different, it was grace alone that had made the difference. They would have been glad to see such helpless wanderers returning to the fold. They would have been thankful to see them plucked as brands from the burning, and not cast away forever. Of all these feelings, unhappily, they knew nothing. Wrapped in their own self-righteousness they murmured and found fault, when in reality they ought to have thanked God and rejoiced.”  ~ R.C. Ryle

Prosperity Presbyterian Church - 5533 PPC Drive  

Charlotte, NC - 704-875-1182

Worship Service is Sunday at 10:00 AM - Everyone is Welcome.