What Do You Want for Christmas? — Under the Tree, Part 1

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Is there something you want for Christmas? If you get it, then what? How long will it satisfy you? What if you could have the gift you really want? Pastor Luke preaches from Isaiah 11:1–10 in “What Do You Want for Christmas?” the first message in a new series “Under the Tree.”

Until Evening — Iron-Age Wisdom, Part 5

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The Old Testament Law included protections for workers and so do the laws of our society today. If you’re already obeying the modern labor laws, you can still learn from the ancient labor laws – in fact, even people who don’t employ anyone else can benefit from those laws. Pastor Luke preaches from Leviticus 19:11–13 in “Until Evening,” the concluding message in his series “Iron-Age Wisdom.”

Diversity — Iron-Age Wisdom, Part 4

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For many Christians, if they know anything from the book of Leviticus, it’s probably the commandment to love one’s neighbor, which Jesus said was just like the commandment to love God. But the following verse in Leviticus is generally ignored, and you might be violating it right now. Should you be? What if it’s the key to understanding how to love your neighbor? Pastor Luke preaches from Leviticus 19:18–19 in “Diversity,” part 4 of his 5-part series “Iron-Age Wisdom.”

Don’t Go Changin’ — Iron-Age Wisdom, Part 3

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Looking for wisdom in Leviticus is especially difficult when a regulation seems arbitrary, when it isn’t explained, or when it isn’t repeated somewhere else or illustrated by a story. The ban on tattoos, for example, features all three of these difficulties. Is something wrong with tattooing? What possible wisdom could be found in such a prohibition? Pastor Luke preaches from Leviticus 19:28 in “Don’t Go Changin’,” part 3 of his 5-part series “Iron-Age Wisdom.”

The Old Normal—Iron-Age Wisdom, Part 2

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What is a “Jubilee?” It’s one of those church words that crept out into the language … but just barely. Is it a good thing? We’re looking at the Book of Leviticus, hoping that we can find wisdom there will help us navigate our confusing times. Is the Jubilee an example of Iron-Age wisdom? Pastor Luke teaches from Leviticus 25:1–13 in “The Old Normal,” part 2 of his 5-part series “Iron-Age Wisdom.”

Gleaning — Iron-Age Wisdom, Part 1

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We begin our conversation about “Iron Age Wisdom for the 21st Century.” This week, we’re looking at rules in the book of Leviticus to promote the welfare of the most marginalized members of society. Since our society is so different from the world envisioned in Leviticus, is there still anything there for us to use today? Pastor Luke looks at Leviticus 19:9–10 in “Gleaning,” the first message in a new series “Iron-Age Wisdom.”

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