This Changes Everything: Part 1 — Easter

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The first Christians struggled to carry out the mission that Jesus the church. We still find it difficult today, for the same reason: because it requires us to cross boundaries. Sometimes, however, we are able to succeed … because the Resurrection changes everything. Pastor Luke looks at Acts 10:34–43 in “This Changes Everything (Part 1),” the first message in a new series for Easter.

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Struck Down — Good Friday

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On Good Friday, Christians often reflect on the cross of Christ: how it unfolded, and what it cost. But the writer of an ancient document called Hebrews focuses instead on what it achieved. What can we do now that we could not do before the crucifixion? Pastor Luke looks at Hebrews 10:16–25 in “Struck Down.”

High Yield—Profit Participation, Part 5

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Why are Christians involved in works of charity, if it is God who provides the resources? Why would God complicate that simple idea of divine assistance by involving people — especially people who sometimes don’t feel like being generous? What is God trying to accomplish? Pastor Luke preaches from 2 Corinthians 9:6–15 in “High Yield – Profit Participation, Part 5,” the concluding message in his series “Profit Participation.”

(This podcast references the laughing baby video and charity:water.)

Web of Trust — Profit Participation, Part 3

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The Apostle Paul wrote that churches must not only handle donations honorably, but be seen by others as doing so. It’s true that how we treat money is part of our witness. But behind this point lies a larger one: being a Christian doesn’t mean you’ll never make a mistake again, or do something you’ll regret later. What does Paul teach about that? Pastor Luke teaches from 2 Corinthians 8:16–24 in “Profit Participation,” part 3 of his 5-part series “Profit Participation.”

Earnest Money – Profit Participation, Part 2

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Under the First Covenant, Israelites were obligated to support the religious system. Is that still in effect? Are Christians obligated to give money to the church? And if so, how much? Pastor Luke teaches from 2 Corinthians 8:8–15 in “Profit Participation,” part 2 of his 5-part series “Profit Participation.”

(Technical note: The original audio recording of this message could not be used, so another recording of the message was substituted.)

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