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Ministry Loves Company — Signs of Life, Part 5

Beaten Up
Richard Johnson | Flickr

If you devote your life to the disciplines that make us like Christ, what is the reward? Do you get a corner office, or a key to the executive washroom? No, Jesus says, success for Christians is measured by service. What? How can that make any sense? Pastor Luke teaches from Ephesians 4:7–16 in “Ministry Loves Company,” part 5 of his 7-part series “Signs of Life.” Continue reading

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Fitness — Signs of Life, Part 4

Weights [5/52]

Brenderous | Flickr

Membership in a church is different from membership in a health club. But they are similar in one way: people go to them because they want to make some changes in their life. Health clubs use treadmills, weights, universal machines, and so forth. What are the tools are available to help people develop as Christians? Pastor Luke teaches from Colossians 3:1–17 in “Fitness,” part 4 of his 6-part series “Signs of Life.” Continue reading

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Becoming, Not Being — Signs of Life, Part 3

Lather up
sm. caruso | Flickr

People who join a church become members. Sometimes, churches can be more concerned about what the members bring to the church than what the church can do to help its members. To prevent that error, churches need to be intentional about making disciples. Pastor Luke teaches from Colossians 3:1–17 in “Becoming, Not Being,” part 3 of his 6-part series “Signs of Life.” Continue reading

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Twenty-one Quarts and an Alabaster Jar — Signs of Life, Part 2

Saddleback Lake Forest
Campus
Accretion Disc | Flickr

The first “Sign of Life” is going out and engaging the world, and inviting people to come and find out about Jesus. For that strategy to work, the church has to welcome strangers. How can the church do that? Two stories from the Scriptures tell us how. Pastor Luke preaches from Luke 7:36–50 in “Twenty-one Quarts and an Alabaster Jar,” part 2 of his 6-part series “Signs of Life.” Continue reading