Where Are My Accolades? (Important Questions, No. 6)

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People who were once intimidated by the church are increasingly comfortable asking questions about its teachings. This is good, because it requires us to reexamine our beliefs and think about important questions. This week our question is, why, if I do good, God gets the credit, but if I do wrong, I get the blame? Pastor Luke looks at Isaiah 1:16–17 in “Where Are My Accolades?.”

Suffering and Glory

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Even when we know what we want to do, or need to do, that’s only part of the problem. The really hard part might be doing it. Does God help us, or is making changes in our life up to us? Pastor Luke teaches from Romans 8:9–17 in “Suffering and Glory.”

Capable People—The Road Out, Part 7

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God brought Israel out of slavery in Egypt to freedom in the promised land. Freedom is certainly far better than slavery. But it is not always easy. Freedom includes the freedom to starve, but it also includes the freedom to make mistakes and destroy relationships. We don’t want to go back into slavery, but what can we do – what can God do – about the problems of freedom? Pastor Luke teaches from Exodus 18:13–27 in “Capable People,” the concluding message in his series “The Road Out.”

Universal — Easter, 2021

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The account of Easter that Peter tells Cornelius in Acts 10 lacks many of the details we are familiar with from other tellings. Even so, this story may speak most clearly to a modern audience wondering how something that happened 2000 years ago could it means we can trust all his other promises. Pastor Luke looks at Acts 10:34–43 in “Universal.”

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