Loose Lips Can Sink Ships—Part 1

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During the season of Lent, we make an effort at repentance, at rethinking things related to God. We are focusing this year on the ten commandments, and particularly on the prohibition against giving false testimony. This might be the commandment most in peril in today’s culture. Why is that? Pastor Luke looks at 1 Kings 21:1–13 in “Loose Lips Can Sink Ships,” the first message in a new series “Loose Lips.”

Perplexity (Transfiguration)

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The Covid-19 pandemic created new puzzles for us to solve, but most people already had plenty of things to be uncertain about, things that made it hard to be decisive. When Jesus was transfigured, his disciples were puzzled about its significance. But they also learned something to help them when life gets perplexing. Pastor Luke looks at Mark 9:2–9 in “Perplexity.”

New Covenant — Bigger, Part 5

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Religions usually say that people have certain oblgations before their god or gods. And people who are religious know how hard it can be to fulfill those obligations. But what if, somehow, we could over-fulfill them? Or what if someone else could fulfill them on our behalf? Pastor Luke teaches from Hebrews 8:6–7 in “New Covenant,” the concluding message in his series “Bigger.”

Angels — Bigger, Part 2

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In this world, people have all kinds of problems. We get sick, we get tired, we feel pain, we die. Is there a solution to these problems? Some say no, all you can do is roll with the punches. Others say yes, we can escape the material world. What does Christianity say? Pastor Luke teaches from Hebrews 2:5–18 in “Angels,” part 2 of his 5-part series “Bigger.”

Newness of Life

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Most people make New Year’s Resolutions, but most resolutions don’t produce the desired changes. What about people of faith? Does God help people produce change in their lives? For at least one category of activity, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Pastor Luke preaches from Romans 6:1–11 in “Newness of Life.”

The Reason for the Season

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What is the “Reason for the Season?” People, especially Christians, use those words a lot around Christmas time … but what do they mean by it? How certain are you that you truly know “The Reason for the Season?” How would you describe it to someone who had no idea what was the reason for the season? Pastor Luke preaches from Galatians 4:4–7 in “The Reason for the Season.”

Attention Economy — Advent, Part 4

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From Abraham to Gideon, David to Isaiah, we see again and again the way God picks unlikely partners to bring grace and healing to the world. The familiar Christmas stories include some of the best examples of God seeking out unlikely people. When we see how God works, these stories invite us to rethink the way that we evaluate other people. Pastor Luke preaches from Matthew 2:1–8 in “Attention Economy,” the concluding message in his series “Advent.”

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