We conclude our conversation about Christians and Society, with a lesson about economic inequality. How can Christians show God’s love in a society where some are so rich, and others so poor? Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 16:19–31 in “Economic Inequality,” the concluding message in his series “Counter Culture.”
We continue our conversation about Christians and Society, and how we can show God’s love in a society that is hurting. This week we’re talking about the police power, and especially police violence. Pastor Luke preaches from Romans 12:18–13:7 in “Christians and Civil Authority,” part 2 of his 3-part series “Counter Culture.”
If we could gather around to hear Jesus talk, the way people did in his earthly ministry, what would he say about the problems of our world?
We can only guess what Jesus would say about racism, for example. But beyond any doubt, the clear teaching he gave us, from the opening of the Hebrew Scriptures to the close of the New Testament, is that Racism is a sin.
Everyone experiences pain and hardship from time to time. How can we make sense of the troubles in our life, or even in the wider world? With the advantage of hindsight, we see the Apostle Paul as one of the most important people ever to have lived. But in his own era, people found him underwhelming, partly because he was a magnet for trouble. How did Paul see the troubles in his life? Pastor Luke preaches from 2 Corinthians 4:6–12 in “Fragile.”
Sometimes we know that things are going to change before we know what those changes will be. This is where we’re at with reopening after the coronavirus pandemic. But Jesus’ disciples faced the same kind of uncertainty after his ascension. But before he ascended to heaven, Jesus told his disciples what to do. How are those instructions relevant to us now? Pastor Luke preaches from Acts 1:6–14 in “The Next Challenge.”
When Paul talked to the smartest people in the ancient world, he said they were ignorant. But he also talked about how they could fill in the gaps in their knowledge. What he said is just as useful today as it was then. What can we learn from him? Pastor Luke looks at Acts 17:22–31 in “What You Worship.”