Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho — Father’s Day

lunchbox on truck tailgate
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How should Christians approach work? Is it something we do to pay the bills, or something else? What if we don’t like work? Pastor Luke preaches a special Labor Day message from Colossians 3:22–4:1 in “Hi-ho, Hi-ho.”

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Breather — Greetings from Greece, Part 4

ruins of Corinth in Greece
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If you’ve ever felt that you were in the presence of God, you might have wondered why we don’t feel that way all the time. Maybe you’ve even felt God’s absence. What can help us process the sense that God isn’t present? Pastor Luke preaches from Acts 18:1–18 in “Breather,” the concluding message in his series “Greetings from Greece.”

Your Own Poets — Greetings from Greece, Part 3

the Acropolis of Athens viewed from NE featuring the Parthenon
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When the Apostle Paul found himself in Athens with time to kill, he did what anyone would do: he took in the sights. Some of what he saw disturbed him. What bothered him so much? How did he respond to it? Does it teach us anything about how we can live in a culture that can be troubling? Pastor Luke teaches from Acts 17:16–34 NLT in “Your Own Poets,” part 3 of his 4-part series “Greetings from Greece.”

Three Weeks and a Day — Greetings from Greece, Part 2

Thessaloniki Harbor at Sunset
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After a brief stay in Philippi, the Apostle Paul traveled to Thessalonica, where he faced new opposition – and this time, they weren’t satisfied when he left town. This conflict from about 50 AD has parallels in our super-polarized society today. What was the problem, and what can we learn from it? Pastor Luke looks at Acts 17:1–15 NLT in “Three Weeks and a Day,” part 2 of his 4-part series “Greetings from Greece.”

Home-Building — In Conclusion, Part 5

blueprints for a house
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Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount with a promise, but it’s not what we might expect. He doesn’t promise that everything will go well for his followers – their circumstances are likely to be the same as those of anyone else. So what does he promise? And is it something we still want today? Pastor Luke preaches from Matthew 7:24–29 NLT in “Home-Building,” the final message in his series “In Conclusion….”

It’s Not About Fruit — In Conclusion, Part 4

Plum on a tree branch

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When Jesus talks about judgment day, it makes us uncomfortable. He says that people will point to their good deeds–even miracles! –and he will tell them to go away. What is the relationship between good works and salvation? Are Christians required to achieve a certain level of good behavior to be saved? If so, what is it? If not, what is Jesus talking about? Pastor Luke looks at Matthew 7:21–23 in “It’s Not About Fruit,” part 4 of his 5-part series “In Conclusion….”

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