Some Assembly Required — Part 3

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We’ve been learning how we can still be church when the church buildings are closed. So what purpose does a church building serve? Pastor Luke looks at Acts 2:1,41–47 in “Some Assembly Required,” the concluding message in his series “Some Assembly Required.”

Sacrifices — Some Assembly Required, Part 2

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We’ve been talking about how we can be church when church buildings are closed. Isn’t it important that people do their worshiping in a particular place? What does our faith tell us about being on “Holy Ground?” Pastor Luke looks at 1 Peter 2:4–10 in “Sacrifices,” part 2 of his 3-part series “Some Assembly Required.”

Resurrection — Easter Sunday, 2020

If Jesus rose from the dead, then someday we can go to heaven, too. Right? Is that the message of Easter Sunday? If so, what are we supposed to do in the meantime? What if we don’t die right away? Does Easter have anything to say about what happens to people on this side of heaven? What does it say about things like pandemic disease and economic ruin? Pastor Luke teaches from Matthew 28:1–10 in “Resurrection.”

Hunker Down

To help public health authorities deal with the coronavirus pandemic, people in Anchorage have been asked to “Hunker Down” and join people around the world in social isolation and self-distancing. What should Christians think about this crisis? More importantly, how should we think about it? Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 21:5–36 in “Hunker Down.”

The Most Important Decision — Spiritual Agriculture, Part 1

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Lent is the season of repentance, and repentance means rethinking everything. Even the decision about trusting God with your life. This was the most important decision Jesus made, and he said that if we followed him, we’d have to make it too. Pastor Luke teaches from John 12:20–36 in “The Most Important Decision,” the first message in a new series “Spiritual Agriculture.”

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Come Down From the Clouds — Transfiguration Sunday

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Three of the four biographies of Jesus describe when his appearance was transfigured or changed. That event is a mystery inviting our contemplation and even our wonder. But alongside it was a much less mysterious statement about who Jesus is and how his followers ought to respond to him. Pastor Luke preaches from Luke 9:28–36 in “Come Down From the Clouds.”

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