The Missing Word – Article One, Part 3

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The early church described God as a loving heavenly Father and the creator of heaven and earth. Later Christians said they didn’t say enough, that “Creator” alone doesn’t accurately describe God. What did they leave out? And is it really all that important? Pastor Luke looks at in “The Missing Word,” part 3 of his 4-part series “Article One.”

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Creator — Article One, Part 2

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The Christians who developed the Apostles’ Creed were determined to profess their belief that God created heaven and earth. Why was it such a big deal to them? Does anyone but a few theologians really care who created the universe? Pastor Luke preaches from Genesis 1 in “Creator,” part 2 of his 4-part series “Article One.”

New Creation — News Not Advice — Part 5

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The best part of the good news about Jesus is that he rose from the dead. That means we can go to heaven when we die. But it means so much more: it means that heaven comes to us, and comes not when we die, but right now. It means we are God’s new creation. Pastor Luke preaches from 2 Corinthians 5:14–6:2 in “New Creation,” the concluding message in his series “News, Not Advice.” Continue reading “New Creation — News Not Advice — Part 5”

Agenda — News, Not Advice — Part 3

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We’ve seen that the story of what Jesus did isn’t advice telling us what to do, it’s news. But information about an event is just information unless it relates to us somehow. Before we can discuss what it means to us, first we have to see how it relates to us. Pastor Luke looks at Genesis 1 and Exodus 3 in “Agenda,” part 3 of his 5-part series “News, Not Advice.” Continue reading “Agenda — News, Not Advice — Part 3”

Help in Weakness – Part 2 of The Best Chapter

In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul assures us that God has set us free from the power of sin, that we are no longer under its control. That’s fine. But what will we actually do? Too often, we continue to do things that are unwise, or even wrong. Is there help? What is the solution? For people facing this question, God offers an amazing deal. What is it? Pastor Luke teaches from Romans 8 in “Help in Weakness,” part 2 of his 3-part series “The Best Chapter.”

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