Relinquish — Uncluttered, Part 3

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This week, we’ll talk about something that’s never been easy, but it is increasingly rare in our society: forgiveness. Why is it a discipline, and how can we practice it? Pastor Luke looks at Ephesians 4:30–5:2 in “Relinquish,” part 3 of his 7-part series “Uncluttered.”

Note: The saying about “taking poison…and waiting for someone else to die” is attributed to Hans Wilhelm. The saying about “abandoning hope” may be originally by Don Felt.

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Save Yourselves! — Peter, Part 2

Peter shows what it’s like when someone begins to live the new life available since Jesus overcame Death. Jesus forgave Peter and restored him to fellowship. Peter’s first message was to people terrified about the wrath of God. What difference does the resurrection make when you’re dealing with people who made terrible mistakes? Pastor Luke looks at Acts 2:14–40 in “Save Yourselves!,” part 2 of his 5-part series “Peter.”

Guilt Offering — The Saga of the Lost Ark, Part 5

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How do you get square with God? The Philistines took the Ark of God from Israel, until God persuaded them to give it back. But is giving it back enough? We all know about things we did that can’t be fixed. If we can’t fix things here on earth, what chance do we have to get square with God? Pastor Luke preaches from 1 Samuel 6:1–12 in “Guilt Offering,” part 5 of his 7-part series “The Saga of the Lost Ark.” Continue reading “Guilt Offering — The Saga of the Lost Ark, Part 5”

Forgive — Part 3 of “Prayers”

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Forgive — Part 3 of “Prayers”

Forgiving someone can be hard, but it’s the right thing to do. Jesus said so. Increasingly, science agrees with him. How can prayers help us to be more forgiving? Pastor Luke teaches from Acts 7 in “Forgive,” part 3 of his 6-part series “Prayers.”

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