Character Building — Romans, Part 4

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Because we have peace with God through Christ, we might expect our lives to be smooth sailing. And when they aren’t, we might wonder if we really do have peace with God. The Apostle Paul, however, said that problems help us develop our character, so we can endure and even boast about our problems. Pastor Luke teaches from Romans 5:1–11 in “Character Building,” part 4 of his 5-part series “Romans.”

What Do You Want for Christmas? — Under the Tree, Part 1

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Is there something you want for Christmas? If you get it, then what? How long will it satisfy you? What if you could have the gift you really want? Pastor Luke preaches from Isaiah 11:1–10 in “What Do You Want for Christmas?” the first message in a new series “Under the Tree.”

Hope — Advent, Part 1

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Among the other Christmas stories is the less familiar story of a man named Zechariah. While it might not be as well known as Mary and Joseph, the Wise Men, or the Shepherds and Angels, his situation is very common. It’s the story of a man whose life (or a part of it) has been a disappointment. What can he teach us? Pastor Luke teaches from Luke 1:5–24 in “Hope,” the first message in a new series “Advent.”

Real Help for Real Problems — Promise Keeper, Part 2

Prophets often delivered bad news that things would get worse. But depending on your circumstances–like, when things are really bad, and each day’s news seems worse than yesterday’s –a prophet has a harder job: to proclaim hope. Pastor Luke preaches from Isaiah 40:1–10 in “Real Help for Real Problems,” part 2 of his 4-part series “Promise Keeper.” Continue reading “Real Help for Real Problems — Promise Keeper, Part 2”

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