The Next Challenge — Ascension Sunday, May 24, 2020

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Sometimes we know that things are going to change before we know what those changes will be. This is where we’re at with reopening after the coronavirus pandemic. But Jesus’ disciples faced the same kind of uncertainty after his ascension. But before he ascended to heaven, Jesus told his disciples what to do. How are those instructions relevant to us now? Pastor Luke preaches from Acts 1:6–14 in “The Next Challenge.”

What You Worship

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When Paul talked to the smartest people in the ancient world, he said they were ignorant. But he also talked about how they could fill in the gaps in their knowledge. What he said is just as useful today as it was then. What can we learn from him? Pastor Luke looks at Acts 17:22–31 in “What You Worship.”

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.”

Better Together — Signs of Life, Part 7

Salt and Pepper

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Christians are better together. But unity is hard–so hard, that praying for unity was one of the last things Jesus did before he went to the cross. How can we do unity well? And maybe more important, how can we do dis-unity well? Pastor Luke preaches from Acts 15:22–41 in “Better Together,” the concluding message in his series “Signs of Life.” Continue reading “Better Together — Signs of Life, Part 7”

I Give Thanks — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 1

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The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in the Greek city of Corinth is like a menu for every type of dysfunction a church could experience. It might be surprising, then, how Paul begins that letter: by giving thanks for how God had blessed the church. Pastor Luke teaches from 1 Corinthians 1:1–10 in “I Give Thanks,” the first message in a new series “1 Corinthians 1.” Continue reading “I Give Thanks — 1 Corinthians 1, Part 1”

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