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Our Search for Assurance

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Release Date: 12/09/2019

The Artisan Soul: Interpretation show art The Artisan Soul: Interpretation

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

All of life is interpretation. It is through interpretation that we discover the truth.  The word, theology, broken down is “Theos Logos”, literally “God words.” Theology is the process by which we interpret the work of God to discover the truth about God’s nature and involvement in our lives.    “The power of the story of Job is in Job’s struggle through multiple interpretations of his life, to discover and embrace the true meaning of his suffering.”   In order for us to create lives that are works of art, we must interpret it to discover the essence of...

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The Artisan Soul: Voice show art The Artisan Soul: Voice

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

We find our true voice in God’s voice. Our voice is the internal narrative that drives our thoughts, words, and actions. Our voice shapes our experience of the world.  When our voice dwells in the voice of God, we begin to find our true and unique voice – our true story. We will struggle to fully live when we allow other voices to silence our own unique voices.  Shame silences us. Grace invites us to boldly tell our unique story. God’s voice in us becomes our story that we offer the world. What story is God speaking through you?    Next Step: Identify whether the...

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The Artisan Soul: Soul show art The Artisan Soul: Soul

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

The Artisan Soul The most important work of art is the life that we create.  Based on Erwin McManus’ book, The Artisan Soul, this series will call us to reclaim our creative essence and craft our lives into a work of art.  Within each of us is the essence of an artist. We need to create and be part of a process that brings to the world something beautiful, good, and true.  God is the master artisan of our lives, working within and through us, to make the world a better place.     Week 1 - Soul McManus writes, “Art in its purest form is an extension of the...

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Regifting Sacred Stewardship show art Regifting Sacred Stewardship

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Your life is a sacred stewardship. Regift sacred stewardship to the next generation. If that means you have to understand and practice sacred stewardship first, do it. Be motivated by the likely life disasters if we do not learn and then teach sacred stewardship. Learn and teach God’s understanding of sacred stewardship. Learn and then teach that managing our money is a tool for making our values and priorities line up with God’s will. Begin with the simple understanding of what it means to Give, Save, and Spend in that order. Learn and teach to be guided by God in your money decisions....

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Regifting: The Gift of Unity show art Regifting: The Gift of Unity

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

“Many people in America today would say that divisiveness is one of the most dangerous issues in our common life, that factionalism and misguided allegiance keep us from being able to address the very serious challenges that confront us today: increasing disparity between rich and poor, climate change, global violence, competition for natural resources, migration due to war and famine.   And of course, each of these issues has its local manifestation: isolation of people in homogeneous neighborhoods; fear of strangers, of other races and nationalities, refugees, the homeless—or...

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Regifting: Spiritual Gifts show art Regifting: Spiritual Gifts

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

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Regifting: The Gift of True Belonging show art Regifting: The Gift of True Belonging

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Lessons:   Now that the season of giving Christmas gifts is over, we could say that we are in the season of regifting as we consider what Christmas gifts we will regift to others. Regifting can describe what we do with the gifts that God has given us as we share with others the great gifts God has given us. The priceless difference is that God’s gifts are unlimited and therefore we can keep these gifts that we surely desire and also give these gifts to others. We are in the season of Epiphany, or more precisely the Sundays after the Epiphany. The account of the Wisemen bringing gifts...

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Regifting: The Gift of Identity show art Regifting: The Gift of Identity

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Now that the season of giving Christmas gifts is over, we could say that we are in the season of regifting as we consider what Christmas gifts we will regift to others. Regifting can describe what we do with the gifts that God has given us as we share with others the great gifts God has given us. The priceless difference is that God’s gifts are unlimited and therefore we can keep these gifts that we surely desire and also give these gifts to others. We are in the season of Epiphany, or more precisely the Sundays after the Epiphany. The account of the Wisemen bringing gifts to baby Jesus is...

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The Lord Is With You show art The Lord Is With You

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

In every way our brother Jesus empathizes in our trials. Based on the lesson from Hebrews, we learn the depth of the connection that God the Son, Jesus, has with us. He both empathizes with us and saves us from our bondage to sin and suffering. This brings a deeper understanding and comfort to the words, “The Lord is with you.”    Next Step: As we practice the discipline of staying, “The Lord is with you, and also with you.” pause to ingest all that this greeting means.    Lessons:   Watch:   

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For You show art For You

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Meet the God that is FOR you this Christmas! Lessons: Watch:   

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Our search for assurance find hope in Jesus. We live with more uncertainty than we would admit. We know that at any moment life could take a devastating turn. The current events in our culture cascade around us and we are left asking, “Now what will happen?” Even when we have worked hard to ensure that we will be ok, there is an endemic uncertainty to this life that leaves us searching for greater assurance of our futures. Some who journeyed out into the Judean wilderness to hear John the Baptist were surely looking for greater assurance. In his preaching John cast both threat and assurance. What can we learn from John’s teaching as to where we will find true assurance?
 
Next Step: Make a list your uncertainties over which you feel dread. Surrender your uncertainties to Christ and hear him say to you, “Trust me on this.”