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To Whom Shall We Go?

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Release Date: 04/12/2020

You Don't Have To Be Fixed To Be Found show art You Don't Have To Be Fixed To Be Found

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

In this is scripture passage we see that Jesus is a masterful storyteller as he is able to tell a story that speaks to all of us.  No matter who we see ourselves as in this story Jesus reminds us all that you don’t have to be fixed to be found.     Lessons:   Watch:     

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

The yoke of Jesus is a structure that gives a restful lifestyle. Many people are feeling overwhelmed because of the changes brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic. Many were already feeling overwhelmed before the pandemic hit. Finding true rest does not mean becoming lazy. Rather, Jesus promises that following his way of living (his yoke) will bring a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light. To experience this you may have to take off a heavy and burdensome yoke that you are trying to carry and take upon yourself the yoke of Jesus and learn from him. Think of this yoke as structures you put...

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Friends Talking Together About Racism - FULL INTERVIEW show art Friends Talking Together About Racism - FULL INTERVIEW

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Listen to the full interview between Pastor Tyus Nedd, Alvin White, Pastor Mike Weaver, and Pastor Steve Brown.

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What Does Love Require At This Time? show art What Does Love Require At This Time?

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Pastor Tyus Nedd, Alvin White, Pastor Mike Weaver, Pastor Steve Brown Lessons: 2 Chronicles 7:14, Romans 12:2 Watch:   

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What Does Love Require In This Time? show art What Does Love Require In This Time?

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

In response to the upheaval in our country following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement officers, we decided to change our sermon plans and begin to seek what love requires of us in this time. Given the short time-frame for planning, the enormity of the issues, and the schedule constraints for June and July, we decided that we would spend two Sundays beginning to address racial reconciliation. Our hope is to revisit this in the coming months and hopefully bring about lasting change in ourselves, our congregation, and the community.    Our first response to...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Pentecost Sunday   Focus text, “Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you’...he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’”   Interestingly, just before the disciples reentered the world around them, after spending time behind locked doors, the Lord blesses them with peace and blesses them with His presence in the Holy Spirit.   What if Jesus stood among us today as we move outward, reentering the world around us after this long quarantine period?  What does peace mean now?  What did that peace allow the disciples to...

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What's Possible Now? show art What's Possible Now?

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

We live in hope today because tomorrow’s worst is taken care of. The resurrection of Jesus was never far from the minds of the apostles. The resurrection of Jesus infused the apostles with justifiable hope for their future, freed them from the dread of death, and empowered them to sacrificially serve others for the sake of the gospel. What have you learned about your fears during this pandemic? It is possible for our sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life to empower us to live lives of great courage in the face of external threats.   Next Step: The Apostle Paul wrote...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

To live an excellent life, love drives everything we do.  When love is the beginning, middle, and ending of everything, we increase our ability to be influential in the lives of those around us.  What’s possible now is leaving a legacy of faith, hope, and love to generations beyond us.   Take away: excellence begins with how we approach things, our intentions.  Embrace the intention of living each moment, each interaction, and each task with faith, hope, and love.    Lessons:   Watch:   

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

It is possible for us to be perfectly united. As crazy as that sounds, it is possible when we are united in our essential beliefs, show liberty in our non-essential beliefs and practices, and live by charity in all our beliefs and practices. The first Christian Church described in Acts 2 experienced this perfect unity for a brief period of time. They resolved their conflicts. Next to the gospel itself, in the letters of the Apostle Paul unity in the body of Christ is of greatest importance. Paul called the earliest Christians to a very high standard of unity. As we move out of the pandemic...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

The National Day of Prayer when followers of Jesus from across our country will join in prayer for our communities and nation. The churches of Gahanna are putting together a unique online prayer experience for you to join this great prayer movement. You can participate by listening to a 30-minute guided time of prayer. Get outside, go on a walk or a run, listen, and pray along with others in the Gahanna community. 

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When our dreams are taken away, the Lord has the words of eternal life that matter most. In coming to terms with the postponement of the 2020 Olympics, Olympic hopeful, Allyson Felix, wrote recently, “This has been a sobering reminder that we are not owed our dreams.” The COVID-19 pandemic has been a sobering reminder that our dreams often do no come true and we experience disappointment and loss in life that can be crushing. John 6 records a turning point in the ministry of Jesus when it appeared that the mission dreams Jesus’ disciples seem to fall apart. When Jesus asked them whether they wanted to leave the mission, Peter answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” Certainly when Jesus was executed on the cross, the disciples thought their mission dreams has been crushed. When Jesus rose from the dead, his words of eternal life became real and the basis of our hope for the future. We are not owed our dreams and sometimes our dreams are threatened or taken away. In those times, it is especially important to rest our hope in the future on Jesus and his words of eternal life.
 
Next Step: If you have a dream that seems threatened or has been take away, use these words of Peter to help you cope, “Lord, to whom shall we go, you have the words of eternal life.”