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What Does Love Require In This Time?

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Release Date: 06/07/2020

God's Grace in the Land Between show art God's Grace in the Land Between

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

God sometimes gives signs when we thirst for reassurance, but our trust in God cannot rest on God proving his love and care for us. Trust is the most necessary quality for an eternal relationship. In an account Water-from-the-rock account found in Numbers 20:1-13, the necessity of trusting God is tragically illustrated when Moses goes beyond the direction of God and strikes the rock and is therefore not permitted to enter the Promised Land. Trusting in God is so vital to our relationship with Him that He used what appears to be a momentary and minor lack of trust on Moses’ part to teach us...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Grumbling.  The Lord heard their grumbling, the text tells us, and instead of rebuking them for their grumbling against Moses and Aaron, He provides abundantly: quail and manna.   But on the seventh day, some looked for food but there was none.  Others saved some until morning, but it was spoiled by the maggots.  The people’s lack of trust in God’s abundance caused problems in the community.  The people had a scarcity mindset which caused them to hoard food and not rest.     During this time, when certain items have been on short supply, and when...

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The Israelites were thirsty, really thirsty.  They had traveled three days and found no water, and then the water they found was bitter.  One can imagine the disappointment and possible frustration with Moses.  After all, they were out there because he had led them there.  Couldn’t they find some water after all? Bitterness, psychologists tell us, is a smoldering resentment.  We are wronged, we feel angry and then we ruminate on the wrong.  We become bitter.  We think, “Someone must be to blame for my misery.”  In this case, Moses.  Fueling...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

This Sunday, we are continuing our sermon series, God's Grace in the Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions. In this series, we are seeking direction on how to navigate this season of our lives by taking a fresh look into the Exodus account, where God rescued his people from slavery in Egypt and guided them through the wilderness to the Promised Land.   Now I don't know about you, but life today feels a little like the wilderness to me. Can we get this period of our lives over already!? When can life return to normal? I'm sure we are all wrestling with questions like these,...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

God provides clarity when we are confused, but we will often have to change. The Hebrews had to leave their bondage in Egypt in a rush and probably were confused as to which route to take to the Promised Land. Their first move was to take the shortest route there along the Mediterranean Sea. They were confused. God brought clarity through providing the pillars of cloud and fire to lead the Hebrews in the way that God would have them go. What they first had to do was to turn around (repent) and go back from the direction they had initially started to follow.   When we are in the land...

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St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

If the things we are doing in our daily lives are not fueled by the time we are spending with God, we eventually forget that He's there and think we can make our own decisions; that we are god. We are fueled by spending time with God, not by the physical "busyness" of our lives.   Lessons:    Watch:   

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

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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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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

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

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

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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 racism is to listen more and talk less. The racism that is displayed by some is overt, easy to identify, and clearly calls for us to speak against. The racism that lies within most of us is much more difficult to identify. It often is found in deep-seated suspicions and opinions of which we may not even be aware. Jesus taught us by his example of the importance of sitting and listening to those who are different from us. While there is much we might want and need to say in response to the racial unrest that has rocked our country in recent days, let’s first humble ourselves and do the work through reading and listening so that we can learn from others what is their experience of racism. Most of us simply need to change our minds and that seldom happens when we are talking.  
 
Next Step: As much as you are able, read, and listen to gain an understanding of what people of color are thinking and feeling.