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Pioneer and Perfecter // Mike Weaver

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Release Date: 10/17/2021

Live Generously // Mike Weaver show art Live Generously // Mike Weaver

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As Christians, we live our lives always in view of the cross.  God has generously given us all things, including himself, and asks us to live in this way of generosity.   The question Capital One asks consumers is, “What’s in your wallet?”  God asks, “What’s in your heart?”  God doesn’t need our time, talents, and money, but we need to be generous.  It is not only good for us, it is also what God desires of us, that we live with glad and generous hearts.     Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church: ...

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All-Saints Sunday: Hope // Steve Brown show art All-Saints Sunday: Hope // Steve Brown

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Hope is the confident expectation that what God has promised will happen. The dictionary defines hope as “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” But hope is less about feeling and more like trust. Faith and hope are synonyms in the theology of the Bible. Hope is forward-looking and, therefore, hope is less about proof. But our hope becomes more confident when past events provide proof for our hope.   So, we hope in Christ based on the historical events recorded in the gospel narratives. We know, however, that our hope in Christ can fluctuate from a...

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Reformation Sunday: Freedom // Mike Weaver show art Reformation Sunday: Freedom // Mike Weaver

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Luther dreamed and worked for a church that was free from the demands of the leaders in the church of his day.  The reforms he led became a movement founded in the freedom of the Christian.  The desire for freedom continues to this very day as Americans debate about what freedom means as it relates to government mandates about masks and vaccinations.  Christians today, in America, can model and help create a future for all of us as we use our freedom, not to do what we want and demand our rights, but to serve our neighbor in love.  We can help a culture confused and...

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Joy in my Journey // Alisha Artis show art Joy in my Journey // Alisha Artis

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Alisha joined the St Luke staff this year as Children and Families Ministry Director. Her message today centers on relating joy and finding joy at different times in her faith journey and the impact it has had on her. We hope this message encourages you.  Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Pioneer and Perfecter // Mike Weaver show art Pioneer and Perfecter // Mike Weaver

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Jesus is called a prophet, teacher, miracle-worker, Messiah, the Christ, Savior, and Redeemer among other things.  The writer of Hebrews adds two more, “Pioneer and Perfecter” of our faith.  (The King James Version uses the word “author” instead of “pioneer”.) This week we’ll lean into the implications that Jesus is truly what Hebrews testifies to, that he writes the story and perfects the same story, of our individual and collective lives lived by faith. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Why Church? Part 5: Sacrifice // Steve Brown show art Why Church? Part 5: Sacrifice // Steve Brown

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer says, when Christ calls us, he bids us to come and die. Pastor Mike taught last week that we church for a cause bigger than ourselves, but first we must be transformed by Christ and that takes sacrifice. To live and love like Jesus will take sacrifice. In a move that is incredibly counter-intuitive and countercultural, we church because Jesus bids us to come and die and live a life that is sacrificial for the sake of the world. It is here that we find our purpose.   Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Why Church? Part 4: Sacrifice // Mike Weaver show art Why Church? Part 4: Sacrifice // Mike Weaver

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The church is a cause greater than ourselves, the Kingdom of God.  As the church, we are invited to participate in the ongoing revelation of the Kingdom of God in this world.  We pray for its coming weekly and, at times, daily, in the Lord’s Prayer, and we participate and co-create the Kingdom where we are with God by the Holy Spirit.  Just as Jesus sent the 72 out to do the work of the Kingdom to places maybe they had never been and with people with whom they had never spoken, and to do things they couldn’t ever do on their own, so Christ sends us out as ambassadors for the...

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Why Church? Part 3: People // Steve Brown show art Why Church? Part 3: People // Steve Brown

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The community and friendships we experience in church are immeasurably life-giving. The love we show one another is a witness to the world. The most profound aspect of our family of faith may be that each of us church with people who are different from ourselves - people with whom you would not easily choose to hangout. It is a great witness to the world that each of us church with people who are ethnically, culturally, politically, economically, and other ways different from ourselves. This reflects the kingdom of God that Jesus ushered into the world, that is the body of Christ today, and is...

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Why Church? Part 2: Belonging // Mike Weaver show art Why Church? Part 2: Belonging // Mike Weaver

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St Augustine said the church existed from all eternity whenever people loved one another.  The unconditional love and acceptance we share with one another is where Christ dwells fully among us.   The church is an alternative community where we love as Christ loves.  Out of this love flows genuine community established on the foundation of unconditional love and acceptance.   Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Why Church? Part 1: Hope // Steve Brown show art Why Church? Part 1: Hope // Steve Brown

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In our lives that are so often fickle and uncertain, the discipline of regularly attending church fills us with God’s unwavering and certain hope. Each week, as we hear, see, taste, smell, and feel the gospel of Jesus, the solid foundation of a confident hope is fortified within us. Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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Jesus is called a prophet, teacher, miracle-worker, Messiah, the Christ, Savior, and Redeemer among other things.  The writer of Hebrews adds two more, “Pioneer and Perfecter” of our faith.  (The King James Version uses the word “author” instead of “pioneer”.)

This week we’ll lean into the implications that Jesus is truly what Hebrews testifies to, that he writes the story and perfects the same story, of our individual and collective lives lived by faith.

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