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Wrestling With God: Daily Struggles - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - Pastor Steve Brown

St. Luke Columbus Sermon Podcast

Release Date: 03/10/2016

Made This Way, Part 3: Unleash Generosity // Steve Brown show art Made This Way, Part 3: Unleash Generosity // Steve Brown

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We are hit with so many requests for donations. As Saints of God, how do we discern where to be generous?   Subscribe to stay updated with the latest content. Follow St Luke Lutheran Church:

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What is an ice cream scoop capable of doing?  It is capable of holding liquids, scooping cold ice cream, being used as a hammer, digging in the dirt.  Certainly, there are things that an ice cream scoop is not capable of.  But, it has many uses...and the best day in an ice cream scoop’s life is when it is called into service on behalf of the Graeter’s employee.  It becomes a means of grace in the form of ice cream. We determine an object's capabilities by examining its form and intended function.   What are you capable of doing? Lessons:  — Like,...

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When we are brought into the family of faith, we become eternal saints of God. The old, rebellious, and self-centered ways of living are put to death and God raises up a new self that is recreated to live for others and be generous. Lesson: — Like, comment & subscribe to stay updated with the latest content! — With St Luke Columbus Online you can join us every Sunday starting at 8:15 am. Join us at https://www.stlukecolumbus.com or enjoy our outdoor service at 10 am. — Looking for content for your Kids? Visit our St Luke Kids page: — Discover the God who loves you. You are...

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Martin Luther longed for a church that proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He wasn’t just looking for the church to be better. Luther longed for a church where grace was shared and freedom proclaimed in Christ alone. What do you long for today? Is there an I confessed longing, as Bonhoeffer writes, for peace, stability, joy, happiness? Are you longing for renewal in your relationships? Maybe you are just longing for a better tomorrow? Have you settled for 2nd best in life thinking “good enough” is the best it gets, and it is better than nothing? Is it possible that your longing for...

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The unity and diversity of the early church shocked and intrigued the ancient world. Ours should as well. Lessons:  — Like, comment & subscribe to stay updated with the latest content! — With St Luke Columbus Online you can join us every Sunday starting at 8:15 am. Join us at https://www.stlukecolumbus.com/traditional or enjoy our outdoor service at 10 am. — Looking for content for your Kids? Visit our St Luke Kids page: — Discover the God who loves you. You are not alone. We are in this together. — FOLLOW St. Luke Lutheran Church: Instagram: Facebook: Website: YouTube: ...

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Our political views are shaped by a number of variables: our backgrounds, education, and personal experiences to name a few. It’s easy to feel like our view is the right one, but the person beside you is more precious to God than your political view.   As citizens of the Kingdom of God, we are governed first and foremost by the Law of Christ (“love one another as I have loved you”, Christ), which precedes all our political viewpoints.       Next Steps:  Listen, Learn, and Love   Lessons:    —  Like, comment & subscribe to stay...

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Your favorite candidate will win or lose based on how our country votes this November. However, the church will win or lose based on our behavior between now and then. Next steps: Pray for oneness. Heavenly Father, make us one so we can influence many. Prayer of Jesus, what he wanted to be protected. Look for an opportunity to love unconditionally someone with whom you disagree politically. Lessons: —  Like, comment & subscribe to stay updated with the latest content!  —  With St Luke Columbus Online you can join us every Sunday starting at 8:15 am. Join us at or enjoy...

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Many divide society into sacred and secular spaces.  Certainly, churches are considered sacred spaces where religious activities are conducted and secular spaces, like a park or government building, are considered secular, a place where attitudes and activities have no religious background to them.  And yet, much of the books of Acts takes place in public, secular spaces like marketplaces, calling into question the sacred/secular divide.  Today we will discover what happens when God crosses this false divide and the impact it has on the world around us.     Next...

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Jesus showed that there are no limits to where God would go to reach us. The work of God through Jesus not only went to the ends of the earth but to the dead - the dead that were once to be avoided.  Jesus came to raise the dead, physically, and spiritually. Because of sin, all people are born spiritually dead. In our baptism and coming to faith, we are born again and raised to live a new life. As the raised Church of Christ, we go to be with the dead in hopes that God will work through our witness to raise the dead to new life.      Next Step: Identify people you know...

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Following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, his followers met together in their homes. Following a vision from God, Peter was led to be in the home of a gentile unbeliever named Cornelius who was a Roman centurion. We see in these and other events reported in the New Testament that the earliest Christian churches met in people’s homes and that the saving activity of the Holy Spirit happened in homes. Lessons: Watch:     

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Throughout his life, Jacob faced daily struggles that are recorded in the Bible with amazing detail. As his family, wealth, and responsibilities grew, so did his daily struggles. He did not always make wise or faithful decisions in coping with his daily struggles, but at a few poignant times he expressed his trust in God and was better able to wrestle with his daily struggles. This is not heaven and daily struggles are a part of this life that is broken by sin. Genesis 3:17-18 teaches that it is “through painful toil” that we now have our “daily bread.” Our daily struggles cause us to fear the future. There is only one place to turn with our daily struggles, and that is the Lord who promises to give us the peace that passes all understanding and guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. I want to make more room for questions and dialogue in this sermon.
 
After hearing this sermon, we hope you will create a “Daily Surrender Prayer” that you can use as a daily mantra to have greater peace as you wrestle with your daily struggles.
 
Lessons: Genesis 33