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The Lord of Life Lutheran Church Sermon Podcast

Messages of hope and inspiration in Jesus Christ from Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa

Another reading from Luke’s Gospel and Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. This week, what it looks like to be grateful and embrace the blessings of God by taking the time to realize them.

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On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary celebration of Lord of Life, Pastor Paul speaks about faith and trust with the prescribed reading for the day from Luke 17. What will the next 40 years bring?

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No Regrets

Today’s reading is challenging. It names a reality about life, wealth, and eternity. There is much we can learn from this reading, but today Pastor Paul focuses on regret and how God’s love can overcome everything.

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In this challenging text from the Gospel according to Luke, we hear a parable from Jesus that seems to have a few meanings. So it is with Jesus’ parables. Today, Pastor Paul asks us to think about what Jesus’ idea might ave been in telling this parable.

 

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We will go to extreme measures to find something we’ve lost and value. In this message, Pastor Paul talks about the kinds of things we lose and about the parables Jesus shares to make a point for those who criticize him for reaching out to sinners and tax collectors.

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What are we to do with difficult readings and words from Jesus? Well, sometimes we just need to hear them and then realize that they point us to something important about ourselves. At the precise time that we understand how broken we are, God’s Grace enters in and we are reminded that we are loved.

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God’s love is enough. Seminarian Jason Davis reminds us that God’s love is enough, through fun stories of internship and praying with his children.

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What are the burdens you carry with you? What has it been like to have your burden relieved? In today’s message, Pastor Paul talks about what is central to Jesus’ message, as he sets free from her ailment, a woman bent over for eighteen years.

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Jesus talks about wishing that fire were kindled on earth, but what kind of fire? How do we interpret Jesus’ words in this reading in the context of the larger message from the Gospel according to Luke?

 

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Do not be afraid. Easily said, but our human frailty makes it tough to live into. How do we hear God’s words about fear? How does fear impact our lives? All this and a reminder that God is with us in our fear in this week’s message.

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