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

We don’t like to talk about money, right? Especially in church, but giving is a practice of discipleship and Jesus makes it clear that we have much to learn about our attitudes towards money and giving. Intern Pastor Lucy Hardie invites us to ponder generosity alongside the rich man who encounters Jesus.

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You're invited! We love to hear those words when we are on the receiving end, right? Intern Pastor Lucy helps us think about what it means to be invited, included, and what it looks like to embrace inviting others as a practice of discipleship. 

 

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Why worship? In this week’s message Pastor Paul continues our sermon series on practicing discipleship by looking at why we worship and where we worship. You might be surprised by the where!

 

 

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What does it mean to serve the other? Why does it matter that we adopt service as one of the key components to our faith life? Jesus tells his disciples that if you want to be great, serve others. In this message, Intern Lucy tells a story about service she witnessed as a child and how it has influenced her to this day. 

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Who is Jesus to us? That’s the big question Jesus asks of his followers, and that includes you and me. In today’s message Pastor Paul talks about discipleship as practice and as source of healing for the trauma we’ve experienced during the pandemic. We hope you will join us in praying a prayer for courage for faith in daily life each day this Fall.

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Jesus encounters a woman who changes the course of his ministry. The tenacity of this woman of greek origin leads to healing and welcoming for those outside the Jewish tradition. How can we learn from Jesus’ lesson of acceptance in a world of division?

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Rituals and intentions. Sometimes they are opposed to each other. Jesus tries to point out this exact issue for the religious leaders who confront him. Do we ever get lost in going through the motions? Do rituals become more important that the things that God calls us to do? Pastor Paul talks about this and more in this week’s message.

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What do we say to Jesus upon receiving so great a gift? In today’s message, guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Winston Persaud invites us to use the same words the disciples used. 

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For what do we hunger? We are easily drawn to food (whether we know it or not) but the food Jesus offers us is the bread of life. Pastor Paul offers a fun challenge to start today’s message, then reminds us to hunger for the things God desires in order to be filled.

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Where are you from? Why does it matter? In today’s reading from John’s Gospel we here something about where Jesus if from and why it matters. Could it be that Mary and Joseph’s boy is the answer to our deepest longing for saving? 

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