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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

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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We have a hard time hearing texts like this one because of who we are as Americans. We have fallen into the trip of believing that the more “stuff” we have, the better off we are. But Jesus wants to offer a corrective and reminds us that it isn’t about how much stuff we have or don’t have, but about our identity in God that determines how we are doing.

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What do a cab driver, a preacher, and prayer have in common? Listen and find out! What do we expect from prayer and why do we pray?

 

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What IS the “better part” Jesus tells Martha about? Is Martha wrong or doing what is right? How do we deal with our own “busy-ness” and what do we need to remember as we bustle along in life?

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Who is my neighbor? That’s the question asked by the lawyer in today’s reading, but it’s a question each of us is called to ask as followers of Jesus. What does it mean to be a “good” neighbor, to show love and mercy to others?

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How much courage does it take to take the first step? Jesus sends out the 70 to announce that the Kingdom of God has come near, and to teach and heal in His name. Since then, followers of Jesus have been spreading the Good News of Jesus and God’s love around the world. Now it’s our turn.

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In the reading from Luke’s Gospel, Jesus seems to be pretty harsh with the ones he addresses. But this reading is about more than just the harsh phrases, it is about the character and nature of Jesus, and of God the Father who sent Jesus into the world on a mission.

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What names to you answer to? What names do we give to others? In this message, Pastor Paul talks about the names that burden us and what Jesus has to say about them. Hint: Jesus gives us a new name, child of God.

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