John 3:1-17 Second Sunday in Lent, Sunday, March 16, 2014 Peace Lutheran, Port Ludlow, WA
What does it mean to be Born Again? It is packed with a lot of baggage, manipulating evangelists and high pressure evangelism. But it is actually a central part of the Bible and is akin to the concept of the way of the cross: dying and rising, dying to the old life and being a new creation in Christ. This can be a bridge of understanding between us Mainline Christians and Evangelical Christians. Comes with three practical, take-home ideas for sharing Christ with those who see religion as a way to climb a ladder to heaven - which is the worst sin of all! Listen today!
Matthew 4:1-11 First Sunday in Lent, Sunday, March 9, 2014
This story is about Jesus’
own 40-day time of fasting and testing. We read that the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness, the desert, to be tested or
tempted. Which is it? Testing or temptation? Same Greek word can be
translated both ways. Learn about the difference and what the REAL that Jesus faced and that we face almost every day! Enjoy!
Matthew 17:1-9 Transfiguration Sunday, 10 AM, Peace Lutheran Fellowship, March 2, 2014
The story of the Transfiguration of Jesus always intrigued me. This is when Jesus went up the mountain with three of his disciples. Important things always happen on mountains in the Bible. This story is no exception. Jesus goes up the mountain and had a meeting with Moses and Elijah, who suddenly appeared, and then Jesus shone with brilliant, white. This must have bewildered the disciples, but what happened next terrified them. Listen and decide if you would have like to have been there that day.
Matthew 5:38–48 From Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:00 AM
Father Tim Iistowanohpataakiiwa, is an Episcopal Priest and was born in Blackfoot Country, Montana, of Siksika and Northern Peigan tribal heritage. His Tiospia, or extended Sun Dance family, are Bear Medicine Healers, who dance in South East Washington. They dance for the healing of the People. His name was given to him by his Grandmother Ida, and it means, "Man Who Captures the Long Knife." His life experiences have taught him how to love those who mistreated him and how to receive healing. Father Tim shares the background of what Jesus' people went through at the hands of the Romans, and how unthinkable that Jesus would say, "Love your enemies." Listen to this powerful message.
Matthew 5:21–37 Sunday, February 16, 2014, 10 :00 AM
As Ghandi put it, in
the world of “an eye for an eye, all become blind.” But here in this passage from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus takes the 10 Commandments and turns up the heat! What is Jesus' getting at? Behind each of the laws, the message is how we are to live in community with one another.
Jesus' concern is not so much that we keep the commandments, it is that we keep each other. Learn more about this difficult passage that is often taken in the wrong way.