Good Shepherd Lutheran

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Mustard Seed Faith – Luke 17:5-10“If I just had more faith…” Most most of us have probably struggled with that thought at some point. If I just had more faith, I wouldn’t have so many questions or doubts. If I just had more faith, God would answer my prayers. If[Read More…]

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Find Your Victory – Luke 10:1-19Today is a great time to be alive if you’re bad with direction because we have these little devices in our pockets – smart phones! – that communicate with computers floating around in outer space to give us pinpoint instructions on how to get from[Read More…]

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Do the Right Thing – Luke 16:1-13Amassing “stuff” here on earth is meaningless. Someone once told me that coffins don’t have pockets so you can’t take it with you. They’re right. You can’t take your house with you to heaven, but you won’t need to because in heaven you’ll have[Read More…]

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Coming Home (Luke 15:1-10)This scripture starts with, “…all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to [Jesus]. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ 3 So he told them a parable…”The thing about the parables[Read More…]

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What Are We Willing to Sacrifice? – Luke 14:25-33Discipleship, learning to imitate Jesus, is the ultimate force that can unify our lives. So often we find ourselves stressed and fragmented because of the way we try to compartmentalize everything. We have a work life, school life, family and home life,[Read More…]

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Luke 14:7-14In Jesus day, honor was like currency, so you sought out places of honor at wedding feasts. You sought to gain honor by who you invited to your parties.It’s not so different for us. We all seek the invitations to the best parties, just like we used to jockey[Read More…]

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Hallelujah! Praise the LordEver hear the term “bent out of shape”? When we’re upset about something we say we’re “bent out of shape” about it. Being that way seems pretty common in today’s crazy world.In the story of the healing of the woman who had been bent over for eighteen[Read More…]

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What Are We Willing to Do? – Luke 12:49-56When confronted with the problems of the world, it can be hard to see that our Christian message is getting any traction. The message that God is acting through Jesus Christ to bring about God’s Kingdom is so contrary to our instincts[Read More…]

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The Unexpected HourWe’re mistaken if we think Luke 12:35-40 is about how we’re waiting here for an absent God who left a long time ago. Jesus is inviting us to be present to a God who’s always present. He’s teaching us how and where to wait. He’s telling us to[Read More…]

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray – Luke 11:1-13 When I look at our prayer life in general, I can’t help but wonder if instead of following Jesus’ example, our primary prayer instructor is the Coke Machine. Think about it. We put in the correct change, make our selection, and get[Read More…]