Sermons


Apr 8, 2018
Resurrection As Relationship
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April 8, 2018. Christians are a diverse group, but we are all gathered together in the risen Lord's offer of peace, wholeness, and newness. For us, the resurrection is more an experience than something to be proved. Pastor Keith discusses this idea today, and suggests that maybe the resurrection is not about something to believe, but about the someone who makes believing possible. *** [Keywords: 2018 50th anniversary Acts Christ Lutheran Church Christians Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I've been to the mountaintop Jesus Jesus alive again Jesus has risen Memphis Pastor Keith Holste Psalm Thomas Upper Room abandoned after resurrection all gathered together all kinds of people all that we do all that we say all things in common assortment of people be held onto believed right away came to see caught up in the experience certain organization claiming private possessions close up come and see come close to someone come to give his life come together on Sunday common experience confused congregation criticized day of resurrection death and resurrection denied deserted different distance distinctive distribute as any had need diverse doors locked tight doubting early Christian community early disciples embrace Thomas emotions empty tomb excluded faith and action faith leader faith lived out fear fearful fearfully few hundred people saw Jesus alive after resurrection first day of the week foot of the altar forgive sins of any they are forgiven forgive the sins of any and they are forgiven free give life to us good and pleasant group of people heard in the voices of others held fast as well help the world to see highlights of speech hold fast hold fast or embrace impact on what we do in midst of us in terms of relationships indeed inspires join others joys and testimony kindred last decade lay possessions life abundantly life in faith lifestyle live boldly in the world live out this resurrection live simply live with hope living well enough loving style membership millions have come to follow him missed the point modeling moods more experience than proof mountaintop experience moved by resurrection needy newness next Sunday no proof for that nonviolently not judging not really accurate on the rolls or not one heart and one soul original Greek own encounter with Jesus own eyes passed on through those others peace peace be with you picture of resurrection community presents himself to us professor Sandra M. Schneiders questions reactions receive God's grace resurrection as relationship resurrection experienced in different ways retain the sins of any and they are retained risen from the dead rose to life seeing Jesus seeing something seen in lives sensible way to look at passage sermon share in community of faith shared style shunned skepticism someone who makes the believing possible something to believe spoken to them strive for fellowship struggled struggling takes away stress tell what they've seen three times he says together in unity translated two weeks urges us on violent death was killed watched him die way of life way to believing way to measure what we do in life we all gather we've seen Jesus weekly activities what John wants for all of us what he saw what we hold in common whether we see it who we are who we are today whole is larger than sum of its parts wholeness will make sense to you with God and one another witness word sin isn't there]
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  • Apr 8, 2018Resurrection As Relationship
    Apr 8, 2018
    Resurrection As Relationship
    Series: (All)
    April 8, 2018. Christians are a diverse group, but we are all gathered together in the risen Lord's offer of peace, wholeness, and newness. For us, the resurrection is more an experience than something to be proved. Pastor Keith discusses this idea today, and suggests that maybe the resurrection is not about something to believe, but about the someone who makes believing possible. *** [Keywords: 2018 50th anniversary Acts Christ Lutheran Church Christians Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I've been to the mountaintop Jesus Jesus alive again Jesus has risen Memphis Pastor Keith Holste Psalm Thomas Upper Room abandoned after resurrection all gathered together all kinds of people all that we do all that we say all things in common assortment of people be held onto believed right away came to see caught up in the experience certain organization claiming private possessions close up come and see come close to someone come to give his life come together on Sunday common experience confused congregation criticized day of resurrection death and resurrection denied deserted different distance distinctive distribute as any had need diverse doors locked tight doubting early Christian community early disciples embrace Thomas emotions empty tomb excluded faith and action faith leader faith lived out fear fearful fearfully few hundred people saw Jesus alive after resurrection first day of the week foot of the altar forgive sins of any they are forgiven forgive the sins of any and they are forgiven free give life to us good and pleasant group of people heard in the voices of others held fast as well help the world to see highlights of speech hold fast hold fast or embrace impact on what we do in midst of us in terms of relationships indeed inspires join others joys and testimony kindred last decade lay possessions life abundantly life in faith lifestyle live boldly in the world live out this resurrection live simply live with hope living well enough loving style membership millions have come to follow him missed the point modeling moods more experience than proof mountaintop experience moved by resurrection needy newness next Sunday no proof for that nonviolently not judging not really accurate on the rolls or not one heart and one soul original Greek own encounter with Jesus own eyes passed on through those others peace peace be with you picture of resurrection community presents himself to us professor Sandra M. Schneiders questions reactions receive God's grace resurrection as relationship resurrection experienced in different ways retain the sins of any and they are retained risen from the dead rose to life seeing Jesus seeing something seen in lives sensible way to look at passage sermon share in community of faith shared style shunned skepticism someone who makes the believing possible something to believe spoken to them strive for fellowship struggled struggling takes away stress tell what they've seen three times he says together in unity translated two weeks urges us on violent death was killed watched him die way of life way to believing way to measure what we do in life we all gather we've seen Jesus weekly activities what John wants for all of us what he saw what we hold in common whether we see it who we are who we are today whole is larger than sum of its parts wholeness will make sense to you with God and one another witness word sin isn't there]
  • Apr 1, 2018Who Played the Fool
    Apr 1, 2018
    Who Played the Fool
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    April 1, 2018. Easter and April Fools' Day fall on the same date this year. Some say we Christians are foolish to celebrate a man who came back from the dead. How believable is it after all? But Pastor Penny tells us that in this story it's Jesus who plays the fool. He allows himself to be arrested, doesn't speak for himself when given the opportunity, and while being crucified he prays forgiveness for those taunting him. Why does he do all this? For us. In playing the fool for us, Jesus took away our fear of death so that he can help us with life. *** [Keywords: 2018 April Fools April Fools' Day Chicago Christ Lutheran Church Christians Christians live differently Easter Sunday Easter card Eden Seminary God came to earth as human being Pastor Penny Holste Phyllis Tickle Prudential Building They thought I was dead absolute peace abused adult angry associated with Jesus badmouthed befriend unclean people began to breathe again begins here and goes into eternity better blowout body isn't thin enough born into poor family bumper sticker came back from the dead celebrate man chance to live normal life church historian city had no end comparison game contend with courage to take risks death is simply a portal do amazing things do not have to be afraid to die do you want to come eating enough authority enough friends enough money enough strength enough time enough years experience that death family far as I could see fears in life feel foolish for other people force free to live get married gift given on Easter give us life give word of love and forgiveness given opportunity go back and have my baby go to every town grades aren't good enough hard for us to believe sometimes too hard to make the jump have children he is with us he was silent heal blind man on the Sabbath here and eternally hold our lives up home how foolish in his defense ire isn't end of story it was for us job joke joke's on us just a different person keep us from caring kindness leave everything let himself be arrested let himself be crucified life that has no end look different made a difference in her life mission more open-minded most people believe in God near death experience never afraid to die again never see results of efforts new and better life new medication observation deck once the fear of death goes other fears other people's lives overshadowing true worship part of his mission performance play the fool played on them played the fool political view power and desire to help power to help us with life powerful pray forgiveness precious enough prevent miscarriages reminds us resume resurrection resuscitate revealed in complaints rub important religious leaders wrong way school self accusations sermon sexual orientation she said no sleeping speak differently speak for him stand up for people stop buying and selling in temple stopped breathing t-shirt taken away sting of death tallest building team three years on the road to give us something to her dying day tower tribute to loving savior tribute to God try to live as Christ lived tunnel turns us in unbelievable up from the dead voice asked her we don't want to be fooled while on the cross whole story you're not so afraid of live]
  • Mar 25, 2018Break Down Our Prison Walls
    Mar 25, 2018
    Break Down Our Prison Walls
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    March 25, 2018. As Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the adoring crowds shouted, "Hosanna!" On this Palm Sunday Pastor Penny preaches on that word, which means "save us." We not only need to be saved from our fears, we also need to be changed so that we can reach out beyond ourselves. *** [Keywords: Chief of Police Willoughby played by Woody Harrelson Christ Lutheran Church Easter Sunday dawns God leads us Greek word Hebrew Jesus has won Mildred Hayes played by Frances McDormand Palm Sunday Palm Sunday crowd Pastor Penny Holste Roman occupation Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri adoration affecting us alcohol led to violence be the kind of police detective you want to be believe in himself beyond their own lives break down our prison walls chief of police city comfortable consumed contribute to low level anxiety council met Tuesday country criticized crowds darkness daughter had been killed dealing with cancer dissolve like shadows of the night don't cry out for help don't look beyond don't want to be changed ecological future as a planet emerge from their prisons expression failed failure family fear of future fears fears tend to trap us focus on ourselves follow Jesus to Good Friday friend go beyond ourselves guilt had to look it up he would save them health issues here at the cross holy are you hopeful hosanna hunker down important messages impossible to improve lot in their lives jubilant keep us awake at night lack of money lashed out lead us leave Palm Sunday like to know lived up to father's expectations living with his mother make it all his responsibility meaning meant neighborhoods not doing his duty not free in their own country own prison of shame own schedules paralyze us parts of this country passionately desires perpetrator prevent it prone to violence publicly shamed him reached out retirement rigid social system rush to Easter satisfy our deepest desires save us saved from their poverty see clearly see other people selfishness sermon setting bombs in Austin shouting singing start loving people stop hating suffers with us and for us talk only to people they know tendency terrible price terrorism they felt trapped through his life and his death took words to heart trying new things trying to teach us turn us inward victory over death evil violence terror guilt shame violence violent movie want to be saved from our fears we will be changed what that word means when Jesus came why would they say that won't appreciate amazing gift world wrote in a letter you have it in you young police officer 2018]
  • Mar 18, 2018The Car Stuck In the Mud
    Mar 18, 2018
    The Car Stuck In the Mud
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    March 18, 2018. If we were witnesses of the crucifixion -- the blood, the violence, and the inhumanity of it -- would we be able to see the glory in it? Pastor Penny preaches today on how the world looks different to us once we realize that through the cross, Jesus bought us a life we wouldn't have had otherwise. *** [Keywords: 2018 Adult Forum African American woman Christ Lutheran Church God bless us that day God is there God is with us Gospel Greek speaking people Jeff Bezos Jesus is the one who pulls us out Jesus used the cross Jesus was famous Jesus' crucifixion Keith serving rural parish LeBron James Meryl Streep Muslim woman Pastor Penny Holste Pastor Regina Gray Wednesday Bible class admit failure after he was dead another town answer the call to die as we realize assumptions be my follower becomes evident big house big yard birthmark on their face blood bottom of the hill buy us into the family of God can't do it on our own car stuck in the mud caucasian group clearly see color of skin corn could we see glory country roads instead of highway cross becomes real cross bought us priceless gift deeper point did not sound like the Lord difference we see disciples discover amazing new thoughts and ideas doing miracles drive around that sign driving by in tractor each one of us entrusted to youth of congregation eternity everyone needs to be seen failure farmer fears for the Son of Man forgiveness gift themselves for others go into the mud go to college great guest on talk show has to die to produce hate he bought us a life higher paying job hijab hook up chain to bumper hopelessly stuck in the mud hour of glory identity ruined if a grain of wheat if they really want to see me if we were there important part inhumanity it had rained just raised Lazarus from the dead knew her parents needed her know real life know that we are forgiven leisurely Sunday afternoons lifelong friends lifted out from earth lifted up little engine that could looked very intently looks different makes a difference man who loved God so much marry meet someone my soul is troubled nervous next words he spoke not be torn apart not otherwise have had not something we can do not the person nothing less than imminent crucifixion of course open house our color differences out of the grave party pulled him out real estate agent reject parts of this life religious university request road closed see glory in my cross see her point see how it has touched my life see the world differently sell any product sermon set aside prejudice shame sheer will power showing houses sign society speaker speaking about death spent years caring for ailing husband standing in front of me stay at home mothers strengthened faith such a privilege suffer test the hour has come theology time for hobbies to be glorified touchstone truly see person turn away uncomfortable until you get to know them very divided world violence wake up in the morning we can't see her we know who we are we want to see Jesus weakness what wearing wheelchair who would want to follow him will draw all people to myself willing to die without saying anything worked world will never look the same again worship]
  • Mar 11, 2018For God So Loved the World
    Mar 11, 2018
    For God So Loved the World
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    March 11, 2018. It may be the best-known verse in the Bible. "For God so loved the world..." (John 3:16). In his sermon today, Pastor Keith discusses how this verse applies not specifically to us, but to the whole world including us. Jesus calls us to love the world in the same way God does. God loves the world through us. *** [Keywords: 2018 Albert Einstein Christ Christ Lutheran Church Egyptians Exodus For God so loved the world God cares for us God loves me God loves now God loves the world God loves the world through people God loves the world through us God loves us Good News Gospel Greek word Israelites Jesus Jesus lives through us John 3:16 Moses New Testament Original Sin Pastor Keith Holste Red Sea Sunday School adopted other gods all the people in this world all the worlds that we are involved in always ancestors in the desert angry apply to ourselves or people around us as big as the world assurance back in time be God in places where we are best use of past best-known better future world better known in the world better present world bigger than loving you and me brings healing by our love called to love called to share the love of Jesus calls his audience celebrate children of Israel choose to go against God compassion completely selfless condemn the world cosmos creation cross die on a cross disdain do what you want doesn't spell out each one of us earthly time embarrassed ends hate eternity even though it doesn't present itself very well every place every time exceedingly great news faithful ones of God follow him forgot about God formulas forthcoming future get across gift of eternal life great verse of comfort handed down to us healed from deadly snake bites healing and wholeness healthy world help their situation home devotions how God works how we live ignoring God image from their past in the wilderness in time included in that world individuals injustice involved in this plan justice kept fresh in their memories kept the promise life experiences lifted up on a pole live in place live in present live in time live out our mission in time long time ago look at it more closely look back and remember look back to understand present look to past look up looked up looking in faith love and life love equality love our neighbors as ourselves love the world the same way that God does loved by God made a promise make changes make snake out of bronze mercy might be saved mission movements of planets noticing objects in space office on the cross one on one oppression organize other human beings our attachment our care parents part of the restoration of the world passage physicists place to change point to future posters prayed on their behalf predictions prepare ourselves professional football game promised land promises life everlasting reflect God's love reminds us of Good News repeated sake of others same salvation satisfy own desires saved self-centered sermon show the world shown us the way slavery snakebites so that whoever believes in him stationed to be in places ten plagues tendency that God gave his only begotten son time and space time given to us by God timeless timely way two stories connect up on a pole verse very early on in life wants to love warm feeling we happen to be in the world we respond in love we've been forgiven what God had done for them where we are whole Bible whole round ball in space will not perish but will have everlasting life work with others world world is better]
  • Mar 4, 2018Cleansing the Temple
    Mar 4, 2018
    Cleansing the Temple
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    March 4, 2018. The sermon today is on the story in John 2 of Jesus cleansing the temple. Did that system of animal butchering and sacrifice make people feel as though they were in the presence of God? And what about the people walled off from each other: women, gentiles, tax collectors? Does our temple need to be cleansed? Pastor Penny offers some thoughts on how we can be welcoming to everyone. *** [Keywords: 2018 Apostle’s Creed Christ Lutheran Church God always chosen God’s arms are always open God’s saving work Gospel Jerusalem Jesus came to draw all people to himself Jesus so angry John 2:13-22 Moses Passover festival Pastor Penny Holste Reuben access to God angry man with a whip animals running answers that will help us are we building walls assembly line slaughter ate beautiful stone house blood in basin building burning bush burnt offering butchering animals buy buy can’t critique the system can’t see the problems cause harm to innocent people changing money changing the money child children of Israel community complaining continuous progression couple dozen families court of the Israelites court of the gentile court of the lepers court of the women cow crushed its foot coworkers cows cured lepers cursing cut off designated didn’t look like him dishonest disparaging entire temple system does not attend church doves each with an animal entered the city gates explore the temple feeling fence in our yard few benches full of people gentiles glaring grandchild great commotion half shekel of Tyre have no meaning herd hymn of praise in presence of God inner sanctum inspected inspection of animals intermingled judged laughed layer after layer of ritual and commerce less able people less deserving less worthy life and death lost our income loved maimed mistake money for the next year musings no blemish no gentile should walk beyond this sign no religious loyalty no room for them no treat this year offer an additional different kind of worship service offer as sacrifices offering outer court outer courtyard outside of the system part of us parts separated people pour on altar priests from five important families priests required prostitutes purpose of the Passover relationship with God religious system ritual roast and eat animal sacrificial system second gate on the Lockwood side select few sell their cows selling sermon share with the world sheep shouting at people sidewalk between the gates sights signs sin committed skinned slaughtering and sacrificing smells soul searching sounds such a commotion talk to people tax collectors that picture of God that picture of church this animal can’t be sold this is a new time to the Lord treat for Reuben unblemished cows unclean coins under penalty of death walled off from God wanted to be close to the people went into the temple what does church mean to you women worship would pay well 10 miles 40 years in the wilderness]
  • Feb 25, 2018To Make a Hard Decision
    Feb 25, 2018
    To Make a Hard Decision
    Series: (All)
    February 25, 2018. What are our lives worth? Our country today seems to be caught between conflicting values and beliefs. The topic of gun violence and what to do about it is in the news almost daily. It's a hard issue. In her sermon today, Pastor Penny tells us about how Jesus offers us guidance for making these kinds of hard decisions. *** [Keywords: 1937 Chevy coupe 2018 Carl Krebsbach Carla Krebsbach Christ Lutheran Church Garrison Keillor God has claimed for us Gospel Greek word psykhe Jesus is telling us Lake Wobegon Mark Mark 8:31-38 Messiah Minnesota NRA Olympics Pastor Penny Holste Peter about being caught abused against the Kingdom of God answer that question army tank be very careful believe his words believes bring into the world call of distress came out as gay caught between two emotions choice college friend conflicting values beliefs fears contradiction couldn't lie to the patients courage to follow him denial deny related to him deter him disciples dying of cancer experience faltered fictitious figure this one out first of three predictions follow him for making decisions for the good of others gave as gift give up our good gives in go one way or the other good storyteller greater cause gun ownership gun violence hard issue heard all the sides help friend help someone else high school senior his love and forgiveness hitch to pickup homecoming queen hope and health how much Jesus values our lives in return for their life jeopardize killed knitted leader less public arena lose themselves for my sake losing themselves losing your life and saving your life lost job friends family loves Jesus loves her father main street make money making fashion statement means self mental illness no more guns in school our country our lives are worth his life out of love for the giver overly powerful menace own personal safety parade police preserve the practice protect ourselves psyche public safety question Jesus asks rebukes religious leaders rise again sake of the Gospel save themselves scolds him scratchy ugly sweater sense septic tank sermon sewer backed up shame small doctor's office smells something strange so hard society kept him from revealing his true self solution soul searching sport stern and foreboding Gospel suffering and dying and rising teacher teachers should carry guns tell the patients thought throw up hands to lose herself to make a hard decision too much guns tow to dump tradition turns away from Jesus two selves unnecessary danger value of personal freedom values we hold waving and smiling we feel caught we find guidance what is a life worth whatever we decide will be arrested willing to deny ourselves workers with Jesus would not want Messiah to suffer wrong turn young athletes]
  • Feb 18, 2018Times of Testing
    Feb 18, 2018
    Times of Testing
    Series: (All)
    February 18, 2018. Lent reminds us that God always draws life from death. In his sermon today, Pastor Keith talks about the times of testing in our lives, just as Jesus was tested in the wilderness and on the cross. Jesus passed those tests, and we can take comfort knowing that he is with us as we endure our own struggles. *** [Keywords: 2018 30s 40 days Adam and Eve Christ Lutheran Church Elijah Gethsemane God always draws life from death God's reign God's rule Great Flood Holy Land I am here taking a stand for what I believe is right James Jesus is tested John John was arrested Judas Kingdom of God has come near Lent reminds us Lenten courage Lenten season Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Maundy Thursday Moses Mount Calvary Mount Transfiguration Noah Now I am afraid Pastor Keith Holste Peter Pharisees Roman authorities Satan TV Winter Olympics against others all that comes together all us sinners angels arrested assignment at our side forever at work and in our life athletes bad style balance baptized begin his ministry believe the Good News bodies and minds bow down bowed over kitchen table called follower of Jesus calls us to embrace can't face it alone challenges children of Israel coming down committed himself to God his father compassion and forgiveness contemplate our mortality contests coward crowds crucified cup of coffee decision descended descended the mountain difficult things ahead of him disappointed disciples doesn't deny our losses dramatic end of my powers endure evil spirits expression of life failed faith falls asleep fast as they can fears began to go garden getting up the mountain goes to Galilee governor hard journey hard practice head in my hands hope that we have been given human plight hung there in our lives in the race in this moment income indulgence injuries journey to Jerusalem jump lead him into temptation living in light looking for leadership love for our family major life tests make time to refocus mentally and spiritually prepare himself ministry most severe test move out of the picture moved forward new life will and can be given by God new trials no guide nothing left on the run one more time opportunities overwhelmed pass life's tests passed his test prayed aloud prepare himself presence of the divine present with Jesus priests promised the grace put on the line quiet assurance ready to face anything ready to give up realistic received the blessing reorganize resurrection rose from the dead route he needed to go route to Calvary scribes seems impossible sent to test sentenced to death sermon service to community skiers snowboarders sobering news and loss soldiers stand up for justice state of exhaustion stay awake suffered God's wrath suffering surrender to God takes on our trespasses teens temple tempt tempted him test tested to make the right decision themselves they too will falter three days later thrown into the wilderness thrown out time is fulfilled time of contest time of testing times of intense struggle tough journey ahead training training for years truth uncertainty disappeared went away to Galilee what he needed to do what we need to do wild beasts winning gold with Jesus who has passed the test with and before God with us work work together wrong decisions]
  • Feb 11, 2018Everything Changes
    Feb 11, 2018
    Everything Changes
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    February 11, 2018. The Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain gave the disciples a glimpse of the love that God the Father had for his Son. They also saw Moses and Elijah, revered prophets who had mountaintop experiences of their own. Pastor Penny preaches today on this story, and on how when we come that close to God, the impossible becomes possible and everything changes. *** [Keywords: 2018 Christ Lutheran Church Elijah God is above all this God spoke to them God the Father God the Son God's voice Gospel Greek I will be with you to the end Israel James Jesus would have to suffer Jesus' baptism Jewish religion John Moses Mount Horeb Mount Sinai Pastor Penny Holste Peter Queen Jezebel This is my son the beloved Transfiguration Valentine's Day appearance babbling belonged beloved son brother Aaron build some shelters burdens of everything else came down from the mountain car change Jesus changed changes everything clearest way possible close to God cloud convey to us couldn't do before cowered in cave dazzling white demonstrating desert didn't hoard died for us disciples engagement rings enveloped event just for Jesus everything changes excitement experience face something he doesn't want to face family famous prophets fear first preset gleaming glimpse glitter glowing golden calf hear it hearing heavenly heavenly creature holy one of God how much better how much the father loves the son inevitably invited last words he heard light that we look to listen to him listening little girls princess dresses mountain mountaintop experience music station mutiny new cars news station normal situation on earth opportunity outrageous overwhelmed peace perfect way personal lives place full of joy and hope privileged problems of the world prolong experience put him to death quickly transported radio rejected relationship with God religious leaders reluctantly reminded revealed rise again on the third day rite ritual rose scolded Jesus second station see and hear and feel see something seems impossible becomes possible sermon serve others so impossible so long ago spills over spoken stormy time strange story suddenly suffered supposed to listen to take risks temptation ten commandments that close to God too frustrating too much too sad top of the mountain transform him turn off news channel uncomfortable very clear what seems impossible becomes possible what we're dealing with witness witnesses words]
  • Feb 4, 2018Rest and Renewal
    Feb 4, 2018
    Rest and Renewal
    Series: (All)
    February 4, 2018. Guest pastor Tom Schoenherr talks today about the importance of rest and renewal. Just as Jesus knew that he couldn't heal everybody all the time and would seek out a quiet place for prayer, so too we need to remember that if we don't step back sometimes we run the risk of losing our connection with God. *** [Keywords: 2018 23 days in January Christ Lutheran Church Christ the Lord God has given us Gospel Jesus is there Jesus knew Lord's Supper Pastor Tom Schoenherr Rest and Renewal all kinds of problems all of them amazed aren't needed all the time autumn be in the presence of God being abused bless your day breaking down brings demon out can't afford to live can't heal everybody caring for other people centrality of sabbath chained to their beds children and women children killing children come for Jesus to heal them come together community of people conflicts conversation between land and water and the moon could have spent entire ministry being in one place death dealing demons deserted place difficult time dormant times draws us close to him draws us together early in the morning everybody come everyone is searching for you exhale face each day feels good fever for us and for all of those who need healing forgive our sin free them gathers us around the meal get a place to sleep gift of rest and renewal give us his body and blood go back and start healing again go out and come in go out to find Jesus goes to Simon Peter's house growing times has broken down he needs sabbath heady thing healed man possessed by demon healing into the night heart rests between each beat heavy hearts heavy thoughts here to care for us home hurting ignore that rhythm to our danger important that we breathe important to step back in our times of need infection inhale jobs keep in mind lifted out of the tomb lifted up on the cross lifts her up listen to God losing most important connection with God's rest and power lot going on lungs makes a difference in our lives man is healed midst of all the struggle mother-in-law is ill need for connection needs to rest neighbors new surprises night moving into morning not always needed for everything not sent offset our sabbath our time our world people who are broken people who come pray to God praying put an end reach out to us receive the healing remember resurrection retired rhythm to life run the risk school shootings seeking that silent place seniors living in vans and cars sent out into the world separate us from community sermon share she is healed sick sleep sleeping social fabric society spring step away still dark stories we have not shared struggles summer synagogue with disciples take the time to go to a place to listen takes her hand talk with God talks to Jesus tempted thinking we really are important tides time for prayer to pray troubles twice wake up waking we come here we don't stand up we had no idea we have forgotten we need to remember we really need you we so desperately need we're not aware whole town is gathered around door winter work your week]