Big Questions Sermon Series: August 6, 2017

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Sermon August 6, 2017 St. John’s Lutheran Church Melrose Park, PA Big Questions: Why did God devote almost 14 billion years to the universe before humans appeared?   …they say back then our universe Was an empty sea, until a silver fox And her cunning mate began to sing A song that became the world we know   And they say back then our universe Wasn’t even there, until a sudden bang And then there

Big Questions Sermon Series: July 23, 2017

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Sermon July 23, 2017 Big Questions Sermon Series: Last Judgment St. John’s Lutheran Church Melrose Park, PA   This summer, I’m preaching a series of sermons based on big questions about Christianity, faith, and life submitted by you, the people of St. John’s. The previous two sermons responded to questions about hell and about what happens after we die. Today, we’re talking about the Last Judgment, or Judgment Day. In American Christian culture, Judgment Day

Big Questions Sermon Series: July 9, 2017

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Sermon July 9, 2017 Big Questions: Where do we go when we die (and how do we know)? St. John’s Lutheran Church Melrose Park, PA   Today we are jumping back into our sermon series on big questions submitted by the congregation. Today’s question asks where we go when we die, and how we can be sure of that answer. As some of you might remember from the sermons in this series last year, my

On Charlottesville

Posted by Pastor Linnéa Clark on August 16, 2017

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Pastor Linnéa Clark’s comments from the Elkins Park community vigil in solidarity with Charlottesville, VA, in the wake of the events of August 11 and 12. On Friday night, people of many races and religious backgrounds prayed together in a Charlottesville church for peace, for justice, and for an end to racism, xenophobia, and discrimination. Outside, angry people chanting Nazi slogans surrounded them with burning torches. Their very presence was an existential threat to the people

Big Questions Sermon Series: June 18, 2017

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This is the first sermon in our summer sermon series on “big questions” about life and faith asked by the congregation. The most common questions I received this year were about heaven, hell, whether they exist, and who goes where. The first three sermons in our series will explore these issues. This sermon responds to the question, “What do Lutherans teach about hell?” One of the people who asked this question also wondered how and