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A Cosmic Wager

This Sunday we began a sermon series on the book of Job, which highlights the story of a man who is completely righteous, loves God, and does everything right but loses everything. What starts as a cosmic bet between God and Satan ends with an exchange between God and Job, giving voice to our frustration with the brokenness of our world. Listen as Pastor Kate explores why God even agrees to this bet and what it means for us today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 1:1-22, Luke 6: 46-49

A Cosmic Wager
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The Holy Trinity

This week we celebrate the idea that God is both three individual beings and one being at the same time. It’s a difficult idea to grasp, yet it is an important part of our theology. Listen as Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton wrestles with the Trinity and what that doctrine means to us particularly in these challenging days.

Accompanying Scripture:
Genesis 1:1-2: 4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20

The Holy Trinity
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Gifts of the Spirit

This week we celebrated the day of Pentecost when the whole church was together, gifted with the Holy Spirit, and suddenly able to hear each other even though they spoke different languages. Listen as Pastor Kate explores the way the spirit is at work in and around us, uniting us during the divisive times we find ourselves experiencing today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-13, Mark 1: 4-8

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Death Swallowed In Life

This week we find the Corinthians debating the possibility of resurrection. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam discusses how confronting death and contemplating our own non-existence is a bleak affair – like staring into the abyss – but God’s promise of new life remains. 

Accompanying Scripture:
1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57, Mark 12: 26-27

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Faith, Hope, and Love

This week we hear from the Apostle Paul when he writes to the Corinthians about love. Listen as Pastor Kate explores what he really meant when he wrote love is patient and love is kind and what that means to us now.

Accompanying Scripture:
1 Corinthians 13:1-3, Mark 12: 28-31

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Church at Corinth

In this week’s readings, we learn of Paul writing to the people of Corinth, concerned with the divisions among the followers of Jesus. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam discusses how despite the many divisions that remain among us today – physical, philosophical and political – we are united as one body through Christ.

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 18: 1-4, 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18, Mark 9: 34 – 35

Church at Corinth
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Church at Thessalonica

The Book of Acts tells us about the spread of the early church and the opposition it faced from established powers. Guest Seminarian Alex Stall explores how today’s church also faces opposition from “the world.” As we slowly emerge from isolation, can today’s church respond to the call to reshape the world?

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 17: 1-9, 1 Thessalonians 1-10, Mark 13: 9-11

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Peter Heals in Jerusalem

This week we hear stories of God’s healing powers in Jerusalem and Gennesaret. Sometimes, though, the physical healing isn’t the only miracle that happens. Listen as Pastor Kate explores the ways God is at work today, healing us, making us whole and uniting us as one people in community with each other and God.

Accompanying Scripture:
Acts 3: 1-10, Mark 6: 53-56

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You Shall Be My Witnesses

With Jesus’ resurrection, his disciples then wonder, what’s next? Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we too are wondering what’s next and invites us to bear witness to the ways God is at work all around us during this challenging time.

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 6: 7-13

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Resurrection of Our Lord

Intern Pastor Miriam reflects on how this Easter – as strange, different, and depressing in the midst of COVID-19 it may be – is actually probably very similar to the very first Easter so many years ago.

Accompanying Scripture:
Mark 16:1-8

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Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

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