Speaker: Intern Pastor Miriam Hanson

Getting Along

Whenever two or more are gathered…it can be hard to get along. While this isn’t quite what Jesus says to his disciples in this week’s readings, it certainly does seem to be a fact of life for us. Jesus talks about listening: Listening to those we disagree with, to those who have wronged us, and to those we have wronged. How well do we listen? Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how to move forward when we haven’t heard.

Accompanying Scripture:
Ezekiel 33:7-11, Matthew 18:15-20

Getting Along
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00:00 / 9:58
 
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Forgiveness

In the versions of the Lord’s Prayer we know, “debts” often gets translated as “trespasses” or “sins.” As we continue our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, Intern Pastor Miriam explores what it means to trespass against God, and how forgiveness comes to us even in the midst of a perpetually sin-filled world.

Accompanying Scripture:
Numbers 14:19-24, Matthew 6:9-13

Forgiveness
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00:00 / 10:10
 
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Your Kingdom Come

As we continue our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores the kind of kingdom Jesus had in mind when he teaches his disciples to pray, “your kingdom come.” Spoiler alert: It’s not quite what they expected.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 103:1-5, 19-22, Matthew 6:9-13

Your Kingdom Come
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00:00 / 9:20
 
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Our Father in Heaven

This week we began our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer given to us by Jesus, full of words to say when we just don’t know what we’re doing or find ourselves at a loss for what to say. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores why prayer matters, who we’re praying to and if God is listening.

Accompanying Scripture:
Romans 8:12-17, Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father in Heaven
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00:00 / 9:21
 
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Expansive Care

As we near the end of our sermon series on Job, we are reminded of the expansive care God offers to all of creation. Like Job, our sufferings can cause us to turn inward, to ask for the spotlight to stay on us. But God is big enough to recognize our needs while still caring for the rest of the world around us. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we are called to be part of creation, rather than the focal point of creation. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 38:25-27, 41:1-8, 42:1-6, Matthew 6:25-33

Expansive Care
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00:00 / 10:49
 
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Budding Hope

Job offers us a unique style of scripture this week: poetry. Through his lyrical words, he paints a picture of new life and hope, even in the midst of suffering. How can Job hold this tension of hope and suffering, death and new life? Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam considers how we too can find hope amidst the unexpected tensions of life.

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 14:7-15, 19:23-27, Luke 21: 29-33

Budding Hope
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00:00 / 10:30
 
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An Honest Lament

This week as we continue our sermon series on Job, we find him in a very dark place. Job’s circumstances are extreme, and yet his despair and darkness are not all that removed from the suffering that can slip into our lives and our world today. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we can take a cue from Job on coping with and addressing our laments. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 3:1-10, 4:1-9, 7:11-21, Matthew 27: 45-46

An Honest Lament
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00:00 / 12:01
 
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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

Death Swallowed In Life
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00:00 / 9:51
 
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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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00:00 / 11:17
 
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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

You Shall Be My Witnesses
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00:00 / 40:49
 
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Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

10:00 AM Streaming Worship

We invite you to join us this Sunday.