Mt Lebanon United Methodist Church's Podcast

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Did you want to share the morning sermon with a friend or just miss a Sunday? Catch up on the messages from MLUMC!Reaching Outward, Nurturing Inward, and Growing Together;1000 members involved in 100 ministries for 1 missionLearn more about supporting our ministries at http://www.mlumc.org

Episodes

  • The Still Point

    20/06/2021 Duration: 27min

    In a time of crisis, we need to find a “still point,” calming our spirits and opening our minds to God’s leading. A pair of Bible stories — David and Goliath and Jesus calming the storm — guide us in responding to chaotic times. Both texts demonstrate the importance of seeking a quiet moment of contemplation in the face of crisis, and how regular prayer can help us build that skill, so we are prepared when challenges arise. Scripture reading:  1 Samuel 17:32-49Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Growing in the New Creation

    12/06/2021 Duration: 24min

    Sermon for June 13, 2021 -  God doesn’t want us just going through the religious motions – you know, just doing our duty. He wants us changing, because He wants us to become like His Son.  He wants us to grow!Scripture Reading from Mark 4:26-34 (Parable of the Mustard Seed)Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Buildings from God

    06/06/2021 Duration: 25min

    How can buildings tell us what is essential to life … on earth and in heaven? Paul challenges us to make sure everyone has adequate food, water, shelter and sleep. But we need to realize that everything in this world passes, so we should live by faith and focus on the building from God that is eternal in the heavens. We will all go home at the end of life, and it won’t be to a house made with hands.Scripture reading:  2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.   Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • It Coulda Been Worse

    30/05/2021 Duration: 29min

    Waiting can be hard.  Jeremiah the prophet knew this all too well while suffering through the Bablyonian exile.  God's mercies are new every morning, but that may be small comfort to people waiting during a difficult situation.  We'll talk about some things that the Word says can help us while we wait for deliverance.  Scripture reading:  Lamentations 3:19-26Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Aldersgate Day Evensong

    25/05/2021 Duration: 01h31s

    This is a live recording of the service of Evensong on Aldersgate Day, recorded at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on 24 May 2021. This special worship offering was presented by the Ministry of Music and features a reflection upon the occasion delivered by Pastor Tom Strandburg. The order of worship for this service can be downloaded at the link below. https://drive.google.com/file/d/18pu85hkbcemPFVTwNcq14aFhNUPBIP6y/view?usp=sharing Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • The Interpreter

    23/05/2021 Duration: 20min

    On that first Christian Pentecost, Peter was the interpreter who answered the crowd’s question about the meaning of the translation. He addressed the people and told them about Jesus and about salvation.In other words, the communication miracle of Pentecost happened because the Holy Spirit translated and Peter interpreted. Has it ever occurred to you that both translation and interpretation are still necessary to the spread of Christianity?Scripture reading:  Acts 2:1-20Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.------------The special music in today's podcast is "Der Heilig Geist vom Himmel kam" by Johannes Eccard (1553–1611), sung by members of the MLUMC choir. The German text and an English translation are given below.Der heilig Geist vom Himmel kam, mit Brausen das ganz Haus einnahm, darin die Jünger sassen; Gott wollt sie nicht verlassen. O welch ein selig Fest ist der Pfingesttag gewest! Gott sende noch jetzt undin unser Herz und Mund sein heil'gen Geist! Das sei ja, das sei ja, so singen wir H

  • Why Worry?

    16/05/2021 Duration: 31min

    Material things don't eliminate worry - they often enhance the worry.  So Jesus tells us not to worry. But why is He so passionate about not worrying?  We'll discuss three reasons why.  Scripture reading:  Matthew 6:25-34Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • God's Chosen Ones

    08/05/2021 Duration: 31min

    Today, we continue our theme of “abiding in Christ,” who is the Vine to whom all of the branches are connected. Modesty might discourage us from even entertaining this important biblical truth – You are God’s chosen one! “You did not choose me," Jesus said, "but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit . . ." (John 15:16a)Scripture reading: John 15:9-17Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.  Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • The Fruitful Life

    02/05/2021 Duration: 26min

    What does God want from us as Christians?  Fruit!  What kind of fruit are we called to produce?  And how do we produce it?  Here's a hint:  abiding!Scripture reading: John 15:1-8Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • All-In Christians

    25/04/2021 Duration: 24min

    When we speak of being "totally committed" we often use the terminology "all in." Coaches, teachers, and preachers are known for calling upon their proteges to be "all in." Are you "all in" for the Gospel, and for the lifestyle that it represents?Scripture reading: John 3:16-24Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.  Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • That's What We Are!

    18/04/2021 Duration: 28min

    Doing the right thing can be hard, frustrating, and annoying sometimes.  But as children of God, we're expected to show the world exactly what that means - including by our behavior!Scripture reading: 1 John 3:1-7Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Crowdsourced Christianity

    11/04/2021 Duration: 20min

    First-century Christians of Jerusalem worked together to help those in need. “There was not a needy person among them,” because they distributed aid “to each as any had need” (vv. 34-35). Having been rescued by Jesus and given new life by his resurrection, we — like those Christians of Jerusalem — can best reach out to those in need when we work together.Scripture reading: Acts 4:32-35Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.  Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • ...And Peter

    04/04/2021 Duration: 23min

    The Risen Lord not only draws us back to His love when we have fallen away from it; He also sends us out to bear witness to that love, to the love which offers hope wherever people, or even whole communities, are divided from one another.Scripture reading: Mark 16:1-7Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.  Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Palm Monday

    27/03/2021 Duration: 28min

    When Jesus rode into town on a small donkey, he did so on a day that was a work day for the people. Sunday was not a day off. It was like our Monday. It was the first day of the work week for them. So, far from being a humdrum, unexciting Monday, on this particular day, something huge was happening. Scripture reading: Luke 19:28-40Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.   Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • The Secret of Life

    20/03/2021 Duration: 25min

    Seeing Jesus isn’t a spectator sport. It’s a way to be followed, it’s a truth to be embodied, it’s a life to be lived. It’s being a grain of wheat that falls into the ground and dies so that it might bear much fruit. Scripture reading: John 12:20-33Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Moving to Jesus

    13/03/2021 Duration: 26min

    The New Testament leader Paul talks about moving toward a heaven-inspired perspective and making it a regular practice. We might assume that seeking and doing God’s will gets easier as we go through life. But, when the voice of God seems inexplicably silent, it doesn’t mean we’ve somehow failed. It means God wants us to walk by faith.Scripture reading: Ephesians 2:1-10Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved.  Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • True Worship

    07/03/2021 Duration: 26min

    How passionate are we for true corporate worship? Is it something we do when nothing better is going on? Are we excited to worship the Father in spirit and in truth or are we simply going through the motions?  Scripture reading: John 2:13-22Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Who's the Boss?

    27/02/2021 Duration: 30min

    We often speak about "control issues" in human relationships, and the troubles they can cause. Jesus makes it clear throughout his ministry that when it comes to our relationship with God, our attitude must be one of surrender to the Divine Will.Scripture reading: Mark 8:31-38"Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."  (Mk. 8:34b)Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • Beasts and Angels

    21/02/2021 Duration: 25min

    Like Jesus, sometimes we need long stints in the wilderness to learn what it really means to be God’s children. Because the unnerving truth is this: we can be loved and uncomfortable at the same time. We can be loved and vulnerable at the same time.Scripture reading: Mark 1:9-15Pastor Scott Miller, preacher.Music permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

  • The Greatest of These is Love

    14/02/2021 Duration: 33min

    "If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing." Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13Pastor Tom Strandburg, preacher.Postlude: "Gavotte en Rondeau" from Joseph Bodin de Boismorteir's Sonata In Bb, recorded by MLUMC member Lydia Slater & friendsMusic permission obtained from ONELICENSE: A-700887. All rights reserved. Support the show (https://secure.accessacs.com/access/oglogin.aspx?sn=112595&f=107)

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