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LUKE Ministry

LUKE (Lutheran Urban Kingdom Expansion) Ministry is a Chicago urban renewal initiative. The goal is to partner with Lutheran congregations in urban Chicago and unite them in building holistic, transformational disciple-making communities who are living on mission with God through Word and Sacrament ministry.

Visit LUKE's website to learn more about this amazing ministry!

Recent Devotionals

Life in the Spirit – Surprised by God – Teaching 2

Life in the Spirit – Surprised by God
God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
God blesses those who are humble,
for they will inherit the whole earth.
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice,
for they will be satisfied. Matthew 5:3-6 (NLT)
God’s ways are not our ways; they are infinitely higher, infinitely better, they truly lead to the abundant life. As we approach God’s Word humbly, as followers, as learners who need much instruction, the Holy Spirit can purify our minds and hearts so that we can understand His ways and walk in them.

Life in the Spirit – Transformation – Teaching 1

Life in the Spirit – Teaching 1
Transformation
James 1:22-25 … But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.
Biblical teaching should result in transformation, not mere education. Jesus is not looking just for listeners, but for followers. Following God’s will is the good, right and proper thing to do. God guides us to study his word, to listen to the inner voice that is trying to convict us of sin and move us toward His holy will, and submit to it in the power of the Holy Spirit. And since God enabled us to do all of this, He will get all the credit for the results.

LSN Blog

Coaches Corner October 2016
Identity Crisis Averted This past weekend in worship, our Pastor asked us how we label ourselves.  The first thing that came to my mind was “blessing.”  So, I was somewhat surprised when the congregation’s answers went general, and then negative.  They started speaking labels like: ...
Coaches Corner September 2016
Count the Cost of Weekend “Worship” We, as Christians, believe that the Holy Spirit empowers and enables us to be devoted to Christ and His cause. This should be normal for every believer, and involves living life as God’s holy church and worshiping HIM with our lives. We do this personally...

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