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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 – The Gift of Time – Stewardship 2

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Life is a gift of time that we are responsible to steward with the decisions that we make until we die. Biblical time management is God’s wisdom applied to our lives. It’s not about knowing His path, it’s about walking His path. Why wouldn’t we want to search the scriptures and pray and seek discernment and guidance and wisdom, and then apply that wisdom to how we spend each day?

Life in the Spirit – Steward – Stewardship 1

Life in the Spirit – Steward
I Corinthians 4:1-5 So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
Life stewardship is the part of the journey of faith where personal growth plans and Christian character development really take root. It is only through first living as a worshiper and then living in Biblical community that I will really understand the Biblical perspective on life, to understand that God has given me every part of my life, and that I am tasked with stewarding it, with managing it for God’s purposes. Jesus didn’t just come to forgive us; He turned us into saints, people through whom He wanted to live, in and through community, but out in the world too. That’s what it means to have this gift of life.

LSN Blog

Coaches Corner February 2017
What Journey Are You On? This past week, I had the privilege of traveling to Phoenix for the Best Practices Conference at Christ Church.  Over 2000 churchgoing believers attend this conference for fellowship, rest, celebration, education and inspiration.  In many keynote, breakout and even...
Coaches Corner January 2017
Recalibrate…Good Times!  C’mon! January is a common month for us to make resolutions toward change.  We often search ourselves to determine priorities for change, and many of these resolutions seek to change the outside of us by what we do:  eat better, exercise more, spend less money, help...

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