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

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  • Half-Truths: Everything for a Reason

    12/09/2021 Duración: 26min

    Most of us have either heard or used the phrase “everything happens for a reason.”  But does it really?  Is God intimately involved in every single detail of our lives?  If He is, what kind of conclusions can we draw from that line of thinking?  We’ll discuss that in today’s sermon! Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 30:19-20Pastor 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 Lamb is the Light

    05/09/2021 Duración: 23min

    The final two chapters of the Bible, Revelation 21-22, speak of a “New Jerusalem,” the ultimate home of those whom God has made righteous. And in the description of that city is this: "And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb” (21:23). Join this week's podcast as we consider the practical meaning of Christ as our light.Scripture reading: Revelation 21:22 - 22:5Pastor 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)

  • Hell is for Real

    29/08/2021 Duración: 32min

    We don't hear much about hell these days in mainstream Protestant churches.  But believe it or not, hell shows us just how much God loves us.  We'll talk about why that's not a crazy statement.  And also the fact that we always need to be mindful of the impact that our life, our words, and our example will have on the people around us.  Scripture reading: Mark 9:42-50Pastor 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)

  • Spiritual Protective Equipment

    22/08/2021 Duración: 30min

    The facts of modern daily life affirm that we are living in challenging times. We need to hear once again the Apostle Paul's challenge to "put on God's armor." (Ephesians 6:11) Join us, as we explore the "Spiritual Protective Equipment" which God provides for life in difficult times.Scripture reading: Ephesians 6:10-20Pastor 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)

  • Fear of the Other: Not Here?

    15/08/2021 Duración: 33min

    As Pastor Scott Miller has been returning to wellness following surgery, we have had the opportunity to hear preaching from some less-familiar voices. To wrap up this series of visitors to the pulpit, this morning we hear from Mr. John Esaias, long-time member and lay leader at Mt. Lebanon UMC, as he shares reflections on the second chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians. Calling to mind the Apostle's exhortations to unity, Mr. Esaias explores how the early church in Ephesus responded to internal and external divisions, and how we can learn lessons from history and scripture that are applicable to the church today.Scripture reading: Ephesians 2:11-22Mr. John Esaias, guest 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)

  • "I am the Bread of Life"

    08/08/2021 Duración: 46min

    As Pastor Scott Miller continues to recuperate, we have the opportunity to hear some less-familiar voices from the pulpit. This week, Mr. Mitchell Stecker shares reflections on Jesus' statement in John 6 -- "I am the Bread of Life" -- and explores the Eucharistic element of this text, as well as parallels in other biblical stories where God provides that humblest food to his servants in their time of need. Scripture reading: John 6:35; 41-51Mr. Mitchell Stecker, guest 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)

  • Called to...

    01/08/2021 Duración: 25min

    As Pastor Scott Miller continues to recuperate from surgery, we have the opportunity to hear some less-familiar voices from the pulpit. This week, one of Mt. Lebanon UMC's own returns to us in a new role: the newly commissioned Rev. Grace Killian preaches today on the 4th chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians, speaking on to topic of responding to God's in each of our lives, and what it means to lead a life "worthy of the calling to which we have been called".Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:1-16The Rev. Grace Killian, guest 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)

  • Be Filled with all the Fullness of God

    25/07/2021 Duración: 28min

    As Pastor Scott Miller continues to recuperate from surgery, we have the opportunity to hear some less-familiar voices from the pulpit. This week, the Rev. Don Cook shares reflections on the 3rd chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians, on the theme of being filled with all the fullness of God. Scripture reading: Ephesians 3:14-21The Rev. Don Cook, guest 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 Building & The Body: Part II

    18/07/2021 Duración: 46min

    As Pastor Scott Miller continues to recuperate from surgery, some less-familiar voices will be heard from the pulpit at the 8:30 traditional service. This week, Mitchell Stecker concludes a two-part reflection on Ephesians, the "Queen of the Epistles" -- or, thought of another way, "How to be the Church...for Dummies" -- and explores the ways in which the ekklesia, the body of believers that is the church, is similar to our human bodies, and the ways in which we should behave so as to "build up the body", in the words of the Apostle. Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:4-8; 11-32Mr. Mitchell Stecker, guest 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 Building & The Body: A Two-Part Look at Ephesians and its Wisdom for the Modern Church

    11/07/2021 Duración: 34min

    While Pastor Scott Miller recovers from surgery, some less-familiar voices will be heard from the pulpit at the 8:30 traditional service. This week and next, Mr. Mitchell Stecker will bring a two-part reflection on the rich and expansive guidance that the Apostle gives to the church in Ephesus in his epistle to them. We will be digging into this powerful book of scripture -- which has sometimes been rightly called the "Queen of the Epistles" -- to find how its deep, ancient theology and beautiful, poetic turns of phrase can be applied by Christ's body, the Church, today.Scripture reading: Ephesians 2:1-10Mr. Mitchell Stecker, guest 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)

  • From One, Many

    04/07/2021 Duración: 25min

    One of the early mottos of the United States was the phrase E Pluribus Unum, "from many, one." It referred to the unity of the inhabitants of the original 13 colonies. Pastor Tom's message for this coming Sunday turns that old motto upon its head -- "From one, many." This emphasizes our unity in Jesus Christ. Join this weekend's podcast as we consider the Apostle Paul's phrase: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)Scripture reading:  Galatians 3:23-29Pastor Thomas Q. 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)

  • Two Touches

    27/06/2021 Duración: 27min

    Human touch is a powerful thing.  The age of covid has made that even more clear.  This Sunday we'll be looking at two different touches and the power they had on a whole community.  We'll also think about how we are called to touch others and help take care of their needs.  Scripture reading:  Mark 5:21-43Pastor 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 Still Point

    20/06/2021 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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 Duración: 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)

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