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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

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We are an open, inclusive, antiracist church located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Listen and subscribe for weekly sermons, action steps, and guided meditations.

We are an open, inclusive, antiracist church located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Listen and subscribe for weekly sermons, action steps, and guided meditations.

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United States

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We are an open, inclusive, antiracist church located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Listen and subscribe for weekly sermons, action steps, and guided meditations.

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@stlukesindy

Language:

English


Episodes

Loving When Things Aren’t Clear

5/15/2022
Ever had the experience where you think you’re talking with somebody but it’s like you’ve got two totally different conversations going on? Or where you think you are talking about the same thing but what the other person is saying you can’t even understand. Or when you are with someone and you are trying to work something out, and you start to discover, “I don’t think we’re going to get there. I don’t think we are going to agree. I don’t know that we are going to be able to clear things...

Duration:00:01:09

Enduring Love

5/11/2022
I’ll let you in on a secret. Most pastors, and I am among them, feel a lot of trepidation about preaching on Mother’s Day. I learned the hard way in my first church what happens when you don’t preach about mothers at all on Mother’s Day. When I got out of seminary I followed the lectionary, prescribed Bible passages for each Sunday of the year. My first Mother’s Day I followed the lectionary without a mention of mothers. And I heard it from all the people who love their mommas and all the...

Duration:00:01:50

Practical Love

5/1/2022
Today, Pastor Rob talks about practical love... he shares the impact that God's love, agape love, makes on our lives. See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open, antiracist, justice-seeking church, visit http://stlukesumc.com/give. We are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ - regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or...

Duration:00:01:13

Love Matters

4/24/2022
Today we start a new series called, Love, Practically. Join us as Pastor Jevon takes helps us in understanding love through purses and labels. He explains how there is no area of your life where love does not apply. As we go through these next few weeks, don’t just limit this to romantic love. The Greeks had different iterations of the word that described different kinds of relationships. It described love of friendships, family, our love for and from God, and romantic love. See sermon...

Duration:00:01:15

Easter Faith

4/17/2022
For the past six weeks we have been talking about what it means to live by faith. So this morning I want to focus on the second part of the Easter story in John’s Gospel because it focuses on Mary Magdalene who represents a particular kind of Easter faith. Like Peter and John who witnessed the empty tomb, they were all believers in Jesus. They didn’t exactly come to faith on Easter, they came to a new faith. See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our...

Duration:00:01:36

Faith of the Crucifier

4/10/2022
Today Pastor Rob Fuquay portrays a Centurion in the Roman Legion serving in Judea under Pontious Pilate, prefect of Caesarea, and loyal subject to his divine sonship, Emperor Augustus. Loyal, that is, until he avowed faith in Another. Listen as Pastor Rob dramatically portrays this story. See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open, antiracist, justice-seeking church, visit http://stlukesumc.com/give. We are an open community of...

Duration:00:00:50

Faith Changes My Dependence on God

4/3/2022
Today we are talking about the most important element of this series on faith, putting faith into practice, understanding how faith changes everything when we put our trust in God fully. See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open, antiracist, justice-seeking church, visit http://stlukesumc.com/give. We are an open community of Christians helping people find and give hope through Jesus Christ - regardless of their gender, race,...

Duration:00:01:34

Faith Changes How I Face Daily Pressures

3/27/2022
For people of faith it seems the burden of proof has always been against us when it comes to presenting a reasonable argument for why we believe. After all we are talking about a God we cannot see or touch; and claims like resurrection, walking on water or parting a sea defy what our own sciences say is possible. Listen how Pastor Rob talks about finding the evidence in your life. See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open,...

Duration:00:01:20

Faith Changes How I See Jesus

3/20/2022
This week, Pastor Nicole explains how sharing the love of Jesus can change how not only God sees us, but how we see the miracles He makes in our lives. How, Faith is a filter that changes the way we see the world and even the way that we see Jesus. Depending on our angle, our soul settings the saturation of faith and the light of Christ that filters through our lives- we literally see the world and even Jesus differently. —— See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support...

Duration:00:01:40

Faith Changes My Willingness to Pray for Others

3/13/2022
Have you ever been turned off with Jesus? If so, why? Was it the way you experienced Jesus through people who said they followed him? Was it the judgment you felt? Narrowness? A feeling that being associated with Jesus made you a less critical thinker, a self-righteous person, or someone who had to believe things you don’t believe? Listen to Pastor Rob as he dives deep into how faith changes your willingness to pray for others. See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support...

Duration:00:01:46

Ash Wednesday 3/2/22

3/8/2022
Our series this Lent is called Faith Changes Everything. Lent is a good season to give attention to our faith. It is a time for Christians to reflect on the meaning of Jesus’ suffering and death and deepening and renewing our connection to God. But you don’t have to be Christian, of course, to have faith. You don’t even have to believe in God to have faith.

Duration:00:01:06

Faith Changes What I Seek

3/6/2022
In this first Sunday in our Lenten series, Faith Changes Everything, Pastor Rob talks about how faith is determined by what you seek. If your highest need is comfort and satisfaction faith might always seem a bit illusive, or perhaps thin. But if you seek a connection to God that can weather difficult times, then you will discover a faith that changes everything. —— See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open, antiracist,...

Duration:00:01:25

Ride-or-Die

2/27/2022
Pastor Jevon finishes the Indispensable Relationships series today talking about the need for a "ride-or-die" relationship in our life. How God shows us His presence in our lives through people, and how these people are in your corner, win, lose, or draw. Listen in and think about who fills this role in your life - or are you the friend to follow and be someone's ride-or-die. —— See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open,...

Duration:00:01:29

The Challenger

2/20/2022
Pastor Mindie Moore continues our series called Indispensable: relationships we simply cannot live without. And this theme is perfect for this week, when you and you and you and you and, according to market research, 145 million Americans gave Valentine’s Day cards to people they find indispensable. But you know, of all the types of cards that were given this week- to the husband, wife, partner, galentine or friend- you may not find one written for the relationship that we’re exploring...

Duration:00:00:53

Opposites

2/13/2022
We all need encouragers, but this week we go in the opposite direction, literally. We think about our need for people who are opposite our gifts and traits. Our scripture story today does not describe a romantic context. It doesn’t even talk about a family relationship or friendship. It is about relationships in a church context, but it brings out this point about the need for differing, and even opposing, relationships in our lives, and the potential for challenge that brings. —— See...

Duration:00:01:41

Barnabas - Encourager

2/6/2022
Who is your Barnabas? You might be wondering “What in the world is a Barnabas?” You can find today’s sermon through the link in our bio but we’ll give you the short version. Who is your encourager? The Barnabas in your life is the person who encourages you. The person in your life that helps you connect the dots between what you believe about yourself to the belief God has in you. Listen in as Pastor Jevon talks about the Barnabas in our of our lives. —— See sermon notes and more at...

Duration:00:01:25

Double Vision

2/1/2022
Today's sermon is called Double Vision, because this is going to be a year of looking ahead at the big vision peaks toward which we believe God is calling St. Luke’s to scale, while at the same time focusing on the present steps of ministry in front of us. —— See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open, antiracist, justice-seeking church, visit http://stlukesumc.com/give. We are an open community of Christians helping people...

Duration:00:01:38

A Church That Takes Risks

1/23/2022
Last week Pastor Rob has talked about how this church reminds us our mission to welcome all. Using stories from the church in Normandy with medics who treated Germans as well as allied soldiers along with civilians. Those bloodstains most likely come from all the people treated. The church is to welcome all to know the hope and truth of Jesus Christ. Today, as we get ready for the presentation of our long range vision next Sunday, we consider one final metaphor for the mission of the...

Duration:00:02:00

A Church That Welcomes All

1/16/2022
Pastor Rob continues in this series, Our Unwritten Story as he talks about "A Church That Welcomes All" and the parable in Matthew that reminds us that anyone is invited. The good and the bad are accepted. Because what Jesus is describing in this parable is the church. He’s giving us a picture of what the church is meant to be, a place where all are welcome. —— See sermon notes and more at stlukesumc.com/sermons To support St. Luke's in our mission to be an open, antiracist,...

Duration:00:01:36

A Church That Heals

1/10/2022
Pastor Rob primes the pump and invites us to spend a few weeks thinking about the purpose of the church, not just St. Luke’s, but THE church. What is the mission of the church today? Do we even need the church? Given the increasing numbers of people disconnecting from organized religion that seems a relevant question. With the shifts in popular attitudes about church and questions about how our world will be different because of this pandemic, what does this mean for the future of the...

Duration:00:01:49