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Questions for Pondering – August 28, 2016

Sermon Title:  Honor and Humility

Sermon Text:  Luke 14:7-17

7When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 9 and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, ‘Give this person your place,’ and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. 11 For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

12 He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

We live in a world that distinguishes people in a variety of ways: job titles, status, money, success, sizes of houses, and many other worldly values. However, the teaching of Jesus appears to be the opposite of this. The question then for us is how do we live out Jesus’ call to be humble and not seek after the “honor” from others. This Sunday we will look into the meaning of humility and living a life of humility.

Questions for Pondering:
1. Jesus teaches us to not seek honor from others and to live a life showing grace. As much as we try, at times we do seek recognition or “honor” from others. In what ways have you sought “honor” from others?
2. What does it mean to humble? In what ways can we be “humble” as we welcome others into our church? In what ways can we bestow “honor” to the “humble” who come into our midst?

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Summer Garden Concert – August 28!

2016 Garden Concert Aug _ Quarto Nuevo

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August Mission – Habitat for Humanity

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 4August Mission:  St. Luke’s August Mission is Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) which seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Since 1990, Habitat LA has served nearly 4000 people by building and renovating more than 1000 homes locally and internationally.  In 2015 it was recognized by Habitat for Humanity International as one of 14 “Affiliates of Distinction” for its achievements and innovation incorporating diversity, integrity, efficiency, leadership, partnership, sustainability and global perspective.  To support Habitat LA more actively, St. Luke’s has 3 members participating in a Habitat project on Thursday August 25 from 8:00 am-3:30 pm and more volunteers are welcome.  In addition, building materials including new and gently used furniture, appliances and hardware may be donated to the Habitat ReStore in Torrance at 18600 Crenshaw Blvd.  Please support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles generously in all the ways you are able. Jan Gardner, Mission Chair

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