Pastor Keith Spencer's Podcast

Pastor Keith Spencer's Podcast

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Weekly sermons by Pastor Keith Spencer of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida who also has a deep affinity for nature photography, butterfly gardening and bread baking


Dr. Kristin Berkey-Abbott’s April 7th sermon at Trinity Lutheran Church
Apr 8 • 13 min
sermon, Kristin Berkey-Abbott, Romans 12, community
On Immigrants and Asylum Seekers: Why Following the Wall-Hating Jesus is the Way of Love
Mar 31 • 22 min
Why the narrative of fear against immigrants and asylum-seekers seeking safety and shelter in this nation is a narrative of death as opposed to those who follow Christ who are called to live and proclaim a narrative of love, hope, and compassion,…
May We Never Divide the Household of God: A Sermon on Immigrants, Walls, and being God’s Family
Mar 24 • 17 min
sermon Ephesians, the Wall, Immigration
The Sin of Baptizing the Laws of a Government
Mar 17 • 20 min
We are called in faith to love God and love neighbor, and when a nation’s laws bring us into conflict with these as they inevitably will, we must resist baptizing human laws and declaring them equally holy.
How Far Would You Go to Save Your Children? A Discussion of the Bible, the Wall, and Asylum Seekers.
Mar 10 • 28 min
Abraham lied to save his life and the lives of his family, while Moses’ mother broke the law to save her son. How far would you go to save those you love ?
Life in the Valley and Beyond the Mountain: A Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday
Mar 3 • 17 min
The purpose of coming to church is not to flee from the world, but because it is the real world, where Christ has promised to meet us always.
Walls and Injustice: Nehemiah and Today
Feb 24 • 18 min
The story we find in Nehemiah is the story of a people facing a critical choice of whether they will pay lip service to by exploiting and oppressing their neighbors or to be a people who embody God’s justice in the world.
Holy Baptism: Where God Acts Because We Cannot
Feb 3 • 19 min
Baptism is God’s work in us, where even in the fullness of our brokenness and sin, God saves and redeems us.
We are Incomplete Without You: A Sermon for Us and our LTGBQIA+ Neighbors
Jan 27 • 20 min
Back from foot surgery to preached a 20 minute sermon that wrestles with the hateful and toxic way the the scriptures are used to hurt the LGTBQIA+ community and why the Apostle Paul suggests that in Christ we Christians have the much better way of love.
You are My Beloved: God Gives us all a New Name
Jan 13 • 12 min
God in and through Christ Jesus calls us Beloved, a name no doubt, no fear, no sin came take away from us .
The Magi who Defied A King: A Tradition for Christians to Follow
Jan 6 • 13 min
The Magi defied King Herod. Would we?
Christmas Shouts “No” to Fear and “Yes” to Hope: A Sermon for Christmas Eve
Dec 25, 2018 • 14 min
The narrative of the world is all about fear, but nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus,
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year: A Sermon
Dec 23, 2018 • 17 min
When Christmas is not just a day, but a way of life.
The Hope of Christmas is a Daily Gift
Dec 3, 2018 • 17 min
The hope of Christmas is a daily gift and blessing
The Transformative Power of Gratitude: A Sermon
Nov 25, 2018 • 18 min
God’s act in and through Christ Jesus invites us to a life lived in continuous gratitude which transforms us.
Your Heart’s Roommate: Faith or Fear?
Nov 18, 2018 • 11 min
A risk-taking faith sheds fear and grows in its capacity to show compassion and love more genuinely and deeply.
When We Have More Than We Can Handle: A Sermon
Nov 14, 2018 • 14 min
The idea that God will not give us more than we can handle is wrong in what it says about God in every way imaginable.
Adam and Steve: Why God Loves Love (and that Adam and Eve Text Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means)
Oct 7, 2018 • 26 min
That Adam finds in Eve a helpmate does not mean that men can’t love men or women, women, or that transgender people are also part of God’s blessed creation and loved by God.
When Jesus Turns Everything That You Know Upside Down
Sep 30, 2018 • 19 min
Ever though the disciples seem totally taken with who matters most to the world, in the cross they find redemption. So do we.
Jesus Stands with the Abused
Sep 26, 2018 • 13 min
As we struggle with truth we know where Jesus stands: Jesus stands with the abused.
Greater Things Than These: A Sermon
Sep 9, 2018 • 14 min
Asking ourselves “What would Jesus do?” sells short the power of the Holy Spirit at work in and through our lives to do “greater things” for the sake of the Kingdom.
Speaking with Hearts Saturated with Love
Sep 3, 2018 • 13 min
James writes that we should be quick to listen and slow to speak, but when we speak, do we speak from a heart saturated with the love that is Christ Jesus?
Being Love Conforming and World Un-Conforming:A Sermon
Aug 26, 2018 • 20 min
Be Love conforming, not world conforming, no matter what the cost.
Dying to Self and Leading with Love
Jun 24, 2018 • 15 min
Each day is a dying to self and (re)turning to the way the Christ’s righteousness and love
Fathers, Children in Cages, and the Responsibilities of Being Made New in Christ
Jun 17, 2018 • 12 min
Being made new in Jesus invites us into a life that embodies Justice and Mercy.
Losing Hope and Having Hope Through Mental Illness: A Sermon
Jun 10, 2018 • 17 min
Even when suffering from mental illness and we have lost all hope, Jesus becomes our hope
A Sermon for May 6th 2017
May 27, 2018 • 13 min
a sermon for May 6th
A Sermon for Mother’s Day
May 27, 2018 • 13 min
A sermon for Mothers Day
Cry Holy! Cry Glory! A Sermon for Holy Trinity Sunday
May 27, 2018 • 16 min
a sermon on what it means to live into the freedom of God’s grace; a God who sends us
The Five Dimensions of Radical Hospitality: Making the Church a School of Love
Apr 29, 2018 • 10 min
Jesus calls our faith communities to be schools of radical love!
Sheep in Want: A Sermon for Good Shepherd Sunday
Apr 22, 2018 • 11 min
We want. We are not at Peace. We long for the quiet waters. And God knows this and will not disappoint us.
The Many Aspects of the Peace of God
Apr 15, 2018 • 12 min
Jesus offers us a personal peace and calls us to relational peace in the world rooted in the love for our enemies.
Guns, False gods, and the Cross
Mar 18, 2018 • 11 min
That to which we place our ultimate trust is truly our god.
The Deepest Expression of our Love for God is in our Love for the Most Vulnerable
Feb 25, 2018 • 16 min
Jesus understanding that love for God is best expressed in our love for the “other” threatens the structures of power built upon maintaining control and all authority
Incarnation: A sermon in Poetry
Dec 17, 2017 • 4 min
a poetic sermon reflection on the incarnation of Jesus
Remembering Mary, Hierarchy, and Patriarchy: A Sermon
Dec 3, 2017 • 11 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, FL on Sunday December 3rd 2017 based upon the Annunciation Story in Luke 1.
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY SERMON
Nov 5, 2017 • 13 min
A sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, FL, on Sunday November 5th 2017
The Friendship of Catholics and Lutherans in a New Age of Reformation: A Sermon
Oct 29, 2017 • 17 min
Celebrating the healing to the relationship between Catholics and Lutherans and their future of Promise
Separation of Church and State - You Keep Saying those Words: A Sermon
Oct 22, 2017 • 11 min
Our allegiance, our hearts, our whole selves we owe to God even if that means prophetically calling our own government to account for its actions or inaction.
How A Little Fruit each day is Good for Us: A Sermon
Oct 8, 2017 • 12 min
If you struggle with wanting it all - Jesus can help you produce better “fruit.”
Why Christians Cannot be Anti-Refugee
Oct 1, 2017 • 11 min
Jesus, from a refugee family, teaches us that that the deepest way to love God is to love our neighbor, who is the one most in need of mercy
Jonah, Immigrants, and North Korea: A Sermon
Sep 24, 2017 • 18 min
Why do our hearts cling to hate instead of love?
My Will or God’s Will: When Easy Biblical Answers are Wrong Answers
Sep 3, 2017 • 8 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida on Sunday September 3rd 2017 based upon Matthew 16: “Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me.”
Justice and Charity: Two Sides of a Single Coin
Aug 27, 2017 • 9 min
a sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Keith A. Spencer on Sunday AUG 27 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida
When Jesus Called A Woman A Dog: A Sermon
Aug 20, 2017 • 19 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida on Sunday August 20th 2017 based upon Matthew 15.
Caring as Much as God Cares: A Sermon
Aug 1, 2017 • 12 min
The Rev. Dr. Keith A. Spencer from Aug 24 2013
Living into the Foolishness of Hope: A Sermon
Aug 1, 2017 • 10 min
a sermon preached November 24 2013 by the Rev. Dr. Keith A. Spencer
God or Stuff: Which do we Love? A Sermon
Jul 16, 2017 • 15 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida, on Sunday July 16th 2017, based upon Matthew Chapter six from the Sermon on the Mount
Being Salt and Light: A Sermon
Jun 25, 2017 • 14 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer on Sunday June 25th 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida, based upon Matthew 5:16-19 “Salt and Light”
Reconciled in Christ, Radical Hospitality, and Being Fools for Christ: A Sermon
Jun 18, 2017 • 19 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines on Sunday June 18th 2017 at Trinity Lutheran, Pembroke Pines, Florida based upon Galatians 3
Faith and Doubt and Racism and Homophobia: A Sermon Reboot
Jun 11, 2017 • 21 min
a sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Keith A. Spencer, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida on Sunday June 11th 2017 based upon Matthew 28:16-20
PENTECOST [Inset Pithy Title Here] - A Sermon!
Jun 4, 2017 • 18 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida on Pentecost Sunday June 4th 2017 based upon Acts 2.
Sermon for Ascension Day: Turn Around!
May 28, 2017 • 16 min
a sermon perched by the Rev. Dr. Keith A. Spencer on Sunday May 28th 2017 based upon the Luke 24 Ascension story.
Annihilating Boundaries, Shredding Borders A Sermon
May 23, 2017 • 20 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, FL on Sunday May 21st 2017 based upon John 14: 15-21
Enemy Love: Blessed are the Peacemakers!
May 7, 2017 • 19 min
a sermon preached by The Rev. Dr. Keith A. Spencer, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida on Sunday May 7th 2017 based upon Matthew 5 “The Sermon on the Mount”
Exceeding Expectations
Apr 30, 2017 • 15 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida, based upon the Road to Emma’s text Luke 24:13-49 on Sunday April 30, 2017
Dear Terrified People: The Way of Meekness is not the way of Weakness
Feb 12, 2017 • 17 min
a sermon preached by Pastor Keith Spencer, Trinity Lutheran Church, Pembroke Pines, Florida, on Sunday February 12, 2017 based upon Matthew 5:5