All Saints Lutheran Church

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All Saints Lutheran Church
All Saints Lutheran Church is listed in the Churches Lutheran category in Orlando, Florida. Displayed below is the only current social network for All Saints Lutheran Church which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of All Saints Lutheran Church on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 73.

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12601 Balcombe Rd
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 859-9468
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Weekly Devotional Thoughts One of the most powerful weapons on earth is the spoken word. They have the power to start wars, destroy relationships and bring down governments. I recently heard a parent yelling at her child to hurry up and get out of the car. The mother called the child stupid, lazy and used profanities to describe the young girl. Can you imagine how this child sees herself? Envision the effect it will have on her in the future. This is not how Christ wants us to use the gift of words. One of the best commercials I have ever watched involved a boy about 5 or so trying to pour himself a glass of milk. He tried three different times to pour it into a glass, each time he failed, creating a larger and larger mess. His mother, after each attempt did not scold him, instead she kept encouraging him, beseeching him to give it another try. She kept telling him how proud she was of him. He was somewhat successful on his next attempt, part of it went in, and the rest hit the floor. His mother applauded and congratulated him. His smile said it all. While it is only a commercial, it demonstrates how loving words can help a child grow in confidence and grow the bond between parent and child. The old saying sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me is simply not true. Broken bones can heal, the damage words cause may never heal. How we use words is a choice God has left to us. We determine if we use them for good or evil. The gift of inspiring others by our words cost us nothing yet it is precious to those who hear it. It is a gift; we should be sharing as freely as God gives us His mercy. Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” The spoken word has great power and with great power comes great responsibility. Blessings: Pastor Brian



Weekly Devotional thoughts For the next 40 days (Lent) let’s do a couple of things out of the ordinary. One is to create a “gratitude” list. This gratitude list would be a record of all the kind things others do for you. Whenever you are the recipient of an act of kindness, write it down. Acts of kindness should not go unnoticed and unappreciated. Raise your awareness that God has placed these individuals in your life. Next, act kindly and lovingly towards everyone in your life, including strangers. Initially we may do these acts of kindness in hopes of being put on someone else’s “gratitude” list. But over time, with Christ’s help, these acts of kindness will become second nature. I recently read a short story about two boys who did an act of kindness. Initially they wanted to prank a man working in his field. They thought about taking his shoes and hiding them and then watching his reaction as he discovered they were missing. The older boy suggested another plan. Instead of hiding his shoes, they should instead place a coin in each one and see what his reaction would be. They hid nearby in some bushes and waited. “It wasn’t long before the farmer came in from the field, tired and worn. He reached down and pulled on a shoe, immediately feeling the money under his foot. With the coin now between his fingers, he looked around to see who could have put it in his shoe. But no one was there. He held the dollar in his hand and stared at it in disbelief. Confused, he slid his other foot into his other shoe and felt the second coin. This time, the man was overwhelmed when he removed the second silver dollar from his shoe. Thinking he was alone, he dropped to his knees and offered a verbal prayer that the boys could easily hear from their hiding place. They heard the poor farmer cry tears of relief and gratitude. He spoke of his sick wife and his boys in need of food. He expressed gratitude for this unexpected bounty from unknown hands. After a time, the boys came out from their hiding place and slowly started their long walk home. They felt good inside, warm, changed somehow knowing the good they had done to a poor farmer in dire straits. A smile crept across their souls” . When Christ asks us to love our neighbors He isn’t asking for us to do something monumental every time. A simple act of kindness and the recognition of the good done for us is often life changing. As we journey towards the cross, remember we are not on this journey alone. Blessings: Pastor Brian

Weekly Devotional thoughts Will tomorrow be a joyful day? The answer lies in where we attempt to find joy. How many times have we thought, if we have a new car, that will do the trick? Or how about a new home in the perfect location? Or a fulfilling job with a large pay increase? The perfect marriage? What if we win the lottery for millions? What if we were totally debt free? Unfortunately, most people find that once they acquire these temporary things, their contentment is fleeting. So the quest must begin anew. Joy that is built on a temporary foundation cannot last. God doesn’t want to fill us with momentary satisfaction, He wants us to have a hope, a joy that is resilient enough to overcome any of the adversity we face in our lives. God desires for us to have a joy that is everlasting. If you want a joy that is perpetual, then look to Christ. Choose to place your search for joy in Christ’s care. Choose to have Christ be the lead in your life. Choose to find joy living a life that mirrors Christ’s as closely as you can. Choose love over hate. Choose to forgive instead of holding a grudge. Choose kindness. Choose to see the good in others instead of their shortcomings. Choose to serve others. Have you ever noticed how good it feels when you serve others? Especially when you do it with no alternative motive other than you knew it was the right thing to do? It’s no accident we feel this way, God created us this way, in His imagine. John 3:16 & 17 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” This is the foundation for all of our joy. Blessings: Pastor Brian