Welcome to Christ the King Lutheran Church! 

Sharing God's love within our congregation and throughout the world through worship, learning, service, and community engagement


  Detail depicting   Averroes  , who addressed the omnipotence paradox in the 12th century, from the 14th-century   Triunfo de Santo Tomás   by   Andrea da Firenze (di Bonaiuto)  .

Detail depicting Averroes, who addressed the omnipotence paradox in the 12th century, from the 14th-century Triunfo de Santo Tomás by Andrea da Firenze (di Bonaiuto).

Embracing Questions

                                                                               Let's face it, life is a mix of blessings and struggles. It ranges from simple and straightforward, to challenging, to downright difficult and complex. As Lutheran Christians, we understand these various seasons as part of the mystery of life.  At Christ the King we celebrate with God and each other those times of joy and fullness, yet we do not shrink away from the hard questions and complicated parts of our spiritual journeys. In the tradition of Lutheran Christianity, we embrace paradox: we are simultaneously both sinners and saints; we find abundant life when we give ourselves to others; we are subject to the demands of God and also freed by God’s grace, which promises love, forgiveness, and abundant life.  As a community of faith we seek to find God in all of life, and look for God’s comforting presence even amidst uncomfortable, difficult, or intractable questions.  

 Unattributed stained galss photograph from  Internet Monk .

Unattributed stained galss photograph from Internet Monk.

Season of Easter     

The term “So that…”, is used 1,890 times in the scripture. This gives an indication of how important it is that the gift given is used for the purpose intended. “God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9). Jesus lived, died on a cross, and rose from the grave for a purpose. That purpose was “so that you may love one another.” Love is not simply a noun. Love is a verb that is active and alive. The Mission of Christ the King is “To Share God’s Love.” Sharing God’s love is the purpose of the resurrection and the purpose of this congregation. During the Easter Season, we will be lifting up the purpose and mission of Christ the King by exploring the purpose of love. Christmas songs often play for a long time before Christmas and then stop on that day. Unfortunately, this misses the “So that” of Christmas. Jesus was born so that God’s perfect love would become real in this world. As we proclaim the incredible good news that Christ has Risen, let us not stop at the empty tomb. He rose, so that we may love one another with the perfect love of God that not even death could overcome. He has Risen! He has Risen Indeed! Now, let us Share God’s Love!

 

  rouault's "Christ and the Apostles," photogrsphed by  Ben Sutherland

 rouault's "Christ and the Apostles," photogrsphed by Ben Sutherland

          Reformation 500

 What Next?

The year long observance of the 500th anniversary of The Reformation has past.  ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has challenged all to consider, "what happens on October 32nd?"  In other words, now that we have marked this important occasion with expressions of partnership and dialogue, how will we  live into the future?  

May the spirit of ecumenism and mutual respect continue, not just with our brothers and sisters in the Roman Catholic church, but across all denominational lines.  May we enter into relationship with other faith traditions and discover those truths we share in common.  May we find ways to be see Christ in our neighbor, and be Christ to our neighbor, on "October 32nd" and beyond. 

 

                                                                         


Worship Sundays at 8:15 and 10 am


 

Our Location

We are located in the village of Pinecrest in a beautiful park-like setting across from Pinecrest Gardens.

11295 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156

phone: (305) 665-5063

fax: (305) 667-0379

e-mail: office@ctkmiami.org


Come and experience the love of God.


Sermons


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