• Welcome to L.U.K.E. Ministries!

Our Mission is Connecting people in Chicago and beyond in real loving relationship, with God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, with each other in contagious Christian community and with their calling of servanthood in the world.

Upcoming Events

Sat 24
Mon 26

UKANDU – St. Paul Grand Crossing

June 26 @ 12:00 am - June 30 @ 12:00 am
Mon 26

UKANDU – Tabor

June 26 @ 12:00 am - June 29 @ 12:00 am

Devotionals

Life in the Spirit – Relationship – Overseeing 3

Matthew 18:15-20 (NLT) [Jesus said] “If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector.
“I tell you the truth, whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.
“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

When one Christian brother or sister sins against another, creating relational discord, the Christian’s responsibility is to not push them away, but rather to lovingly confront them. And leaders must lead the way, modeling how to rebuild trust in broken relationships. We have to protect the relational unity of the church.

Life in the Spirit – Guidance – Overseeing 2

Mark 6:6b-13 (NLT) Then Jesus went from village to village, teaching the people. And he called his twelve disciples together and began sending them out two by two, giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. He told them to take nothing for their journey except a walking stick—no food, no traveler’s bag, no money. He allowed them to wear sandals but not to take a change of clothes.
“Wherever you go,” he said, “stay in the same house until you leave town. But if any place refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.”
So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil.

Jesus gives a clear task to his disciples before sending them out, combining responsibility and authority. And he never sends them out alone. but always in community with others (a partner in this case). This guidance is an important part of godly leadership. Spiritual leadership needs to help people see what the mission of God looks like for them, and encourages them to walk in the Spirit.