Pastor Ethan Luhman, Associate Pastor

 
Pastor Ethan Luhman joined the staff at FIL in October 2018, serving as lead pastor of the River of Life campus and overseeing adult ministries for both campuses. Pastor Ethan is driven by discipleship and community, and he seeks to help people get connected to Jesus and to one another.
 
Pastor Ethan Luhman’s Sermons:

July 2020

Pivot Into Hope

Jesus has big plans. But we have to wait patiently for the last Day. In fact, we are not alone in our waiting. All of creation is waiting, groaning together for God to come back! Thank God we have the Spirit, interceding for us, and helping us to PIVOT to HOPE.

 
FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Sc



June 2020

Stephen – A Word of Forgiveness

What word might be more associated with Christians than forgiveness? Yet, how often are we portrayed or even seen as exactly the opposite? Judgmental, hypocritical… We talk often of forgiveness- which is the act of undoing wrongs that have been done. For Stephen, he forgave even with his final breath. His last words were, “Father, don’t hold this sin against them.”  Hear how we, too, can forgive up until our last words.
 

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May 2020

The Door of Desire

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the inspired Word of God. We keep those messages available online at www.filministries.org/sermon-audio. We also make our whole services available online at 




April 2020

The Door of Jealousy

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the inspired Word of God. We keep those messages available online at www.filministries.org/sermon-audio. We also make our whole services available online at 




Time to Shout!

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the inspired Word of God. We keep those messages available online at www.filministries.org/sermon-audio. We also make our whole services available online at 




March 2020

The Message

What is keeping you from forgiving? Is the sin too much? Is it not noteworthy enough to deserve it? Maybe you are scared to let it go, or you are loving the ability to hold something over another person’s head. But Jesus is busy speaking words of forgiveness- even to you. So why are you waiting to forgive? 
 
 

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by prov




Time To Pray

Learning to pray is a lot like learning to speak. We start with mumbles, groans, and cries, and they eventually turn into understandable words. How can we learn to pray? We learn to listen, learn to learn, and learn to join Jesus as he prays.

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the inspired




Why are you waiting to get in?

Are you waiting to get into the church, get into God’s will? What’s holding you up? The storms, the difficulties? Well, whether you’re in the boat or out of it, the wind will howl and wail. But Jesus is in the boat. Why are you waiting to get in?

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages each week based in the Scriptures, which we believe to be the




February 2020

Ash Wednesday – What are you waiting for?

On this day of repentance, we remember our many sins and our deep brokenness. We are people in need of repair. During Ash Wednesday, we seek to give up our sinfulness; this Lenten season, we are going to take up something. We are going to dedicate ourselves to 40 days of following Jesus through intentional reflection, reading, prayer, and action. We are marked this day with ashes, and with purpose, as God’s redeemed children, following Christ to the cross.

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Navigating Anxiety

What are you anxious about? Notice I didn’t say are you anxious. Most of us if asked what are we anxious about would have an answer within a few seconds. Anxiety and stress are a part of our lives, and it matters how we navigate these tense situations. We cast our anxieties on God because he cares for us!

FIL Ministries helps people reach up to God, reach in to each other, and reach out to the world. One of the ways we do that is by providing relevant, helpful, and meaningful messages