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Fresh Life Church

Pastor Levi Lusko

Religion & Spirituality

4.8 • 1.4K Ratings

Overview

Welcome to the Fresh Life Church podcast! We are a church led by Pastor Levi and Jennie Lusko and exist to see those stranded in sin find life and liberty in Christ. For more information visit freshlife.church or download our app.

386 Episodes

Hanging In There

Exploring Joel 2, uncover five firm foundations that you can stand on when you’re just "hanging in there." Learn how to remain unshakable, to lean on Jesus, and to access the power of the Holy Spirit in the face of your hard reality.

Published: 20 May 2024

Roar Like a Mother

Looking at Joel 3, we see the strength and safety of God's love for us and the way He serves like a mother, sacrifices like a mother, loves like a mother, and roars like a mother! Learn how to run toward the roar of His glory and victory with your eyes on Him.

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

You Are Going to Be Happy Again

If you are full of regrets from past choices, filled with heartache over something taken from you, feel crippled by consequences, or want a re-do of the past...this message is for you. Looking at Joel 2, we see God's desire to not only heal us but restore the years that we feel robbed of and make up for lost time.

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Scared to Life

The more you understand God’s character, the easier it is to trust him in tragedy. Looking at Joel 2, we uncover how God reveals Himself amidst chaos and crisis and how in those season you can unlock rich spiritual understanding. We’re learning to shift our perspective from asking 'Why, God?' to seeking 'What are you teaching me, God?'"

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

It's Going To Be Alright

Pastor Levi Lusko sets up a new study through the Old Testament book of Joel, It's Going To Be Alright. We learn that trials seldom call ahead, and at any moment a trap door can open plunging us into crisis, death, and grief. In this message we are walked through grieving process– how not to grieve, how to grieve, and ultimately we are pointed to Jesus who never leaves our side and offers peace and healing.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

I Have A Bad Feeling About This

Pastor Levi Lusko looks at the final wound of Jesus in our series, The Wonderful Cross, and shows us that Jesus didn’t just die for your sins, he died for your sadness too. The cross made a way for both your salvation and your healing. Learn how his pierced heart was used to do great things for others and yours can too.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

All Means All

We often renegotiate what "all" means–we think it means "when I feel like it," "when I can see the benefit of it," "when I want to," or "when I'm not otherwise engaged." Looking at Mark 12:30, Pastor Bruce shows us that all means all and that in order to love God with all our hearts, some things have to go, some things have to change, and some things have to be embraced.

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

I Am The Resurrection and the Life

Pastor Shawn Johnson reminds us that because of Easter everything changes! Our God is big and powerful but also close and personal. There is nothing He cannot handle and the promise of Easter is that because of Christ we can live in freedom.

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

I Didn't See It Coming

Jennie Lusko looks at another one of the wounds of Jesus in our series, The Wonderful Cross, and shows us that because Jesus wore the crown of thorns, we can wear the crown of life. We often don’t see it coming when pain and hardship come our way, but Jesus knew what was coming for Him–torture, pain, mockery, shame, nakedness, ridicule, and death–and did it voluntarily, vicariously, and victoriously!

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Left Foot, Right Path

Looking at Revelation Chapter 10, Pastor Levi Lusko shares that even in chaos, you can stay on the right path and keep your feet on solid ground. Looking at the powerful imagery of the angel in Revelation standing strong with one foot on land and the other on the sea, we see the balance between controlling what we can and trusting God with what we can't. We're learning that even in the face of chaos, we can choose to stay on the right path, and do what we can with what is in our control while we wait for Jesus to return.

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

On Your Feet

In this message, Pastor Levi explores the profound impact of tuning into God's whispers, engaging in His work, and walking in His ways. Looking at the story of the Leper in Leviticus 14, this message serves as a powerful reminder that finding your footing and getting back up on your feet after life has knocked you down isn't about your good works, but about receiving the healing only Jesus can give, and aligning your heart and actions with God's purpose. It's through this that you find strength, security, and the ability to rise up in the face of pain and adversity.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

I Can't Handle This

Pastor Levi Lusko shares important handles for handling seasons of abundance. Looking at the story from the Gospels of the man with the withered hand, this message explores the paradox that our greatest strengths can also be our greatest vulnerabilities. Learn how the seasons of abundance are not just times for celebration but also for cautious introspection, and discover the most important prayer you can pray on the mountaintop. Shift your perspective on success and strength, steering you towards honesty, humility, vulnerability, and authority.

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

I'm Not What You Think

Pastor Levi Lusko teaches on the transformative power of embracing our true identity in Christ. He explores the biblical narrative of Ehud, a left-handed hero whose uniqueness was his advantage, and how this story parallels with our own lives. We're invited to cast aside the incorrect labels placed upon us by others or even ourselves, and discover the strength in what sets us apart.

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Be Right Back

Pastor Levi Lusko sets the stage for an in-depth exploration of the healing waiting for us Jesus' crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Looking into Isaiah 53:5, we uncover the layers of healing, forgiveness, and peace granted by Jesus' wounds–looking specifically at the wounds on His back. Discover four things that contribute to keeping us bound: burdens, spiritual attacks, cowardice, or betrayal, and how Jesus willingly stayed bound, taking on the scourging so you could be free.

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Give Him Some Space

Pastor Jennie Lusko leads us in lingering longer in the presence of God, giving God space, and waiting on Him. Looking at Psalm 27, we’re learning to crave His presence and make space for Him to move as we spend time in God’s Word, worship, and prayer. 'More of You' Belonging Co. Written by: Austin Davis, Hope Darst, Andrew Holt, Henry Seeley CCLI #7216783 'Wait On You' Maverick City Music Written by: Brandon Lake, Chandler Moore, Chris Brown, Dante Bowe, Steven Furtick, and Tiffany Hudson CCLI #7171578 'Holy Spirit' Jesus Culture Written by: Brian Torwalt and Katie Torwalt CCLI #6087919

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Kirk Herbstreit | Super Bowl Sunday Special

Join us for an extraordinary conversation as Pastor Levi Lusko sits down with ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit to explore his unique journey of faith, trials, and transformation. From being a people pleaser and navigating the challenges of his parents' divorce to discovering a profound connection with God through the vulnerabilities of life, Kirk shares candidly about the moments that shaped his spiritual path.

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

I Quit

"I Quit" is not just a statement of resignation but a powerful declaration of choosing a new path—the narrow way of triumph. Looking at 2 Corinthians 2:14, Pastor Levi Lusko reminds that God calls us to leave behind the victim mentality and invites us to live as more than conquerors, regardless of the very real challenges we face. This message challenges us to examine the 2,000 decisions we make each waking hour and to consciously choose to walk in the Spirit, to see ourselves as victors seated in heavenly places, and to embrace the fullness of life that Christ offers. Join us as we learn to say "I quit" to the victim mentality and step into our God-given identity as victors in Christ.

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Where There Are Sheep, There Are Wolves

Dan Galarza leads us through John Chapter 10, exploring the profound parable of the Good Shepherd as we learn to navigate life under the leadership of Jesus and master the art of following. In this message, "Where There Are Sheep, There Are Wolves," discover the rich symbolism of sheep, shepherds, and wolves in our spiritual journey and how these figures can guide us in leading a life of following Jesus. Learn to find strength in community, develop a deep hunger for God's word, and recognize the voice of our Shepherd amidst life's noise.

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

I Can't Cover For You Anymore

Pastor Levi Lusko delves into the themes of God's presence and life's pressures, drawing from Psalm 84 and 1 Samuel 5. This message, "I Can't Cover For You Anymore," explores the power of God's presence, the real reason for the pressure you feel, and how you can access the sound mind and sturdy foundation offered in God's presence. Pastor Levi shows us the ingredients to the pressure points in our lives–idolatry, anxiety, fear–and shows you that God's presence is the key and the cure.

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

Murky Obedience

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on how to walk in faith when the path isn’t clear. Looking at John 12, we’re learning the significance of taking steps in faith, that compliance with God's will is more vital than having complete clarity, and that true understanding, though often murky, comes when you trust in God's unfailing guidance. Whether you're facing a crossroads or seeking encouragement in your walk with God, discover how to keep your eyes on heaven and trust in God's unorthodox methods.

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

Make Up Your Mind

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on what to do with the intrusive thoughts, the pulls of this world, and the war between flesh and spirit. The kind of person you're going to become will be determined by the kind of thoughts you're going to think, so we're learning to stay in step with the spirit and lift our eyes on things above.

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

From Glory, For Glory

Pastor Kyle Heinecke preaches a message from Mark 1 about the type of transformation that can change everything. When we surrender everything to Jesus, though our world as we know it comes to an end, a new one is started with purpose and healing.

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

Huckleberry Christmas

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches a Christmas Eve message from Isaiah 53 on the remedy God has for the things that make your knees shake and your heart race. Because of the arrival of Jesus, we have been given assurance of His promise, and we can believe for restoration in our bodies, rejuvenation for our days here on earth, and reorientation of our eyes towards heaven.

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

Be The Brand...Because Jesus is Coming Soon

Pastor Jennie Lusko preaches from Daniel 3 on how to bear the brand of Jesus while we wait for His coming. Looking at the lives of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, we learn how to face hard things, live boldly, and submit to God's will while we wait for Jesus to return. We can go through hard things and come out stronger because Jesus is with us!

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

Walk With People

Carlos Whittaker shows us how to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a divided world. In order to be the hands and feet of Jesus, we need to slow down, see people, and, through generosity and sacrifice, free people. Discover five ways, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to do just that.

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

That'll Leave a Mark

Looking at Luke 8, Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on living a full, purposeful, and generous life. Discover seven things that will be true of your life when you live by "God math" and learn what it looks like to live a life that will leave a mark.

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

Too Many Irons in the Fire

Feeling pulled in 1000 directions? Spread too thin? Living with too many irons in the fire? Pastor Levi Lusko preaches from Isaiah 6 as we learn to trade the many irons we have in the fire for the one thing that is needed. When you find yourself saying yes to everything, you're saying no to the most important thing and are left without enough time, money, energy, attention, or capacity for compassion. As we open our eyes to see what Isaiah saw, we'll discover our best yes.

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

You're Better Than That

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches from Malachi on why we live with self-sabotaging tendencies and how to address them. Discover that you don't need to walk unsure of your worth, scarred, and scared, because God, through the work of Jesus, has made you better than that. Looking to the One who treasures you and made you His own leads to wholeness, healing, and a heart overflowing with generosity.

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2023

How's That Working Out For You?

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches from Haggai on how to not get stuck in a cycle of dysfunction, fear, and the template of your trauma. Looking at Haggai 2:3-9, we learn from the people to not choose fear over faith and to not be paralyzed by the thought that your best days are behind you. Discover how to get unstuck and step into the freedom God has for you.

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

Let Me Get This Straight

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches from Zechariah 3 on how Godly thinking can transform your life. When satan opposes, the odds are against you, and your own heart whispers, "You don't have what it takes," discover that you can have confidence in the God who saved you and called you His own. He plucked you from the fire, and He's got a good grip! Once you're in His hand, you can't be taken out, and nothing can stop you.

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2023

Friendships in the 21st Century

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on Biblical friendship and the secret to making friends in the 21st century. It's not easy, but it's possible, and it's worth it. You're not going to find amazing friendships, you have to build them. Pastor Levi shares six ways to build the sole stabilizing gift of friendship, what to do when friendships go wrong, and what to do when they go right.

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

You Need Friends

Pastor Levi Lusko points out how loneliness is the only ache that doesn't come from sin, and teaches us six benefits to having friendships in our lives. Looking at various scriptures throughout the Bible, we see the richness of joy, wisdom, and power that can be found by placing the right community of people around us.

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

The Secret to a Full Life

Pastor Drew Worsham shows us three ways to live like people who are fully alive, marked by Christ, and can't help but talk about it. Looking at Acts 4:1, we see the secrets to a full life that Peter and John lived by and the way we can live them out the same.

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

The House Always Wins

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches out of Luke 15 and shows us that it’s never a mistake to invest your time, your money, your life, and your heart into the Church, because the house of God always wins. Where there is worship, identity, gathering, and serving, there will be victory because Jesus never fails. We're learning the why and how of building the only thing that will outlast everything–Jesus' Church.

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

What Satan Fears Most

Pastor Levi Lusko shares how we can get to know God's plan for us by understanding the things that Satan hates and fears. By keeping our attention on Christ and worshipping Him, even in moments of uncertainty, we will tap into a radical generosity that mirrors the amazing life we've been given through Jesus.

Transcribed - Published: 25 September 2023

This Is Why You Are Lonely

Pastor Levi Lusko shares four reasons why you're so lonely and how you can combat loneliness by making yourself at home in Church. Looking at the story of the prodigal son, we see that self-discovery, selfishness, and sin don't give what they promise but lead to deeper isolation. Discover the truth in God's word that shows us that God made you for community, the benefits of being connected, and that there is a family available to you!

Transcribed - Published: 18 September 2023

A Church Like That

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on what the church is meant to be, what it's meant to look like, and how to unlock life change by embracing God's decision to open up His home to us, both now and forever. Looking at Luke 15, we see 6 characteristics of a healthy church and explore God's heart and vision for His Church.

Transcribed - Published: 11 September 2023

You Don't Have To Do It On Your Own

Pastor Kyle Heinecke preaches a message on Romans 8:1, reminding us that we don't have to do this Christian life on our own. You can live with joy and freedom and peace with Jesus, and it requires nothing in your own strength. Pastor Kyle reminds us that you have the opportunity to recalibrate where you have slipped into legalism and step into the life God has for you.

Transcribed - Published: 4 September 2023

Out of Sight, On His Mind

Fresh Life Church: Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on how God does his best work in dark places. In times when you feel alone, left behind, and out of sight, Isaiah 45 shows us you're still on God's mind. You haven't been forgotten! We're learning how to embrace secret places, why it's important to choose the secret place, and what to do when secret places are chosen for us by God. How you choose to react to God in hardship is what leads to a dazzling display.

Transcribed - Published: 28 August 2023

The Treasures of Darkness

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on dealing with difficult things in life and how God gives us promises in the midst of our pain. Looking at Isaiah 45:3, we learn that even in darkness there are treasures to be found, by holding tight to God we can look at our pain with hope and purpose. You will learn about God's nearness in your darkness, and how He wants to use your pain to unlock His plans for your life.

Transcribed - Published: 21 August 2023

Why It Matters to Memorize Scripture

Pastor Levi Lusko preaches on memorizing scripture and why it matters to our spiritual health. Looking at Isaiah 45:3, we learn that even in darkness there are treasures to be found, and the way to access them is by treasuring God’s word, memorizing it, and letting it set the pace for your life. You will learn why it matters to memorize scripture, and what you can expect from this important spiritual formation.

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

Giving God Your Yes

Christine Caine live from MVMNT Conference 2023 shows us how to step into the biggest step of faith — giving God your yes. When God asks you to do something, it won’t be hard. It will be impossible. But impossible is where God starts. All you’ve got to do is give God your yes!

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2023

Experience Freedom From What Holds You Back

Irene Rollins helps us find freedom from what holds us back with themes from her book, Reframe Your Shame. Irene shares her journey through alcoholism and rehab to teach you that you don't have to wait to hit rock bottom to encounter Jesus and find freedom from shame, the bottom can come up to you. You have to make the choice to lean in, admit it, accept it, and do the work.

Transcribed - Published: 31 July 2023

Praying Bold Prayers

Phil Wickham shares acoustics songs and a sermon on praying bold prayers with principles from his new devotional On Our Knees: 40 Days to Living Boldly in Prayer. In a conversation with Pastor Levi Lusko, they discuss praying in trials, praying for healing, praying when you’re afraid, being in conversation with God, and waiting on God to speak to you.

Transcribed - Published: 24 July 2023

The Ten Coins of Marriage

Have you heard from Heaven a calling for your marriage? It’s not a one-size-fits-all. God has a plan cut out just for you! With principles from the Marriage Devotional and themes from The Last Supper on the Moon, Pastor Levi highlights ten attributes that will keep your marriage strong, why it’s essential to hold onto them, and how to pick them up if any have been dropped.

Transcribed - Published: 17 July 2023

How to Live with Peace & Purpose Instead of Stress & Burnout

The only way to be worried about everything is to pray about nothing. Learn the power of the prayer cycle–asking, watching, waiting, repeating–and discover that prayer works, it's not as complicated as we often make it, and it's how to connect with God...just like He's always wanted.

Transcribed - Published: 10 July 2023

The Courage You Need To Live The Life God Wants For You

You were made for more than a life of holy discontent--more than the frustrating sense of sitting on the sidelines of your own life's purpose. The enemy comes to discourage and breed hopelessness by feeding you lies, but we’re learning to follow God's call with hearts fully alive, lives fully engaged, and the courage needed for both.

Transcribed - Published: 3 July 2023

The Pressure Is Not The Problem

Pressure is inevitable–current, future, professional, relational, and on and on. Looking at Hebrews 11, we’re learning what to do about the pressures we face, how to navigate through them, and how to perform well under them.

Transcribed - Published: 26 June 2023

When You Feel Stuck

What do you do when you feel stuck? Looking at the life of Joshua and Rahab, we're learning to lift our eyes, stay still, keep going, and be strong and courageous.

Transcribed - Published: 19 June 2023

The Art of The Exit

If you follow God, there will be things you have to say no to. Learn to walk away from not only bad things but the good things that keep you from the best things. Discover that when you grow your no, God will bless your yes.

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2023

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