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All Things Good

All Things Good

By Tony Metz
A podcast from Luther Memorial Church in Quincy, IL. Weekly sermons and conversations about faith and life and a God who loves us through it all.
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A sermon on the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9). Even a little bit of hope goes a looong way when that hope is grounded in Christ Jesus, the Risen one!
February 14, 2021
Created for Community: Lenten Series!
We invite you to participate in our 2021 Lenten Series, Created for Community. Give a listen to this short intro and head to for more information! 
February 9, 2021
Kickin' up Dust!
This sermon on Mark 1:29-39 is about a word that sums up our call as Christians as good as any other! There is a special way that you can participate in this week's podcast by leaving a voice message at What is your most profound experience of being served?
February 8, 2021
Interview with a Warrior
Pastor Tony talks with a member of LMC, Kala Breder, who nearly died after the birth of her son Channing in 2020. We'll hear how this experience changed the way that she sees the world, how it deepened her faith, and how she has been inspired to give back. Thanks to Kala for sharing her amazing story! Find out more about Luther Memorial at
January 31, 2021
WE are Called
Pastor Tony shares a little of his call story as we reflect on the story of Jesus calling his first disciples in Mark 1 and we are reminded of our own call to follow Jesus. To listen to today’s gospel lesson use this link: THEN click on “Audio Telling”
January 24, 2021
Wade in the Waters
A sermon for Sunday, January 10th, 2021 (the Baptism of our Lord) on Mark 1:4-11. Baptism doesn't separate us from this messy, scary, sinful, sometimes violent world, it sends us into it to share the transformative love of Jesus. We are called to wade into the the waters of this world and to shine a light in the darkness, come what may. 
January 11, 2021
Where’s your hope set?
A sermon for the second Sunday of Christmas, 2021 about the bigger, deeper, wider, truer hope that we have in Christ.
January 5, 2021
We are Beggars, this is True!
We have a God who sees us. We have a God who loves us and like any good parent longs to give us good things. Every good gift that God has to give us comes to us freely and abundantly and in spite of our undeserving...out of God’s loving and merciful heart. “We are beggars this is true” and we are supremely blessed in Christ Jesus!
April 29, 2020
The Easter Story—Our Story
Never before have we as a people been in a better position to understand what it was like to be in the shoes of those faithful women who walked to Jesus tomb. We, alongside them, receive a word of life in the midst of our confusion and fear.
April 12, 2020
The Passion of Jesus According to Mark
A simple reading of the passion narrative according to the Gospel of Mark read by seven different voices. My deepest gratitude to Megan Pike, Tom Oliver, Bill Machold, Lianne Lohmeyer, Marty Pike, Pete Magliocco, Sara Gasko, Mark and Jessica Snider, and my wife Angie.
April 10, 2020
All Things Good with Pastor Darby!
A conversation with my childhood pastor and dear friend Darby Lawrence!
March 28, 2020
Keep the Faith! Remember your Neighbor in Need
Jesus and describe have a surprising interaction that centers us in the two most important things, loving God and neighbor. Poor woman shows us what faith looks like in the midst of stressful times. God will be faithful, and we will get through this together.
March 25, 2020
Absolute faithfulness—Great, great love
Parables are a caricature of reality. They reveal truth about us and truth about God. What does the parable of the wicked tenants have to show us? Is there good news? Of course there is!
March 17, 2020
His Name is Bartimaeus, Son of Timaeus!
Bartimaeus knew, somehow, that he was worthy of Jesus time and attention. Do you? He threw off his cloak and sprang up to meet Jesus, what do you need to throw off?
March 8, 2020
Ash Wednesday: Remember that you are dust
Our fate is all tied up with Jesus, in death and in life.
February 26, 2020
Jesus and Politics
What does it mean to be Christians in the midst of the struggles for political power that surround us? Where do we place our hope in our trust? Where do we look for our peace and security?
February 23, 2020
All For the One
Time and time again we see that Jesus prioritizes the needs of the one over the many. A sermon on Mark 5:21-43.
February 15, 2020
You (probably) Need Therapy - with Belinda Cullo
A conversation with therapist Belinda Cullo. Have you thought about seeking treatment for mental health? What has kept you from making that call? This episode is for you.
February 9, 2020
What are you willing to die for?
Martin Luther King Jr. said that there are some things so precious, so eternally true that they are worth dying for. Today we learn what that was for Jesus. What would you gladly give your life for?
February 4, 2020
Naming our Demons
Sometimes demons need to be named before they can be cast out. Can you name yours?
February 3, 2020
New Beginnings: Mark 1
Where is God at in the midst of all the new beginnings life brings?
January 18, 2020