Sermon for 09/19/2021 – “Who Do You Say Jesus Is?”

Mark 8:27-38 Just want to remind you that you have the opportunity today to contribute to our conversation today by responding to today’s question that was posed earlier. That question again is, “Who do you say Jesus is, and what does that mean to you?” Send your responses to us on our text line at

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Sermon for 09/12/2021 – “Members of One Body”

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 If you were to take a dollar bill from your wallet or a coin from your pocket and look at it very carefully, you would find the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum.” It is the motto of the United States, chosen by a committee of the Continental Congress in 1776 consisting of

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Sermon for 08/29/2021 – “To Whom Can We Go?”

John 6:56-69 In the series, “Everlasting life: Now and Forever By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter When I was in seminary at Duke, there was one day that the building was all a buzz about an article published in the school newspaper. The headline read something to the effect that Christians are Cannibals and the article

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Sermon for 08/08/2021 – “Miracles of Abundance”

John 6:1-21 In the series “Everlasting Life: Now and Forever” By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter Have you ever had someone tell you a story that you had an inkling was a fish story?  Maybe you even heard a person tell the story multiple times and the fish keeps getting larger and larger and larger.  Seems

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Sermon for 08/15/2021 – “Hungry for More?”

John 6:24-35 In the series “Everlasting Life: Now and Forever” Food is one of the strongest desires we have. People will do almost anything for food if they are hungry enough – rob, steal, kill, rent out their bodies, and so on. Looting sometimes happens when supplies run low during a natural disaster. Grocery shelves

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Message of Hope for Memorial Service of Isaiah P. Rayle

Psalm 23; Romans 8, selected verses; John 3:14-17 [You can view this service on our live streaming page at saumcfindlay.org.] The whole story of the Bible can be summed up as a message of God’s love. From the moment God spoke the creation into existence, God has loved the world and has been seeking a

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Sermon for 08/01/2021 – “Summer Baggage: Jealousy and Envy”

Genesis 37:3-11 Concluding the series “Summer Baggage: Weighed Down by What We Carry” Our summer baggage theme today focuses on jealousy and envy. These are bags we want to set at Jesus’ feet and leave there. They are good themes to close our series with, because they can interconnect with, be caused by and/or lead

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Sermon for 07/25/2021 – “Summer Baggage: Fear”

Psalm 23:1-6; 139:7-12 In the series “Summer Baggage” In this series, we are considering extra baggage we carry with in life that can weigh us down. Previously, we’ve reflected on the baggage of bitterness and anger and of pride. Today we consider another unnecessary piece of baggage: fear. It seems that almost every time I

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Discussion Questions for “The Hidden Baggage of Pride”

Text: Mark 10:17–25; Proverbs 16:18 Topic(s): Pride, Reputation Big Idea of the Message: Pride grows because we crave independence and self-sufficiency, yet we are called to depend on God in humility. Application Point: Be your real self with God and others. Set down the baggage of pride this week through a hard conversation or an

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Sermon for 07/18/2021 – “The Hidden Baggage of Pride”

Mark 10:17-27; Proverbs 16:18-19 In the series “Summer Baggage: Weighed Down by What We Carry” Visit https://www.playbackmedia.com/mini-movies/38975/pride to watch a video that preceded the sermon. In her book, The 19th Hole: Favorite Golf Stories, Carol Mann shares a lesson from the golf legend Arnold Palmer about overconfidence and pride. Said Palmer: It was the final

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