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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“Summer Baggage: Bitterness & Envy” – Discussion Questions

Week 1 Text: Matthew 18:24–35; Ephesians 4:31–32 Topic(s): Bitterness, Anger, Freedom, Peace Big Idea of the Message: We are not meant to carry the weight of bitterness and anger, but we can trade them for freedom and peace. Application Point: Jesus offers us freedom and peace in exchange for the bitterness and anger we experience.

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Sermon for 07/11/2021 – “Summer Baggage: Bitterness & Anger”

Bitterness & Anger In the series “Summer Baggage: Weighed Down by the Baggage We Carry“ Matthew 18:23-35; Ephesians 4:31-32 I’m grateful to Pastor Cathy and our whole program staff team who stepped up to plan and lead worship over the past three Sundays while our family took time away for vacation. As for many of

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Sermon for 06/27/2021 – “The Touch of Jesus”

THE TOUCH OF JESUS                                         6/27/21 MARK 5: 21-43 By Pastor Cathy Davis, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care           How many of you over this past year during the pandemic has missed being able to shake

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Sermon for 07/04/2021 – “Prepare for Rain”

PREPARE FOR RAIN Mark 6:1-13 By Pastor Cathy Davis, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care                    It was the summer of 2000 and it had been a hot couple of weeks.  A lot of water had evaporated out of our pond and it was at the point that I needed to turn the water on at

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Sermon for 06/20/2021 – “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus”

KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS                         JUNE 20, 2021 Mark 4:35-41 By Pastor Cathy Davis         Happy Father’s Day  to all the fathers and also those that may not be a father but have people that you have been a big influence in their

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Sermon for 06/13/2021 – “A Seedy Gospel”

A Seedy Gospel? Mark 4:26-34 This spring we decided to grow vegetables at our home. Pastor Becky started most of the plants in our garden from seed, though we did get some tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers from a friend of ours who runs the greenhouse at the UM Mission known as Henderson Settlement in

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