Sermon for 08/06/2017 – “Inseparable”

“Inseparable” Romans 8:26-39 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” I was five years old, walking with my Mom and toddler sister across the store parking lot, when I heard Mom utter these crucial words:  “While we’re in the store, stay close to me.”  I said, “Yes,” and we entered the store and began our

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Sermon – 07/30/2017 – “More than Adopted – Accepted”

More Than Adopted – Accepted Romans 8:12-25 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Something that I’ve noticed about life is how we become so accustomed to something wonderful and then we take it for granted.  We become almost indifferent to things that are important in our lives. For example, many of us take for

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Sermon for 07/23/2017 – “Who Are You?”

“Who Are You?” Romans 8:1-13 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Many, many years ago I stood facing a partner in the midst of an exercise at a seminar we were attending.  The exercise was simple:  In the allotted time, I was to answer questions from my partner with the first thought that came

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Summer Sermon Series – “Grace is for Everyone”

Paul’s Letter to the Romans has had a profound impact on many Christians over the history of the Church.  This summer we’re exploring this New Testament book in a series called “Grace is for Everyone.” Please join us for worship every Sunday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church.  Our Traditional worship service is at 9:00

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Sermon for 07/16/2017 – “Independence Day!”

“Independence Day” Romans 7:15-25a In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Have you ever said to yourself or to someone else, “I don’t know why I do this.  I should know better.”  When we make a really silly mistake, we say, “I could kick myself for that.” Or “I had it coming. I should have

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Sermon for 07/09/2017 – “Location, Location, Location”

“Location, Location, Location” – Sermon for 07/09/2017 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Romans 6:1-4, 15-23   Some of you have already recognized that the title of today’s message is a mantra in real estate.  The phrase is often attributed to British real estate tycoon Lord Harold Samuel, who said:  “There are three things that

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Hello

Hello, friends! I am Jeff Motter, the new Senior Pastor at St. Andrew’s UMC. My wife and fellow pastor, Rev. Becky Schofield Motter, is the new Associate Pastor for Discipleship. Becky and I are both ordained Elders in the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. We are blessed to be able to serve

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Sermon for 07/02/2017 – “Got Faith?”

“Got Faith?” – Sermon for 07/02/2017 In the series “Grace Is for Everyone” Romans 1:16-17; 3:21-31   Writing to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776 after the Continental Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from England, John Adams shared his dreams and worries about this important step the colonies were about

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Sermon for 06/25/2017 – “Grace for the Journey”

Grace for the Journey – Sermon for 06/25/2017 Mark 6:6b-13 Grace and peace to you from God and from our Lord Jesus Christ.  Becky, Josh, Hannah and I are grateful for the warm welcome we have received from you here at St. Andrew’s UMC.  We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts to prepare the parsonage and yard

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