Sermon for 05/15/2022 – “What God Called Clean”

Acts 11:1-18 In the series “We Are Witnesses” There is a practice that Christians have been perfecting since before we were even called Christians. Maybe you think I’m talking about Communion. Yes, we’ve been doing that a long time, but I have something else in mind. Baptism? That’s not it. What I’m talking about we’ve

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Sermon for 05/08/2022 – “Get Up!”

Acts 9:36-43 In the series “We Are Witnesses” Today I want to begin by sharing a fun fact with you: Did you know that the observance of Mother’s Day began in a Methodist Church in 1908? Anna Jarvis championed the cause to honor her own mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, who had expressed hope that

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Sermon for 04/24/2022 – “We Are Witnesses”

Acts 5:(17-26)27-32 In the series “We Are Witnesses” Last week, we celebrated the event that changed history forever and opened up eternity for all who receive God’s grace and believe. The stone rolled away from the tomb, and Jesus was raised from the dead. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! It is now

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Sermon for 04/17/2022 – Easter – “God Moves Stones”

“God Moves Stones” 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12 In the series “Lent in Plain Sight” “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” The familiar greeting of the angels at the tomb to the women. For me, this is my 56th Easter, though I don’t remember all of them. How many has it

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Sermon for 04/03/2022 – “Lent in Plain Sight: Oil”

Psalm 23; Matthew 26:6-13 In the series “Lent in Plain Sight” On our journey through Lent, we’ve been reflecting on common objects that Jesus would have encountered during his life on earth and how those objects might connect us to God today. We started our season of Lent reflecting on dust and its solemn message

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Sermon for 03/27/2022 – “Lent in Plain Sight: Shoes”

Exodus 3:1-6; Mark 6:6b-13 In the series “Lent in Plain Sight” On this fourth Sunday of Lent, we think about the symbol of shoes, and how shoes point us to the recognition of God’s presence with us. In our Old Testament lesson from the book of Exodus, we meet Moses, the son of Hebrew slaves

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Sermon for 03/20/2022 – “Lent in Plain Sight: Coins”

In the series “Lent in Plain Sight” Luke 21:1-4; Matthew 26:14-16 Note: This message is a monologue by Judas Iscariot. (Rattling bag of coins) Thirty pieces of silver was what I got. Not that much. I didn’t strike a very good bargain. Seems like I should have gotten a greater price for the Son of

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Sermon for 03/13/2022 – “Lent in Plain Sight: Cross”

1 Corinthians 1:18-25; Mark 8:31-35 By Pastor Cathy Davis How appropriate is it that I am preaching on “The Cross”.  As many of you know I collect crosses and I have approximately 80 crosses, most of them on one wall in my dining room.  Whenever I travel in the U.S. or out of the country

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Sermon for 03/06/2022 – “Bread”

Exodus 16:4-12, Matthew 6:7-15 In the series “Lent in Plain Sight” During this Lenten season, we are using a book called Lent In Plain Sight” by Pastor Jill Duffield as our devotion, Bible study, and worship theme. The premise of the book is that ordinary objects can point us to divine moments of life. One

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Sermon for 02/27/2022 – “A Vision for the Future, Pt. 2”

Ephesians 3:7-21 As we begin this morning, I want to take a moment for us to recognize that as we watch the news coming out of Russia and Ukraine, there are Christians like us in both of those places. In fact, there are also United Methodists there. Our denomination has been present there for 125,

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