Sermon 10-15-2017–GET WITH THE PROGRAM

Laity Sunday, 2017 focuses on the ministry of all lay Christians and explores partnership and unity with our Pastor in ministering together. See how we can develop leaders, reach into new places, revitalize our Church and improve our global ministries. Resources:   Philippians 4: 1-9    Luke 9: 51-56    Luke 10: 1-12

Sermon 10-8-2017–WHOSE CHURCH IS IT?

On this day, the MUMC congregation surprised Pastor Rick Casebolt with special tributes on “Pastor Appreciation Day.” Pastor Rick … Thank you… for teaching us about Jesus. For showing us meaning in our world for the teachings of the Disciples For Biblical history and relating Jesus’ climate and times to ours today  For praying for … [Read more…]

Sermon 10-1-2017- COUNT ME IN?—Maybe!

Do you ever question authority — or have YOUR authority questioned? Explore the challenge Jesus faced when his authority was questioned. In the Parable of two brothers in the vineyard, see how His teachings  offer hope and grace and righteousness. Resources:    Philippians 2:1-13               Matthew 21:23-32

Sermon 9-24-2017 SHOW ME THE MONEY

“The last will be first, and the first last,” Where do we tie our sense of value and of worth?  Find out what “The Workers in the Vineyard” Parable teaches us about reward. Resources:  Philippians 1:21-30     Psalm 105      Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon 9-17-2017 UNBRIDLED FORGIVENESS

Who is greatest in the Kingdom? How do daily actions and attitudes contribute to the “Ecclesia” in both a particular body of faithful people, and the whole body of the faithful in the world today. Resources:  Romans 14:1-12   Matthew 18:21-35

Sermon 9-10-2017 YOU GOT A PROBLEM?

Discover and compare how the church meets conflict and disagreement  today as well as in Biblical days.  What should we do to approach problems in our own interpersonal relationships? What are our responsibilities to our church and community?  Discover the “three step process” as we practice forgiveness.   Resources:  Romans 13:8-14    Psalm 149    Matthew 18: … [Read more…]

Sermon 9-3-2017 SEASON OF CREATION

The Season of Creation  invites us into a time of pause and reflection. With Moses we are given the opportunity to “turn aside to see” how God calls us and empowers us in and through the whole creation God is out to save. References:  Exodus 3: 1-15    Psalm 105:  1-6  23-26,  45B      Romans 12: 9-12   … [Read more…]

Sermon 8-6-2017 THE PROMISE

 The Apostle’s Tale is about that solid ground of God’s promises for us, especially when we may not see them fulfilled even in our lifetimes. Just as God has formed a covenant with the people of Israel for their salvation and mission in the world,  God has just as surely covenanted with all people who commit … [Read more…]