Sermon Series:  Saving Grace

Money…is it good or is it bad? How do we, as people of faith, create healthy relationships with money and possessions? This sermon will look at money from all sides and help us to live faithfully in this area.

May 16, 2021

Scripture:  Luke 12:15-21 MSG

Title:  Foolish to Faithful

Synopsis:  Our culture tells us to consume and consume some more, but we know, even if we are wealthy that things will never satisfy.  From the Rich Fool we will learn how to walk the path from foolish to faithful in the area of money.

 

May 23, 2021

Scripture:  Matthew 6:19-21 MSG

Title:  Money as Gift—Gratitude Again!

Synopsis:  Spending. Our society shouts that we should spend our money, but is there more that we should consider when it comes to money?

 

May 30, 2021

Scripture:  Mark 10:17-25 MSG

Title:  Mindful Spending

Synopsis:  Instant gratification and easy spending gets the best of us at times, yet they can be a nasty combination. What can we learn from the questioning young man about how God want us to think about money?

 

June 6, 2021-- Pastor Mary at Annual Conference—Guest Preacher

 

June 13, 2021

Scripture:  Luke 12:15, 29-32 MSG

Title:  See Where All that Spending Got You!

Synopsis:  Debt is expected and unavoidable, at least that’s what our culture tells us we’re to believe. Yet where has this immediate gratification system gotten us and what does discipline and contentment have to do with it?

Sermon Series:  Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living

As United Methodist we have been given three rules to follow to help us walk in our faith. They are called simple, but are they? What does it mean to do no harm, to do good, and to stay in love with God? These are the questions we will explore during this simple sermon series while learning what each rule means and how to apply it to our daily lives.

Based on the book by Bishop Rueben P. Job and John Wesley’s general rules for Methodist.

 

June 20, 2021

Scripture:  Galatians 5:15

Title:  Simply Do No Harm

Synopsis:  What does it mean to do no harm and how might it transform our daily lives if we put this simple rule in play?

June 27, 2021

Scripture:  3 John 11b; Acts 10:38

Title:  Simply Do Good

Synopsis:  What does it mean to do good and how might it transform our daily lives if we put this simple rule in play?

July 4, 2021

Scripture:  Psalm 105:4; Colossians 2:6-7

Title:  Simply Stay in Love with God

Synopsis:  What does it mean to stay in love with God and how might it transform our daily lives if we put this simple rule in play?

Sermon Series:  Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living

As United Methodist we have been given three rules to follow to help us walk in our faith. They are called simple, but are they? What does it mean to do no harm, to do good, and to stay in love with God? These are the questions we will explore during this simple sermon series while learning what each rule means and how to apply it to our daily lives.

Based on the book by Bishop Rueben P. Job and John Wesley’s general rules for Methodist.

 

June 20, 2021

Scripture:  Galatians 5:15

Title: Simply Do No Harm

Synopsis:  What does it mean to do no harm and how might it transform our daily lives if we put this simple rule in play?

 

June 27, 2021

Scripture:  3 John 11b; Acts 10:38

Title:  Simply Do Good

Synopsis:  What does it mean to do good and how might it transform our daily lives if we put this simple rule in play?

 

July 4, 2021

Scripture:  Psalm 105:4; Colossians 2:6-7

Title:  Simply Stay in Love with God

Synopsis:  What does it mean to stay in love with God and how might it transform our daily lives if we put this simple rule in play?

 

 

Sermon Series:  God Unbound (5 wks)

This series is based on Elaine Heath’s book by the same name. We will explore how the church of Galatia (the book of Galatians) lived out their faith and how that early church is calling us to something more.

We can’t afford to keep squabbling about things like buildings, budgets, pews, stoles, handbells, praise bands, and carpet. We can’t keep acting like ministry is the work of the people with master’s degrees and being served is the role for everyone else. We must stop that at once. God needs all hands on deck. We cannot continue operating as if we are a private club with members, dues, and privileges. Why? Because Jesus never acts like that. Our neighbors need us. God needs us. We need us too.—Elaine Heath, God Unbound, 98.

 

July 11, 2021—Chapter 1 and 2 God Unbound

Scripture:  Galatians 1:1-2,11-12

Title:  Behind Tradition—God Making All Things New

Synopsis:  Paul’s mission was to proclaim the gospel to all people. But that wasn’t his original mission. We will explore his journey behind his own Jewish tradition and how he came to know that God’s love is for the whole world. In this discovery we may sense a change need in our own “tradition.”

 

July 18, 2021—Chapter 3 God Unbound

Scripture:  Galatians 2:1-2, 19-21

Title:  Law Man (Woman) or God’s Man (or Woman!)

Synopsis:  Paul tells the tale of his conversion and the development of a new way of believing. What can we learn from Paul’s discerning and how does it change how we live our own faith?

 

July 25, 2021—Chapter 4 God Unbound

Scripture:  Galatians 3:27-29

Title:  Christ’s Family

Synopsis:  Paul reaches this incredibly diverse and inclusive conclusion, that we are all Christ’s family. How are we seeing this lived out today and how might we begin living it out more fully?    

 

August 1, 2021—Chapter 5 God Unbound

Scripture:  Galatians 4:4-6

Title:  Working Through Our Anxiety

Synopsis:  Paul sees how the Galatian’s are swayed so easily by confusing voices and he recognizes that the loudest voices come from inside the Galatian’s heads full of fear. How do we walk away from fear and into faith?

 

August 8. 2021—Chapter 6 &7 God Unbound

Scripture:  Galatians 5:25-6:2

Title:  God Unbound

Synopsis:  Paul helps us to understand how we as a community of faith can have the tendency to bind God when our anxiety of change takes over. What human tendencies do we fall into and how do we over come so that our faith community can be known for God Unbound?