As Christians, we are vessels of a hidden fire. The Spirit, which gives life even to our mortal bodies, is the same Spirit that gave life to the early church, and even now is breathing new life into Maggie Valley UMC!
On Sunday, Denny asked us to consider: “Would Jesus say, ‘amen’ to that?”
At the Lord’s Table we approach in thanksgiving and gratitude. Its one of the ways we practice living a life of saying thank you to God for the free gift of salvation.
Or is the story of Abraham’s first son something different?
On Sunday, our summer intern from Duke preached his first sermon with us, and I don’t think we will forget it anytime soon. Using Romans 5:1-8 and Genesis 18:1-15 he preached a sermon on forgiveness and reconciliation.
There are lights, and then there are lights. As we gathered outside on Sunday, we celebrated the one who is the Light of the World – the Light that the darkness cannot overcome. (Sermon from Romans 1:16-20a, Psalms 24):
On Pentecost we celebrate what the Spirit does in us, and what we are able to do in the Spirit. (Sermon from Acts 2:1-21)
On this Ascension Sunday, we reflected on being part of a story that is always ongoing. (Sermon from Acts 1:1-11; Luke 24:44-53).
God’s grace is always at work – even in places you might not expect. Paul found where God had been at work in Athens, even before they had heard him preach the message of good news. (Sermon from Acts 17:22-31.)
God is at work, both in a seed slowly growing and in dramatic transformations. This past Sunday we looked at where Paul’s story ended and where it began. (Sermon from Acts 7:55-60).