God heard the cry of the Israelites, and he came down to deliver them. God heard our heart’s cry too, and came down in Jesus. (Sermon from Exodus 3:1-15)
Jesus gave Simon a new name. He gave us a new name too, the name of “church.” Simon Peter was the rock. We are the ones “called out” of the world to be something different – to be God’s people active in the world! (Sermon from Matthew 16:13-20)
Whatever traditions we hold to, the tradition that has to stay as first place in our words and actions and hearts, has to be love. Love the Canaanite, love the Samaritan, and as for you and your household, love every child of God. (Sermon from Matthew 15:10-28)
There’s a hymn that we sing that says it best: The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ the Lord. (Sermon from Romans 10:5-15
In Jacob’s encounter with God by the Jabbok River, Jacob came away with a new name. In our saving encounters with God, we come away new creations! (Sermon from Genesis 32:22-31)
For Jacob, Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, and Zilpah (just like it would be for Joseph later), God was able to bring about something good, out of harm that was intended them. He didn’t work through them by causing life to be hard on them. But in spite of sinfulness, trickery, hurt feelings, and disappointments God bent […]
Jacob didn’t realize where he was when he went to sleep one night. He was in the house of God. He didn’t realize it, but that was where he always was. Its where we are now too. (Sermon from Genesis 28:10-19a)
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.