Sermons on Nature of being a Christian

Sermons on Nature of being a Christian

February 13: Called AND Equipped

  This is the first in a 4-part sermon series called “Living Faithfully.” In this series, Pastor Drew will be addressing some of the deeper truths by which we profess our faith in and commitment to following Jesus Christ, even as our denomination faces the likelihood of separation later this coming summer. The theme for today’s message is _________________ Sermon #1 – January 30: “God’s Still in Charge!“ Sermon #2 – February 6: “What Did Jesus Do?“ Sermon #4 –…

January 23: Elder: Equipper of the Called

  This is the last in a 3-part sermon series entitled “Called to Ministry.” By virtue of water baptism, Christians receive a “call” to a ministry which is common to all followers of Jesus. Among the baptized, God calls some to ‘set apart’ ministries, the most common being a call to ordained ministry. The United Methodist Church has two orders of ordination: deacon and elder. Today’s theme is the role and purpose of The United Methodist Elder. Sermon 1 –…

January 16: A Deacon’s Heart: Connecting Church and World

  This is the second in a 3-part sermon series entitled “Called to Ministry.” By virtue of water baptism, Christians receive a “call” to a ministry which is common to all followers of Jesus. Among the baptized, God calls some to ‘set apart’ ministries, the most common being a call to ordained ministry. The United Methodist Church has two orders of ordination: deacon and elder. Today’s theme is the role and purpose of The United Methodist Deacon. Sermon 1 –…

January 9: Called to Ministry

  This is is the first in a 3-part sermon series entitled “Called to Ministry.” By virtue of water baptism, Christians receive a “call” to a ministry which is common to all followers of Jesus. Among the baptized, God calls some to ‘set apart’ ministries, the most common being a call to ordained ministry. The United Methodist Church has two orders of ordination: deacon and elder. Today is ‘Baptism of the Lord Sunday’ on the liturgical calendar, and the theme…

January 2: It’s an Every Day Decision to Follow

  During today’s worship service we renewed our covenantal relationship with God utilizing the Wesley Covenant Renewal Service. This portion of the service is included in the above video. Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 I’m no expert when it comes to the ins and outs of college basketball, but I am familiar with a phenomenon known as “One and done.” One and done refers to those players who put in one year of college hoops and then move on to the NBA.…

October 24: Restore (4/4)

  Sermon: Restore Other messages in this series: Sermon #1: “Remember” (Oct 3) Sermon #2: “Release” (Oct 10) Sermon #3: “Reimagine” (Oct. 17) Scriptures: Genesis 33:1-17; John 21:1-19 True or false: stewardship is all about money? Answer: False. The word itself—stewardship—means ‘taking care of something.’ By this definition, a steward is one who takes care of whatever it is they’re responsible for. But there’s a little more to it than that. And that’s because the core meaning of stewardship is…

September 5: Rethinking the Priority of Worship (1/4)

  Sermon: Rethinking the Priority of Worship Other messages in this series Sermon #2: “Worship You Don’t Have to Go To“ (Sept 12) Sermon #3: “When All of God’s People Get Together” (Sept 19) Sermon #4: “It’s What We BRING to Worship That Matters” (Sept 26) Scriptures: Psalm 42; Mark 12:28-31 Pastor Drew shared the following introduction to this sermon series during the time of welcoming and announcements: From time to time you’ve probably heard pastors ask the question, “Why…
Geared Up for Life

July 18: The Wrecking Ball Jesus (2/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 You don’t need to raise your hands, but how many of you endorse the idea of fate or destiny? Destiny is defined…

June 20: Enduring the Storms

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I’ve begun a new phase of life. I’ve recently noticed that when I get together with certain friends, we’ll talk about our body aches, compare our medications, and report on our most recent trip to the doctor. The fact is, I’m no longer just an active listener to these tales of woe (which, as a pastor, I’ve been for years), but an active participant! But here’s what…

June 13: Growing Into the New Creation

Scriptures: Mark 4:26-34; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 I’m not the same person I was twenty years ago. I’m not the same person I was ten years ago. Or five years ago. By God’s grace, I’d like to be able to say that I’m not the same person I was a year ago. And hopefully, I’m not the same person today that I’ll be a year from now. The same is probably true for each of you. It was around 1994/1995,…