Sermons on Nature of the church

Sermons on Nature of the church

May 12: The Power to Endure

  May 12 – Ascension Sunday Ascension Day is always the 40th day (a Thursday) of the Easter season; Ascension Sunday is usually observed the Sunday following. The Ascension was the act of Jesus returning to his place of Heavenly glory in his physical body as witnessed by the Apostles, and marked the close of his post-resurrection appearances. The Ascension was recorded in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:9-11. Scriptures: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 Two weeks ago…

Nov 19: The Church Still Matters

25th Sunday after Pentecost: The Church Still Matters Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 What we often perceive to be the case isn’t always the case. For example, the image to the left is a bird’s eye view of the backyard of the parsonage in Adrian, where we lived for six years.  From the picture, the backyard looks to be the typical flat lawn. But in reality, it significantly slopes downwardly toward the rear-left corner of the yard. In fact, the slope is…

May 22: The Best is Yet to Come

  Today we begin a 4-week sermon series entitled, “Now and Forever: Viewing the Church Through the Lens of Charles Wesley.” The theme for each Sunday will be based on the days’ lectionary reading from either Acts of Revelation, and supported by the lyrics of a hymn by Charles Wesley. The hymn which will get special focus is “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?” one of Wesley’s most beloved but lesser-sung hymns. Today’s theme is the eternal reign…

May 15: A Church For All and Of All

  Today we begin a 4-week sermon series entitled, “Now and Forever: Viewing the Church Through the Lens of Charles Wesley.” The theme for each Sunday will be based on the days’ lectionary reading from either Acts of Revelation, and supported by the lyrics of a hymn by Charles Wesley. The hymn which will get special focus is “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?” one of Wesley’s most beloved but lesser-sung hymns. Today’s theme is the inclusive Body…

May 8: Praises Beyond Sunday

  Today we begin a 4-week sermon series entitled, “Now and Forever: Viewing the Church Through the Lens of Charles Wesley.” The theme for each Sunday will be based on the days’ lectionary reading from either Acts of Revelation, and supported by the lyrics of a hymn by Charles Wesley. The hymn which will get special focus is “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?” one of Wesley’s most beloved but lesser-sung hymns. Today’s theme is God’s amazing love.…

February 20: What Doesn’t Change

  This is the last 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 the unchanging nature of God and the unchanging purpose of the church. Sermon #1 – January 30: “God’s Still in Charge!“ Sermon…