Sermons from January 2024

Sermons from January 2024

January 21: The Hilly Road Leads to Life

  January 21 – Wesley Covenant Renewal Service Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 Go to: Wesley Covenant Renewal Service (written liturgy) [17:00 minute mark in the above video] Have you ever heard the philosophical query, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is one bite at a time. One online source attributes this question to Desmond Tutu, who famously asked this question when talking about how one goes about facing large challenges. An elephant, obviously a large animal, is eaten one…

Jan 14: Those With Ears to Hear

  Jan 14: Human Relations Sunday Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (also 1 Samual 3:11-20) Who is this fury fellow? It’s Puxatony Phil, the star player of the holiday Groundhog Day. It’s he who lets us know if there’ll be six more week of winter or if spring is just around the corner. If he comes out of his burrow and sees his shadow, it’s six more weeks of winter. But it’ll be an early spring if he doesn’t see his…

Jan 7: “Are We There Yet?”

  January 7 – Baptism of the Lord Sunday Scriptures: Mark 1:4-11; Acts 19:1-10 Growing up, our family drove to Florida at least once a year to visit my Grandpa and Grandma Wilson. The first day of driving wasn’t so bad. For one thing, we had adrenalin working for us. But mostly, during that first day, we always seemed to be flying as we made it through four states—Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee—and then stopping in a fifth, Georgia. Ticking…