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Harvest Hope

11/1/15 – 11/22/15
Our November sermon series is entitled Harvest Hope as we experience the beautiful colors of Fall and the joys of Thanksgiving. What seeds are we hoping to harvest, what hope does Christ promise to bring in the age to come, and how is God’s holy presence transforming us now?

11/1/15 – Making All Things New – Revelation 21:1-6a
11/8/15 – One Small Step – I Kings 17:8-16
11/15/15 – Give Thanks – Luke 17:11-19
11/22/15 – The Reign of Christ – John 18:33-37, Rev 1:4-8

The Reign of Christ

The Reign of Christ

Today is the day that the Church calls Christ the King Sunday, where we acknowledge the Reign of Christ. On Christ the King Sunday the church announces that it bows only to Christ, and doesn’t give allegiance to any other person. It sounds good, yet too often fear gets in our way. (John 18:33-37, Revelation 1:4-8)

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

Our world is full of troubles, but it is also filled with things to be thankful for, if we take the time to look. One leper sees what has happened, and returns to Jesus to offer thanks. The nine lepers did what Jesus told them to do, but they missed out on an opportunity to be made whole. Let us not miss out ourselves. What do we see here? What are we thankful for? Let’s return to Jesus and give thanks. (Luke 17:11-19)

One Small Step

One Small Step

In our modern world we might not believe in storm gods and battles between gods. Yet we still find it hard to believe that it is the Lord our God who brings us abundant life. We push God out and pin our hopes on other things. Trusting is hard. Sometimes all we can do is to take one step. When problems seem insurmountable one small step of faith can make all the difference. (1 Kings 17:8-16)

Making All Things New

Making All Things New

United Methodists call people “saints” because they exemplified the Christian life. In this sense, every Christian can be considered a saint. Who brought you to faith? Who prayed with you or visited when you were sick or going through a crisis? Who told you Jesus loved you? Who helped you out practically when you were struggling? Who challenged you to go deeper in faith? Retelling these stories grounds us in our history. (Revelation 21:1-6a)