Messages by Wayne Cook
Have you ever wrestled with a decision? Have you ever felt the weight of the world upon your shoulders? Pastor Wayne uses the text in Genesis 32:22-31 to compare Jacob wrestling with God to our modern lives.
In this sermon based upon 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Pastor Wayne talks about the importance of sharing and living our faith with our children.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul suggests that disciples of Jesus are generous with what they have. This generosity is in line with the gift that God has given us in Christ Jesus. Pastor Wayne invites you to come and explore 1 Timothy 6:6-19 in today’s message.
Luke 16:1-13. The parable of the shrewd manager. What is Jesus saying to us in this strange passage?
Does Jesus expect anything from me? Is the goal of Christianity to be happy? In today’s Gospel Lesson from Luke 14:25-33, Jesus has some hard words for us to hear about what is expected from those who follow him. In this first sermon of the series “What Disciples Do,” Pastor Wayne helps us to understand the cost of following Jesus.
Have you ever thought about the relationship between doubt, faith, and hope? In this sermon on Hebrews 11:1-16, Pastor Wayne leads us on a visit to the Faith Hall of Fame. He shows us how doubt, faith, and hope all combined to help these people of great faith do what God called them to do. He also warns us to the curse of certainty in our beliefs.
Pastor Wayne looks at Luke 12:13-31 in his message about greed and our “stuff.”
In today’s sermon, Pastor Wayne explores the third General Rule of the United Societies. The rule is “stay in love with God.” This rule calls us to practice the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, Bible study, corporate worship, and participating in the Lord’s Supper. When we do this, we find the strength to live out the first two rules: “do no harm” and “do good.”
Pastor Wayne continues his look at the General Rules of the United Societies. This is a short series recovering our identity as Wesleyan Methodists. The rules are: Do no harm. Do good. Embrace the spiritual disciplines. Today, our focus is on the second rule to “do good.”
Join us as Pastor Wayne begins a series on Wesleyan theology starting with John Wesley’s General Rules of the United Societies. The rules are: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God. We begin this week with rule #1: Do no harm.