Messages by Wayne Cook
In 1984, the Queen of Rock, Ms. Tina Turner asked, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Pastor Wayne explores this question as he looks at Matthew 22:34-40. The greatest commandment is to love God with heart, soul, and mind and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We can all admit that this is easy to say, but difficult to practice.
Welcome to our first in-person worship service since March 8, 2020. The topic is focusing on the things that are important and giving thanks. The Scripture reference is Philippians 4:1-9. Leading our musical worship this morning: David Kammerdiener (music director/piano & vocal), Vicki Riddle (clarinet & vocal), and Ron Geary (guitar & vocal).
For the Apostle Paul, the Gospel wasn’t a special knowledge or a set of rules. It was a relationship… a relationship with the living Christ. In other words, the good news wasn’t about what you know, but who you know. Join us as we look at Philippians 3:4b-14.
Water, one of the necessary resources for life to exist. Join us as we explore the relationship of water with the people of God. Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-15.
Just a couple of weeks in and 40 years to go. We’re talking about the Israelites and their grumbling that Moses has led them into the wilderness to die. Not only are they complaining, they are waxing nostalgic about their life in slavery. You’d think that after all they have been through and all that God has done for them so far, you’d think that they would trust in God and lean on his promises. We know that WE would…
Like the Israelites, we wander in the wilderness. But God is with us, even when God is silent. Our sermon: Into the Sea. The scriptures: Exodus 14:19-31 & Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21.
Anger is an emotion that can tear us apart. However, righteous anger can lead to transformation that brings us closer to the kingdom of God. Our scriptures are Exodus 12:1-14 and Psalm 149. Anger leads us into the wilderness where transformation can take place.
The Apostle Paul urges the church at Rome to “hold fast to what is good” (Romans 12:9-21). Paul’s advice is good for the church today in this time of division and separation. Join us for worship with special music by Que Jazz!
Today, August 23, 2020, would have been our annual Homecoming Celebration. Instead, in this COVID-19 induced separation, we are worshipping online. On a day that would have been capped by a glorious dinner in our fellowship hall, instead we are eating our meal in solitude. Perhaps next year… Our scriptures for today are Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20. When Jesus asks the question “Who do you say that I am?” he invites a response that connects us in our brokenness…
On this 16th day of August, we continue with the third Sunday in the series “Because God.” Our Gospel lesson, Matthew 15:21-28, is a difficult passage to hear. .. and a difficult passage to read and understand. Jesus is rude to the Canaanite woman who seeks help for her daughter who is possessed by a demon. There is no denying this fact. Jesus calls her a dog. But she persists. And Jesus offers her grace and healing. We don’t have…