Messages on Church
Someone once said that “God loves us and there is nothing that we can do about that! Thank God!” In our lesson from Ephesians 3:10-21, Paul not only reminds us that we, as the church, are invited to experience the mystery of God, but that we, are invited to share that mysterious experience with everyone that we meet. We are all adopted into God’s family. To God, all means all and in Southern, all means “all y’all.” Thanks be to…
Today’s message based upon Romans 8:26-39 reminds us that nothing can separate us from God’s love through Christ. This is a message that we need to hear in this time of pandemic when a virus is separating us from one another.
What would it be like if we actually listened to the people around us, heard their concerns, and then responded to them with compassion? Hearing and listening is the focus this week, the second week of our “Open Our Eyes” series, Hear all the People. Jesus was aware of what was happening around him. He recognized the needs of the people who came to him. As followers of Christ, we need to listen to the voices of the people around…
Matthew 9:35-10:8 is the scripture of this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost and the 2nd Sunday of this series: Open Our Eyes. How can we live into the life that God, in Christ, calls us to live if we don’t open our eyes to see all the people? Join us for this Sunday in worship. You can find the order of worship here.
Division. It’s been a problem from the very beginning. Factions and allegiances take center stage when Jesus should be our focus… not my focus, but our focus. All of us. Together. In today’s scripture reading, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Paul urges the church at Corinth to be of the same mind and the same purpose and not let division rule the day.
Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth is written to a church that is struggling with division. In the lectionary text for today (1 Corinthians 1:1-9), Pastor Wayne reviews how Paul reminds the people who he is and whose they are. This marks the beginning of our sermon series, “Somos del Señor – We belong to God” that will take us through to February 16. Please note: we apologize for the hum in the background that is affecting the…
On this Christ the King/Thanksgiving/Pledge Sunday, Pastor Wayne asks us to consider what it means to put Christ first in our lives. Colossians 1:11-20 is the scripture. This message signals the conclusion of the liturgical church year and this series, “What Disciples Do.”
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.