Messages from January 2021

Messages from January 2021

What Have You to Do With Us?

What does “teaching with authority” have to do with demons? Join us for worship this morning and see. Our texts are Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; and Mark 1:21-28. Evil is active in our world today. However it is overcome by the light of Christ that shines in us. Take authority in Jesus’ name and banish the evil around us.  

Follow Me!

What was it about Jesus that attracted the disciples to the point that when he said, “follow me,” they dropped everything and followed him immediately? What prevents us from doing that today? Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne explores following Jesus on this third Sunday after the Epiphany.  Our scriptures are Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; and Mark 1:14-20.

Anything Good?

Our Scriptures on this 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany are 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; and John 1:43-51. In the sermon, “Anything Good?” Pastor Wayne looks at the calling that we all recveive as followers of Christ. In a time when the Word of the Lord is rare, may we be open to God’s calling in our life.

Tearing Apart the Heavens

Today we celebrate Baptism of the Lord Sunday. Part of the imagery of Baptism is the call to repentance. With the events of the past week in our Nation’s capital, I believe that we need spend some time repenting… both as a nation and as individuals. Repentance doesn’t means saying “I’m sorry, God” for inconsequential things. Repentance is a full 180 degree change in attitude and latitude that refocuses our attention on what is important… and boy do we need…

Three Kings and a Savior

Happy 10th Day of Christmas everyone! This is also the Second Sunday of Christmas (in some traditions) and Epiphany Sunday in the United Methodist Church. For many of us, we stopped being Christmassy on December 26. However, the church celebrates the full 12 days of Christmastide that fall between December 25 and January 5 (Twelfth Night) with the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6 as the closing of the Christmas Season. For our Orthodox brothers and sisters, Epiphany IS…