Messages from January 2023

Messages from January 2023

Blessed Are

We continue our sermon series, “Glimpses of the Kin-dom” with the first sermon in a three week look at the Sermon on the Mount found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7. The Sermon on the Mount spells out the focus of Jesus’ message. The sermon this week focuses on Matthew 5:1-12, the section referred to as The Beatitudes. These are the “blessed are…” statements of Jesus. Pastor Wayne invites us to see how we are blessed as a congregation.…

Have the Same Mind

Paul was writing to a church in conflict. He was writing to admonish and encourage a church that he loved… a church that was hurting his heart over the divisions that were apparent among them. Division in the church is not a new thing. It has existed from the very beginning. But how do we deal with division? That, my friends, is the question. As a society, we have become very polarized as we have forgotten how to “disagree without…

Not Lacking

In our lesson today from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, the Apostle Paul reminds the church at Corinth, and by extension, us, that we “are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:7, NRSV). Or to put it another way, God has provided us with all that we need in order to live out our calling to share the love and grace of God with everyone that we meet. 

2023 Three Kings and a Savior

Welcome to the New Year! Welcome to the Eighth Day of Christmas, a day that we are celebrating as Epiphany Sunday. In his message this morning, Pastor Wayne asks why it took visitors from “the East” to see the significance of this newborn King as the Messiah that Israel had been waiting for. How often are we oblivious to what is right in front of us? On this New Year’s Day 2023, we join with Methodists around the world in…