Messages (Page 2)

Messages (Page 2)

Living Life – Giving Thanks

The author of Ephesians gives us an outline for living our lives in a messy world. The prescription? Stay grounded in God, be prepared for what happens, and be thankful for what you receive. The text today is Ephesians 5:15-20.

Speaking Truth

“Speaking Truth” is the topic of this sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. We continue the “Geared Up for Life” sermon series based upon Ephesians. This morning’s text is based upon Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Once again, the author moves  from preaching to meddling! We are told to be “imitators of God” as we learn how to deal with anger and live into community.

A Life Worthy

As we enter into this fourth Sunday of the worship series on Ephesians, we’ve completed the first three chapters which deal with theological concepts. As we move into the fourth chapter, the author shifts to putting the theology into practice. Some might say that he moves from “preaching to meddling.” Our text this morning is Ephesians 4:1-16. Join us as we are reminded that we are all part of the body of Christ, a body where there is “one faith,…

Rooted and Grounded in Love

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…

Setting Our Hope

Today, on this Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, July 11, 2021, we begin a seven week journey through Ephesians. The first part, chapters 1-3, deal with the theological questions that ask “why are we doing this?” The second part, chapters 4-6 ask the question “how do we go about living this way?” In today’s introduction, we look at Ephesians 1:3-14 and explore what the author of Ephesians was trying to share with the folks who would hear this letter read aloud.…

True Freedom 2021

On this July 4th, 2021, we hear a lot about freedom. But what does that really mean? John 8:31-36 gives us a clue. Jesus tells us that the truth will set us free. The Gospels tell us that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. So why do we seek to find salvation in political “messiahs” instead of turning to the one true God?

Talitha Cum

The healing stories that we find in Mark 5:21-43 talk about faith and its relation to healing. But what do these two stories about Jairus’ 12 year old daughter and the woman with hemorrhages tell us today? What do they say to the patient dying of a terrible disease who lived a life of great faith and service? What do they say to the parents of children at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga or St. Jude’s in Memphis? 

Enduring the Storms

In our Gospel lesson for today, Mark 4:35-41, Jesus and his disciples are crossing the lake in a boat when a bad storm overtakes them. Jesus is asleep at the back of the boat when the disciples wake him, shouting “teacher, don’t you care that we are about to drown?” Jesus reacts by calling out “Peace. Be still!” and the lake becomes calm once again. And he asks them, “why are you frightened? Don’t you have faith yet?” Being a…

Growing Into The New Creation

What does it mean for us to grow into this new creation that Paul is speaking of in 2 Corinthians 5:6-17? What does the new creation have to do with the kin-dom of God that Jesus is speaking of in Mark 4:26-34? Join us for worship on this 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.

Being Renewed

Home, family, and renewal. What does it mean for Jesus? What does it mean for us? Mark 3:19-35 and 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 are the scriptures on this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost. We will share in Holy Communion, so go ahead and gather your juice and bread (whatever you have) so we can celebrate together. Please register your attendance by commenting below.