Messages (Page 3)

Messages (Page 3)

Taking a Yoke

What does it mean when Jesus says, “my yoke is easy and my burden is light?” Join us as we explore what it means to be yoked with Jesus.

Quenching A Thirst

What does it mean to offer a cup of cool water to the little ones? This is Jesus providing instruction to the disciples prior to their first mission trip. Our scriptures this week are Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13, Matthew 10:40-42.  We are all called to live out and live into a radical hospitality. What does that mean for us as individuals? As a congregation? How is McFarland living out radical hospitality now?

The Promise

The scriptures this morning are from Jeremiah 29:4-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-15, and John 15:1-12 We welcome the Reverend Fred Dearing as our guest preacher this morning. Fred is a retired Elder in the Holston Annual Conference serving both large and small churches. He has served as a District Superintendent in Holston (including the former Chattanooga District) and in South Sudan. He has served as the chair of the Conference Mission Team, the Board of Ordained Ministry, and as Dean of…

Trusting the Unknown

On this Second Sunday after Pentecost, we look at what it means to create disciples. The sermon title is “Trusting the Unknown.” The scriptures for today are Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33, Romans 4:13-25, and Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26.

Go Therefore…

Matthew 28:16-20 offers us one of the versions of Jesus’ last words to his disciples and followers before the resurrected Jesus ascends to be with God the Father in heaven. These words have come to be known as the Great Commission. But what does the Great Commission mean for us today?

He Breathed on Them

Today is Pentecost Sunday. It is the day that the Holy Spirit was unleashed like a violent wind and it changed the course of history.  But what does Pentecost mean for us today? How can the church reach new people in a climate where the “nones” and the “dones” are increasing as Christianity is judged by the loudest voices who quite often tend to espouse a Christianity that is devoid of Christ and is more judgmental than loving.? As the…

Casting Your Cares

Today celebrates a combination of events in the history of the church. Our text from Acts 1:6-14 acknowledges the Ascension of the Jesus on the fortieth (40th) day of Resurrection, the text from 1 Peter 4:12-14 and 1 Peter 5:6-11 and Psalm 68 deals with the topic of the sermon, John 17:11 includes some of Jesus’ final commentary to the disciples before his arrest and crucifixion. It is also Heritage Sunday in The United Methodist Church. Celebrated on the Sunday…

Always Be Ready – Have Hope

We continue with the sermon series, “A Living Hope,” on this Sixth Sunday of Easter. The focus in this series is the epistle of 1 Peter and its message to the nascent church of Jesus Christ. The sermon this morning focuses on Hope, a quality and value that is much needed today. As followers of Jesus Christ we are called to be people of hope and to share that hope with a world that is in desperate need of the…