NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • June 16, 2019

    “Faith Leads to Hope”

    Year C - Trinity Sunday - First Sunday after Pentecost

    I was very blessed to have been raised in a family that believed in Jesus Christ and practiced that faith and attended church regularly.  My grandfather was a Baptist minister and I recall sitting in his home office and making my profession of faith in Christ.  At the age of seven he baptized me in […]

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  • June 9, 2019

    "Something New"

    Year C - Day of Pentecost

    Do you remember as a kid getting a new pair of sneakers?  Every year in late summer, my mother would take my brothers and me to the department store to fit us for new school clothes and sneakers.  I especially loved getting new red Converse sneakers!  I promise you, when I put them on and […]

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  • June 2, 2019

    “A Story of Freedom”

    Year C - Seventh Sunday of Easter

    I. Introduction Freedom is a precious word.  How we treasure freedom.  Freedom can be defined as the right to act, speak, or think as one chooses without restraint.  Freedom can also be defined as the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.  We find both definitions of freedom in this passage of Scripture. Acts 16:16-40 tells […]

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  • May 26, 2019

    “One Day by the Pool”

    Year C: Sixth Sunday of Easter

    The gospels contain so many stories of Jesus’ healings that it is tempting to lump them together and focus solely on what they all share in common, whether in form or substance.  However, if we take that approach to the healing stories, we might fail to appreciate how distinctive were the circumstances of each person […]

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  • May 19, 2019

    "Won and Done!"

    Year C - Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Great passages of the Bible like this one stimulate and evoke our best thinking. They beckon us toward contemplation and personal reflection. In meditating and mulling over them, we seek to milk them of their deepest meaning. Some great passages of the Bible serve as our call to action.  They inspire and motivate us to […]

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  • May 12, 2019

    “She Didn't Have To Utter A Word."

    Year C: Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Luke’s story of Tabitha or Dorcas (as her Greek-speaking friends would have called her) is set in a time when Christian obligation and devotion to the elderly, especially to widows, went without question. Care for widows was an essential part of the ministry of the church.  This was not something novel for the people of […]

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  • May 5, 2019

    “Unfinished Business”

    Year C - Third Sunday of Easter

    The Gospel of John reaches its grand climax when Thomas, having put his finger in the nail scars and his hand into the wounded side of the Risen Lord, is compelled to doubt his own doubts and declares the greatest confession of faith in the Bible: “My Lord and my God!” The curtain of the […]

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  • April 28, 2019

    "Hope for Those Who Might Have Missed Out"

    Year C - Second Sunday of Easter

    On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw […]

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  • April 21, 2019

    "I Have Seen the Lord!"

    Year C - Resurrection of the Lord - Easter Day

    Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the […]

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  • April 14, 2019

    "Will You Go to Jerusalem?"

    Year C - Liturgy of the Palms - Sixth Sunday in Lent

    After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, […]

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