2018/02/04 — The Transformation of the World

Posted on: December 24, 2017 at 8:01 am, in Standard Post

Text: John 15:18 – 16:11
Synopsis: In the 1800s evangelists traveled throughout the prairie towns of America and saw whole communities come to Jesus Christ in a single night. I asked God whether I could live long enough to see a whole town or city transform to Jesus Christ. I haven’t gotten a definite “yes,” but I’ve seen amazing things. (more…)

2018/01/28 — Discipleship Got a Bad Rap

Posted on: December 24, 2017 at 8:00 am, in Standard Post

Text: Luke 5:1-11 and John 21:15-19
Synopsis: The word “brainwashed” came to mind when I thought of discipleship, until years ago I read a book called “The Cost of Discipleship” written by a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany who refused to go along with most of his fellow pastors in following Hitler and turning a blind eye to justice. He was tortured and eventually killed in a concentration camp. Now, the word “brainwashed” comes to mind when I think of today’s society that has lost touch with righteousness and holiness, and doesn’t stand for much outside of ourselves.
Sermon Series: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World”

2018/01/21 — FUMC Priority #3: Leadership

Posted on: December 24, 2017 at 7:58 am, in Standard Post

Text: Mark 9:33-35, 38-41; 10:35-45
Synopsis: “I can skip this Sunday because I’m not a leader. Never have been. Never will be.” But the act of skipping church is itself an act of leadership that affects others. Since every person has leadership roles, we might as well polish them up.
Sermon Series: “New Beginnings”