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  • No Matter What

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Mar 1, 2010

    Lent 2C - A look at Psalm 27 & Philippians 3:17-4:1. With a reminder that God loves us no matter what. And a challenge to be examples of Christ, no matter what.

    No Matter What Philippians 3:17-4:1 & Psalm 27 (Lent 2C - 2010) Rev. Beth Garrod-Logsdon Wilmore Presbyterian Church On Thursday, I took the opportunity to go to Asbury Seminary’s chapel service to experience the preaching of one of the top preachers of our time. Dr. Tom Long is more

  • Facing Temptations Head-On

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Mar 1, 2010

    Drawing the opening verses of this passge, we are reminded that through the power of God's Holy Spirit, we can face our temptations head-on, rahter than avoid them which is our first inclination.

    Facing Temptations Head-On Luke 4:1-13 & Romans 10:8-13 (Lent 1C) Rev. Beth Garrod-Logsdon Wilmore Presbyterian Church Well, here we are again – the first Sunday of Lent. The day when the mood and emotions of worship seem to take a downhill slide – the hymns become more more

  • Whose Side Are You On?

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    A call for the Church universal (individuals and institutions)to be united together "on the Lord’s side"

    There once were a baker and a farmer who entered into a business agreement. The baker would purchase the farmer’s butter while the farmer purchased the baker’s bread. The agreement seemed like a match made in heaven. Day in and day out butter and bread would exchange hands. But all was not as more

  • A Noble Bride

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Sep 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Relating the characteristics of the noble wife in Proverbs 31 to the Church - as the church is the bride of Christ in the world. Are we a wife of noble character bringing glory to the Bridegroom?

    A Bride of Noble Character James 3:13-18 & Proverbs 31:10-31 How true is the opening question of the Proverbs passage? A wife of this echelon of noble character, who indeed can find? She is most certainly the woman that nearly every man would want to marry. And she is the wife that most more

  • Tradition For Tradition's Sake

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Aug 31, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Too often our living and worship become steeped in tradition and ritual. This sermon is a call to examine what we do and more importantly WHY we do it in an attempt to keep us from elevating the traditions of men above the law of God.

    Tradition for Tradition’s Sake Mark 7:1-23 (This message was preceded by singing "Joy to the World" as the opening hymn and the theme of "tradition" was introduced by a video clip of Fiddler on the Roof - from the prologue 1:55 (as the fiddler begins to play) through 3:57 (as Tevye says, more

  • S.d.g. Living

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Aug 17, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    J.S. Bach signed most of his sacred music "S.D.G." (Soli Deo Gloria). 1 Kings 3:1-15 and Ephesians 5:15-20 encourage us to live an S.D.G. life style - a life that gives glory to God alone.

    S.D.G. Living 1 Kings 3:1-15 & Ephesians 5:15-20 20th Sunday Ordinary Time, Year B It’s hard for me to imagine a world without music. And it’s even more difficult to imagine worshiping our Savior without the joyful sounds of singing. One of the greatest composers of sacred music was Johann more

  • What Are You Doing Here?

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    God twice asks Elijah, "What are you doing here?" This is a good question for us to be asking ourselves - why have we come into the presence of God... even if, like Elijah, we are suffering from burn-out and trying to escape the craziness of life.

    What Are You Doing Here? 1 Kings 19:1-15 One of my new favorite devotional books is titled: An Eclectic Almanac for the Faithful. And I have to admit, I only picked it up at first because of its intriguing title. However, it has become a storehouse of prayer fodder and ideas for more

  • What Will It Take?

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    The disciples were confused and didn’t really believe the resurrection. Yet in each gospel account Christ gave them proof so they could believe. What proof do we need to really believe what we say we believe?

    What Will It Take? Luke 24:13-49 Easter 3B “Forget what you learned in elementary school--the earth is flat as a pancake. All that stuff about the earth being round and the sun being the center of the universe is a big joke,” insisted C.K. Johnson in a 1979 interview. Mr. Johnson was more

  • The Unfinished Story

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Apr 14, 2009

    We have received the same message at the empty tomb as the women did. What will we do with it? Keep it a secret? Run away in fear? Go and tell?

    The Unfinished Story Mark 16:1-8 Easter 2009 Do you know the best way to make sure news spreads quickly? Tell someone NOT to tell anyone else! That’s what makes gossip so tempting. We love to hear and share stories about others, especially when we’re not supposed to! Throughout the gospel more

  • Be A Loser At The Game Of Life

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    To win at the "Game of Life" board game one must amass a fortune. But to win in God’s game of life we must lose our worldliness.

    Being A Loser at the Game of Life Mark 8:31-38 NOTE: The general concept for this sermon was adapted from a children’s sermon idea found at In 1860, Milton Bradley created his first game. The game, originally called The Checkered Game of Life, was basically a modified more

  • The Choice Is Yours... Choose Wisely

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Nov 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    32nd Sunday Ordinary Time, Year A Joshua 24:14-24 & Matthew 25:1-13 Making a choice to serve God for the "long hull" is the most important choice of our lives.

    The Choice is Yours… Choose Wisely Joshua 24:14-24 & Matthew 25:1-13 One of the greatest abilities that separates humans from the rest of God’s creation is our ability to recognize alternatives, to weigh options and their possible consequences and then to make a informed decision. As we more

  • When We Get There

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    An All Saints/Souls Communion sermon that encourages living in anticipation of getting to our eternal destination.

    When We Get There Matthew 5:1-12 & Revelation 7:9-17 There are times when I look back at my childhood and think, My parents must have been crazy! It was nothing for us to be enjoying a quiet Saturday morning and mom and dad would decide we needed to go do something. So, we’d pack a more

  • Unquenchable Joy

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    God’s unquenchable joy flows in our lives every minute of everyday – but we have to stop and recognize it before we can share it

    Unquenchable Joy Luke 7:11-17 & Ephesians 3:16-21 Did you know that in America nearly 90% of people say they believe in God? But only 45% of people who believe in the Christian God are regularly in worship! In other words, 55% of our brothers and sisters in Christ rarely come to the family more

  • If You Give The Church A Penny...

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Sep 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    This stewardship sermon is a play on the children’s book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Main idea of the sermon is tithing our TIME.

    If You Give the Church a Penny… 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Laura Joffe Numeroff is the author of a beloved pre-school classic entitled, “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.” Now, some of us may be quite familiar with the book, but others may not… So, let me begin this morning by reading this classic to more

  • Living Faith Fully

    Contributed by Beth Garrod-Logsdon on Jun 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Addressing Matthew 7:21-23 with Paul’s words from Romans 1:16-17. Christ will recognize us as his child when we live faith to its fullest, not just faithfully.

    There was a tightrope walker, who did incredible aerial feats all over Paris. Many people were amazed as he did his amazing tightrope acts at tremendously scary heights. He became so accomplished at his art, that he began adding other tricks to his act: he would cross the tightrope, then he more