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  • Greg Buchner

    Contributing sermons since Jan 19, 2003
Greg's church

New Hope Chuch- A United Methodist Faith Community
Mecosta, Michigan 49332
231-972-2838

About Greg
  • Education: Bachelors (BBA) - Marketing - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI - 1994 Masters (MDiv) - Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN - 2003
  • Experience: Food Retail Manager - 1993-1998 Three Oaks UMC, Three Oaks, MI - 1997-1998 Wakelee UMC, Marcellus, MI - 1998-2005 Rosebush UMC, Rosebush, MI - 2005-2008 United Church of Ovid, Ovid, MI - 2008 to 2013 New Hope UMC, Mecosta, MI - 2013 to present
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Try to remember that I preach for my congregation first and foremost. I believe that the Holy Spirit speaks through me primarily to the people in the pew. But, I aslo believe that God’s message can speak to you as well. I value your input. My email address... pastorgreg.ncd@gmail.com ...is open to all comments.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He ain't here.
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  • We Have Come This Far By Faith - A Farewell Sermon

    Contributed on Jun 13, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 33,526 views

    This sermon was my last sermon at Wakelee Church. It uses a wheelbarrow for an analogy for the body of Christ in transition.

    “We Have Come This Far By Faith” – A Farewell Message Wakelee Church ~ June 12, 2005 Hebrews 12:1-2 & Ephesians 2:8-9 (quotes taken from The New King James translation unless noted) Theme: Over these past seven years, we have lived our faith. In the future, we will need our faith even ...read more

  • May God's Will Be Done - Making The Most Of Transition

    Contributed on May 31, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,572 views

    Acceptance of transition comes when we allow God’s will to become our will in our lives. The Lord’s prayer is a prayer of acceptance.

    “May God’s Will Be Done” Making the Most of Transition Matthew 6:5-13(quotes taken from The New King James translation unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ May 29, 2005 Theme: Acceptance of transition comes when we allow God’s will to become our will in our lives. Introduction – ...read more

  • It's All About God...not About Me - Making The Most Of Transition

    Contributed on May 23, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 20,889 views

    In the midst of transition, it is better to keep our priorities on God’s will rather than our own.

    “It’s All About God…Not About Me” Making the Most of Transition Romans 8:1-5 (quotes taken from The New King James Version translation unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ May 22, 2005 Theme: In the midst of transition, it is better to keep our priorities on God’s will rather than our ...read more

  • Standing In The Spirit - Making The Most Of Transition Series

    Contributed on May 21, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,640 views

    This outline was used for a sermon given on Pentecost Sunday where we had numerous baptisms and new church members presented.

    “Standing in the Spirit” ~ Making the Most of Transition I Corinthians 10:1-13 (quotes taken from The Message translation unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ Baptism/Membership Sunday May 15, 2005 Theme: In the midst of transition it is better to be found standing in the Spirit than standing ...read more

  • Why Mom Made You Say I'm Sorry - Making The Most Of Transition Series

    Contributed on May 9, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,019 views

    A Mother’s day sermon that says when we take the honest look at ourselves, are willing to forgive, and are willing to attempt reconciliation…then we are being the people God has called us to be and doing those things mom taught us.

    “Why Mom Made You Say I’m Sorry” Making the Most of Transition Matthew 5:21-24 & Ephesians 4:25-32 (quotes taken from the NKJV unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ Mother’s Day ~ May 8, 2005 Theme: When we take the honest look at ourselves, are willing to forgive, and are willing to attempt ...read more

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  • The Serenity Prayer – Written By Reinhold ...

    Contributed on May 31, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 903 views

    The Serenity Prayer – written by Reinhold Niebuhr God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; ...read more

  • Twinkies And Root Beer - Unknown ...

    Contributed on May 23, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,473 views

    [Illustration – Twinkies and Root Beer - unknown source] A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. ...read more

  • A Pastor Gets A Humility Check…

    Contributed on May 21, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,202 views

    A pastor gets a humility check… A pastor finally gets an opportunity to speak at a large community association gathering. He feels rather proud that he was asked, so he refuses the check saying that "he felt special enough by being chosen" and that the check should go to a better cause. ...read more

  • A Young Son's Attempt At Full ...

    Contributed on May 9, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 912 views

    A young son’s attempt at full forgiveness…(Illustrations Unlimited) A pastor’s son and his mom had been to a shopping and the boy had not behaved himself. As they were driving home, he could sense her displeasure and said, “When we ask God to forgive us when we are bad. He does, doesn’t he?” His ...read more

  • Transient Forgiveness

    Contributed on May 9, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,337 views

    Transient Forgiveness (Illustrations Unlimited) Two little brothers, Harry and James, had finished supper and were playing until bedtime. Somehow, Harry hit James with a stick, and tears and bitter words followed. Charges and accusations were still being exchanged as their mother prepared them ...read more