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  • "Wild Things"

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Mar 1, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,174 views

    This sermon is based on Mark 1:13, the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness with Satan and the wild beasts. It examines the wild beasts of temptation in our lives and how Jesus gives us the power to overcome them. (The First Sunday in Lent-Year

    "Wild Things" Sermon on Mark 1:9-15 Lent 1-B March 1, 2009 The Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit ...read more

  • "If You're Going To Have A Wedding..."

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,717 views

    This sermon on the second Sunday of Epiphany focuses on Jesus’ first miracle of changing the water to wine at a wedding in Cana.

    "If You’re Going to Have a Wedding..." Sermon on John 2:1-11 Epiphany 2-A January 18, 2009 The Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. Badin United Methodist Church It seems that at every wedding, something is bound to go wrong. No matter how much planning has gone into it, no matter how much ...read more

  • "Waking Up"

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,697 views

    Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost centered around the statement by Jesus, "What will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?"

    "Waking Up" Sermon on Matthew 16:21-28 Pentecost +16-A August 31, 2008 The Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. There’s a great movie that came out several years ago entitled Waking Ned Devine. The movie is set in a tiny little coastal village in Ireland called Tullymore. And one of the ...read more

  • Turn Around

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,752 views

    A Sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent-Year A.

    “In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’” -Matthew 3:1-2 There always seems to be “the hottest gift item of the year” to buy each year. The most memorable in my mind was the craze a few years ...read more

  • A Wee Little Man

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 830 views

    A sermon for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Year C.

    When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” -Luke 19:3-5 Have you ever stayed at someone else’s house before? Of course you have. Even the younger ones in our families have probably spent the ...read more

  • The Five Second Rule

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,053 views

    Sermon on the rich man and Lazarus that addresses the parable from the perspective of the hungry in our world. It reminds us that our faith is not just something between us and Jesus, but also something between us and Lazarus.

    “The Five Second Rule” Sermon on Luke 16:19-31 Pentecost +18-C September 30, 2007 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who ...read more

  • Singing With Jesus Series

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,700 views

    This is a sermon on the fourth word of Jesus from the cross "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This sermon takes a new look at Jesus’ words here from Psalm 22 and shows how Jesus is not forsaken but actually praising God even in the midst of the

    "Singing with Jesus" The Fourth Word from the Cross Sermon on Matthew 27:45-46 / Psalm 22 March 11, 2007 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And about three o”clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema ...read more

  • A Wise Choice

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Dec 31, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,700 views

    A sermon for Epiphany-Year C.

    “A Wise Choice” Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany-C December 31, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we ...read more

  • Away In Some Manger

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Dec 3, 2006
     | 1,728 views

    A Sermon for Advent 1-C that calls us to be ready for the coming of Christ and not to be weighed down with the worries of this life.

    “Away in Some Manger” Sermon on Luke 21:25-36 Advent 1-C December 3, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a trap.” ...read more

  • "Stuff!"

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Oct 18, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,848 views

    Mark’s gospel tells the story of a man who cannot follow after Jesus because of his "many possessions." Although this man is typically known as rich, Mark tells us he just has a lot of stuff--much like us! Jesus re-defines riches here.

    “That’s Where I Keep All My Stuff” Sermon on Mark 10:17-31 Pentecost +19-B October 15, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then ...read more

  • A Rock And A Hard Place

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Oct 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,595 views

    This sermon is for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost and addresses the need we all have to cut off from our lives the things which keep us from a deeper relationship with Christ.

    “A Rock and a Hard Place” Sermon on Mark 9:38-50 Pentecost +17-B October 1, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. 43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45And if your ...read more

  • A Great Mutiny

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 811 views

    Sermon for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost reminding us that being a Christian is more than just using Christian words and acting like one on a special day of the year.

    A Great Mutiny Sermon on James 3:1-12 Pentecost +15- B September 17, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. “For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue—a restless evil, full of deadly ...read more

  • A Higher Authority

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Sep 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,797 views

    A Sermon on the fiery furnace and our need to answer to the higher authority of God rather than the earthly authorities in our lives.

    "A Higher Authority" Sermon on Daniel 3:1-30 September 3, 2006 Badin United Methodist Church Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. I heard an interview with a lady who has always been one of the most respected preachers in America. It became known somehow that she didn’t watch television. The ...read more

  • Wonder Bread

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,803 views

    A Sermon on the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. The crowd failed to see the true miracle in the meal, and this sermon invites followers of Jesus to focus on the meaning behind the miracle.

    "Wonder Bread" Sermon on John 6:1-21 July 30, 2006 Pentecost +8-B Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. “Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks,he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted…When the people saw the sign that he had done, ...read more

  • You Are What You Eat

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,209 views

    In a world of fad diets, cooking shows on tv, and gourmet grocery stores everywhere, Jesus reminds us not to work for the bread that perishes. We are reminded that Jesus is the bread eternal!

    "You Are What You Eat!" Sermon on John 6:24-35 Pentecost +9-B August 6, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. “For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world. They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’ Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of ...read more