Sermon Series
  • 1. "Managing The Inevitable Distractions"

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 87 ratings

    How do we learn to handle the many distractions that come to all of us--especially at the Christmas season?

    Iliff & Saltillo United Methodist December 8, 2002 Managing the Inevitable Distractions Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 INTRODUCTION: This week I had difficulty getting this sermon ready. I was distracted by many things. Maybe you have felt this way too, especially during the Christmas season. more

  • 2. "Slowing Down For Reflection"

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 78 ratings

    We need to slow down in order to assess where we are spiritually.

    liff and Saltillo UM Churches First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2002 “Slowing Down for Reflection” Luke 21:25-26 Introduction: When I was growing up, there was a woman at our church who would always say, “STAY ready so you won’t have to GET ready.” She was saying basically what more

  • 3. "Celebrating The Season Whatever Your Circumstances"

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 69 ratings

    We can have the joy of the Lord no matter what our circumstances

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches Third Sunday of Advent Joy December 15, 2002 “Celebrating the Season Whatever Your Circumstances” Psalm 126 INTRODUCTION: No Christmas This Year We won’t have a Christmas this year, you say For now the children have all gone away And the house is so more

  • 4. "Enjoying A God-Planned Christmas"

    Contributed on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    A God-Planned Christmas is one in which we open our hearts to his great love.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM December 22, 2002 Enjoying a God-Planned Christmas Psalm 89:1-4; 19-26 Introduction: STORY: On Sunday afternoon, June 1st 1975, Darrel Dore was on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Suddenly it wobbled, tipped to one side, and crashed into the sea. Darrell was more

  • 5. "Open Your Hearts Door To God's Plan"

    Contributed on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 7 ratings

    We must open our heart to God’s plan.

    liff & Saltillo UM Churches December 29, 2002 “Open Your Heart’s Door to God’s Plan” Luke 2:8-20 Introduction: “There came a time--at the best time, at the right time--when the mighty Son of God turned His back on all the beauty and happiness of His forever home. And somehow--no one knows more

  • 6. "Peace Endures"

    Contributed on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 71 ratings

    How do we take back peace that has disappeared from our lives as a part of our stressful lifestyle. We can prepare the way to receive the peace that Jesus came to bring us. Here’s how.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches November 30, 2003 First Sunday of Advent Peace “Peace Endures” Malachi 3:1-4 Philippians 1:3-11 INTRODUCTION: Today is the first Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of peace today to remind us that Jesus came into an imperfect world to bring peace to more

  • 7. Joy In The Lord--Rejoice

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    How can we have joy when circumstances are bad?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches December 14, 2003 Third Sunday of Advent JOY JOY in the Lord--Rejoice Philippians 4:4-9 Introduction: Today on the third Sunday of Advent our theme is joy. The angels announced in Luke 2:10 “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be more

  • 8. "Love Lifted Me"

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2003
    based on 47 ratings

    What kind of Giver is God?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM churches December 21, 2003 4th Sunday of Advent “Love Lifted Me” Hebrews 10:1-10 INTRODUCTION: On a recent TV interview, Dr. Joyce Brothers, named three types of Christmas gift givers and the characteristics of each. We can probably identify ourselves in each of the more

  • 9. "Hope In The Midst Of Hopelessness"

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    Where does hope come from and how do we get it when life brings us to the point of hopelessness?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM churches First Sunday of Advent November 28, 2004 “Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness” Isaiah 2:1-5 INTRODUCTION: Today is the first Sunday of Advent and our theme is HOPE. What is hope? Emily Dickenson puts it this way: “Hope” is the thing with more

  • 10. "Peace In A World Of Turmoil"

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 68 ratings

    How do we find peace in a world of turmoil? Is it possible?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2004 “Peace in a World of Turmoil” Isaiah 11:1-10 INTRODUCTION: Story: A few days before Christmas two men in Florida decided to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. While they were out sailing a terrible more

  • 11. "Traffic Jams And Jangled Nerves"

    Contributed on Dec 8, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    Traffic jams and jangled nerves are a part of our lives but especially at the Christmas Season. How can the joy of the Lord enter our day when we experience these stressful times?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Church December 12, 2004 3rd Sunday of Advent “Traffic Jams and Jangled Nerves” Isaiah 35:1-10 James 5:7-11 INTRODUCTION: Today is the third Sunday of Advent, and the rose Advent Candle symbolizes “Joy.” The title for today’s message is “Traffic Jams and Jangled more

  • 12. "Indications Of His Love For Us"

    Contributed on Dec 18, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    How do we really know that God loves us? What are the indications of His love for us?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches Fourth Sunday of Advent December 19, 2004 “Indications of His Love for Us” Isaiah 63:7-9 INTRODUCTION: How many have your Christmas shopping all done? How about all wrapped? This morning I want you to think about your Christmas shopping list. Think about more

  • 13. "Living Without Fear In 'in-Between' Times

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    What can we do when things we have prayed for hasn’t happened yet? How can we have a sense of peace knowing that God’s love in the between times of our life when we can’t see anything happening.

    December 23, 2007 Living Without Fear in ‘In-Between’ Times Micah 5:2-5 Luke 1:26-38 INTRODUCTION: This week is the last Sunday of Advent. We are nearing Christmas with last minute shopping, wrapping, thoughts of Christmas dinner, being with family and friends and other events, however, more