Contributed on Jan 3, 2010
The sermon explores answers to the questions of who God would have us to be and what God is calling us to do.
Advent is over, Christmas has come and gone, and this morning we gather here shaking off the “sleepies” from a late night of celebration as we rang in the New Year on Friday. With all the festivities over and the activities done, we are prone to look around listlessly wondering, “What now?” ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2010
Our God-given gifts are offered not for individual glory, but so that we would join together in serving God’s Kingdom.
I would like to begin by sharing with you today an event in my life that at the time felt like the worst thing that had ever happened to me, but which in retrospect has proven to be a significant and defining point of my life. This seems especially true as I think about that particular event from ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2010
United by the Spirit as the Body of Christ, the manifestation of our God-given gifts is a prophetic ministry in the world.
I prayed for Haiti last night. In fact, I’ve prayed for Haiti several nights this week, and lots of time during the days too. As I sat doing work on Wednesday evening, my mom sent me a text message. It said, “I’m watching CNN…Unbelievable. So sad.” And so I turned on CNN and I watched a listened as ...read more
Contributed on Jan 20, 2010
Bodies can be united and strong or broken and weak. If we join together in a combined effort, we can be the body of Christ in the world!
Have you ever thought about what first brought you to the Church? I grew up in the church, but at some point we all make decisions that either bring us to the Church for the first time, or keep us in the Church if we are already there. Why are you here at Grace United Methodist Church? Was it the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2010
Our gifts and service are great, but they are nothing without Christ's selfless love.
Have you ever spent a great amount of energy working on something only to discover that your work was in vain? I know this has happened to me on a few occasions; most particularly when I’m working on sermons. I’ll spend hours, crank out a few pages feeling pretty good about the work, ...read more