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

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    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

  • Got Wine ?

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Jan 12, 2001
    based on 252 ratings

    The miracle of turning water to wine at the wedding at Cana. A story of transformation.

    John 2:1-11 Got Wine ? January 14, 2001 We’ve all seen those billboard commercials sponsored by the American Dairy Association that picture actors and other famous people with a milk mustache. The caption reads, “Got Milk ?” Well, you probably didn’t realize it, but in the time of Jesus ...read more

  • Worship In Spirit And Truth Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 31, 2016

    As an outworking of the Second Commandment Jesus has come to bring a renewal to worship; in this way we will not make a substitute.

    Message John 4:19-24 Worship In Spirit and Truth What is it about worship, and the issue of worship, which has the potential to create so much dissension among the people of God? I’m not saying that it is happening in our congregation but I am sure you have heard the stories. We know ...read more

  • "Who Is This?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 26, 2015

    Who do you think Jesus is?

    "Who Is This?" Matthew 21:1-11 What were people waving palm branches about 2,000 years ago when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey? What did they expect would happen? What did they want from Jesus? What do you want from Jesus? What do I want? Why are we waving palm ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Mothers: A Mother's Day Sermon

    Contributed by Daniel King, D. Min. on May 21, 2018

    Eve was the mother of humankind and her disobedience to God allowed sin to enter the world. Mary was the mother of God and her obedience to God allowed salvation to enter the world. On Mother's Day, what can we learn from these two mothers?

    The first mother I want to introduce you to is Eve, the “mother of all humankind.” In the beginning of time, God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful garden. He gave them the entire garden as their own, except for the fruit of two trees in the middle of the garden. The ...read more

  • Come See What's Free

    Contributed by Robert Rust on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 196 ratings

    This morning's Scripture lesson describes a common reoccurring Biblical theme of sin and forgiveness. Sound kind of familiar? We sin, God forgives. But the characters of this story provide us with a special opportunity to see what real forgiveness is all about. Our story takes us to the home of ...read more

  • Exodus 7:14-25

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Nov 5, 2014

    God turns the water into blood to show his power over Egypt and to begin the Exodus.

    The last time we were together we read about when God turned Aaron’s staff into a serpent to prove his power and free Israel from Egyptian slavery. He had, however, already determined that Pharaoh wouldn’t listen, and that’s what happened when the magicians came into the room and ...read more

  • Honey In The Wine

    Contributed by Samuel Chandar on Sep 23, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    It is only when you taste the Lord; you experience the depths of His Goodness

    Honey in the Wine Psalm 34: 1-8 One of the latest ice-cream flavours going round is “Chocolate Chilli Ice-Cream” Questions: Chill or Hot? Refreshing or Sizzling? ICE or FIRE? Well I can tell you it has got a unique taste; your tongue burns and cools off at the same time; it ...read more

  • Sunrise “jesus Does Not Stink”

    Contributed by Amiri Hooker on Apr 7, 2015

    This is a Sermon that points to the difference between Jesus and everyone who dies and decays and how Jesus lived to bring about new teaching and new life.

    John 20:1-18 (MSG) Resurrection! 20 1-2 Early in the morning on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone was moved away from the entrance. She ran at once to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, breathlessly ...read more

  • The First Hand Witnesses

    Contributed by Samuel Stone on Nov 15, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Learning from the first hand witnesses

    2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you ...read more

  • Meaningless Worship = Sins Unforgiven

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Aug 25, 2018

    Sermon based on false Jewish traditions which they designed to "earn" God's blessings. Jesus challenges their theology of how to receive forgiveness. Includes a story about "team work in the ministry".

    In Jesus Holy Name August 26, 2018 Text: Mark 7:5,7,21,23 Pentecost XIV “Meaningless Worship=Sins Unforgiven” Mark records for us today another encounter with the Pharisees. Jesus was constantly being challenged by the Pharisees. They challenged His authority to heal on the ...read more

  • The Miracle Mom Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 11, 2014
    based on 36 ratings

    Mary was not a sinless saint. She was a meddling mom. But did that make her a bad mother? Or did it make her a better witness for Christ?

  • The Purpose-Full Church: In Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    7 of 18 messages on moving toward greater health as a church.

    The Purpose-full Church: In Evangelism (NTC4T-7) I. Defining the Purposes of the Church C. Evangelism 1. A parable of our present state in evangelism 2. Evangelism Defined 3. Elements of evangelism a) Presence b) Proclamation c) Persuasion Introduction The story is told about a ...read more

  • Jesus: The Great Joy-Giver Series

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Jan 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Before we believe in Jesus, we are like the water jars: empty, stony hard hearts, sitting off to the side doing nothing. But Jesus is able to fill us, fill us to the brim, and transform us and then use us to bring joy to others. Believe it. Don’t think th

    Let’s open our Bibles to John chapter 2. And as you’re turning I want to tell you the story of Blaise Pascal who was a French mathematician and philosopher. In his writings, which were entitled Pensees, he traces the logical progression of his thoughts on many subjects. And then something happened ...read more

  • Being Filled With The Spirit(S) - That Ain't Right Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 10, 2005
    based on 68 ratings

    The people of Bible times drank wine and Jesus’ 1st miracle was turning water into wine... so why does the church have such a problem with alcohol?

    OPEN: August 16, 1992 in The Reporter News (an Abilene, TX newspaper) featured an article about a cowboy. This cowboy was a horse breaker on a ranch near, Breckenridge. He was driving his pickup and was stopped by the Highway Patrol. The cowboy refused to take a breath analyzer test. He ...read more