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2018 Sermons

     Prepared for His Coming  December 2, 2018

     Kingdom and World  November 25, 2018

     Anxiety  November 18, 2018

      True and False Piety  November 11, 2018      

     The Family of God  November 4, 2018

     Be A Berean  October 28, 2018  (Laity Sunday)

     Jesus, Our High Priest  October 21, 2018

     Idols and Obedience  October 14, 2018

     Knowing and Approaching God  October 7, 2018

     Experiencing Shalom  September 30. 2018

     Godly Wisdom  September 23, 2018

     Taming the Tongue  September 16, 2018

     Prejudice and Favoritism  September 9, 2018

     Empty Ritualism  September 2, 2018

     The Armor of God  August 26, 2018

     The Bread of Life  August 19, 2018

     Christian Morality  August 12, 2018

     One Body?  August 5, 2018

     The God Who Sees  July 29, 2018  Ruth Ann Moore, guest speaker

     The New Humanity  July 22, 2018

     Belonging  July 15, 2018 Community Outdoor Service

     Calling and Discipleship  July 8, 2018  Megan Miles, guest speaker

     Jesus the Healer  July 1, 2018

     Never Underestimate God  June 24, 2018 

     God-Centered Living  June 17, 2018

     Jesus' Family  June 10, 2018

     Ruts of Success and Other Discoveries  June 3, 2018 Guest Pastor Ruth Ann Moore

     Born From Above  May 27, 2018

     Fixing Church 7:  Spirit  May 20, 2018

     Fixing Church 6: Word  May 13, 2018

     Fixing Church 5: Worship  May 6, 2018

     Fixing Church 4:  Fellowship  April 29, 2018

     Fixing Church 3:  Compassion  April 22, 2018

      Fixing Church 2: Passion  April 15, 2018

    Fixing Church 1: Beginnings  April 8, 2018

    Is the Gospel Foolishness?  April 1, 2018

    Missing the Forest for the Trees  April 1, 2018 Sunrise Service

   Having the Same Attitude as Christ  March 25, 2018

    Life out of Death  March 18, 2018

    God's Cure for the Disease of Sin  March 11, 2018

    Worshipping God and Not Religion  March 4, 2018

    The Voice of Satan  February 25, 2018

    Testing  February 18, 2018

    The Restoration Business  February 11, 2018

    Stewardship  February 4, 2018 (guest preacher, Rev. John Snyder)

    Jesus' Authority  January 28, 2018 

    The Demands of the Kingdom of God  January 21, 2018

    Hearing God  January 14, 2018

    Claimed by God  January 7, 2018

    

2017 Sermons

    Children of God  December 31, 2017

    The Gift of God  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24, 2017

    God Is Still God  December 24, 2017

    Witnesses  December 17, 2017

    Living Advent  December 10, 2017

    Keep Watching  December 3, 2017

    For the Least of These  November 26, 2017

    Until the Master Returns  November 19, 2017

    Comfort and Encouragement  November 12, 2017

    Blessed By God  November 5, 2017

    Qualifications for God's Messengers  October 29, 2017

    Living in Two Kingdoms  October 22, 2017

    The God Who Pursues Us  (Laity Sunday)  October 15, 2017  (Mike Willinger speaking)

    Coming Into the Kingdom  October 8, 2017

    Humility and Obedience  October 1, 2017

    Honoring Christ  September 24, 2017

    Essentials and Non-Essentials  September 17, 2017 

    The Debt of Love  September 10, 2017

    Living the Non-Conformist Life  September 3, 2017

    A Non-Conformist Life  August 27, 2017

    Forgiveness and Reconciliation  August 20, 2017

    Where There Is Jesus There Is Peace  August 13, 2017

    Light in the Darkness  August 6, 2017 (Guest Preacher, Carole Smith)

    July 30, 2017 (Community Service & Picnic)

    Slavery to Adoption  July 23, 2017

    Fertile Soil for Growth  July 16, 2017

    Jesus Feels our Suffering  July 9, 2017  (Guest Preacher, Mike Wingard)

    Weapons of Righteousness  July 2, 2017

    Faith and Conflict  June 25, 2017

    Called to God's Mission  June 18, 2017

    Stewardship of Creation  June 11, 2017

    But What Can I Do?  June 4, 2017

    Our Heroes  May 28, 2017

    Are We Alone?  May 21, 2017

    Many Rooms in my Father's House  May 14, 2017

    Dying to Live  May 7, 2017

    Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery  April 30, 2017

    Doubt and Faith  April 23, 2017

    Dressed for Easter  April 16, 2017 Easter Worship Service

    A New Humanity  April 16, 2017- Easter Sunrise Service

    The Imitation of Christ  April 9, 2017

    Living By the Spirit  April 2, 2017

    Spiritual Blindness  March 26, 2017

    Hungry and Thirsty for God  March 19, 2017

    Promise, Faith, and Grace  March 12, 2017

    Sin and Trust  March 5, 2017

    Transforming Moments  February 26, 2017

    Loving Our Neighbors, Even Our Enemies  February 19, 2017

    Obedience of the Heart  February 12, 2017

    No Easy Discipleship  February 5, 2017 

    Wisdom and Foolishness  January 29, 2017

     Christian Unity  January 22, 2017

     Who Is Jesus?  January 15, 2017

     Identified With Christ  January 8, 2017

     Incarnational Ministry  January 1, 2017

 

2016 Sermons

    Come as you are Casual Christmas Service  December 25, 2016

    The Word Became Flesh  December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve Service

   Why the Incarnation?  December 18, 2016

    Dealing With Doubt  December 11, 2016

    Being Ready for Good News  December 4, 2016

    Live In the Day  November 27, 2016

    The Paradox of Jesus the King  November 20, 2016

    Ready For the End  November 13, 2016

    Rising Above  November 6, 2016 

    Changed by Grace  October 30, 2016

    Where Do We Put Our Confidence?  October 23, 2016

     Faith in a Sovereign God  October 16, 2016 (Laity Sunday, Bill Hayes)

     Making the Best of It  October 9, 2016 

               (guest preacher Rev. Alyce Weaver-Dunn)

        Faith and Community  October 2, 2016

     When It Feels Like the End...  September 25, 2016

     Wise Stewardship  September 18, 2016

     Seeking the Lost  September 11, 2016

     Full Time Disciples Wanted  September 4, 2016

     The Way of Humility  August 28, 2016

     In Answer to Your Prayer  August 21, 2016 (guest preacher Ruth Ann Moore) 

     Decision Leads to Division  August 14, 2016

     (Darlene Shingler, guest speaker)  August 7, 2016

     (Community Service and Picnic)  July 31, 2016

     To Whom Are We Praying?  July 24, 2016

     Love God  July 17, 2016

     Love Your Neighbor  July 10, 2016

     Praying for the Harvest  July 3, 2016

     The Truth  (guest speaker Tim Rigby)  June 26, 2016 

     Life and Death  June 19, 2016

     Dying Churches Don't Have a Clear Sense of Purpose  June 12, 2016

     Dying Churches Don't Think Outside Their Own Walls  June 5, 2016

     Dying Churches Focus On Their Own Comfort  May 29, 2016

     Dying Churches Live in the Past  May 22, 2016

     Living By the Spirit  May 15, 2016

     The Influence of a Christian Mother  May 8, 2016 

              (Guest Preacher Norm Kaufman)

     Hearing From God  May 1, 2016

     Our Mutual Friend, Jesus  April 24, 2016

     Security in Christ  April 17, 2016

     God Calls Us All  April 10, 2016

     Death Doesn't Get the Last Word  March 27, 2016

     Maundy Thursday Meditation  March 24, 2016

     Seeing the Resurrection  (Easter Sunrise)  March 27, 2016

     Humility, Obedience, and Prayer  March 20, 2016

     Love and Discipleship  March 13, 2016

     Do You Know the Father's Heart  March 6, 2016

     Life Is Uncertain, But Death Is Not  February 28, 2016

     Going On To Perfection  February 21, 2016

     Standing Up to Temptations  February 14, 2016

     Glory  February 7, 2016

     Love, The Supreme Christian Virtue  January 31, 2016

     Not Any Old Cave January 24, 2016   (Ruth Ann Moore, Guest Speaker)

     Water to Wine  January 17, 2016

     A Case of Mistaken Identity  January 10, 2016

     Responding to the Truth  January 3, 2016

    

 

2015 Sermons

    Wesley's Covenant Renewal Service 2015 December 31, 2015

     What Will You Give the World for Christmas?  December 27, 2015    

    Christmas Eve Meditation December 24, 2015

    Christmas Eve Dramatic Readings  December 24, 2015

     Love  December 20, 2015

    Joy  December 13, 2015

    Peace  December 6, 2015

     Hope  November 29, 2015

    A Kingdom Not of this World  November 22, 2015

    Hold on to What Lasts  November 15, 2015

    A Theology of Giving  November 8, 2015

    Let Him Go  November 1, 2015

    Jesus As Priest  October 25, 2015

    In Search of Greatness  October 18, 2015

    Putting Away Our Idols  October 11, 2015

    Covenant Faithfulness  October 4, 2015

    Living In The Truth  September 27, 2015

    Whose Friend Are You?  September 20, 2015

    Who Do You Say I Am?  September 13, 2015

    Good News For All  September 6, 2015

    Matters of the Heart  August 30, 2015

    What Seed to Plant- Guest Speaker- Rev. Larry Raughley  August 23, 2015

    Seeking Wisdom- Guest Speaker- Pastor Judy Dye  August 16, 2015

    The Bakery- Guest Speaker- Kathy Griffith  August 9, 2015

    Bread That Satisfies  August 2, 2015 

    Community Worship Service- No sermon  July 26, 2015

     One New Humanity  July 19, 2015

     Bad Decisions  July 12, 2015

     God's Work Through Ordinary Lives  July 5, 2015

     Freedom- Guest Speaker- Ruth Ann Moore  June 28, 2015

     Christ's Ambassadors  June 22, 2015

     We Must All Stand Before Christ  June 14, 2015

    The Spirit's Work  June 7, 2015

     You Must Be Born Again  May 31, 2015

     Guest Speaker- Mike Wingard  May 24, 2015

     Friends of the Highest King  May 17, 2015

     Love and Obedience  May 10, 2015

     Comfortable Christianity  May 3, 2015    

     Love One Another  April 26, 2015

     Guest Speaker- Rev. Chris Kindle  April 19, 2015

     Living In The Light April 12, 2015

      The Resurrection: Essential and Credible  April 5, 2015- Easter Sunrise

     Good News For All  April 5, 2015- Easter Sunday 

     Denying Christ  March 29, 2015         

     The Priesthood of Jesus  March 22, 2015     

     Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So  March 15, 2015   

    Reverencing God's House  March 8, 2015

    Gaining What We Can't Lose  March 1, 2015

    Raised With the Spirit  February 22, 2015

    Darkness Into Light  February 15, 2015

    Finding Strength In God February 8, 2015     

    A Problem With Authority  February 1, 2015

     What Do We Value the Most?  January 25, 2015 
     When God Calls  January 18, 2015
      A Baptism of Good News  January 11, 2015
      The Visit of the Magi  January 4, 2015
 
 
 
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2014 Sermons
 

 

     The Right Time  December 28, 2014

Advent Season:

     A Story Worth Hearing  December 21, 2014

     Living Out the Watchful Life  December 14, 2014

     Be Prepared  December 7, 2014

     Ready To Wait  November 30, 2014 

 

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"King David" Sermon Series:

     Death  November 23, 2014

     Theology  November 16, 2014

     Suffering  November 9, 2014

     Sin  November 2, 2014

     Love  October 26, 2014

     Sovereign Grace  October 19, 2014

(Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn speaking)  October 12, 2014

     Religion  October 5, 2014

     Growth  September 28, 2014

     Boneheads  September 21, 2014

     Grief  September 14, 2014

     Generosity  September 7, 2014

     Fellowship August 31, 2014

     Beauty  August 24, 2014

     Wilderness  August 17, 2014

     Sanctuary  August 10, 2014

(Ruth Moore speaking)  August 3, 2014

     Friendship  (King David- 4)_July 27, 2014

     A God-Filled Imagination  (King David-3)  July 20, 2014

(Bill Hayes speaking)  July 13, 2014

(Rick Heming speaking)  July 6, 2014

    True Work   (King David-2)   June 29, 2014

    Just a Shepherd?  (King David-1) June 22, 2014

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  Made In The Image of God June 15, 2014  

(David Wingard speaking)    June 8, 2014

    The Highest Throne  June 1, 2014

    Carrying On  May 25, 2014

    Is Jesus the Only Way?  May 18, 2014

    The Good Shepherd  May 11, 2014

    On The Way to Emmaus  May 4, 2014

    (Rev. Ruth Moore, guest speaker)  April 27, 2014

     Raised to New Life (Easter Sermon)  April 20, 2014

     Easter Sunrise Meditation  April 20, 2014

     Maundy Thursday Meditation  April 17, 2014

     Having the Attitude of Christ  April 13, 2014

     Can These Bones Live Again?  April 6, 2014

     Seeing the Light  March 30, 2014

     Crossing Boundaries  March 23, 2014

     The Way of Faith and Promise  March 16, 2014

     Grace is Greater  March 9, 2014

     The Power of Experience  March 2, 2014

     The Law of the Kingdom  February 23, 2014

 

Transforming Church Series:

    

     Reinvention  February 16, 2014

     Being Missional  February 9, 2014

     Shared Leadership  February 2, 2014 

     Code  January 26, 2014

     Community  January 19, 2014

 

     Who Are You?  January 12, 2014

     A Child of God  January 5, 2014

 

 

 

2013 Sermons:

 

 

     A Vulnerable God?  December 29

     Christmas Eve Service  December 24, 2013

     Responding to God's Invitation  December 22, 2013

     Patient Faith  December 15, 2013

     Help Us Accept Each Other  December 8, 2013

 

Old Testament Sermon Series:

     Should I Not Pity  December 1, 2013

     For Such A Time As This  November 24, 2013

     Passing the Mantle  November 17, 2013

     We Are Never Alone  November 10, 2013

     Breaking the Cycle of Hatred, Part 2  November 3, 2013

     Breaking the Cycle of Hatred, Part 1  October 27, 2013

(Laity Sunday)  October 20, 2013

     Loving-Kindness  October 13, 2013

     Partial Victories  October 6, 2013

(Rev. Jim Walker, guest speaker)  September 29, 2013

     Taking the First Step  September 22, 2013

     Do Not Forget  September 15, 2013

     Generation to Generation  September 8, 2013

     Minority Report  September 1, 2013

     Taming God  August 25, 2013

(Stephanie Walters speaking)   August 18, 2013

(Rick Heming speaking)             August 11, 2013

(Tim Rigby, guest speaker)        August 4, 2013

     Filled With The Spirit Of God  July 28, 2013

     Shared Leadership  July 21, 2013

     Grumbling In The Wilderness  July 14, 2013

     When God Calls  July 7, 2013

(Spiritual Gifts- Keith Rager, guest speaker)     June 30, 2013

    All Things Together For Good  June 23, 2013

(Called to be a Witness- Jim Knipple, guest speaker)    June 16, 2013

     Clinging to God  June 9, 2013

    Welcoming the Stranger, Welcoming God  June 2, 2013

    Faith  May 26, 2013

(Concert- The Choraliers & Pearl)     May 19, 2013

    Who Is This God?  May 12, 2013

(But God is Faithful- Bill Hayes)  May 5, 2013

    Fallen From Goodness  April 28, 2013

    Two Become One  April 21, 2013

    Work and Rest  April 14, 2013

    A Meaningful World  April 7, 2013

 

The Indispensable Resurrection  March 31, 2013  Easter Worship Service

Unlikely Witnesses  March 31, 2013  Easter Sunrise Service

A Revolution in Humility  March 28, 2013  Maundy Thursday Service

Jesus, the Revolutionary  March 24, 2013

Christ Alone  March 17, 2013

The Parable of the Prodigal Family  March 10, 2013

The Grace and Patience of God  March 3, 2013

Running Together  February 24, 2013

The Journey of Faith  February 17, 2013

Ash Wednesday Service at Armagh UMC  February 13, 2013

A Transformed Life  February 10, 2013

Love: The Essential Christian Virtue  February 3, 2013

Using our Gifts  January 27, 2013

Community Service at Trinity United Presbyterian  January 20, 2013

Gifted by the Spirit  January 20, 2013

Remember Your Baptism  January 13, 2013

God's Secret Plan  January 6, 2013

 

Whose Are You?  December 30, 2012

A Pretty Picture?  December 24, 2012 Christmas Eve Service

Seeing the Blessings  December 23, 2012

Visions of Jesus  December 16, 2012

The God Who Comes  December 9, 2012

Living In the Shadow of Eternity  December 2, 2012

Who Is On Trial?  November 25, 2012

Channels for Grace  November 18, 2012

Giving God All We Have  November 11, 2012

Eternal Life Transcends Death  November 4, 2012

 Saved to the Uttermost  October 28, 2012

( Rev. Alyce Weaver Dunn delivered the message)  October 21, 2012

 

 
A Child-Like Faith  October 14, 2012
Adding to the Healing and not the Hurting  October 7, 2012
Wandering from the Truth  September 30, 2012
A Friend of God or the World?  September 23, 2012
The Power of Words  September 16, 2012
The Sins of Favoritism and Discrimination  September 9, 2012
Substituting Religion for Faithfulness  September 2, 2012
(Lay Speaker on August 19 and 26)
The Bread that Satisfies  August 12, 2012
(Guest Speaker on August 5)
Fear Not  July 29, 2012
The Balancing Act of Life  July 22, 2012
Breaking the Cycle  July 15, 2012
Transforming Grace  July 8, 2012
God's Desire to Heal  July 1, 2012
Peace in the Storms  June 24, 2012
The Gift of Fatherhood  June 17, 2012
(Guest Speakers on June 3 and 10)
Life In the Spirit  May 27, 2012
Why Does the Ascension Matter?  May 20, 2012
 
"The Vows of Membership" Sermon Series:
     "The Vows of Membership- Witness"  May 13, 2012
     "The Vows of Membership- Service"  May 6, 2012
    "The Vows of Membership- Gifts"  April 29, 2012   
     "The Vows of Membership- Presence"  April 22, 2012        
      "The Vows of Membership- Prayers"  April 15, 2012
 
Why Does the Resurrection Matter?  April 8, 2012  Easter Worship Service
Go and Tell  April 8, 2012 Easter Sunrise Service
Great Expectations  April 1, 2012
Jesus, Our High Priest   March 25, 2012
By Grace Alone  March 18, 2012
The Wisdom of God  March 11, 2012
Following Jesus  March 4, 2012
Safely Home To God  February 26, 2012
On The Mountain With God  February 19, 2012
We Too May Fall  February 12, 2012
A Servant To All  February 5, 2012
Free To Love  January 29, 2012
Honoring the Body  January 15, 2012
He Makes All Things New  January 1, 2012
 
2011 Sermons:
 
The Light Has Come  December 24, 2011  Christmas Eve Service
New Life December 18, 2011
What's On Your Christmas List? December 11, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 
Prepared For the End  November 27, 2011
Good Stewards of God's Gifts  November 13, 2011
Grieving With Hope  November 6, 2011
The Path to Greatness  October 30, 2011
A Recipe For Disciple Making  October 23, 2011
In Whose Image?  October 9, 2011
Nothing But Jesus  October 2, 2011
A Life That Honors God  September 25, 2011
Grace In Practice  September 18, 2011
Good Out Of Evil  August 7, 2011 
To Be or To Do  July 31, 2011
God's Unseen Work  July 24, 2011
Life In The Spirit  July 17, 2011
Soil Testing  July 10, 2011 
Who Will Free Me?  July 3, 2011
 

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