Sermons
 
Listen to sermons by Pastor Bob Weeks and guest preachers at Verona UMC. Feel free to share these sermons with friends and family

Sep 16, 2018
Love Is
Series: (All)

September 16, 2018 Building on God’s Love – Youth Sunday 2018

Our youth will bless the church this Sunday as we celebrate "Youth Sunday" at the 8:30 and 11:00 services. Music will be led by our youth band and the message from I Corinthians 13 will be shared by Paige Sailor. Other youth will lead us in prayers and Scripture readings.

I'm always amazed at how God uses our youth under the leadership of Bill and Carolyn Harlow and the help of other adults who regularly accompany the youth group on mission trips. Over the years our youth have served others from Mexico to the Dominican Republic to sites throughout the United States. Please come on Sunday and be blessed by this remarkable group of disciples of Jesus!

Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

1 Corinithans 13:4-8a

WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Sep 16, 2018Love Is
    Sep 16, 2018
    Love Is
    Series: (All)

    September 16, 2018 Building on God’s Love – Youth Sunday 2018

    Our youth will bless the church this Sunday as we celebrate "Youth Sunday" at the 8:30 and 11:00 services. Music will be led by our youth band and the message from I Corinthians 13 will be shared by Paige Sailor. Other youth will lead us in prayers and Scripture readings.

    I'm always amazed at how God uses our youth under the leadership of Bill and Carolyn Harlow and the help of other adults who regularly accompany the youth group on mission trips. Over the years our youth have served others from Mexico to the Dominican Republic to sites throughout the United States. Please come on Sunday and be blessed by this remarkable group of disciples of Jesus!

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    1 Corinithans 13:4-8a

  • Sep 9, 2018Be Holy the Jesus Way
    Sep 9, 2018
    Be Holy the Jesus Way

    September 9, 2018 Be Holy the Jesus Way

    This Sunday's sermon "Be Holy the Jesus Way" is the second in our new sermon series on living "The Jesus Way":

    All your life you've probably heard that Jesus was perfect. More than likely you assumed his perfection was akin to bowling a perfect 300, the result of some arbitrary exam administered by Satan in which he "knocked all the pins down"?

    Or was his perfection far deeper than that - a quality of Spirit that cannot be measured or comprehended by the human mind or soul?

    What did Jesus mean when he said that we must be perfect like our Father in Heaven? How does this perfection relate to our salvation?

    If you've ever struggled with the guilt of sin and the call to be holy, I hope you'll join us at VUMC this Sunday as we dig into God's Holy Word and the call of Jesus to seek the holiness of God's Kingdom.

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Matthew 5:38-48

  • Sep 2, 2018Love the Jesus Way
    Sep 2, 2018
    Love the Jesus Way

    September 2, 2018 Love the Jesus Way

    This Sunday's sermon "Love the Jesus Way" is the first in our new six-week sermon series:

    I absolutely believe that only Jesus can show us how to love - really love. Love is perhaps the most misused, abused, and overused word in the English language. Too often, as a fallen human being, I love things and I love people only because they serve my unmet needs; make me feel good about myself; help me fill the empty spots in my life.

    In other words, my love is almost always a narcissistic self-love.

    Jesus, however, taught and demonstrated a love that was selfless. Can I really love as Jesus loved? Come this Sunday morning as we unwrap the keys to loving the Jesus way.

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    John 15:9-17

  • Aug 26, 2018A Fight to the Finish
    Aug 26, 2018
    A Fight to the Finish
    Series: Ephesians

    August 26, 2018 A Fight To The Finish

    Sunday's sermon will be the last in our series on Ephesians - Ephesians 6:10-20 is a favorite of many preachers and Sunday School teachers. The images of the parts of a soldier's battle uniform forming a protective cloak against evil for a Christian are burned into many of our imaginations.

    What daily spiritual disciplines do you employ to ensure that you are faithfully following Jesus Christ each and every day? Come this Sunday for a message from Ephesians on how you can best fortify your soul for the spiritual warfare encountered by every child of God.

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Ephesians 6:10-20

  • Aug 19, 2018Honoring Our Relationships
    Aug 19, 2018
    Honoring Our Relationships
    Series: Ephesians

    August 19, 2018 Honoring Our Relationships

    Our sermon scripture text for this Sunday - Ephesians 5:21-6:9 - contains some of the most argued-over passages of Scripture in all the Bible.

    Paul addresses the nature of human relationships that too often turn into battlegrounds - relationships between husbands and wives, parents and their children, even slaves and their masters. Where many people approach these relationships from a perspective of personal power, Paul presents a different perspective - a perspective that begins and ends with the life, sacrifice, and reign of Jesus Christ.

    How do we honor the relationships in our lives? Come Sunday for a message on doing just that from Paul's letter to the Ephesians.

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Ephesians 5:21-6:9

  • Aug 12, 2018Get On With It
    Aug 12, 2018
    Get On With It
    Series: Ephesians

    August 12, 2018 Get On With It

    Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

    "Making the most of every opportunity,...." Take a moment and think of the preciousness of every moment. Of every opportunity to do good. Of every door opened by God.

    I heard a discussion on the radio yesterday on the subject of "free time" and how we all need more of it. For the Christian, however, there is no such thing as "free time." All time is owned by God, redeemed by the blood of Christ, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. To live in Christ is to surrender our will to His and to offer up our minutes and moments as a holy sacrifice.

    This doesn't mean we cannot spend time resting or relaxing or enjoying the beauty of God's creation all around us. It does mean that we should be wise in how we invest our time, seeking the leading of God's Spirit rather than the spirit of a world that often seems to be spinning out of control.

    How are you taking advantage of every opportunity for the sake of the Gospel and a world that so desperately needs the light of Jesus Christ?

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Ephesians 5:3-20

  • Aug 5, 2018Made New/Where’s the Beef
    Aug 5, 2018
    Made New/Where’s the Beef
    Series: Ephesians

    August 5, 2018 Made New / Where’s the Beef?

    Be kind and compassionate to one another,

                         forgiving each other, just as in Christ

                        God forgave you. [Ephesians 4:32]

    This Sunday's message from Ephesians (see text below) will challenge us to live up to the holy standard of God's Word in a spirit of love, all to the glory of God.

    Grace and peace, Pastor Bob

    Ephesians 4:17-5:2

  • Jul 29, 2018Time to Grow Up & Get Busy!
    Jul 29, 2018
    Time to Grow Up & Get Busy!
    Series: Ephesians

    July 29, 2018 Time to Grow Up & Get Busy!

    This Sunday's message from Ephesians 4 will challenge us to look at our lives in Christ with the question:  "How mature am I in my faith and what am I doing with the gifts God has given me?"

    Ephesians 4:1-16

  • Jul 22, 2018God’s Plan
    Jul 22, 2018
    God’s Plan
    Series: Ephesians

    July 22, 2018 God’s Plan

    Sermon Series on Ephesians Continues with Chad Brown

    A sermon series covering the six chapters of Ephesians began on July 8 and extends through the month of August. The series is preached at both Verona and Aisle 7. A mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 at the Verona Community Center will offer an opportunity to go deeper into Ephesians.

    Ephesians 3:1-21

  • Jul 15, 2018Brought Together
    Jul 15, 2018
    Brought Together
    Series: Ephesians

    July 15, 2018 Brought Together

    Sermon Series on Ephesians Continues

            A sermon series covering the six chapters of Ephesians began on July 8 and extends through the month of August.   This series will be preached at both Verona and Aisle 7.    A mid-week Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 PM at the Verona Community Center will offer an opportunity to go deeper into Ephesians.

    Ephesians 2:11-22