Nov 20, 2011
Give Thanks
  • Nov 20, 2011Give Thanks
    Nov 20, 2011
    Give Thanks
  • Nov 13, 2011The Mustard Seed Principle
    Nov 13, 2011
    The Mustard Seed Principle
    This Sunday's Message:  "The Mustard Seed Principle"  Sermon Text:  1 Samuel 4:1-11 and Matthew 17:14-23 Mustard seeds are mentioned twice in the Gospel of Matthew, once in Mark, and twice in Luke. The tiniest of seeds used by the Judean farmers, the mustard seed reminds us of an important Kingdom of God principle:  within the smallest and the least lie the secrets of the Christian life. This Sunday we begin two Sundays of looking at "The Blessings of a Thankful Heart." In regard to giving thanks, The Mustard Seed Principle reminds us that:  1) we must give thanks in all things, including the seemingly insignificant moments of life; and 2) God's greatest blessings come from places we might easily overlook.  
  • Nov 6, 2011What’s In Your Wallet?
    Nov 6, 2011
    What’s In Your Wallet?
    Former Verona UMC Pastor Charlie Reynolds shares the story of the Faithful and Foolish Virgins and asks our congregation on Anniversary Sunday:  "Are you prepared for what's coming?" Old Testament Lesson:  Joshua 24: 1-3a; 14-24 New Testament Lesson:  Matthew 25: 1-13
  • Oct 30, 2011A New Creation
    Oct 30, 2011
    A New Creation
    All of creation resounds with redemption - the cycle of the seasons, death breaking forth into new life, the insignificant contributing to the miracle of God's new creation. Jesus redeems not only the sinner, but all of creation and the promise of Scripture is clear - there will be a new heaven and a new earth and on that day a river will flow forth and the tree of life will grow by it, its leaves healing the nations. Pastor Bob shares how the work of redemption flows forth from the cross through the church, into all of creation.
  • Oct 23, 2011The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
    Oct 23, 2011
    The Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
  • Oct 16, 2011Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
    Oct 16, 2011
    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
  • Oct 16, 2011Of Men and Bees
    Oct 16, 2011
    Of Men and Bees
    Few creatures contribute so much and are less appreciated than God's amazing creation - the honey bee. We continue our "Lessons from Creation" sermons series with a look at what honey bees can teach us about communication, the seasons of life, unity, and the Bible. Part of this sermon experience was the presence of a "demonstration hive" with live honey bees working together - and flavored honey sticks for everyone present!   Scripture Text:  Psalm 19                                      
  • Oct 2, 2011Beams of God’s Grace
    Oct 2, 2011
    Beams of God’s Grace
    The first in 5 sermons in October dealing with ways in which the Creation reveals God's character. This sermon focuses on the unique universal element we call light. The first epistle of John not only familiarly declares that God is love; it also reveals that God is light. Pastor Bob meditates on how the characteristics of physical light reveal the very character of God.
  • Sep 25, 2011Has Your Tongue Confessed Jesus as Lord
    Sep 25, 2011
    Has Your Tongue Confessed Jesus as Lord
  • Sep 18, 2011Stones of Remembrance
    Sep 18, 2011
    Stones of Remembrance
    The story of the children of Israel entering The Promised Land begins with a significant lesson in the importance of remembering the works of the Lord. Crossing the Jordan, whose waters have been held back by the power of God, each tribe is instructed to choose a stone to serve as a "stone of remembrance" of this day. What are our stones of remembrance? How do we make sure that we do not forget what the Lord has done for us?