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Pastor Amy’s weekly sermons are published in this section of our First United Methodist Church website. Pastor Doug’s, Kirby Cain’s, David Finney’s and Jennifer Fry’s sermons will also be included when they take over for Pastor Amy. Click on the date of the sermon you would like to study. It will appear in a Word file and you can read, copy and print it as you choose. When you are finished, simply close the Word file by clicking on the small x in the upper, right hand corner, then click on the x to close the “new page” tab at the top left of the page and you will be returned to the website. Some sermons contain a link to other websites. Since these links are in a Word file, you must control/click on the link to view it.

(Note: Sermons for 2015 and 2016 are now in the archives.)

  

  

 
2017
 
January 01                        Wise Men                                           Matthew 2:1-12
January 07/08                   A Time to Be Renewed                      Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Jeremiah 31:31-34
January 14/15                   Come and See                                   John 1:35-42
New Series Begins – Choosing God’s Kingdom
January 21/22                   Choose Blessedness                      Matthew 5:1-12
January 28/29                Choose Light                                       Matthew 5:13-20
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February 04/05               Choose Life                                         Matthew 5:21-37
February 11/12                 Choose Love                                        Matthew 5:38-48
February 18/19                 Choose Humility                                   Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
February 25/26                 Choose God                                         Matthew 6:24-34
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New Series Begins – Dare You to Love
March 04/05                      Love Deeper than Desire                     Matthew 4:1-11
March 11/12                      Love That Flows Through Us               John 3:1-17
March 18/19                      Love Beyond Boundaries                     John 4:5-26, 39-42
March 25/26                      Love That Lights the Way                    John 9:1-91
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April 01/02                        Love in Return                                      John 4:7-21 (Kirby Cain)
April 08/09                        Sacrificial Love                                     Matthew 21:1-11             
April 16/17                        Love Rises                                           Matthew 28:1-10
April 29                             Walking in Faith                                    Luke 24:13-35  (Jennifer Fry)
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May 06/07                         A Godly Inheritance                              1 Peter 1:3-9
May 13/14                         Build on a Strong Foundation               1 Peter 2:2-10
May 20/21                         Grounded in Hope                                1 Peter 3:13-22
May 27                              The Ascension of Jesus                        Acts 1:6-14 (David Finney)
May 28                              Rooted in Christ                                    1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
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June 03/04
New Series Begins – Unlikely Heroes of the Bible
June 10/11                       The Faith of Rahab                                 Joshua 2:1-21June 17/18
June 17/18                       Nehemiah’s Burden to Build                   Nehemiah 1:11 – 2:18
June 24/25                       Josiah: A Call to Revival                         2 Kings 22:1-3, 8-13, 23:1-3
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July 02/03                         Gideon’s Need for a Sign                       Judges 6:11-24a
July 09/10                         Not Gonna Bow Down                           Daniel 3:1,3b-6,12-18
July 15/16                         The Heart of David                                1 Samuel 16:1-13
July 22/23                          Service Led by Mission Trip Youth
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August 05/06                    A Very Unlikely Hero of the Bible –        Genesis 32, Matthew 14:13-21 (Jack Hott)
                                                      Jacob
August 12/13                   The Discipleship of Dorcas                     Acts 9:36-42
New Series Begins – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
August 20/21                   Reaching Out to Our Congregation        1 Cor 12:12-27; John 13:34-35
August 26/27                   You Are a Child of God….                       Exodus 1:22-2:10, Matthew 14:13-15
                                                     and So Is Your Neighbor
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September 02/03             Connecting with Our Christ                     1 John 4:7-16
September 09/10             Connecting with our Community (1)        Luke 10:25-37
September 16/17             Connecting with Our Community (2)       Matthew 22:34-40
September 23/24             Connecting with Our Commission           1 John 3:11-24
New Series Begins – Stewardship
September 30/Oct 01      Of the Same Mind                                    Phillippians 2:1-13
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October 07/08                  Shifting Values                                         Phillippians 3:4b-14
October 14/15                  Overflowing Generosity                           Phillippians 8:1-12
October 21/22                  Abundant Blessing                                  2 Corinthians: 9:6-15
October 28/29                  Leaded or Lead-Free                              1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 (David Finney)
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New Series Begins – Season of Saints
November 04/05              Songs of the Saints                                 Revelations 7:9-17
November 11/12              Stories of the Saints                               Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
November 18/19              Thanksgiving of the Saints                     Deuteronomy 8:7-18
New Series Begins – Advent – Coming Home
November 25/26              Yearning to Go Home                             Psalms 80:1-7, 17-19
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December 02/03              Home Is Where We Meet                       Psalms 85:1-2, 8-13
December 09/10             Joy Is Our True Home                            1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
December 30/31              Going Home Again                                 Luke 2:22-40
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2018
 
January 06/07                 Claimed                                                  Mark 1:4-11
January 14/18                 Known                                                    Psalms 139;1-6, 13-18; John 1:43-51
January 21/22                 Called                                                     1 Samuel 3:1-10, Mark 1:14-20
January 28/29                 Sent                                                        Jonah 3:1-5, Mark 6:7-13
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February 03/04               Encouraged                                            Isaiah 40:21-31
February 10/11               Empowered                                            Ephesians 3:14-21, 2 Timothy 1:3-7
New Series Begins – Lent – Foolish Love
February 17/18               Foolish Love….. is the
                                               Message of the Cross                      1 Corinthians 1:18-25
February 25/26               Foolish Love….. Is Honest                       Mark 8:31-38
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March 03/04                   Foolish Love….. is Boundary Breaking    Mark 7:24-30; Luke 13:10-17
March 10/11                   Foolish Love…..Forgives                          Matthew 18:21-35
March 17/18                   Foolish Love…..Is Costly                          Luke 15:1-10; Mark 14:3-9
March 24/25                   Foolish Love…..Is Dangerous                  Mark 11:1-11; selected readings Mark 14-15
March31/April 01           Foolish Love…..Is the Good News
                                              of Jesus                                             John 20:1-18
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April 07/08                     Witnesses to the Resurrection                 John 20:19-31
April 14                          Believing Is Seeing                                  Alexa Lawhorn 
April 21/22                       Walk in the Light                                          1 John 1:1-2:2
April 28/29                      Love is a Verb                                               1 John 3:16-24
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May 06/07                        Abide in Love                                               1 John 4:7-21
May 12/13                       Trust the Testimony                                       1 John 5:9-13