SERMONS


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Pastor Amy’s weekly sermons are published in this section of our First United Methodist Church website. Pastor Doug’s, David Finney’s, Jack Hott’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, 2016 and 2017 are now in the archives.)

  
  


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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
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March31/April 01           Foolish Love…..Is the Good News
                                              of Jesus                                             John 20:1-18
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
May 19/20                      The Power of 50                                       Acts 2:1-21
May 26/27                      Born of the Spirit                                      John 3:1-17
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June 02/03                      The Household of Faith                              (Pastor Doug Dean)
June 09/10                     When God Calls Your Name                    Luke 5:1-11 (Jennifer Fry)
June 16/17                                                                                      Pastor Mark Payne
New Series Begins –  Road Signs
June 23/24                     Rest Stop Ahead                                      Exodus 20:8-11; Matthew 11:28-30
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June 30/July 01             One Way                                                  John 14:1-7
July 07/08                      No U Turn?                                               Acts 8:1-22
July 14/15                        Detour                                                         Matthew 2:1-15
July 21/22                      Senior Youth Mission Report
July 28/29                      Danger: Rapids Ahead                             Isaiah 43:1-7
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August 04/05                 Build Up….in Love                                    Ephesians 4:1-16
August 11/12                 Live….in Love                                           Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2
August 18/19                 Give Thanks….in Love                             Ephesians 5:15-20
August 25/26                    Move….in Love                                             Ephesians 6:10-20
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New Series Begins – Making a Difference
September 01/02            Listening to God’s Call                                  Matthew 28:16-20
September 15/16            Connected by Grace                                     Romans 12:1-8
September 22/23              Finding Your Place to Serve                          Exodus 3:1-12, Acts 6:1-7
September 29/30              Stepping Out in Faith                                     Thessalonians 1:2-10
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New Series Begins – Stewardship
October 06/07                  Freedom to Love                                           Matthew 19:16-22
October 13/14                  Debt Free                                                      2 Kings 4:1-7 (Pastor Doug Dean)
October 27/28                    Dwell in Faith                                                Mark 10:46-52
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November 04/05                Dwell in Hope                                                Revelations 21:1-6a
November 10/11                Dwell in Confidence: I Believe in the
                                                 Church                                                      Hebrews 10:11-25 (Alexa Lawhorn Faith Hampton)
November 17/18                Dwell in Victory                                              Hebrews 9:11-14, 24-28
November 24/25                Dwell in Love                                                 Revelations 1:4b-8
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New Series Begins – Promises Fulfilled
December 01/02                A Righteous Branch                                       Jeremiah 33:14-16Dec 02 18
December 08/09                God’s Messenger                                           Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:
December 15/16                Choir Cantata-no sermon
December 22/23                From the Little Ones                                      Micah 5:2-5, Luke 1:39-55                                           
December 30                     Simeon & Anna                                              Luke 2:22-40 (David Finney)
 
2019
 
January 05/06                Drawn to the Light                                       Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6
January 12/13                No services due to weather
January 19/20                No services due to weather
January 26/27                Do No Harm/Do Good                                 Galations 5:13-35; Romans 12:9-18, 21
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February 02/03              Stay in Love with God                                  John 21:15-19
New Series Begins – Crowds around Jesus
February 09/10              The Pressing Crowd                                         Luke 5:1-11
February 16/17               The Expectant Crowd                                       Luke 6:17-26
February 23/24               The Questioning Crowd                                    Luke 6:27-38
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March 02/03                      The Astounded Crowd                                     Luke 9:28-43a
New Series Begins – God’s Grace
March 09/10                      Prevenient Grace                                             Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13
March 16/17                      Justifying Grace                                               Romans 10:8b-13
March 23/24                      Convincing Grace                                        Isaiah 55:1-9
March 30/31                     Reconciling Grace                                       Luke, 2 Corinthians, Joshua 5, 1-12 (Jack Hott)
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April 06/07                        Sanctifying Grace                                        Isaiah 43:16-21, Phil 3:4b-14
April 13/14                        Even the Stones Would Shout Out              Luke 19:28-40
April 20/21                        Remember and Believe                               Luke 24:1-12
 
May 04 19                         Share the Good News                                 Acts 10:34-43
May 11/12                         Believe in Jesus                                           John 10:22-30
May 18/19                         Love in Jesus Name                                    John 13:31-35
May 25/26                         Jesus Sends Us                                           John 14:23-29 (Pastor Katie)
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June 01/02                        How a Good Church Goes Bad                    Acts 19:8-12, 13-20; Rev 2:1, 4-5; I Corinthians 13, 4-8a
                                                                                                                            (Pastor Doug Dean)
June 08/09                        Empowered by the Holy Spirit                      Acts 2:1-21
June 16/17                          The Power of Hope                                         Luke 24:13-35
June 23/24                        The Power of Boldness                                Esther 4:5-14;7:1-6;8:1-8
June 30/31                        The Power of Obedience                             2 Kings 5:1-14
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July 06/07                          The Power of Kindness                                Luke 10:25-37
July 13/14                          The Power of Trust                                       Daniel 6:20-23, 16, 19-23
July  20/21                         The Power of Presence                                Luke 10:38-42
July 27/28                          The Power of Prayer                                     Luke 11:1-13
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August 03/04                     No Sermon-Youth Service
New Series Begins – The Gospel According to Seuss
August 10/11                     Oh, the Places You’ll Go                              Genesis 12:1-9, Philippians 4:10-14
August 18/19                     The Sneetches                                              Psalms 139:1-6, 13-18, James 2:1-4
August 24-25                     Horton Hears a Who                                     Romans 8:18-25, Luke 9:46-48
 
August 31/September 1      Green Eggs and Ham                                     Isaiah 43:18-21, Acts 10:9-16
September 07/08                  Sacrificial Living                                              Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
September 14/15                   By Faith                                                          Hebrews 11:29-12:2
 
September 28/29               Grace and Mercy                                               1 Timothy 1:12-17
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