Sermon Notes (Page 12)

Sermon Notes (Page 12)

Nearly every week, Sermon Notes are provided to help us prepare for upcoming sermons. Following the sermon, additional notes are added in reflection. Feel free to use these Sermon Notes in your personal study or in a group!

God Bless Us – Every One!

This week we celebrate the birth of the infant Jesus!! We get to hear the familiar story – hopefully with new and eager ears – about journeys and angels and shepherds and distant travelers. We also come to the end of our sermon series based on Matthew Rawle’s book, The Redemption of Scrooge. Don’t miss our Christmas Eve worship services at 5pm, 7pm, and 11pm. Our 5pm service will be especially family friendly and will include the familiar Christmas story told in a fun…

The Greatest Gift

On this third Sunday in Advent, whose are the voices in our world that are devalued? What wisdom do we miss?

The Voice of the Prophets

from Adam Marshall, ministry candidate & PB UMC member The Advent season is one of the only times in the Liturgical year when we reliably hear words from the Prophets of the Old Testament. Most often, they are words that speak of a coming Messiah. There are other messages in the prophets that are less commonly heard — sometimes referred to as a “prophetic voice.” Prophetic messages like this are, by their very nature, culturally subversive. Jesus himself is known…

Youth Sunday 2016

This Sunday is Youth Sunday, a day when the younger members of our community will share their faith and perspectives. Matthew 5:3-12 3“Happy are people who are hopeless, because the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4“Happy are people who grieve, because they will be made glad. 5“Happy are people who are humble, because they will inherit the earth. 6“Happy are people who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness, because they will be fed until they are full. 7“Happy are people…

Plus One: Witness

Our final Stewardship focus will be Witness, a conversation about how the ways that we share our faith – either overtly or through choices – impacts the people around us.

Plus One: Service

Sermon preview: We often look at service in a particular way. We must remember that we are called to serve, and there may be more opportunity than we sometimes think.