Sermons on New Testament

Sermons on New Testament

When Religion Gets in the Way

Why would these religious leaders be criticizing people for the way they wash their hands? Is this simply about hygiene? Or is it something more?

Not in This Town

As we continue from last week’s text, we find ourselves deep into questions of identity and awareness. Jesus has been healing and performing miracles, and in these stories word of Jesus continues to spread so that he is followed by large crowds. But when Jesus goes to his hometown, it is here that he is doubted.

The Other Side

In this Sunday’s text, Jesus invites the disciples to join him in crossing to the other side of the lake. In doing so, they find themselves in a storm so terrifying that even experienced fishermen fear that they’ll drown.

A Sinner’s Party

As we begin a series on the Gospel of Mark, we read that religious leaders began to critique Jesus very early in his ministry.

Silenced Voices

In a difficult text about a Canaanite woman, the disciples and even Jesus appear to refuse to help someone in need. But when she speaks boldly in her defense, Jesus responds…

Confess

This Sunday we conclude our short series on our Baptismal and Membership Vows. What does it mean to confess our faith?

Accept

This Sunday we continue our short series on our Baptismal and Membership Vows. This week’s message invites us to accept the gifts that God gives–not for ourselves, but to work toward God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Renounce

We begin a new series on our Baptism and membership vows. In this first vow, we commit to renounce, we commit to reject, we commit to repent.

We Believe: The Holy Spirit

Sometimes people are excluded from communities of faith. We continue to see that in The United Methodist Church. What can we learn from the Spirit’s unexpected inclusivity in the early church?