Sin Never Delivers What It Promises

Advent: The church will be decorated on November 30th.

Sermon: The One Who Decides To Betray Jesus (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Nov10-2013

Luke 22:1-6 (NET)

22:1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. 22:2 The chief priests and the experts in the law were trying to find some way to execute Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 22:3 Then Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve. 22:4 He went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers of the temple guard how he might betray Jesus, handing him over to them. 22:5 They were delighted and arranged to give him money. 22:6 So Judas agreed and began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus when no crowd was present.


Added Mary Hilton’s grandson (concussion)
Added Family of Jean Thomas’s son
Added Alan and Tina Dixon (son’s suicide)
Added Family of Tracy King Wood

House of Prayer

Sermon: House of Prayer (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Nov3-2013

John 2:13-19 (NET)

2:13 Now the Jewish feast of Passover was near, so Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2:14 He found in the temple courts those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers sitting at tables. 2:15 So he made a whip of cords and drove them all out of the temple courts, with the sheep and the oxen. He scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. 2:16 To those who sold the doves he said, “Take these things away from here! Do not make my Father’s house a marketplace!” 2:17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will devour me.”

2:18 So then the Jewish leaders responded, “What sign can you show us, since you are doing these things?” 2:19 Jesus replied, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up again.”


Added Ashley Oliver (brain tumor)
Added Family of Joyce Carpenter
Added Dane Vinson
Added Brenda’s Brother
Added Dale Taylor (back surgery)
Added Family of Rob Thomas
Added Don Creamer (cancer)
Updated Dennis Monroe (cancer, broken foot)


Not The Deepest Deep or Highest Height

Fall Basement Sale: THIS WEEKEND!! November 1 – 2, Friday – Saturday. 6:00 AM – Noon.

Sermon: God’s Love (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Oct27-2013

Romans 8: 35 – 39 (NET)

8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 8:36 As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 8:37 No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us! 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, 8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Added Tom Gee
Added Billy Swanned (stomach)
Added Chuck Dickerson (knee replacement)
Added Don and Joann Stanley
Added Bus drivers (Family deaths)
Added Family of Sandy Johnson’s granddaughter


Infants In Christ

Fall Basement Sale: November 1-2, Fri – Sat, 6 AM to Noon.

Congratulations to Greg and Sherry for 25 years of marriage! They renewed their vows after Sunday worship.

Sermon: Let Your Light Shine (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Oct20-2013

1 Corinthians 3: 1-8 (NET)

3:1 So, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but instead as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 3:2 I fed you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready. In fact, you are still not ready, 3:3 for you are still influenced by the flesh. For since there is still jealousy and dissension among you, are you not influenced by the flesh and behaving like unregenerate people? 3:4 For whenever someone says, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” are you not merely human?


There were no new additions to the prayer list this week. New prayer concerns can be sent to feedback at christianheightsumc dot org.

This Too Shall Pass Away

Fall Basement Sale: November 1 – 2, Fri – Sat. 6 AM to Noon. Many things have already been put out, but donations are still being accepted.

Sermon: Reclaiming Our Devotion (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Oct13-2013

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22 (NET)

5:16 Always rejoice, 5:17 constantly pray, 5:18 in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 5:19 Do not extinguish the Spirit. 5:20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt. 5:21 But examine all things; hold fast to what is good. 5:22 Stay away from every form of evil.


Added Smithson family (family deaths)
Added Don Brake (kidneys)



Gazing Into The Mirror

Fall Basement Sale: November 1 – 2, Friday – Saturday.

Sermon: Listening and Doing (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Sep29-2013

James 1:19-24 (NET)

1:19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters! Let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger. 1:20 For human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 1:21 So put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls. 1:22 But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves. 1:23 For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror. 1:24 For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets what sort of person he was.


Added Erin Covington (newborn twins)
Added Family of Bill Lucas
Added Family of Joe Rivas
Added Geraldine Stewart (health issues)
Added Tepe Gyroburg (paralysis)
Added Linda Cowan (hip surgery)
Added Rev. Hilda Bently (stroke)
Added Family of Phyllis English
Added Family of Mrs. Keith Steely

looking into the mirror
Looking into the Mirror

My Love Had A Vineyard On A Fertile Hill

Fall Basement Sale: November 1 – 2, Friday – Saturday.

Sermon: Vineyard Imagery (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Sep22-2013

Isaiah 5:1-7 (NET)

5:1 I will sing to my love – a song to my lover about his vineyard.  My love had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

5:2 He built a hedge around it, removed its stones, and planted a vine. He built a tower in the middle of it, and constructed a winepress. He waited for it to produce edible grapes, but it produced sour ones instead.

5:3 So now, residents of Jerusalem, people of Judah, you decide between me and my vineyard!


Added Joey Hatton

Loire Vineyard
Loire Vineyard

A Slave To The One You Obey

Sermon: Priorities (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Sep15-2013

Romans 6: 15-17 (NET)

6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not! 6:16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or obedience resulting in righteousness? 6:17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to,


Added Alden (knee infection)
Added Sherry Johns
Added Shannon Spurlin (cataract surgery recovery)
Added Dana Hancock (family issues)
Added Amos Knight (breathing)
Added Kaitlin Long (skin cancer)
Added Krissa Long (skin cancer)


Count The Cost Before Beginning

Sermon: The Cost for Following Jesus (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Sep1-2013

Luke 14:25 – 33 (NET)

14:25 Now large crowds were accompanying Jesus, and turning to them he said, 14:26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 14:27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 14:28 For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 14:29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish the tower, all who see it will begin to make fun of him. 14:30 They will say, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish!’ 14:31 Or what king, going out to confront another king in battle, will not sit down first and determine whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 14:32 If he cannot succeed, he will send a representative while the other is still a long way off and ask for terms of peace. 14:33 In the same way therefore not one of you can be my disciple if he does not renounce all his own possessions.


Added Becky Douthitt (boiling water burns)
Added Richard Douthitt (in hospital)
Added Janice Gee (cataract surgery)
Added Don Brake (sinus infection) PTL!

Abandoned building
Abandoned building


Take Up Your Cross

Sermon: Take Up Your Cross (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Aug25-2013

Mark 8:34-38 (NET)

8:34 Then Jesus called the crowd, along with his disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and for the gospel will save it. 8:36 For what benefit is it for a person to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his life? 8:37 What can a person give in exchange for his life? 8:38 For if anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”


Added Loyd Long (kidney problem)
Added Family of Roger Hunter (Carrie’s father-in-law)