Rooted and Grounded in Love

MP3: sermon-r.coy-Sep19-2010

Rev. Randy Coy visited us from the United Methodist Children’s Home. Click the player to listen to his sermon.

Sermon: Belonging to the Family (Randy Coy)

Ephesians 3:14-21 (NET)

3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. 3:16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person, 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, so that, because you have been rooted and grounded in love, 3:18 you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 3:19 and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

3:20 Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think, 3:21 to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers

Added Charlotte Sivells (hip replacement)
Added Angela Stewart (fall)
Added Flora Adams
Added Melinda Stewart
Added Cappy Pool (stroke)
Added Dennis Monroe (surgery)
Added Sherry and Michelle’s family

This week’s food of choice was beef stew, etc.

He is Not Far From Each One of Us

MP3: sermon-m.brown-Sep12-2010

Last week was a big success for both teams bringing in canned meat. The blue team beat out red when they brought 119 items.

Sermon: All It Takes (Marion Brown)

Acts 17:22-28 (NET)

17:22 So Paul stood before the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in all respects. 17:23 For as I went around and observed closely your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: ‘To an unknown god.’ Therefore what you worship without knowing it, this I proclaim to you. 17:24 The God who made the world and everything in it, who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands, 17:25 nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives life and breath and everything to everyone. 17:26 From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live, 17:27 so that they would search for God and perhaps grope around for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 17:28 For in him we live and move about and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’

Prayers

Added Family of Darlene Martin
Added Charles Henderson (Willis’ neighbor)
Added Family of David Gamble
Added Jimmy Stewart (knee surgery)
Added Dennis Monroe’s father (cancer)
Added Evan Hugh Guthrie (Maggie’s cousin, premature baby)
Added Jeanette Goretzka (circulation problem, stroke)

Cancer Free

Mary Busch is the wife of former pastor Rev. Larry Busch. She received good news recently after taking a biopsy. She will be leaving the hospital cancer free.

Praise God

I Went Down to the Potter’s House

MP3: sermon-m.brown-Sep5-2010

The canned food drive for Aaron McNeil House began this week. I’ll post the totals from both teams as soon as I know them.

The church has also gained a new Internet presence via Facebook. Please friend us if you have an account.

Sermon: Turn (Marion Brown)

Jeremiah 18:1-11 (NET)

18:1 The Lord said to Jeremiah: 18:2 “Go down at once to the potter’s house. I will speak to you further there.” 18:3 So I went down to the potter’s house and found him working at his wheel. 18:4 Now and then there would be something wrong with the pot he was molding from the clay with his hands. So he would rework the clay into another kind of pot as he saw fit.

18:5 Then the Lord said to me, 18:6 “I, the Lord, say: ‘O nation of Israel, can I not deal with you as this potter deals with the clay? In my hands, you, O nation of Israel, are just like the clay in this potter’s hand.’ 18:7 There are times, Jeremiah, when I threaten to uproot, tear down, and destroy a nation or kingdom. 18:8 But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I intended to do to it. 18:9 And there are times when I promise to build up and establish a nation or kingdom. 18:10 But if that nation does what displeases me and does not obey me, then I will cancel the good I promised to do to it. 18:11 So now, tell the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem this: The Lord says, ‘I am preparing to bring disaster on you! I am making plans to punish you. So, every one of you, stop the evil things you have been doing. Correct the way you have been living and do what is right.’

Prayers

Added Steve Lewis
Added Buster/Dorothy Lancaster
Added Arnold Adams (surgery)
Added Kagen (lost her father)
Added Freida Cornelius
Added Brooklyn Abbott (broken ankle)
Added Lou Willis (ear infection)
Added Mary Busch (biopsy)

In addition to the food donated for Aaron McNeil. We also donate to the Salvation Army on the first Sunday of every month.

When He Said This All His Adversaries Were Humiliated

sermon-m.brown-Aug29-2010

Sermons are back! Rev. Marion agreed to let me post a five minute cut from her full sermon. The flash player is located at the top of this post or you can click the link and download the mp3 to your hard drive.

Proceeds from the September canned food drive will go to the Aaron McNeil House. Each week there will be a different focus on the types of food that are brought.

Sept 5th – Canned Meat
Sept 12th – Canned Fruit
Sept 19th – ‘Complete’ meals (beef stew, beefaroni, etc)
Sept 26th – Soups and Chili

Sermon: The Trump Rule (Marion Brown)

Luke 13:10-17 (NET)

13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath, 13:11 and a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten herself up completely. 13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her to him and said, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” 13:13 Then he placed his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. 13:14 But the president of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the crowd, “There are six days on which work should be done! So come and be healed on those days, and not on the Sabbath day.” 13:15 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from its stall, and lead it to water? 13:16 Then shouldn’t this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be released from this imprisonment on the Sabbath day?” 13:17 When he said this all his adversaries were humiliated, but the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things he was doing.

Prayers

Added Cindy Jones (cancer surgery)
Added Gus Tynes (surgery)

Appointed to be a Prophet to the Nations

Preparations are being made for a canned food drive in September. Red versus Blue teams… stay tuned.

Sermon: No Escape (Marion Brown)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 (NET)

1:4 The Lord said to me, 1:5 “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” 1:6 I answered, “Oh, Lord God, I really do not know how to speak well enough for that, for I am too young.” 1:7 The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ But go to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 1:8 Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you, for I will be with you to protect you,” says the Lord. 1:9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I will most assuredly give you the words you are to speak for me. 1:10 Know for certain that I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.”

Prayers

Added Lena Sturgill
Added Chris Tibbetts
Added Elizabeth Matheny (travel mercies)

canned food drive poster
Red V Blue teams

A Song to my Lover About His Vineyard

Sermon: Sing me a love song (Marion Brown)

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!

5:4 What more can I do for my vineyard beyond what I have already done? When I waited for it to produce edible grapes, why did it produce sour ones instead?

5:5 Now I will inform you what I am about to do to my vineyard: I will remove its hedge and turn it into pasture, I will break its wall and allow animals to graze there.

5:6 I will make it a wasteland; no one will prune its vines or hoe its ground, and thorns and briers will grow there. I will order the clouds not to drop any rain on it.

5:7 Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got – disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got – cries for help!

Prayers

Added Shawn Sturgill (deployed)
Added Hilda Bentley (shoulder surgery)
Added Cecil Cornelius (in hospital, age 91)

Here people are waiting before worship begins.

Keep Your Lamps Burning

Sermon: On the Brink of Blessings (Marion Brown)

Luke 12:32-40 (NET)

12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom. 12:33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves purses that do not wear out – a treasure in heaven that never decreases, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

12:35 “Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning; 12:36 be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 12:37 Blessed are those slaves whom their master finds alert when he returns! I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, have them take their place at the table, and will come and wait on them! 12:38 Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, blessed are those slaves! 12:39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 12:40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Prayers

Added Ginny Tucker (hernia surgery)
Added Tabitha (work injury)/Larry Meredith
Added Tyler Smith (life issues)
Added Dudley Dobbins (laryngitis)