20Aug

The Chosen People of God (Matthew 3:1-12)

The question before us today is one of privilege.  Why would God, who created all people in his own image, have a particular chosen people?  It seems a bit unfair.  But as we will see in today's message, being the chosen people of God is not necessarily something that we should be jealous over.  Rather, when God chose Abram to bring a blessing on all the nations of the world, it was to bring about God's purpose, and it meant living a different way for Abram and his descendants.


Recorded at Hudson UMC on August 9, 2015
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18Aug

Confession (1 Peter 1:5-10)

This week we look at confession as it pertains to our relationship with God.  How did the Jewish understanding of confession shape the way we confess our sins to God today?  Why do we have to confess our sins to an all-knowing, all-seeing God?  And how is the protestant understanding of confession different from the Catholic church's doctrine, and why?  All these questions will be addressed in our message today.  

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on August 2, 2015
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17Aug

Grace for All (Matthew 18:1-6,10-14)

This week as we continue our Deep Questions sermon series, we come across a very personal and difficult issue.  What happens when people begin to slip into dementia or other age-related mental issues?  Or how does God's grace work with those who are incapable of understanding the good news of Jesus Christ, like infants or those with mental handicaps?  It is a question that has no clear answer in scripture, but when we dig a little deeper we can find the heart of God on the matter.


Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on July 26, 2015
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