27Jan

S1E09: Follow Me (Matthew 4:12-23)

Have you ever wondered why the accounts of Jesus calling the disciples differ between John's gospel and the others? Well, today we look at this very question as we examine the way Jesus calls us all, and how we respond to his call.

Matthew 4:12-23

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 26, 2014 (First aired January 17, 2014)

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24Jan

S1E08: Come and See

There are many churches today that are welcoming churches, including the two that I serve. But today I challenge the congregation at Ebenezer United Methodist Church to be not just welcoming, but invitational. So grab your Bible, turn to John chapter one, and join us as we "Come and See."

John 1:29-42

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on January 19, 2014 (First aired January 19, 2014)

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22Jan

S4E20: Come and See (The Great Invitation pt. 2)

We don't have to have all the answers as evangelists. All we have to do is to bring them, and Jesus will make them see.

John 1:29-42

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 15, 2017 (First aired January 22, 2017)

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20Jan

S7E15: You Are Not Lacking (Somos del Senor pt. 1)

In this ordinary time between the Baptism of the Lord and the Transfiguration, we are going to be examining Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth, commonly called 1 Corinthians, in a series titled "Somos del Senor" (We Belong to Christ). Over the next few weeks we will be looking at what it means to be a part of the body of Christ, sealed by His blood, and one in our faith in Him. Even though we may belong to many different denominations, it is our love for God in Jesus Christ that draws us together to proclaim, "We belong to Christ." Today we look at Paul's greeting to the church in Corinth, his thankfulness for their faith and the grace of God, and we see how this letter may be addressed to us today. Yet we must also understand that this is a letter written to the members of Christ's body, and not to the pagan society surrounding them and us.

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 19, 2020

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13Jan

S1E7: New Beginnings (Baptism of the Lord 2014)

In the Methodist tradition, there are few who can actually remember their baptism. But we believe that it's not about what we do, but what God has done. In today's message, I challenge our congregation at Hudson United Methodist Church to remember their baptism, and to rejoice.

Matthew 3:13-17

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 12, 2014 (Originally published January 12, 2014)

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8Jan

S2E34: Arise, Shine! (Epiphany 2015)

God is the source of all light. So when Jesus calls us the light of the world, he meant that we reflect the light of God in a world of darkness and sin. But God is the source. In today's reading, Isaiah says that God's glory will rise upon his people and they will arise and shine in the world, and will attract others out of the darkness. So grab your Bible, turn it to Isaiah chapter 60, and prepare your heart and mind as we heed the words of Isaiah, to arise and shine.

Isaiah 60:1-6

Recorded at Ebenezer UMC on January 4, 2015 (first published February 4, 2015)

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1Jan

S4E15: Revealed to the World (New Year’s Day 2017)

Epiphany Sunday is the observance of the end of the Christmas season. The word "epiphany" means a revealing, and in the letter of Paul to the church at Ephesus, he indicates that the incarnation of Christ is a revealing of God's mystery to the world, and that mystery is that 1. Gentiles are fellow heirs, 2. they are part of the same body, and 3. they are recipients of God's promise, along with the Jews. This revelation is incredible, because previously it was thought that God's grace and salvation were available only to those born of Abraham's seed. Yet Paul tells us that all of creation from the beginning of time has been under God's grace, and that this mystery has been revealed to the world in Christ.

Ephesians 3:1-12

Recorded at Hudson UMC on January 1, 2017 (originally aired January 2, 2017)

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