Sermons

July Sermon Series

Beginnings: Starting in Genesis

Beginnings-thumb  July 12, 2020 - "Why Would God?"  Genesis 22:1-14

 

Beginnings-thumb  July 5, 2020 - "Traveling Without a Map"  Genesis 12:1-9

 

 

June Sermon Series

Guest Speakers

June_guest_speaker_series-thumb  June 28, 2020 - Valerie Reynolds

 

June_guest_speaker_series-thumb  June 21, 2020 - Rev. Andrew Pomerville

 

June_guest_speaker_series-thumb  June 14, 2020 - Joe Vedrode

 

June_guest_speaker_series-thumb  June 7, 2020 - Renee Hahn

 

May Sermon Series

Following Where God Leads

Followinggod-thumb  May 31, 2020 - "DON'T STOP NOW"  Ephesians 3:14-21

 

Followinggod-thumb  May 24, 2020 - "FOCUSING ON PRIORITIES"  Joshua 3:1-17; Isaiah 43:2

 

Followinggod-thumb  May 17, 2020 - "COURAGE THAT COUNTS"  Joshua 1:6-9; 1 Cor. 16:13

 

Followinggod-thumb  May 10, 2020 - "DISCOVERING GOD'S NEW FRONTIER"  Joshua 1:3-5; Psalm 20:3-4

 

Followinggod-thumb  May 3, 2020 - "WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?"  Joshua 1:1-2; Isaiah 43:18-19

 

April Sermon Series

Living As Easter People

Easter_people-thumb  April 26, 2020 - "BUILT ON A CORNERSTONE"  1 Peter 2:4-10

 

Easter_people-thumb  April 19, 2020 - "DOUBTING THOMAS OR HONEST THOMAS?"  John 20:19-31 

 

Easter-thumb  April 12, 2020 - "Christ Has Risen!" An Easter Worship Service with Bishop David Bard

Easter-thumb  April 12, 2020 - "HOPE LIVES!"  Mark 16:1-8

 

Palm-sunday-600x600-thumb  April 5, 2020 - "DEPENDENCE UPON APPLAUSE"  Mark 11:1-11

 

March Sermon Series

I AM... Jesus in His Own Words

I_am_website-thumb  March 29, 2020 - "I AM... THE TRUE VINE"  John 15:1-5

 

I_am_website-thumb  March 22, 2020 - "I AM... THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE"  John 11:1-6, 17-45

 

I_am_website-thumb  March 15, 2020 - "I AM... THE GATE AND THE GOOD SHEPHERD"  John 10:7-16

February Sermon Series

Fill Your Tank

Fill_your_tank-thumb  February 23, 2020 - "KEEPING RELATIONSHIPS HEALTHY"  Matthew 18:15-20

 

Fill_your_tank-thumb  February 16, 2020 - "LEARNING TO BUILD GOOD FENCES"  Exodus 17:1-4; Psalm 26:1-5

 

Fill_your_tank-thumb  February 9, 2020 - "RELATIONAL FUEL"  Proverbs 13:20, Philippians 4:9, John 15:15

 

 

January Sermon Series

You in Five Years

Flc_yify_instagram_2_1920x1080-thumb  January 26, 2019 - "SMALL STEPS"  Deuteronomy 7:17-21; Exodus 23:29-33

 

December Sermon Series

Let it Go

December_29_2019-thumb  December 29, 2019 - "NEW YEAR ADVICE"  John 15:4-8

 

December_24_2019-thumb  December 24, 2019 - "JESUS CAME TO BRING US HOPE!"  Luke 2:1-20

 

Let_it_go_mess-thumb  December 15, 2019 - "LET GO OF CONTROL"  Luke 1:26-32,34-35, 38

 

Let_it_go_mess-thumb  December 8, 2019 - "LET GO OF YOUR PAST"  Hebrews 12:14-15, Ephesians 4:31-32

 

Let_it_go_mess-thumb  December 1, 2019 - "LET GO OF STUFF"  1 Timothy 6:17-19

 

 

 

October/November Sermon Series

DEVELOPING THE LEADER WITHIN YOU

Nehemiah_website_thumnail-thumb  November 24, 2019 - "ENJOY THE FRUIT OF WORK ACCOMPLISHED"  Nehemiah 12:27-31,40,43

 

Nehemiah_website_thumnail-thumb  November 17, 2019 - "KEEP PERSPECTIVE: RE-FOCUS ON THE MISSION"  Nehemiah 8:9-12

 

Nehemiah_website_thumnail-thumb  November 10, 2019 - "SHUT THE DOOR ON DISTRACTIONS"  Nehemiah 6:1-16

 

Nehemiah_website_thumnail-thumb  October 20, 2019 - "ASSESS THE WORK: IMPORTANCE OF VISION" Nehemiah 2:1-10, 17-18

  

Nehemiah_website_thumnail-thumb  October 13, 2019 - "WHEN YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE: DEFINE THE PROBLEM"  Nehemiah 1:1-11

  

October 6, 2019 - "THE WONDER OF THE BOOK"  2 Timothy 3:10-16

Guest Speaker: Rev. Calvin Long

September Sermon Series

FOCUSED

Focused_thumnail-thumb  September 29, 2019 - "Becoming a 5C Person"  Romans 15:14-22; 2 Timothy 2:2

 

Focused_thumnail-thumb  September 22, 2019 - "CLIMB: KEEP LEARNING"  Mark 12:29-31

Guest Speaker: Paul Thomas

 

Focused_thumnail-thumb  September 15, 2019 - "SHAPE: KNOW YOURSELF" 1 Peter 4:8-11, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

 

Focused_thumnail-thumb  September 8, 2019 - "STAY CLOSE TO THE FIRE" Joshua 24:14-18; Judges 2:6-11

 

August Sermon Series

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Five_practices-thumb  August 25, 2019 - "THE PRACTICE OF RISK-TAKING MISSION AND SERVICE"  Luke 4:14-21

Five_practices-thumb  August 18, 2019 - "THE PRACTICE OF INTENTIONAL FAITH DEVELOPMENT" Philippians 3:12-14; Acts 2:42-47

Five_practices-thumb  August 11, 2019 - "THE PRACTICE OF PASSIONATE WORSHIP"  Isaiah 6:1-8

 

July Sermon Series

Guest Speaker Series

July_guest_speakers-thumb  July 28, 2019 - "RESURRECTION LOVE"  John 11:1-44

Mark Monroe, Ithaca UMC

 

July_guest_speakers-thumb  July 21, 2019 - "THE GREATEST STORY NEVER FINISHED"  Luke 15:11-32

Rev. Ron Hansen, Pathfinder UMC, Portage, MI 

 

July_guest_speakers-thumb  July 14, 2019 - "FURTHER FROM HOME... CLOSER TO GOD" Genesis 5:18-29

Rev. Benton Heisler - Director of Connectional Ministries for the Michigan Annual Conference