Spotlight Sermons

Dem Bones

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

July 5 Sermon Greg Jarrell Ezekiel 37 A couple years back, a neighbor showed up at our house with an unusual offer: two ducks. This might be a regular occurrence out in the country, but we’re city folks.  These two ducklings were American Pekin ducks, bright white and a couple weeks old. They are a domesticated breed, bred for eggs from the females and meat from the males. They were, of course, far too cute to turn down for us, but our chickens tried to kill them. So, Helms built a little house for them, fenced in a little section...

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Take Me to the Water

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Take Me to the Water… Baptism Sunday – June 28 On this Baptism Sunday, we celebrate God’s powerful and working presence in each of our lives. We take joy in knowing that God came for all of us- Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female, black and white….God reveals Godself to each and every one of us. The Creator God revealed Godself through creation.  God took the waters and separated them, giving life to every plant and creature.   As we dip our hands in the water, we say thank you for the waters of creation.  They...

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Something Inside?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

On Thursday morning, 50 of us are jammed into a Sunday School room singing chants. Most of the “us” are scholars – elementary school students – for Freedom School. This is the first day of six weeks that will be filled with books. We will read and read and read, and most of the time it will be so much fun that the kids won’t even notice that they are learning. To get ready for all the excitment, we’re at the point of our morning liturgy where we are singing chants about reading. We are screaming at one another: “Hey, what’s...

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Romans 6 Sermon

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Remember the message of Romans 5 that we dealt with last week? Our faithful God has come through for us.  God has set us aright. Even when we were at our worst, we were made one with God by the acts of his Son, Jesus.  God is faithful. Now that we have actually received this amazing friendship with God, we are no longer content to simply say it in plodding prose. We sing and shout our praises to God through Jesus, the Messiah!  We live out our praises in word and deed!  We practice this good news of faithful rescue and joyful...

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Against All Hope

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

May 10, 2015 Romans 5:1-11 Sermon by Helms Jarrell Trapped in darkness and captivity, she sat in the silence of despair.  It was practically impossible for her to find a way out.  All hope was lost.  She tried to cheer herself up, but she just couldn’t.  Her fate had been revealed and the agony was too difficult to withstand.  She wailed at the top of her lungs… How could things have come to this?  Why was all this happening to her?  How would she get out of this torment?  Who would save her?  What could she do? It didn’t help...

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