Sheep need a shepherd

By Tracey Allred
John 10:11-18; Psalm 23 I have often heard that sheep are among the simplest of livestock. That is to say, sheep are quite vulnerable without a shepherd. They are vulnerable to… read more

This Lent, don't give up love

By Rebekah Simon-Peter
Judging by Facebook posts these days, puppies are in. People with whom you disagree are out. Love is in short supply. We’ve had it worn thin with “sex, lies and… read more

Weekly Preaching: Palm Sunday, 2018

By James C. Howell
When we sit down to plan worship, we always entertain the question: are we doing Palm Sunday or Palm/Passion Sunday? I acknowledge we have to decide what texts to read; to read… read more

On donkey detail

By William H. Willimon
William H. Willimon, retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, and one of America’s best preachers preaches a sermon… read more

Learning to see

By Jake Owensby
Andrew uttered his first word when he was six months old. Joy was holding him on her lap. We were all sitting on the porch enjoying a Florida spring morning. Our black and white… read more

Weekly Preaching: March 18, 2018

By James C. Howell
Intriguing texts we have this week. I doubt I’ll focus on Jeremiah 31:31-34, although try to imagine the small scroll scholars believe chapters 30-31 once were — a… read more

Sermon Options: April 15, 2018

By Ministry Matters
What Makes the Difference? Acts 3:12-19 On the heels of Peter’s healing of a man lame from birth is one of several sermons Peter preaches in the early part of Acts. There is … read more

I had to see It to believe it

By Tracy Hartman
Luke 24:36b-48 Could it really be true, we wondered? All day we had been hearing reports that Jesus was alive—but we were afraid to let ourselves believe it. After all, we… read more

When what feels like punishment is actually preparation

By Talbot Davis
I wish that my foresight was as accurate as my hindsight. I bet you’re the same way. We have seasons in life that, as we head in to them, feel like seasons of punishment… read more

Looking for rescue

By Jake Owensby
“She’s a rescue dog.” That’s what I’ve learned to say when people ask me what kind of dog Gracie is. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that… read more

Actions speak

By Rose Taylor
The “March For Our Lives” rallies scheduled for March 24, 2018, are part of the #NeverAgain movement. The movement was launched by survivors of the shooting at Marjory … read more

Sermon Options: April 8, 2018

By Ministry Matters
The Pristine Church Acts 4:32-35 The text from Acts depicts a church that is almost too good to be true. It describes a group of people of “one heart and soul” (v… read more
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