Manchester United Methodist Church

Sermons

Live Like Lydia

September 23, 2019
Lydia welcomed Paul, Silas, and Timothy into her home, an example of extending hospitality beyond the superficial into relationship. We are all called to hospitality.

It’s A Gift

September 22, 2019
What's the best gift you've ever received? How did you express your thanks?
The story of Zacchaeus shows how hospitality can change the host. As Zacchaeus welcomed Jesus into his home, he himself was transformed.
How many of your close relationships are with those who look different, speak different, act different or believe different than you do?  Rev. Jim Peich explores what Jesus shows us…

There Is Still Room

September 11, 2019
Invitation and hospitality are ongoing practices of discipleship; the church is never “full” – there is still room at the table.
Folks are in all stages of their faith journey. It’s not a race or a competition, IT'S A RELATIONSHIP. Are you in it for the long haul? Are you spread…

Give

September 2, 2019
Followers of Jesus give with extravagant generosity in order to express gratitude and joy for all God has given to them.

Know Your Place

September 1, 2019
Jesus describes the reign of God as an open table. All people are invited. In setting an open table, Christ invites all people to experience a life shaped by God’s…

Grow

August 28, 2019
One generation may not share Christ like the previous one did, and sometimes older generations have to get out of the way in order to allow the church to grow.

Extraordinary Love

August 26, 2019
Compassion shared is to fill and be filled. Compassion withheld is to suffocate. Jesus is Compassion. Jesus is “Extraordinary Love.”

What’s Your Posture?

August 19, 2019
Our physical posture has a huge impact on our health. Similarly, our spiritual posture strongly shapes our faith journey. Explore the importance of practicing a posture of love, humility, and…
If you were to genuinely LIVE LIKE YOU BELIEVE, how would your life look different that it currently does? To be a Christian requires courage and community.

And We Weep

August 12, 2019
“O God, what has happened to your creation? What kind of world is this that the innocent die? Where is your hand that it does not stop the killing?...” (From…

Worship

August 5, 2019
The core practice of Christian discipleship is worship, centering everything else that we do on God. Worship is the heartbeat of the church.

Embrace A New Day

August 4, 2019
Every morning we have the opportunity to awaken and embrace a new day, and regardless of what happened the day before, good or bad, the new day gives an opportunity…

Where To?

July 29, 2019
Christ has made us free, but he doesn't insist that we follow him, he invites us to. We are free to go where God is calling us … or not.
What if prayer is more about relationship than about any specific outcome? Loving God and loving neighbor…what if?
"There is a new life available to us, a better life, our true life, a resurrection life that we were created to live in the first place. In order to…

The Choice is Yours

July 21, 2019
The choice is yours. My sister is calling me to the kitchen. But, Jesus is in the dining room telling stories! Fuss in the kitchen? Or listen to Jesus’ stories?…
A compelling vision for the future motivates us to action as the church moves, changes, and grows together toward God's vision for the world.
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