McIntosh United Methodist Church


Sermons

  • A Work in Progress, Week 3: Our Hearts

    This Week’s Text: Isaiah 65:17-25 This whole passage is amazing. It is an amazing vision of the fully realized Kingdom of God. But this passage begins with five little words- For I am about to. And we know sitting here today, 2600 years later, that this vision isn’t full realized. One of the things about this […]

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  • A Work in Progress, Week 2: Our Church

    This Week’s Text: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 The year is 520 BCE, and the destruction of Jerusalem and coming exile that was about to hit when Habakkuk was active has ended. It is 66 years later, and the people of God who were taken to Babylon have been allowed to return to their land and rebuild. Some commentators […]

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  • A Work in Progress, Week 1: Our World

    This Week’s Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 There is a phrase that is used in many denominations, but it is particularly prominent in United Methodism, and that phrase is “Both here and not yet.” We know that God is with us, we know that God’s Spirit lives inside of us, and we may even be able to […]

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  • Epic Fail Prayers

    This Week’s Text: Luke 18:9-14 Back when I was planning worship and picked out today’s Scripture, my first reaction upon reading the Pharisee’s prayer was – EPIC FAIL! I mean this is really bad. But here’s the thing- it was meant to be an epic fail. Jesus told this parable in this manner for a reason. […]

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  • The Difference Between Healed and Healthy

    This Week’s Text: Luke 17:11-19 In today’s story, it says Jesus was in the region between Galilee and Samaria traveling to Jerusalem. He enters a village along the way, and it says ten men approached him but they also kept their distance. These men had leprosy. If you had leprosy, you were permanently unclean. You had […]

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  • The Party Church

    This Week’s Text: Luke 15:1-10 In today’s passage, we have a lost sheep and a lost coin, and the shepherd and the woman who search, find, and then party. Really- it’s all there. They search for the lost item, they find the lost item, and then they throw a party. We have the same mission in […]

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  • Spirituality of College Football, Week 5: Hope and Hail Marys

    This Week’s Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 The most famous hail mary of all time was thrown by Doug Flutie for Boston College against Miami in Miami. He was a short, not terribly athletically gifted quarterback, and his team was playing on the road against one of the dynasties of college football. They should not have been […]

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  • Spirituality of College Football, Week 4: A Game of Inches and Unlikely Heroes

    This Week’s Text: Hebrews 12:1-3 One of my favorite games of the year to go to in person is the final home game because it is Senior Day. It is the day when the players who are playing their final home game in a Gator uniform are recognized. Of course, the star players get the […]

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  • Spirituality of College Football, Week 3: The Playbook

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 28:16-20 This week, we turn to the concept of the playbook. For the longest time, football offenses were boring. They all looked the same, and it just mattered whether you had bigger, stronger guys and could run the play better. However, if you have watched any amount of football, especially Gator […]

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  • Spirituality of College Football, Week 2: Our Team

    This Week’s Text: John 17:20-23 Last week we began our series on the spirituality of college football by looking at the passion, pageantry, and tradition of college football. This week, we are going to talk about what it means to be a team. Have you ever noticed that when people talk about college football, or […]

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