McIntosh United Methodist Church


Sermon

  • Celebration of Discipline, Week 3: Submission

    This week’s text: Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 8:34-36 If you scan the table of contents in “Celebration of Discipline,” you will see the twelve disciplines that Richard Fosters considers to be classical disciplines. There is one that stands out- submission. Kara and I got a puppy back in December. One of the most important things you have […]

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  • Celebration of Discipline, Week 2: Prayer

    This week’s text: John 15:1-8, Matthew 6:5-15 Real food, good food, is the kind of food that is fresh. This time of year is strawberry season. We got a couple cartons this week, and they were incredible. But with fresh foods, there is a window of time in which they are good. When you pick a […]

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  • Celebration of Discipline, Week 1: Solitude and Sabbath

    This week’s texts: Genesis 2:1-3, Mark 6:30-32 For some people, when you talk about the concept of solitude, their mind immediately jumps to loneliness and boredom. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded at all times. It is hard to be alone. It is hard to find silence. The problem with this is […]

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  • Ash Wednesday 2014

    “Remember that from dust you have come and to dust you shall return.” In a few minutes, you will be invited to come forward and receive the sign of the cross in ash on your forehead. As you do, these will be the words you will hear. “Remember that from dust you have come and […]

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  • Glow in the Dark Jesus

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 17:1-9 Today is one a special day in the church calendar. Even though the length of time between Christmas and Lent is variable, no matter what, the last Sunday before Lent is always Transfiguration Sunday. You can picture Christ’s earthly life like a curve. Obviously, we know that Christmas and Easter are […]

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  • The Upside Down Kingdom, Week 4: Push Over or Push Back?

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 5:38-48 Last week, Jesus began to answer the question about how we are to live out our faith, especially in a world that can be hostile to the kingdom of God. In doing so, Jesus was showing us that the way to live as a public, priestly nation in the face of […]

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  • The Upside Down Kingdom, Week 3: Everything You Heard Was Wrong

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 5:21-37 Coming out of last week, Jesus ended by telling us to be more righteous than the scribes and Pharisees. Perhaps Jesus saw some confused or discouraged looks on some of the faces because he begins a section, which we will cover this week and next week, with a series of teachings […]

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  • The Upside Down Kingdom, Week 2: Religious People Don’t Get It

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 5:13-20 The geo-political context is important to understand for today’s passage. Much of the known world, and for our purposes, all of the Holy Land, was under the authority of the Roman Empire during Jesus’ time. When people have power over you, especially people with the power to enact consequences for not […]

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  • The Upside Down Kingdom, Week 1: God Blesses the Wrong People

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 5:1-12 First, let’s talk generally about the Sermon on the Mount. It is the longest stretch of teaching we have from Jesus, and it contains some of his most well-known teachings. I think that the reason the Sermon on the Mount is so accessible and loved by people, Christian and non-Christian alike, […]

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  • What Am I Supposed To Do? Week 4: Wisdom

    This Week’s Text: Luke 10:25-28 The way we will close out this series is by exploring the concept of wisdom and learning about a tool that is uniquely Methodist. To begin, we have to understand that wisdom and knowledge are different things. Knowledge is amassing information. Wisdom is about putting knowledge into practice. Pastor Adam Hamilton […]

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