FUMC Allen Sermons

FUMC Allen Sermons

ReNEW: Week Six

Sunday May 16 2021ReNEW: Week SixChange The World SundayMatthew 28:16-20 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father…

ReNEW: Week Four

28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” MATTHEW 11:28-30 NRSV

ReNEW: Week Three

Sunday April 25 2021ReNew: Week ThreeThe Gift of SabbathGeNESIS 2:3, ExODUS 20:8-11, LUKE 13:10-17 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. GENESIS 2:3 NRSV 8 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God;…

ReNEW: Week Two

SUNDAY April 18 2021ReNEW: Week TwoRev 21:1-5 KJV & Isaiah 40:28-31 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture REVELATION 21:1-5A KJV 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out…

ReNEW: Week One

SUNDAY APRIL 11 2021CONFIRMATION SUNDAYRenew: Week One2 Kings 23:1-3 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 Then the king directed that all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem should be gathered to him. 2 The king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him went all the people of Judah, all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests, the prophets, and all the people, both small and great; he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant that…

Fear Not!

Sunday April 4 2021EasterFear Not!Mark 16:1-8 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”…

Reflect: Week Six

Sunday March 28 2021Palm/Passion SundayReflect: Week SixI am Forgiven1 John 2:1-2 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch   SCRIPTURE 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2 and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2 NRSV 

Reflect: Week FIve

Sunday march 21 2021Reflect: Week FiveI am a friend of ChristJohn 15:12-17 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I…

Reflect: Week Four

Sunday March 14 2021Reflect: Week FourI Am God’s Co-Worker2 Corinthians 6: 1-13 NIVRev Jessica Wright 10 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will…

Reflect: Week Three

Sunday March 7 2021Reflect: week 3COMMUNION SUNDAYI AM ABLE TO DO ALL THINGSPhilippians 4:10-13 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to…

Reflect: Week Two

Sunday February 28 2021Reflect: Week TwoI am a Member of Christ’s Body1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-27 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch SCRIPTURE 12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 14 Indeed, the body does…

Reflect: Week One

Sunday February 21 2021Reflect: Week OneIn Christ…Saved by Grace Through FaithEphesians 2: 8-9; Galatians 2:16 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. EPHESIANS 2:8-9 NRSV 16 yet we know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. And…