FUMC Allen Sermons

FUMC Allen Sermons

Reflect: Week Two

Sunday February 28 2021 Reflect: Week Two1 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 not consist of one member…

Reflect: Week One

Sunday February 21 2021 Reflect: Week OneEphesians 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 we have come to…

Holy Disorientation

Sunday February 14 2021Holy DisorientationMark 9:2-9 CEBRev Jessica Wright 2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good…

Community

Sunday February 7 2021Refresh: CommunityMark 12:29-31; John 13:34-35 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” MARK 12:29-31 NRSV 34…

God’s Word

Sunday January 31 2021God’s WordMatthew 4: 1-4; Psalm 119:97-105 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch MATTHEW 4:1-4 NRSV1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live…

God’s Beloved Child

Sunday January 24 2021Refresh: God’s Beloved Child1 John 3:1-3, 4:7-10 NRSV   Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 1 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like…

Refresh: Week Three

January 17 2021Refresh: Week ThreeNEHEMIAH 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 NRSVRev Jessica Wright 1 All the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had given to Israel. 2 Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear with understanding. This was on the first day of the seventh month. 3 He read…

Refresh: Week Two

Sunday January 10 2021Refresh: Week TWOjeremiah 31: 31-34 NRSVRev Mary Beth hardesty-Crouch   31 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the…

Refresh: Week One

Sunday January 3 2021Refresh Week OneIsaiah 60: 1-6 NRSVRev Mary Beth hardesty-Crouch 1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2 For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. 3 Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.4 Lift up your eyes and look around; they all…

The Light of The World

Thursday December 24 2020Christmas EveHome With Christ: The Light of the WorldLuke 2: 1-20Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem,…

The Word Made Flesh

Sunday December 20 2020Home with Christ: The Word Made FleshJohn 1: 1-5, 14 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5…