FUMC Allen Sermons

FUMC Allen Sermons

Loving God, Loving Neighbor: Why Neighbor?

Sunday APril 24 2022Loving God, Loving NeighborWhy Neighbor?MATTHEW 22:34-40 NRSVRev Jessica Wright 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the…

We Believe in The Forgiveness of Sins

Sunday April 10 2022Palm/Passion SundayWe Believe in The Forgiveness of SinsJohn 12: 12-16Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 12 The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord— the King of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it; as…

We Believe In The Communion of Saints

sunday april 3 2022The Fifth Sunday of LentWe Believe in the communion of saintsHebrews 12: 1-2Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was…

We Believe in the Holy Catholic Church

Sunday March 27 2022The FOurth Sunday of LentwE bELIEVE iN tHE hOLY cATHOLIC cHURCHMATTHEW 5:14-16, 16:18 & 1 PETER 2:9-10 NRSVrEV MARY bETH hARDESTY-cROUCH sCRIPTURE 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so…

We Believe In The Holy Spirit

Sunday March 20 2022The Third Sunday of LentWe Believe in the Holy SpiritACTS 2:1-4 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of…

We Believe in Jesus Christ

Sunday March 13 2022The Second Sunday of LentWe BELIEVE IN Jesus ChristPHILIPPIANS 2:5-11 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient…

We Believe in God, the Father Almighty

SUNDAY MARCH 6 2022The First Sunday of LenTWe Believe in God, the Father AlmightyExodus 3: 13-15 NRSVPSalm 19: 1-4a NRSVRev mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 13 But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” He said further, “Thus you shall…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week Three

sunday february 27 2022Shalom: The Gift of PeacEPsalm 46Rev Jessica Wright Scripture 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week Two

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20 2022SHALOM: THE GIFT OF PEACE Week TwoPhilippians 2: 1-4 NRSVREV MARY BETH HARDESTY-CROUCH Scripture 1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week One

Sunday February 13 2022Shalom: THe Gift of PeacEJohn 14:25-27 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate,[a] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be…