FUMC Allen Sermons (Page 4)

FUMC Allen Sermons (Page 4)

Not That Kind of King

Sunday November 21 2021CHrist the King Sundaynot That Kind Of KingJohn 18: 33-37Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?”…

A Circle of Life

Sunday November 14 2021A Circle of Lifematthew 14: 13-21Adam Lubbers Scripture 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted…

The Widow’s Way

Sunday november 7 2021The Widow’s WayMark 12: 38-44Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 38 As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”41 He sat down opposite the…

The Next Act: All Saints Sunday

Sunday october 31 2021The Next act: All Saints SundayISAIAH 25:6-10A NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 6 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. 7 And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; 8 he will swallow up death forever.…

The Next Act: Children’s Ministry

Sunday October 24 2021The Next Act: Children’s MinistryLUKE 18:16-17 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 15 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. 16 But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 17 Truly I tell you,…

The Next Act: Youth Ministry

Sunday October 17 2021The Next Act: Youth MinistryHebrews 5:12-6:3 NRSVElise Bernhard & Avery Murphy Scripture 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic elements of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food; 13 for everyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is unskilled in the word of righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained…

The Next Act: Adult Ministry

Sunday October 10 2021The Next Act: Adult Ministry2 Kings 2:6-12 NRSVRev Gene Gurley scripture 6 Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. 7 Fifty men of the company of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they both were standing by the Jordan.…

The Next Act: Music Ministry

Sunday October 3 2021The Next Act: Music Ministry SundayJohn 21: 15-17Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know…

Daring The Journey

Sunday September 26 2021Acts: The Adventure BeginsDaring The JourneyActs 28: 1-6, 11-16, 30-31 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 After we had reached safety, we then learned that the island was called Malta. 2 The natives showed us unusual kindness. Since it had begun to rain and was cold, they kindled a fire and welcomed all of us around it. 3 Paul had gathered a bundle of brushwood and was putting it on the fire, when a viper, driven out…

Creating An Uproar

Sunday September 19 2021ACTS: The Adventure BeginsCreating An UproarActs 19: 11-20Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that when the handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were brought to the sick, their diseases left them, and the evil spirits came out of them. 13 Then some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus…

Deliverance For All

sunday September 12 2021ACTS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINSDeliverance For AllActs 16:25-34 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch SCRIPTURE 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. 27 When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword…

The Power of Prayer

Sunday August 29 2021ACTs: the adventure beginsthe power of prayerActs 12:6-11 NRSVrEV Brian hARDESTY-cROUCH CALL TO WORSHIP We come to worship to offer our praise and seek God’s path.We come carrying our doubt and faith, our fear and hope.We come to hear God’s word in song and in silence, in preaching and in prayer.We come to worship, trusting that the Spirit will transform us and transform the world, until the Kingdom of God is come on earth.