Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch (Page 2)

Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch (Page 2)

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 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…

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…

Refresh: 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…

Refresh: 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…

Refresh: 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 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…