Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch (Page 3)

Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch (Page 3)

Walking in Darkness

Second Sunday of AdventDecember 8, 2019LIGHT FOR THE PATH: WALKING IN DARKNESSREV. MARY BETH HARDESTY-CROUCHPsalm 27:1, Isaiah 9:2-7 NRSV We can’t fully embrace the light without having experienced the darkness. We’ve all known darkness, both cosmic and personal. Having known and experienced the darkness shapes who we are but it doesn’t define our future. God is sovereign and God holds the future and God lights the Path into His future. 2 The people who walked in darkness    have seen a great…

Light For The Path

Light For The PathPsalm 27:1; Genesis 1:1-5Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch First Sunday of AdventCommunion SundayDecember 1, 2019 It all began in darkness and chaos. And then without warning, God spoke and suddenly light flooded the cosmos, clearly separating and defining the difference between darkness and light. Light gives shape and purpose and identity and hope.

Noblest, Most Powerful

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17NoBlest, most powerful1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18; Luke 17:11-19Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,…

Joy, Gentleness, & Prayer

Sunday November 10Rev Mary Beth HardestY-Crouch 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Life of Gratitude

All Saints SundaySUNDAY NOVEMBER 3 2019Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened,…