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Jesus often spoke in parables. Parables are stories with multiple meanings. He would often explain them later to the disciples. Stories convey numerous meanings to different audiences. Over four weeks, we are going to experience four of his most famous parables. Open your hearts and minds to see what you might hear from the "Parables of Jesus".
 
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How are our lives blessing those who come after us? Today we continued our series From Attitude to Gratitude and we look at 2 Corinthians 4:13-15, and the Bible's powerful message about how God's grace extends to others. We also shared some fantastic news about how we have been able to give back to our community this year thanks to our Parking With…
 
Today we began a new series, From Attitude to Gratitude. We are exploring 2 Corinthians 4 and the Bible's powerful message about gratitude. We begin on All Saints' Sunday with St. Paul's powerful message about our hope in the resurrection of Jesus. Bottom line: When we remember the saints, we are reminded of the savior. (Note: we had some streaming…
 
Our District Superintendent Rev. Bev Coppley joined us as our speical guest preacher today. In the UMC, DS's work under the Bishop to lead the churches in their respective Districts. As the DS of the Northern Piedmont District, Rev. Coppley oversees and supports the churches and clergy of all the UMC congregations in and around Greensboro, High Poi…
 
Today we began a new series walking through the small but powerful letter to the Colossians. We look at Colossians 1:1-14 and see how Paul began this powerful word to his church - and discover a powerful word for us today, too. Bottom line: We are rescued from the dominion of darkness and reclaimed for the kingdom of light.…
 
Today we continuee our series about discipleship in the way of the Wesleys. Today we began with the question: what is wrong with the world? How do we understand the brokenness of our communities, institutions, and planet? To answer that we looked at Romans 3, 21-24. No matter what is wrong with the world, God's right is making all things new. Botto…
 
In August we began a new series about discipleship in the way of the Wesleys. In the 18th century, two Anglican priests, brothers and students at Oxford launched a movement that is still transforming lives and communities today. As Methodists, that story is our story! Today we looked at the origins of the Wesleyan revival through the lens of the po…
 
This July, we are At the Movies! Today we look at one of the biggest hits of the year, the long awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick. We will look to the prophet Isaiah and discover a spiritual message behind this action-packed movie in Isaiah 40:28-31. Bottom line: Our strength may fade but God's grace never fails.…
 
Is our world an accident? What is God's role in creation? Do science and faith conflict, or could they compliment each other? We concluded our series on the Holy Spirit today, looking at the very first verses of the Bible: Genesis 1:1-5. Bottom line: Life is a gift of the Spirit, not a fluke of nature. From the sermon: Video on evolution and faith …
 
Today we continued our series on the work of the Holy Spirit and explored how the Spirit grants us vision. In a world of increasing division, the Spirit helps us imagine a very different world. This is promised in Joel 2:23-29, our focus in today's sermon. Bottom line: The Spirit grants us vision to see beyond division.…
 
On Trinity Sunday we continued our new series on the work of the Holy Spirit and explored how the Spirt leads us into the truth. We looked at Jesus' promises about the Spirit in John 14 and reflected on God's Triune identity as not just a static belief about God but a goal for our lives.
 
We concluded our series Conversations with a Counselor by looking at Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and addressing how to heal from grief and loss. For more information about Chrysalis or to connect with Dr. Kling, go to https://www.chrysaliscenters.org/ From the conversation: Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstoff here.…
 
Today we continued our series about the intersection of faith and mental health. We looked at will look at Romans 12:9-18 and talked about dealing with feelings. We gave special attention to children and students, since it was children's Sunday. For more information about Chrysalis Counseling Center or Dr. Gary Kling, go to https://www.chrysaliscen…
 
Join us as we continue a new series about the intersection of faith and mental health. This is a conversational series featuring special guest Dr. Gary Kling of Chrysalis Counseling Center. Today we looked at Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and discussed boundaries and healthy relationships from both a biblical and psychological lens. From this conversation: B…
 
This Sunday was the first part of a new series about the intersection of faith and mental health. Instead of a traditional sermon, this is a conversational series featuring special guest Dr. Gary Kling of Chrysalis Counseling Center. Today the conversation focused on how mental health and faith contribute to one another, and how to know when to see…
 
Christ is risen! Easter is a season, not just a single day. This Sunday we explored Jesus' appearance after the resurrection in John 20:19-31. Bottom line: the marks of the cross make the message of Christ credible. P.S. This was the final Sunday before our worship time change. Beginning May 1, we worship at 10 a.m. and offer small groups for all a…
 
On Easter Sunday we focused on the first preachers of the good news of Jesus' resurrection: the faithful women who encounter angels at the tomb in Luke 24:1-12. We talked about how we look for life in places where there is none to be found, and that, instead, life is found in the One who conquered death. Bottom line: The empty tomb means the fullne…
 
We are a culture that loves conflict, and yet we also know that arguing rarely changes people. On this Sunday we entered Holy Week and concluded our series by looking at Jesus' interrogation by the religious council in Luke 22:66-71. This is part of a series of events that led up to his crucifixion. We explore Jesus' unusual responses to the questi…
 
How do we know whether the things in which we invest our lives are worth it? This Sunday we looked again to Jesus' friends Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, and the extravagant gift that Mary gives to Jesus in John 12:1-8. We explored the question of value and purpose, with a little help from Tuesdays with Morrie and the Paradoxical Commandments. Bottom l…
 
For the season of Lent our series looked at the challenge of following Jesus. This Sunday we continued with a story about two sons and their loving father (better known as the story of the Prodigal Son) from Luke 15. This story reminds us that the gospel offers us an entirely different operating system than the world does. In a world that runs on f…
 
For the season of Lent our series explores the joyful challenge of following Jesus. This Sunday we continued with a powerful story called the parable of the fig tree in Luke 13:1-9. What does it mean to repent, and why does Jesus teach and tell stories about it? How do the warnings in these verses connect to a God of love and grace? Bottom line: Go…
 
For the season of Lent we began a new series, looking at the challenge of following Jesus. Today we open with the biblical story that inspired the season of Lent: Jesus' temptation in the wilderness. How do we understand this story today? How does Jesus' example help us endure testing? We'll talk about all this and more, and worship God together. J…
 
This Sunday we continued a series looking at the biblical connections to contemporary lifestyle hacks. Long before people wrote articles about "work-life balance," Jews and Christians practiced Sabbath one day a week. To explore the power of rest, we looked to Jesus' visit with Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42. How do we focus on Jesus in a world o…
 
In this sermon we continued a series looking at the biblical connections to contemporary lifestyle hacks. Today we explored how the popular practice of minimalism connects to Christian simplicity, by looking to Jesus' conversation with the rich young man in Matthew 19:16-22. In this challenging story we find a key to contentment in a world that con…
 
This sermon started a new series looking at the biblical connections to contemporary lifestyle hacks. Today we begin by exploring how the popular practice of mindfulness connects to Christian prayer traditions, by looking to Jesus' teaching about prayer in Matthew 6:5-13. For those who have trouble praying, the good news is that prayer is about qua…
 
On January 30, we concluded our a series on a prayer through which God has transformed millions of lives around the world: the Serenity Prayer. For "the wisdom to know the difference," we looked at at James 3:13-18, a few short verses that contain a lot of guidance on wisdom. Thank you for joining us! We'd love for you to worship with us Sundays at…
 
We continued our series exploring the spirituality of the Serenity Prayer this Sunday by looking at the second line, in which we ask God for "the courage to change the things we can." We looked at Jesus' powerful words in John 16:33 to see how the Serenity Prayer aligns with Jesus' own teaching and life. We can act boldly in the present because we …
 
Today we began a new series exploring the spirituality and biblical basis of the Serenity Prayer. Through this prayer, God has transformed millions of lives through the recovery movement. We began by looking at Paul's admonition to "pursue the things that make for peace" in Romans 14:13-21, and how what it means to live not with our own needs first…
 
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