Category Archives: Sermons

Advent 4 – Mary

Love Changed Mary’s Story Intro: We are in the Christmas season of Advent: This is a time of spiritual preparation which allows us a four week journey towards Christmas. This year we have looked at the stories of the people around Jesus. The first week began with the story of Joseph; then we moved on […]

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Advent 3 – The Shepherds

Shepherds Luke 2:8-11, 15-18, 20 Luke 2: 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10  And the angel […]

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Advent 2 – John the Baptist

Comfort for God’s People Isa 40:1  Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Isa 40:2  Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. Isa 40:3  A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare […]

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Advent 1 – Joseph

Sermon Preached at FUMC Brookings on Advent Sunday December 2019 Matthew 1:18-25 Matthew 1:18  Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Mat 1:19  And her husband Joseph, […]

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A Man After God’s own Heart

Introduction: How do you want people to remember you? Or put in another way: What do you want on your gravestone? Here are some examples of how some people are remembered: “I told you I was ill” “Here lies Clyde, His life was full, until he tried to milk a bull.” “Here lies an atheist: […]

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Living by Faith | Taking Risks

Sermon – First United Methodist Church, Brookings, South Dakota.Luke 14:25  Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, Luk 14:26  “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Luk 14:27  […]

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The Lord Calls Samuel

1Samuel 3:1  Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD in the presence of Eli. And the word of the LORD was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. 1Sa 3:2  At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his […]

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Job

I HATE BIRTHDAYSJob 2:1  Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the LORD. Job 2:2  And the LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and […]

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“To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable” Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936)