SERMONS

Let Go and Live

↓ Download Service Folder 21st Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-27 Intro: Are you familiar with the epic poem Dante’s Inferno?  If you’re not, it’s the fictional tale of a man who’s led on a guided tour of hell.  While it’s certainly not inspired Scripture by any means, the 14th century author Dante does have some…

He is not ashamed to be our brother

↓ Download Service Folder 20th Sunday after Pentecost Hebrews 2:9-11 Intro: I know people get uppity about putting out Christmas decorations too early. But it was snowing the other night and as I was pondering the portion of God’s word for our meditation this morning, the words of one of our Christmas hymns popped into…

The Lord Receives Sinners

↓ Download Service Folder 19th Sunday after Pentecost James 4:7-10 Introduction: Some time ago, back before I attended MLC.  My pastor at my home congregation and I were working with a prospect member.  She was a younger woman who had come in with her boyfriend, he was a member of our church.  It was a…

Be a Peacemaker

↓ Download Service Folder 18th Sunday after Pentecost James 3:13-18 Upset equilibrium: James was not there the day that the disciples quarreled and argued amongst themselves as to who was the greatest.  He wasn’t there that day to hear Jesus step in as peace maker and say, “Anyone who wants to be first must be…