Sermon Texts and Podcasts 

            

2017

July 16: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

pdfGenesis 25: 19-34

pdfMatthew 13: 1-9; 18-23

Reverend Pamela Meilands


July 9: A Place to Rest!                                              Audio

pdfGenesis 24: 34-38, 42-49, 58-67

pdfMatthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

Reverend Kent Clise


July 2: A Message on Core American Values               Audio

pdfIsaiah 6: 9-13

pdfMark 8: 34-36

pdfMark 10: 31, 43-45

Reverend Kent Clise


June 25: Lover of the Fifth Sparrow!                          Audio

pdfGenesis 21: 8-21

pdfMatthew 10: 24-33

Reverend Kent Clise


June 18: Second Sunday After Pentecost                    Audio

pdfGenesis 18: 1-15

pdfMatthew 9:35 - 10:8

Reverend Pamela Meilands


June 11: ALWAYS - The Gift That Lasts!                      Audio

pdfGenesis 1:1 - 2:4a

pdfMatthew 28: 16-20

Reverend Kent Clise


June 4: A Benchmark for a Great Church!                   Audio

pdfActs 2: 1-21; 40-47

 Reverend Kent Clise

 

May 28: Goodbyes                                                        Audio

pdfActs 1: 6-14

pdfJohn 17: 1-11

Reverend Kent Clise


May 21: We Have An Advocate!                                    Audio

pdfActs 17: 22-31

pdfJohn 14: 15-21

Reverend Kent Clise


May 14: Fifth Sunday of Easter                                     Audio

pdfActs 7: 55-60

pdfJohn 14: 1-14

Reverend Pamela Meilands


May 7: Youth Sunday                                                    Audio

pdfActs 2: 42-47

pdfJohn 10: 1-10

Miranda Sellers, Katie Hill, Emma Harris


April 30: The 'Eyes' of Faith                                         Audio

pdfActs 2: 14a, 36-41

pdfLuke 24: 13-35

Reverend Kent Clise


April 23: Living With Open Doors!                                 Audio

pdfActs 2: 14a, 22-32

pdfJohn 20: 19-31

Reverend Kent Clise


April 16: Seek Only the Best                                          Audio

pdfActs 10: 34-43

pdfMatthew 28: 1-10

Reverend Kent Clise

 

April 9: A Question Mark to an Exclamation Point!         Audio

pdfPsalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

pdfMatthew 21: 1-11

Reverend Kent Clise


April 2: Converted at Every Revival!

pdfJohn Chapter 11: 1-45

Reverend Kent Clise


March 26: Sin and Sickness                                              Audio

pdfJohn Chapter 9: 1-41

Reverend Kent Clise


March 19: An Audacious Personification!                          Audio

pdfJohn 4: 5-42

Reverend Kent Clise

 

March 12: Grace is Free, But Not a Bargain!                      Audio

pdfGenesis 12: 1-4a

pdfJohn 3: 1-17

Reverend Kent Clise


March 5: The Nature of Temptation                                   Audio

pdfGenesis 2: 15-17; 3: 1-7

pdfMatthew 4: 1-11

Reverend Kent Clise


February 26: When it is Time to Tell No One!                     Audio

pdfExodus 24: 12-18

pdfMatthew 17: 1-9

Reverend Kent Clise


February 19: Stop Touching Me!                                          Audio

pdf1 Corinthians 3: 10-11, 16-23

pdfMatthew 5: 38-48

Reverend Kent Clise


February 12: A More Exacting Righteousness!                      Audio

pdf1 Corinthians 3: 1-9

pdfMatthew 5: 21-37

Reverend Kent Clise


February 5: We are all Salt and Light                                    Audio

pdfIsaiah 58: 1-9a

pdfMatthew 5: 13-20

Reverend Pamela Meilands


January 29: The Pathway to Peace                                        Audio

pdfMicah 6:1-8

pdfMatthew 5: 1-12

Reverend Kent Clise


January 22: When the Church Bells Aren't Ringing!                Audio

pdfIsaiah 9: 1-4

pdfMatthew 4: 12-23

Reverend Kent Clise


January 15: Used by God!                                                       Audio

pdfIsaiah 49: 1-7

pdfJohn 1: 29-42

Reverend Kent Clise


January 8: Touched by God!                                                    Audio

pdfIsaiah 42: 1-9

pdfMatthew 3: 13-17

Reverend Kent Clise


January 1: First Sunday After Christmas Day                           Audio

pdfIsaiah 60: 1-6

pdfMatthew 2: 1-12

Reverend Pamela Meilands


2016

December 25: When We Don't Feel Like It!                              Audio

pdfMatthew 1: 18-23; 2: 1-18

pdfLuke 2: 8-32; 41-52

Reverend Kent Clise


December 18: A Magnificent Answer!                                       Audio

pdfJames 5: 7-10

pdfLuke 1: 45-55

Reverend Kent Clise


December 11: Nobody Talks About Joseph!                              Audio

pdfRomans 1: 1-7

pdfMatthew 1: 18-25

Reverend Kent Clise


December 4: Second Sunday of Advent                                     Audio

pdfRomans 15: 4-13

pdfMatthew 3: 1-12

Reverend Pamela Meilands


November 27: The Second Coming of Jesus!                             Audio

pdfRomans 13: 11-14

pdfMatthew 24: 36-44

Reverend Kent Clise


November 20: Who Is This King of Glory?                                   Audio

pdfColossians 1: 11-20

pdfLuke 23: 33-43

Reverend Kent Clise


November 13: Recipe for Endurance!                                         Audio

pdfIsaiah 65: 17-25

pdfLuke 21: 5-19

Reverend Kent Clise


November 6: The Real Question!                                                Audio

pdfEphesians 1: 11-23

pdfLuke 20: 27-38

Reverend Kent Clise


October 30: Reformation Sunday                                                Audio

pdf2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12

pdfLuke 19: 1-10

Reverend Pamela Meilands


October 23: The Important Difference!                                       Audio

pdf2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18

pdfLuke 18: 9-14

Reverend Kent Clise


October 16: The Type of Faith That Jesus Seeks!                        Audio

pdf2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

pdfLuke 18: 1-8

Reverend Kent Clise


October 9: Life Begins with Thanksgiving

pdfJeremiah 29: 1, 4-7

pdfLuke 17: 11-19

Reverend Kent Clise


October 2: World Communion Sunday                   pdfText            Audio

pdf2 Timothy 1: 1-14

pdfLuke 17: 5-10

Reverend Pam Meilands


September 25: Our Most Crucial Decision!                                    Audio

pdf1 Timothy 6: 6-19

pdfLuke 16: 19-31

Reverend Kent Clise


September 18: Grace and Shrewdness!                                         Audio

pdfAmos 8: 4-7

pdfLuke 16: 1-13

Reverend Kent Clise


September 11: The Great Joy of Life!                   pdfText             Audio

pdfExodus 32: 7-14

pdfLuke 15: 1-10

Reverend Kent Clise


September 4: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost   pdfText             Audio

pdfDeuteronomy 30: 15-20

pdfLuke 14: 25-33

Reverend Pamela Meilands


August 28: Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost        pdfText             Audio

pdfHebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16

pdfLuke 14: 1, 7-14

Reverend Pamela Meilands


August 21: Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost     pdfText             Audio

pdfJeremiah 1: 4-10

pdfLuke 13: 10-17

Reverend Pamela Meilands


August 14: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost                              Audio

pdfJeremiah 23: 25-29

pdfLuke 12: 49-56

Reverend Pamela Meilands


August 7: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt!                                          Audio

pdfGenesis 15: 1-6

pdfLuke 12: 32-40

Reverend Kent Clise

 

July 31: Your Money or Your Life?                                                 Audio

pdfHosea 11: 1-11

pdfLuke 12: 13-21

Reverend Kent Clise


July 24: What Jesus Says About Prayer!                                        Audio

pdfColossians 2: 6-15

pdfLuke 11: 1-13

Reverend Kent Clise


July 17: Only One Thing is Needed!                                               Audio

pdfGenesis 18: 1-10a

pdfLuke 10: 38-42

Reverend Kent Clise


July 10: Love Gets Us Involved!                                                     Audio

pdfDeuteronomy 30: 9-14

pdfLuke 10: 25-37

Reverend Kent Clise


July 3: Dependence Day                                                                 Audio

pdfMatthew 10: 40-42

pdf2 Chronicles 7: 11-22

Reverend Kent Clise


June 26: On to Jerusalem

pdf2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14

pdfLuke 9: 51-62

Reverend Kent Clise


June 19: Fifth Sunday After Pentecost    pdfText

pdf1 Kings 19: 1-15a

pdfGalatians 3: 23-29

Reverend Pamela Meilands


June 12: God's Forgiven Family                                                     Audio

pdfGalatians 2: 15-21

pdfLuke 7:36-8:3

Reverend Kent Clise


June 5: The Power of Compassion

pdf1 Kings 17: 17-24

pdfLuke 7: 11-17

Reverend Kent Clise


May 29: Second Sunday After Pentecost     pdfText

pdf1 Kings 8: 22-23; 41-43

pdfLuke 7: 1-10

Reverend Pamela Meilands


May 22: Catching the Spirit of God

pdfProverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31

pdfJohn 16: 12-15

Reverend Kent Clise

 

May 15: Now, Concerning the Collection!                                       Audio

pdfActs 2: 1-21

pdf1 Corinthians 16: 1-4

Reverend Kent Clise


May 8: A Family Likeness                         pdfText                           Audio

pdfLuke 24: 44-53

pdfJohn 17: 20-26

Reverend Kent Clise


May 1: Pity and Great Expectations!                                               Audio

pdfActs 16: 9-15

pdfJohn 5: 1-9

Reverend Kent Clise


April 24: Fifth Sunday of Easter                                                     Audio

pdfActs 11: 1-18

pdfJohn 13: 31-35

Teaching Elder Ruth Azar, Director of the Second Mile Center, Detroit


April 17: Youth Sunday                               pdfText                        Audio

pdfActs 9: 36-43

pdfJohn 10: 22-30

Dan Rice, Brian Ball, Nathan Rediers, Cayleigh Lewand


April 10: Do You Love Me?                          pdfText                        Audio

pdfActs 9: 1-20

pdfJohn 21: 1-19

Reverend Kent Clise


April 3: Doubting Thomas?                          pdfText                       Audio

pdfActs 5: 27-32

pdfJohn 20: 19-31

Reverend Pamela Meilands


March 27: Easter Clarifies Our Purpose!      pdfText                       Audio

pdf1 Corinthians 15: 19-26

pdfJohn 20: 1-18

Reverend Kent Clise


March 20: Save Now and For Eternity!         pdfText                       Audio

pdfPsalm 118: 1-2, 19-29

pdfLuke 19: 28-40

                   Reverend Kent Clise


March 13: Fifth Sunday in Lent                     pdfText                      Audio

pdfIsaiah 43: 16-21

pdfJohn 12: 1-8

Reverend Pamela Meilands


March 6: The Journey, The Passion, Home                         Audio

pdfLuke 15: 1-2, 11b-32

Reverend Kent Clise


February 28: Sin and Suffering!                                           Audio

pdfIsaiah 55: 1-9

pdfLuke 13: 1-9

Reverend Kent Clise


February 21: Second Sunday in Lent              pdfText          Audio

pdfPhilippians 3:17-4:1

pdfLuke 13: 31-35

Reverend Pamela Meilands


February 14: What About a Crown                                       Audio

   Without the Cross?

pdfDeuteronomy 26: 1-11

pdfLuke 4: 1-13

Reverend Kent Clise


February 7: Transfiguration of the Lord        pdfText            Audio

pdfExodus 34: 29-35

pdfLuke 9: 28-36

Reverend Pamela Meilands


January 31: A Heroic Faith                                                    Audio

pdfJeremiah 1: 4-10

pdfLuke 4: 21-30

Reverend Kent Clise 

 

January 24: God's Today

pdfNehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10    pdfText          Audio

pdfLuke 4: 14-21

Reverend Kent Clise


January 17: The Wedding Feast                       pdfText         Audio

pdfIsaiah 62: 1-5

pdf1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

pdfJohn 2: 1-11

                   Reverend Kent Clise


January 10: The Baptism of Our Lord                                     Audio

pdfIsaiah 43: 1-7

pdfLuke 3: 15-22

Reverend Kent Clise


January 3: Epiphany Sunday Meditation            pdfText           Audio

pdfMatthew 2: 11-13

Reverend Pamela Meilands



2015

December 20: Bethlehem: A Birth Place!!         pdfText            Audio

pdfMicah 5: 2-5a

pdfLuke 1: 39-55

Reverend Kent Clise


December 13: Two-Handed Living and Giving    pdfText            Audio

pdfLuke 3: 7-18

Reverend Kent Clise


December 6: Surprise!                                                              Audio

pdfMalachi 3: 1-4

pdfLuke 3: 1-6

Reverend Kent Clise


November 29: Hope

pdfJeremiah 33: 14-16                   pdfText              Audio

pdfLuke 21: 25-36

Reverend Pamela Meilands

 

November 22: Discerning the Truth!          pdfText              Audio

pdfRevelation 1: 4b-8

pdfJohn 18: 33-38

Reverend Kent Clise


November 15: What Will I Say?                                            Audio

pdf1 Samuel 2: 1-10

pdfMark 13: 1-13

Reverend Kent Clise


November 8: There’s Power in the Mite!     pdfText              Audio

pdfHebrews 9: 24-28

pdfMark 12: 38-44

Reverend Kent Clise


November 1: Remove the Obstacles!           pdfText              Audio

pdfRevelation 21: 1-6a

pdfJohn 11: 38-44

Reverend Kent Clise


October 25: Faith is Channel of Blessing      pdfText              Audio

pdfHebrews 7: 23-28

pdfMark 10: 46-52

Reverend Kent Clise


October 18: Hope Comes From Knowing                                Audio

 the Final Score

pdfHebrews 5: 1-10

pdfMark 10: 35-45

Reverend Kent Clise


October 11: Pamela Meilands Installation                               Audio

pdfJeremiah 1: 4-10

pdfJohn 15: 12-17

Reverend Ivo Meilands


October 4:  World Communion Sunday          pdfText              Audio

pdfHebrews 1: 1-4; 2: 5-12

pdfGalatians 3: 26-29

Reverend Pamela Meilands


September 27:                                               pdfText              Audio

pdfJames 5: 13-20

pdfMark 9: 38-50

 Reverend Pamela Meilands

 


September 20: The Value of a Simple Life                               Audio

pdfJames 3:13-4:3; 7-8a

pdfMark 9: 30-37

Reverend Kent Clise


September 13: Avoiding the Pathway to Shame                       Audio

pdfProverbs 1: 20-33

pdfMark 8: 27-38

Reverend Kent Clise


September 6: Sharing Our Blessings                                          Audio

pdfProverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23

pdfMark 7: 24-37

Reverend Dr. Allen Timm


August 30: Religion That Is Pure and Undefiled     pdfText        Audio

pdfJames 1: 17-27

pdfMark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


August 23: The Whole Armor of God                      pdfText         Audio

pdfJohn 6: 56-69

pdfEphesians 6: 10-20

Reverend Pamela Meilands


August 16: Making the Most of the Time                pdfText         Audio

pdf1 Kings 2: 10-12; 3: 3-14

pdfEphesians 5: 15-21

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


August 9:   Good and Angry                                    pdfText          Audio

pdfEphesians 4:25 - 5:2

pdfJohn 6: 35, 41-51

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


August 2:   Church Growth                                     pdfText          Audio

pdfEphesians 4: 1-16

pdfJohn 6: 24-35

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


July 26:     Glory in the Church                      pdfText            Audio

pdfEphesians 3: 14-21

pdfJohn 6: 1-21

Reverend Dr. Allen Timm


July 19:     The Sacred Work of Battling         pdfText            Audio

pdf2 Samuel 7: 1-14a

pdfEphesians 2: 11-22

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


July 12:     To Unite All Things                       pdfText            Audio

pdf2 Samuel 6: 1-5, 12b-19

pdfEphesians 1: 3-14

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


July 5:       What Did You Expect?                                          Audio

pdf2 Samuel 5: 1-5

pdfMark 6: 1-13

Reverend Pamela Meilands


June 28:    We've Come This Far By Faith      pdfText             Audio

pdf2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27

pdfMark 5: 21-43

Reverend Pamela Meilands


June 21:    Five Smooth Stones                      pdfText             Audio

pdf1 Samuel 17: 32-49

pdf2 Corinthians 6: 1-13

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


June 14:    Surprises of the Kingdom              pdfText             Audio

pdf1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13

pdf2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


June 7:      Soul Keeping                                 pdfText             Audio

pdf2 Corinthians 4:13 - 5:1

pdfMark 3: 20-35

Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Rice


 


 


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