Sunday sermons from New Beginnings UMC in Deshler OH
This week's message turns our attention the Healing that occurs when we embrace our belovedness. Key Points We are God’s beloved; that’s our truth and we cannot change that. We are called to recognize and claim our belovedness, so that we may share this with our neighbors and the world. Our journey leads to healing, which leads to gratitude, which …
When we embrace our belovedness we also need to demonstrate the same passion as Jesus did for the marginalized. Scripture: John 2:13-22 Key Points Part of being beloved is recognizing the sacred value of our bodies and honoring them as such. Passion, then, must be an inherent part of belovedness since our belovedness is the expression of God’s deep…
Listen to Him! It is a message from God that as Disciples we are called to be listeners in this world. When we listen we clearly hear are calling to love and worship God. It is also in listening that we will hear the Gospel message and go and share that message with the world. Key Points Disciples are called to listen to Jesus. Listening to Jesus l…
We begin our Christian walk at Baptism when the Heavens part and God proclaims, "You are my Beloved." Key Points 1. God calls us to live lives that are representative of being beloved by God. 2. Knowing we are beloved does not come easy yet we must never forget we are beloved. 3. God is Love Self-Reflective Thoughts for the Week Ahead What does it …
There is no doubt that Christ left this earth with one main message: tell and teach others. Teaching and making disciples is what the Christian neighborhood watch program entails. Key Points There is no doubt that Christ left this earth with one main message: tell and teach others. Teaching and making disciples is what the Christian neighborhood wa…
The church in Acts had to completely revolutionize their way of thinking and widen the scope to allow “all” in their gospel message. Christ often works in ways we do not understand—or even agree with—but his plan is always best. Self-Reflective Thoughts for the Week Ahead When did you feel lost and who was your mentor who walked with you to bring y…
Our neighbors are more than the people down the road. Our neighbor, according to Jesus, is anyone in need. Being neighborly means reaching beyond ourselves and into the lives of those who need help. Scripture: Luke 10: 25 - 37 Self-Reflective Thoughts for the Week Ahead 1. We are called by Jesus to be welcoming to our neighbors, who is the neighbor…
From the creation of humankind, God established a precedent for the dignity and value of all people: it is found in humanity’s unique connection to God. Humankind’s value and dignity is not based upon ability, age, or perceived value, but rather given to each person by God.
God has sent Jesus as his messenger to reveal God’s great salvation for his people once and for all. We must trust in Jesus to save us from our guilt and to purify us from our sin.
God loves his covenant with his people, and believers are called to reflect this in the world. We must remain faithful to our covenants and to God as a testimony to the truth about our great God.
God desires for his people to express their adoration and devotion to him in the appropriate and fitting ways that he has prescribed. We must approach God with appropriate reverence and adoration; this befits him and provides great comfort and joy for us.
God loves his people with a fierce and jealous love that requires them to respond with fidelity and trust. We must recognize the love, mercy, and goodness of God toward his people, and respond appropriately to his love.
God’s mercy is cause for thanksgiving; when we cry out to him, he can restore us, even when our troubles are the result of our own sin. When we are exhausted from the hard circumstances of life, we must depend on God and not our own strength.
In an always-connected world, we needn’t sugarcoat it: disconnecting and finding solitude is hard. But it is also necessary. Through the additional spiritual practices of journaling, sharing meals, and observing communion, we can experience rest and life with God.
God calls us to come to him and find refreshment by creating times of sabbath within our lives and families. As disciples of Jesus, we need to develop the practice of sabbath by disconnecting from our work, phones, and busyness to enter intentional times of rest with God, family, and friends.
In the midst of the challenges of ministry and a demanding schedule, Jesus would withdraw to solitary places to pray. We can follow Jesus’s example by practices such as entering into the quiet place to meet with God, observing fixed hours of prayer, and prayer walking.
Jesus modeled a life of regularly withdrawing into places of silence and solitude for prayer and refreshment. As disciples of Jesus, we need to follow Jesus by entering into times of solitude and silence, intentionally setting aside time to withdraw from our busy, distracting world.
Jesus’ resurrection is the firstfruits of our resurrection—if we trust in Him.
Jesus shows His divinity through His intimate relationship with the Father. Because of Jesus’s finished work, we can have an intimate relationship with God through Him.
We can trust Jesus with our future because He sees what lies ahead.
We should keep discovering God’s character and heart through an ever-increasing knowledge of Him—no matter where we are in our faith journey.
No matter how “good” we think we are, we’re still in need of a loving Savior.
Jesus isn’t just a good teacher we should listen to every occasionally; He is God and He deserves our entire devotion.
Sometimes, during moments of difficulty, it feels like no one understands us. As a community, we need to strive to provide godly support to those who suffer.
Suffering doesn’t always make sense to us, but sometimes suffering can serve a purpose. The world we live in is broken and full of hurt and pain. Evil desires for us to give into that pain, brokenness and yet we have a choice to make. We may follow into that brokenness allowing that to overcome us, or we may choose to remain steadfast in our faith.…
This six-week series serves as a snapshot of the book of Job, providing comfort and encouragement to those experiencing a difficult circumstance. Have you ever felt broken? Have you ever wondered why? Job’s story is often our story. Yet, even in the midst of pain and suffering, we can trust in the power of our creator. Sometimes bad things happen t…
The Gospels are meant to showcase the life and ministry of Jesus Christ and the reason for his coming.
In the Prophets, God relays his message through inspired men in order to grab the attention of his people and call them to repentance.
Within the Wisdom Literature of scripture we hear God’s words to guide our lives.
God shows his faithfulness to his word given to Israel by blessing and judging them based on their loyalty to or rebellion from him. We can use the Historical Books of the Old Testament to understand God’s faithfulness, his loving discipline, and how our obedience to him can draw others to faith.
In response to God’s holiness, faithfulness to his people, and his work as Creator, we should offer him our complete and undivided love.
He is Risen! Darkness has lost and Hope is Restored!
Road to the Cross - Death of Dreams
Our faith is something we should never hide. We hear today about two of Jesus followers and their struggle to share their faith opening and freely.
There is a constant struggle between the world in which we live and our relationship with God. The world wants to pull us aware from God. Will you let it?
God's love for us shall never fail or end.
Are you holding God's truth in your heart?
For some Church is the only place to find God and in fact the church building becomes God and we lose sight that God dwells everywhere. Scripture: Ezra 3: 1-13
God remembers his promises despite our past and our sin. God will reclaim his own and bring them home. He not only redeems our past but gives us abundant future.
Jesus is Better! Our minds and Jesus
There is a lot of evil in the world working to pull us from what is important, our relationship with Jesus. This Sunday’s message continues our conversation that Jesus is the better choice.
We live in a world with many faith traditions. And while many provide good benefits only Christianity has Jesus. This Sunday we explore our faith vs other faiths and the gift God gives us in Jesus Christ.
Jesus is Better! We all get pulled in by worldly things yet that never seems to fulfill us. Turning to Jesus over the world can give us the hope and fulfillment we seek.
As we look ahead to the new year we will ponder the past. God is reminding us that there is always Hope in the year ahead because He will be there with us.
Th sermon from Christmas Eve service at New Beginnings
We seek peace everyday in a world that provides chaos and pain. God is giving us a gift of peace to face the world of uncertainty and pain.
We continue our series on Christmas gifts that won’t break. This Sunday we focus on the gift of joy. Happiness is short lived yet joy can and does stay with us.
Continuation of our sermon series Christmas Gifts that Won’t Break. This Sunday’s sermon is on the Gift of Love. God has given us the most wonderful gift of Love through His Son Jesus Christ.
Praying for healing