March 2019 Sermons

What Do You Expect This Morning? | Mar 3, 2019 | Rev. Stephen Welch

When it comes to seeing the flaws in each other, we’ve all got 20-20 vision. But can we open our eyes and the expectation of our hearts to see the glory of God that is present here? Can we keep our eyes open to what God is doing right now in others and in us?

Scriptures:
Isaiah 43:1-5a
Luke 9:28-43

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Why Do We Have So Much Fun? | Mar 10, 2019 | Rev. Nathan Athorp

Rev. Athorp is Managing Directer at Pilgrim Center. He says that our world today faces some really big challenges and that the way we’re going to overcome those challenges is to be in healthy relationships and strong community with one another. That’s the work that our Wisconsin Conference camps are trying to do.

Scriptures:
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Luke 4:1-13

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There Are Things for Us to DO | Mar 17, 2019 | Rev. Stephen Welch

Jesus promised, “I tell you the truth. Anyone who has faith in me will do what I’ve been doing. He will do even greater things than these.” That’s a breathtaking promise. If this is even remotely possible, then must we not admit we have never taken Jesus seriously?

Scriptures:
Philippians 3:17-4:1
John 14:1-14

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Come, You Disconsolate | Mar 24, 2019 | Rev. Stephen Welch

In this Lenten season we have the opportunity to acknowledge that there are times in each of our lives when we fall into the category of those who are disconsolate. At those times we call out to God for assistance, and our faith teaches us that God does not turn away but responds.

Scripture:
Psalm 86

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Even Though It All Went Wrong | Mar 31, 2019 | Rev. Stephen Welch

As Jesus tells the story of the prodigal son, it is you and I who are the prodigal. What God will ask us at the end of our lives is not “Were you like Mother Theresa?” Instead God is going to ask us, “Were you the YOU I created YOU to be?”

 

Scriptures:

Colossians 2:6-10
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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