NextSunday Worship


  • July 16, 2017

    “The Power of God’s Words”

    Year A: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

    “…the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth                and in your heart for you to observe.”  (Deuteronomy. 30.14) Sometimes it seems we live in a flood of words so loud that they threaten to wash us away.  Recently I was in the home of a neighbor who keeps the […]

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  • July 9, 2017

    “The Easy Yoke of Humility”

    Year A - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

    “Lo, your king comes to you;                         triumphant and victorious is he,                                     humble and riding on a donkey….”                                                                                (Zechariah 9.9) One of the benefits of using a lectionary to guide our scripture readings is the unexpected surprise we sometimes find when we connect various Bible passages to one another.  This morning […]

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  • July 2, 2017

    “It is Not Too Hard for You”

    Year A – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, ‘Abraham!’                And he said, ‘Here am I.’  He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac,               whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a              burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which […]

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  • June 25, 2017

    “Shout from the Housetops”

    Year A – Third Sunday After Pentecost

    What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear! Matthew 10:27 (New Living Translation) One of the Founding Fathers of our nation, Thomas Paine, said “These are the times that try men’s souls.” This statement still rings […]

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  • June 18, 2017

    “My Soul, My Life, My All”

    Year A - Second Sunday after Pentecost

    I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. – Psalm 116:1-2 As the Lord lives, so I live and so I live in His warmth and love. As God has loved me […]

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  • June 11, 2017

    “Make Disciples”

    Year A – Trinity Sunday – First Sunday after Pentecost

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 Scientific studies have established […]

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  • June 4, 2017

    “My Water Is Better Than Your Water!”

    Year A - Day of Pentecost

    “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  (John 4: 10) On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is […]

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  • May 28, 2017

    "The Definition of a Witness"

    Year A – Ascension of the Lord / Seventh Sunday after Easter

    Since the title of the sermon is “The Definition of a Witness,” I thought I would begin by giving you the definition of a witness – – just to show you that I am on point, or at least I am starting off on point.  If you were to look up the word “witness” in […]

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  • May 21, 2017

    "Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?"

    Year A – Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Most people who are a part of a mainline Christian denomination remember reciting or learning the Apostles’ Creed as a part of worship or catechism.  Every Sunday, many Christians recite this ancient creed which is called the Apostles’ creed because tradition claims that the creed actually originated with the original twelve apostles, although references to […]

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  • May 14, 2017

    "When Jesus Stands"

    Year A – Fifth Sunday of Easter

    We used to have a secretary at the church I served in Simpsonville, South Carolina named Jackie Greene.  She always used to get real nervous around the end of November each year when we would start announcing the “Hanging of the Green” service.  Well, I always have a similar reaction when I hear that someone […]

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