FacebookStumbleuponGoogle Bookmarks

Cross Keys United Methodist Church

Sermons in this series

General or Ordinary Time
After 11 years of being away the Apostle Paul returned to Jerusalem. Many of the Christians in Judea were shunned by community leaders, some had trouble finding employment because their faith was contrary to the establishment views, and a great famine relegated many of the faithful to be the poorest of the poor. Asia and Greece on the other hand thrived under Roman rule with growing populations and prosperous cities. Upon returning to Jerusalem Paul and his companions brought much needed financial relief from offerings they received during Paul’s third missionary journey. Yet something amazing happened when Paul met with James, the elders of the church and other brothers and sisters in Christ. Amazingly, Paul never mentioned the offering, although we know from later in the book of Acts that the offering was brought to Jerusalem. Instead Paul recounted the amazing things that God had done among the people of Greece and Asia. Looking back on Vacation Bible School, the Red Bird mission trip, the Chicken and Corn Cookout and other ministries we give thanks for the funds we were able to raise, homes we were able to repair and the fun times that we enabled for the kids. Yet, what encourages us most, are the stories of the great things God is doing through our faith and obedience.
General or Ordinary Time
King Hezekiah trusted in God’s Word. As a result Hezekiah was able to courageously guide his people through a very difficult and troubling time. In this message, I will pick up our Vacation Bible School theme with its focus on the importance of God’s Word for growing Christians. God’s Word helps us to grow in our knowledge of God, it helps to answer the big questions of life and it keeps us pointed in the right direction when trials come our way. Let’s learn it, love it and live it!
General or Ordinary Time
As we consecrate our Vacation Bible School team and prepare for Kentucky and the Chicken and Corn Cookout I will look at two aspects of God’s character as the inspiration for our ministry. God cares—He hovered over the primordial waters. God is powerful—He spoke light into creation. It is with the power of God’s Word and the compassion of Jesus’ love that we step forward to bring the hope of Christ to our children, in Kentucky and to our friends and neighbors in our surrounding communities.
General or Ordinary Time
The sad and funny story about the foolish Benjamites reminds of the dangers when we lose our focus and calls the church to remain united under it’s true purpose… transforming hearts for the transformation of the world. Amidst the many tasks that must be done in order to prepare for Vacation Bible School, the mission trip to Kentucky and the Chicken and Corn cookout, let’s ask God to increase our heart and passion for the unchurched. Let’s ask God to show us new ways to reaching out to visitors, to lead us to new places in our community, and find to new ways to network with friends, relatives and co-workers in order that hearts will be transformed for the transformation of the world.
General or Ordinary Time
As we celebrate Independence Day and communion, I will connect the sacrifice of those who died for our freedom with the sacrifice of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sin. We come to the Lord’s Table to receive forgiveness, to sing with joy, and to receive God’s power to change our lives.
website security

Who's Online

We have 85 guests and no members online