'bible' Tagged Sermons

'bible' Tagged Sermons

Big Difference

Major resolutions and huge goals. We want big change and we want it now. But maybe taking life in a new direction has a lot more to do with the little things. Let’s learn how to embrace intentionality in Small Things, Big Difference. July 9 – Small Things July 16 – Big Difference

Don’t Be Ashamed

When was the last time you received a hand-written letter from someone? In the Bible, the books 1st and 2nd Timothy are two such personal letters. As he was nearing the end of his life, the Apostle Paul recognized the importance of passing his mission on to the next generation and he offers advice, directions and encouragement to his young disciple, Timothy, and to us. In this series, we take a close look at these treasured letters and their message…

Stay Connected with the Vine: How Faith Grows

Jesus began one of his most famous parables, “A farmer went out to plant seeds…” He frequently used illustrations from the farm to teach his disciples about growing spiritually, the practices that help us live as disciples of Jesus Christ, and the struggles we face in experiencing the joy of the Christian life. Join First United Methodist Church this fall for Lessons from a Pumpkin Farm. We will study Jesus’ agricultural lessons and other biblical teachings regarding the spiritual life.…

Why and how should I read the Bible?

We all have questions. Sometimes the answers are easy. But, sometimes, our questions are complicated and the answers are difficult to see and even harder to articulate. Join us for worship at First United Methodist Church in January as we address some of the most frequently asked questions about the Christian faith. January 3 – Do miracles still happen? January 10 – Why and how should I read the Bible? January 17 – How do I know God’s will for my life? January…

Fossils, Fuel and Faith

In 1915, workers struck oil at a well called Stapleton #1. From the 1910’s through the 1950’s oil permeated every aspect of life in Butler County and continues to be an integral part of our life today. Stories from the oil fields can teach us something important about our past, present, future … and our faith. Join us as First United Methodist Church collaborates with the Kansas Oil Museum to bring you these stories. On August 16, we will begin…

How to Study the Bible

This sermon is about ways to understand and study the Bible. It is important because studying the Bible is an important way to grow in our faith and tools to study are essential.

Violence, Suffering and Other Troubling Issues

This sermon is about ways we might understand the passages of scripture addressing God and violence in the Bible. It is important because violence and other troubling issues in the Bible may be addressed more effectively if we consider the nature of these scriptures.

Is the Bible God’s Word?

This sermon is about the Bible––that it is inspired by God and contains the Word of God which is Jesus Christ. It is important because it helps us understand more about the nature of the Bible as inspired and containing God’s word, which in turn shifts focus more toward Jesus.

The New Testament in Fifteen Minutes

This sermon is about the books of New Testament, how it was formed and it’s overarching message. It is important because it knowing more about the nature and message of the New Testament may help people want to read the Bible, learn more and live out its words.

The Old Testament in Fifteen Minutes

This sermon is an overview of the Old Testament and offers a connection for our lives today. It is important because it gives context to the books of the Old Testament and is a reminder that the Old Testament continues to have life and significance for us today.

Making Sense of the Bible

Matthew 3:13-­4:4 This sermon is about the Bible and some of the basics of what it is and is not. It is important because it addresses some of misconceptions about the Bible and gives an overview of the story found in the book which is the essential guide to our Christian faith.