Mar 12, 2017
Living Out Your Baptismal Calling: Accept
Today is the second Sunday in the Lenten series, “Living the Baptismal Calling.” Today’s focus is on the second baptismal question: “Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?”
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  • Mar 12, 2017Living Out Your Baptismal Calling: Accept
    Mar 12, 2017
    Living Out Your Baptismal Calling: Accept
    Today is the second Sunday in the Lenten series, “Living the Baptismal Calling.” Today’s focus is on the second baptismal question: “Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?”
  • Feb 26, 2017The Great Invitation: Shine!
    Feb 26, 2017
    The Great Invitation: Shine!
    Today we exult in the vision of God’s exaltation of Jesus and in anticipation of our own transfiguration now and in the age to come. That hope, that vision, drives us not to stay where we are on the mountaintop, but to get into the valley of sin and suffering and be a healing and formative presence for all who seek God’s salvation with us in the weeks of Lent that lie ahead. 
  • Feb 19, 2017The Great Invitation: And Now, Your Reward
    Feb 19, 2017
    The Great Invitation: And Now, Your Reward
    Blessings are a gift of God in God’s kingdom. Rewards are the result of living more fully into the ways of God’s kingdom, or as we might say, “growing in holiness of heart and life.” Jesus reminds us of ways we can stay on or stray from the trail God’s kingdom blazes for us in this life.  
  • Feb 12, 2017The Great Invitation: This, Not That
    Feb 12, 2017
    The Great Invitation: This, Not That
    Last week, we were introduced to the righteousness that fulfills the law and prophets. On this sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, we start to see exactly what that entails, as Jesus shows us the contrast between how the law and prophets are normally interpreted on a variety of issues related to interpersonal relationships and then gives us his own.
  • Feb 5, 2017The Great Invitation: Salt, Light in Abundance
    Feb 5, 2017
    The Great Invitation: Salt, Light in Abundance
    On this fifth Sunday after Epiphany, we are introduced to the nature of the righteousness Jesus teaches, a righteousness made possible by the coming of the kingdom of God.
  • Jan 29, 2017The Great Invitation: #Blessed
    Jan 29, 2017
    The Great Invitation: #Blessed
    We’ve seen Jesus in action. Now we settle in for the first of four weeks to hear him teach his first disciples with a large crowd in the background. Today he sets us straight about who and what God’s kingdom is blessing in the world.
  • Jan 22, 2017The Great Invitation: Follow Me
    Jan 22, 2017
    The Great Invitation: Follow Me
    At the end of the story of the calling of the first disciples in Matthew’s gospel, we follow Jesus with his disciples into the places of greatest need and opportunity and offering teaching, good news, and healing love.
  • Jan 15, 2017The Great Invitation: Come and See
    Jan 15, 2017
    The Great Invitation: Come and See
    We’re now into the evangelistic work of the season proper. Today we see Jesus inviting potential disciples to come and see, and they do likewise for others.
  • Jan 8, 2017The Great Invitation: The Heavens Are Opened!
    Jan 8, 2017
    The Great Invitation: The Heavens Are Opened!
    The first in a series, "The Great Invitation", which is based on the Revised Common Lectionary.  In this first sermon of the series, Pastor David talks about the Disciple's need to consider what Evangelism is all about.
  • Dec 18, 2016The First Christmas Pageant
    Dec 18, 2016
    The First Christmas Pageant
    The people of Wheeler UMC present an impromptu recreation of the First Christmas in an enjoyable, entertaining setting.  Watch and laugh along with us.