Are You Ready for the Next Level?

by Bishop John Hopkins
Passage: Mark 1: 9-15
Series: General Sermons
Duration:  28 min 28 secs

'At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” '

Pivot Point

by Rev. Cindy Reynolds
Passage: Mark 9: 2-9
Series: General Sermons
Duration:  22 min 45 secs

'After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. '

Mark 9:2-9

Pastoral Announcement

On Sunday, Zionsville UMC announced the direction of our pastoral leadership. Starting July 1, 2018, Rev. David Williamson will become Senior Pastor here in Zionsville. Currently, Rev. Williamson is the Teaching Pastor at St. Luke's UMC in Indianapolis. For more about Rev. Williamson and his family, please click here.

Bishop Michael Coyner will serve as Interim Senior Pastor until Rev. Williamson's arrival in July. For more about Bishop Coyner, please click here.

Please welcome both the Williamson Family and Bishop Coyner!

Seven Last Words

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21
Series: General Sermons
Duration:  18 min 05 secs

'from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, For this reason I kneel before the Father, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.'

Ephesians 3:14-21
https://www.bible.com/bible/111/EPH.3.14-21

Before I Go

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Luke 10:25-28
Series: General Sermons
Duration:  27 min 10 secs

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'On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” '

Luke 10:25-28

Change

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: 1 Corinthians 3: 5-9
Series: General Sermons
Duration:  24min 34 secs

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'What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. '

1 Corinthians 3:5-9

End of Another Year

by Pastor Perry Montgomery
Passage: 2 Corinthians 13:5-9
Series: Three Wisemen
Duration:  19 min 40 secs

'Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. ' 2 Corinthians 13:5-9

They Came From Afar: When You Wish Upon a Star

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 2: 1-11
Series: Three Wisemen
Duration:  12 min 07 secs

'After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” ' Matthew 2:7,1,4-6,3,8-11,2

They Came From Afar: Gifts for the King

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 2: 1-2
Series: Three Wisemen
Duration:  17 min 35 secs

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'After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” ' Matthew 2:1-2 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/MAT.2.1-2

They Came from Afar: Following a Star and Finding a Stable

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 2: 1-2
Series: Three Wisemen
Duration:  19 min 40 secs

'After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” ' Matthew 2:1-2 https://www.bible.com/bible/111/MAT.2.1-2

They Came From Afar

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 2: 1-2
Series: Three Wisemen
Duration:  23 min 59 secs

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'After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem  and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”   '

Matthew 2:1-2

Just to Say Thanks

by Rev. Dr. Kent Millard*
Passage: Luke 17:11-19
Series: Joy Through Giving
Duration:  31 min 31 secs

'Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy  met him. They stood at a distance  and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”    When he saw them, he said,  “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”  And as they went, they were cleansed.    One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.  He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.    Jesus asked,  “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?    Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?”    Then he said to him,  “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”   '

Luke 17:11-19

 

*Rev. Dr. Kent Millard

Dr. Kent Millard is President of United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Dr. Millard received a bachelor’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from McCormack Theological Seminary in Chicago. He has authored books on church renewal (The Passion Driven Congregation), leadership (Lead Like Butler) and stewardship (The Gratitude Path). He has also been chosen as Evangelist of the Year by the Foundation on Evangelism and served as a delegate for General and Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church. Dr. Millard has taught courses on leadership and stewardship as an adjunct faculty member for Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, IL. The former senior pastor of St. Lukes’ United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Dr. Millard is now a retired elder in the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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