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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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Making Cents of Ministry

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 6:25-34
Series: Joy Through Giving
Duration:  29 min 11 secs

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'  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?    Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?    Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?       “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.    Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.    If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?    So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’    For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.    But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.    Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.'

Matthew 6:25-34

Stewardship: The Outcome of Spiritual Maturity

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Psalm 24: 1; Timothy 6: 17-19
Series: Joy Through Giving
Duration:  19 min 55 secs

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'The earth is the Lord ’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;   '

Psalm 24:1

'Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.   '

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Family Reunion

by Rev. Scott Tyring
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Series: General Sermons
Duration:  20 min 09 secs

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"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words."

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The Stories He Told: The Shrewd Manager

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Luke 16:1-8
Series: The Stories He Told
Duration:  21 mins 01 secs

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"Jesus told his disciples:“There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.’ “The manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I’m not strong enough to dig, and I’m ashamed to beg— I know what I’ll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.’ “So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ “ ‘Nine hundred gallons of olive oil,’ he replied. “The manager told him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred and fifty.’ “Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “ ‘A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.’ “The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?"

The Stories He Told: The Sheep and the Goats

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46
Series: The Stories He Told
Duration:  23 mins 10 secs

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"“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”"

Matthew 25:39,31,45,44,43,42,37-38,41,40,32-36,46

The Stories He Told: The Good Samaritan

by Rev. Glenn Howell
Passage: Luke 10: 25-37
Series: The Stories He Told
Duration:  23 mins 19 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.” But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” In reply Jesus said:“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him,“Go and do likewise.”"

Luke 10:25-37