When Seeing Is Changing

HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC October 30, 2016 Luke 19: 1-10 (CEB) Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 2A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldn’t because of the crowd. 4So he ran ahead [...]

At Least I’m Not Like…

HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC October 23, 2016 Luke 18: 9-14 (CEB) Jesus told this parable to certain people who had convinced themselves that they were righteous and who looked on everyone else with disgust: 10“Two people went up to the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The [...]

Got Persistence?

Got Persistence? A Sermon Preached by Rev. Clair Sauer HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC October 16, 2016 Luke 18: 1-8 (CEB) Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged. 2He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. [...]

A Simple “Thank You”

HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC October 9, 2016 Luke 17: 11-19 (CEB) On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten men with skin diseases approached him. Keeping their distance from him, 13they raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, show us mercy!” 14When [...]

Practicing Communion

HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC October 2, 2016 World Communion Sunday 1 Corinthians 11: 17-26 (CEB) Now I don’t praise you as I give the following instruction because when you meet together, it does more harm than good. 18First of all, when you meet together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among [...]