Practicing a New Way

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church April 7, 2019 Philippians 3: 4b-14 (CEB) If anyone else has reason to put their confidence in physical advantages, I have even more: 5I was circumcised on the eighth day. I am from the people of Israel and the tribe of Benjamin. I am a Hebrew of the Hebrews. With [...]

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Hitting Rock Bottom

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church March 31, 2019 Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32 (CEB) All the tax collectors and sinners were gathering around Jesus to listen to him.2The Pharisees and legal experts were grumbling, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3Jesus told them this parable: “A certain man had two sons. 12The younger [...]

Demand for Genuine Change

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church March 24, 2019 Luke 13: 1-9 (CEB) Some who were present on that occasion told Jesus about the Galileans whom Pilate had killed while they were offering sacrifices. 2He replied, “Do you think the suffering of these Galileans proves that they were more sinful than all the other Galileans? 3No, [...]

Through the Wilderness

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church March 10, 2019 Luke 4: 1-13 (CEB) Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. 2There he was tempted for forty days by the devil. He ate nothing during those days and afterward Jesus was starving. 3The devil [...]