Burns Memorial United Methodist Church

William R. Morris

Preaching Plan: January 25th, to May 31st, 2015

Date                             Scripture Passages                                                                                Sermon Title                                       

 

 

01/25/15  

                                    Jonah 3:1-5, 10, p. 811, HB                                                                “To Leave the Nets”                           

                                    Psalm 62, p. 787, UMH

                                    1 Corinthians 7:29-31, p. 160, NT

                                    Mark 1:14-20, p. 33, NT

 (Jonah goes to Ninevah, God is our refuge, the present form of the world is passing away, Jesus’ ministry begins)

 
02/01/15   Holy Communion, Community Meal

                                    Deuteronomy 18:15-20, p. 168, Hebrew Bible (HB)                           “A New Teaching”                             

                                    Psalm 111, p. 832-833, United Methodist Hymnal (UMH)

                                    1 Corinthians 8:1-13, p. 160, New Testament (NT)

                                    Mark 1:21-28, p. 33, NT

 (a new prophet, God’s covenant, food as a stumbling block, Jesus commands an unclean spirit)

 

02/08/15  

                                    Isaiah 40:21-31, p. 628, HB                                                                “To Proclaim the Message”                                   

                                    Psalm 147, p. 859-860, UMH

                                    1 Corinthians 9:16-23, p. 161, NT

                                    Mark 1:29-39, p. 33, NT

 (to trust in God, God’s favors, Paul works for the sake of the gospel, Jesus teaches and heals)

 

02/15/15   Transfiguration Sunday

                                    2 Kings 2:1-12, p. 317, HB                                                                  “A Voice from the Cloud”                                   

                                    Psalm 50, p. 783-784, UMH

                                    2 Corinthians 4:3-6, p. 169, NT

                                    Mark 9:2-9, p. 41, NT

 (Elisha watches Elijah go into heaven, God judges all, the light of the gospel, the Transfiguration)

 

02/18/15   Ash Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Service

 

02/22/15   First Sunday in Lent 

                                    Genesis 9:8-17, p. 7, HB                                                                     “Saved Through Water”                                   

                                    Psalm 25, p. 757, UMH

                                    1 Peter 3:18-22, p. 220, NT

                                    Mark 1:9-15, p. 33, NT

 (God’s rainbow covenant, the Lord’s paths, Noah’s flood prefigures baptism, Jesus is baptized and tempted)

 

03/01/15   Second Sunday in Lent, Holy Communion, Community Meal  

                                    Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, p. 12, HB                                                        “Faith and Your Cross”                                   

                                    Psalm 22:25-31, p. 753, UMH

                                    Romans 4:13-25, p. 145, NT

                                    Mark 8:31-38, p. 41, NT

 (God blesses Abraham and Sarah, all shall worship the Lord, Abraham’s faith was reckoned as righteousness, take up your cross)

 

03/08/15   Third Sunday in Lent, Daylight Saving Time begins  

                                    Exodus 20:1-17, p. 63, HB                                                                  “To Raise the Temple”                                   

                                    Psalm 19, p. 750-751, UMH

                                    1 Corinthians 1:18-25, p. 156, NT

                                    John 2:13-22, p. 87, NT

 (the Ten Commandments, praise for God’s law, God’s wisdom & strength, Jesus clears the Temple)

 

03/15/15   Fourth Sunday in Lent, Special Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing  

                                    Numbers 21:4-9, p. 134, HB                                                               “Come to the Light”                            

                                    Psalm 107, p. 830-831, UMH

                                    Ephesians 2:1-10, p. 181, NT

                                    John 3:14-21, p. 88, NT

 (Moses’ bronze serpent, God cares for his people, saved by grace through faith, Jesus is the Light)

 

03/22/15   Fifth Sunday in Lent

                                    Jeremiah 31:31-34, p. 691, HB                                                            “To Lose Life”                                   

                                    Psalm 51, p. 785-786, UMH

                                    Hebrews 5:5-10, p. 207, NT

                                    John 12:20-33, p. 100, NT

 (God’s new covenant, prayer for God’s forgiveness, Jesus as a priest, Jesus glorifies God’s name)

 

03/29/15   Palm Sunday, Combined Communion Service  

                                    Mark 11:1-11, p. 44, NT

                                    Psalm 118, p. 839-840, UMH

(Jesus enters Jerusalem triumphantly, praise the Lord)

 

04/02/14   Maundy Thursday Service, 7:00 p.m.

                                    John 13:1-17, 31b-35, p. 101, NT

(the Last Supper)

 

04/03/14   Good Friday Service, A Service of Tenebrae, 7:00 p.m.

(the Passion of Jesus Christ)

 

04/05/14   Easter Sunday

                                    Acts 10:34-43, p. 121, NT                                                                   “He Has Been Raised!”                                   

                                    Psalm 118, p. 839-840, UMH

                                    1 Corinthians 15:1-11, p. 165, NT

                                    Mark 16:1-8, p. 51, NT

 (Peter explains Jesus’ ministry, praise the Lord, Paul describes the Resurrection, the Resurrection of Jesus)

 

04/12/14   Second Sunday of Easter

                                    Acts 4:32-35, p. 114, NT                                                                     “Life in His Name”                             

                                    Psalm 133, p. 850, UMH

                                    1 John 1:1 – 2:2, p. 224, NT

                                    John 20:19-31, p. 108, NT

 (believers share everything, unity in the Lord, Christ the atoning sacrifice, Jesus appears to his followers)

 

04/19/14   Third Sunday of Easter, Special Offering: Native American Ministries Sunday

                                    Acts 3:12-19, p. 113, NT                                                                     “You Are Witnesses”                          

                                    Psalm 4, p. 741, UMH

                                    1 John 3:1-7, p. 225, NT

                                    Luke 24:36b-48, p. 85, NT

 (Peter preaches repentance in Christ, peace in the Lord, children of God, Jesus appears to his followers)

 

04/26/14   Fourth Sunday of Easter

                                    Acts 4:5-12, p. 113, NT                                                                       “One Flock, One Shepherd”                               

                                    Psalm 23, p. 754, UMH

                                    1 John 3:16-24, p. 226, NT

                                    John 10:11-18, p. 97, NT

 (Peter explains the healings, the Lord is my shepherd, to abide in Christ, the good shepherd Jesus)

 

05/03/14   Fifth Sunday of Easter, Holy Communion, Community Meal  

                                    Acts 8:26-40, p. 119, NT                                                                     “Vine and Branches”                          

                                    Psalm 22:25-31, p. 753, UMH

                                    1 John 4:7-21, p. 226, NT

                                    John 15:1-8, p. 103, NT

 (Philip baptizes the eunuch, worship the Lord, the consequence of God’s love, the true vine Jesus)

 

05/10/14   Sixth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day  

                                    Acts 10:44-48, p. 122, NT                                                                   “Friends Bear Fruit”                            

                                    Psalm 98, p. 818-819, UMH

                                    1 John 5:1-6, p. 227, NT

                                    John 15:9-17, p. 103, NT

 (Peter baptizes Gentiles into Christ, earth’s music praises God, faith conquers the world, to bear fruit for Christ)

 

05/17/14   Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday  

                                    Acts 1:15-26, p. 110, NT                                                                     “Sanctified in Truth”                          

                                    Psalm 1, p. 738, UMH

                                    1 John 5:9-13, p. 227, NT

                                    John 17:6-19, p. 105, NT

 (Matthias replaces Judas, God’s way of righteousness, eternal life in Christ, Jesus asks God to protect his followers)

 

05/24/14   Pentecost, Combined Communion Service     

                                    Acts 2:1-21, p. 111, NT                                                                                              

                                    Psalm 104, p. 826-827, UMH

                                    Romans 8:22-27, p. 148, NT

                                    John 15:26 – 16:15, p. 104, NT

 (the story of Pentecost, the glory of God’s Creation, the Spirit intercedes for us, Jesus explains the Spirit’s work)

 

05/31/14   Trinity Sunday, Special Offering: Peace with Justice Sunday     

                                    Isaiah 6:1-8, p. 597, HB                                                                      “Heavenly Things”                                                                                                     

Psalm 29, p. 761, UMH

                                    Romans 8:12-17, p. 147, NT

                                    John 3:1-17, p. 88, NT

 (God calls Isaiah, the voice of the Lord, heirs with Christ, Nicodemus visits Jesus)

 

 




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