Burns Memorial United Methodist Church

William R. Morris

Preaching Plan: September 28th, 2014 to January 25th, 2015

Date                             Scripture Passages                                                                                Sermon Title                                       

 

 

09/28/14   Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

                                    Exodus 17:1-7, p. 61, HB                                                                    “The Same Mind”                   

                                    Psalm 78, p. 799-800, UMH

                                    Philippians 2:1-13, p. 186, NT

                                    Matthew 21:23-32, p. 22, NT

 (God provides water, a history of God’s people, Paul asks people to be like Christ, parable of the two sons)

10/05/14   Special Offering: World Communion Sunday, Combined Communion Service, Community Meal, 60th Anniversary Celebration

                                    Exodus 20:1-20, p. 63, Hebrew Bible (HB)                                         “Press On Toward Christ!”                                   

                                    Psalm 19, p. 750-751, United Methodist Hymnal (UMH)

                                    Philippians 3:4b-14, p. 187, New Testament (NT)

                                    Matthew 21:33-46, p. 22, NT

 (the Ten Commandments, the goodness of God’s laws, Paul perseveres in Christ, the parable of the wicked tenants)

 

10/12/14   Start of Stewardship Emphasis

                                    Exodus 32:1-14, p. 75, HB                                                                  “The Peace of God”                           

                                    Psalm 106, p. 829-830, UMH

                                    Philippians 4:1-9, p. 187, NT

                                    Matthew 22:1-14, p. 23, NT

 (the Israelites lose sight of God, salvation history remembered, persistence in faith, the parable of the wedding banquet)

 

10/19/14   Laity Sunday, Aurora CROP Hunger Walk

                                    Exodus 33:12-23, p. 77, HB                                                                “The Things That Are God’s”                        

                                    Psalm 99, p. 819-820, UMH

                                    1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, p. 191, NT

                                    Matthew 22:15-22, p. 23, NT

 (God shows Godself to Moses, worship the Lord of Moses and Aaron, support for the Thessalonians, paying taxes)

 

10/26/14   Reformation Sunday

                                    Deuteronomy 34:1-12, p. 184, HB                                                      “Sparring With Jesus”                         

                                    Psalm 90, p. 809-810, UMH

                                    1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, p. 191, NT

                                    Matthew 22:34-46, p. 24, NT

 (the death of Moses, human life humbled before God, Paul’s authenticity in Christ, the Pharisees test Jesus)

 

11/02/14   All Saints Sunday, Holy Communion, Community Meal; Daylight Saving Time Ends

                                    Revelation 7:9-17, p. 235, NT                                                             “Hope in God”                                   

                                    Psalm 34, p. 769-770, UMH

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

                                    Matthew 5:1-12, p. 4, NT

 (the saints before God’s throne, righteousness in God, we are God’s children, the Beatitudes)

 

11/09/14   Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday

                                    Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, p. 205, HB                                                      “Oil for the Lamps”                            

                                    Psalm 78, p. 799-800, UMH

                                    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, p. 193, NT

                                    Matthew 25:1-13, p. 26, NT

 (Israel renews its covenant, the people turn from God, Jesus’ return, the parable of the 10 bridesmaids)

 

11/16/14  

                                    Judges 4:1-7, p. 210, HB                                                                     “Investing God’s Gifts”                                   

                                    Psalm 76, p. 797, UMH

                                    1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, p. 193, NT

                                    Matthew 25:14-30, p. 27, NT

 (Deborah acts to free God’s people, God’s justice, children of the light, the parable of the talents)

 

11/23/14   Christ the King Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, Commitment Sunday

                                    Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, p. 756, HB                                                   Rev. Steve Goodier Preaching                                

                                    Psalm 100, p. 821, UMH

                                    Ephesians 1:15-23, p. 181, NT

                                    Matthew 25:31-46, p. 27, NT

 (God as Shepherd, praise & serve the Lord, Jesus Christ the Lord, judgment of the sheep and the goats)

 

11/30/14   First Sunday of Advent, Special Offering: United Methodist Student Day

                                    Isaiah 64:1-9, p. 652, HB                                                                    “Beware, Keep Alert”                         

                                    Psalm 80, p. 801-802, UMH

                                    1 Corinthians 1:3-9, p. 155, NT

                                    Mark 13:24-37, p. 47, NT

 (asking for God’s mercy, restore the vine of Israel, Paul affirms the Corinthians’ faith, be ready for Christ’s return)

 

12/07/14   Second Sunday of Advent, Holy Communion, Community Meal

                                    Isaiah 40:1-11, p. 627, HB                                                                  “Isaiah’s Prophecy: JTB”                                   

                                    Psalm 85, p. 806, UMH

                                    2 Peter 3:8-15a, p. 224, NT

                                    Mark 1:1-8, p. 32, NT

 (the promise of the wilderness voice, righteousness before the Lord, waiting for Christ, John the Baptist)

 

12/14/14   Third Sunday of Advent

                                    Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, p. 650, HB                                                                       “John’s Prophecy: JC”                             

                                    Psalm 126, p. 847, UMH

                                    1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, p. 193, NT

                                    John 1:6-8, 19-28, p. 86, NT

 (God’s deliverance foretold, God’s deliverance praised, praise in Christ, John the Baptist’s ministry)

 

12/21/14   Fourth Sunday of Advent; Winter Solstice, First Day of Winter

                                    2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, p. 268, HB                                                         “Gabriel’s Prophecy: BVM”                         

                                    Canticle of Mary, p. 199, UMH

                                    Romans 16:25-27, p. 155, NT

                                    Luke 1:26-38, p. 53, NT

 (God affirms David’s place, Mary’s canticle, Paul’s doxology to the Romans, Gabriel visits Mary)

 

12/24/14   Christmas Eve Service, Combined Worship, Holy Communion; 7:00 p.m.

                                    Luke 2:1-20, p. 54, NT

 (Jesus Christ is born)

 

12/28/14   First Sunday After Christmas Day

                                    Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3, p. 650, HB                                                                       “Simeon and Anna Vindicated”                            

                                    Psalm 148, p. 861-862, UMH

                                    Galatians 4:4-7, p. 178, NT

                                    Luke 2:22-40, p. 55, NT

 (praise for God’s works, all of Creation praises God, children and heirs, )

 

01/04/15   Epiphany Sunday, Holy Communion, Community Meal

                                    Isaiah 60:1-6, p. 649, HB                                                                    “Epiphany and Disruption”                                   

                                    Psalm 72, p. 795-796, UMH

                                    Ephesians 3:1-12, p. 181, NT

                                    Matthew 2:1-12, p. 1, NT

 (the light of the Lord has arrived, the promised king, Paul explains his ministry, the wise men venerate Jesus)

 

01/11/15   Baptism of the Lord

                                    Genesis 1:1-5, p. 1, HB                                                                                   “A Voice from Heaven”                                 

                                    Psalm 29, p. 761, UMH

                                    Acts 19:1-7, p. 130, NT

                                    Mark 1:4-11, p. 32, NT

 (the first day of Creation, the voice of the Lord, Paul baptizes in Jesus’ name, Jesus is baptized)

 

01/18/15   Special Offering: Human Relations Day

                                    1 Samuel 3:1-20, p. 236, HB                                                               “Called by God”                                 

                                    Psalm 139, p. 854-855, UMH

                                    1 Corinthians 6:12-20, p. 158, NT

                                    John 1:43-51, p. 87, NT

 (Samuel is called, God knows you intimately, glorify God in your body, Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael)

 

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)

 

 

 




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