Sermons

When Jesus Calls Your Name

All Saints Sunday ~ Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Once Jesus calls your name, once Jesus comes into your life, once you decide to take Jesus seriously and make him more than a Sunday thing, but an everyday thing; some every day things change everything.

 

     (A link to the YouTube video of this week’s service)

   When Jesus Calls Your Name   (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 19:1-10

Special Music

Anthem     How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place     By Lovelace      Performed by the first Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Communion Music     The Swan / His Eye Is On The Sparrow Medley     Performed by Joel Harper

 

Offertory      Precious Memories / Oh, That Will Be Glory     Performed by Joel Harper

“Precious memories, how they linger, How they ever flood my soul.

In the stillness of the midnight Precious sacred scenes unfold”

“Oh, that will be glory for me, Glory for me, Glory for me.

When by His grace I shall look on his face, That will be glory, be glory for me.

 

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Toxic Faith

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 27th, 2019

The proper attitude for those who take Jesus seriously is to be humble, realizing that we are not perfect. And with our own short-comings in mind, we realize that we are in no position to judge another. That does not mean that people are not accountable, including us, but people who take Jesus seriously are in no position to judge another. For you see, we are saved, not because of who we are but because of God’s grace.

 

Toxic Faith  (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 18:9-14

Special Music:

Introit     Come Christians Join to Sing, followed by the Doxology      Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Anthem      You Alone Are God      By Mary McDonald      Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Offertory      Autumn Leaves      Performed by First Federated Church Pianist, Joel Harper

 

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Wrestling with God

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 20th, 2019

I believe that there are times when each one of us wrestles with God. We think that we have everything all figured out and then something happens that makes us question what we believed; it may even shake our faith to its very core. Often times we are caught off guard.  

 
Wrestling with God  (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Genesis 32:22-31

Special Music

Prelude     Victory in Jesus and Holy Ground     Performed by Jericho Brass

YouTube Link to this performance

 

Music        Give Me Oil in My Lamp     Performed by Jericho Brass

 

Anthem     Crown Him with Many Crowns     By John Purifoy     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     Be Thou My Vision     Performed by Heather Maughan, trumpet solo

YouTube Link to this performance

 

Additional Jericho Brass selections ~ YouTube video links. Just click on the name of the music.

Count Your Blessings

Sing Hosanna  With out LOGOS Youth

Holy Ground

Happiness Is The Lord

 

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All In

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Be fully invested in the “job-at-hand”, be All-In.  We invest ourselves in the world around us. Despite its imperfections people who take Jesus seriously live fully right where they are. 

 

To view this week’s 10 am worship service:   

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Special Music

Anthem     The Living Song     By Joseph M. Martin      Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir, Billy Akers on cello

 

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More Faith, Please

World Communion Sunday

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Faith is like taking one step at a time. You take the first step of faith and then the next, and the next; one moment, one day, one month, one year at a time. And, here’s the thing. You aren’t taking those steps alone.

 

More Faith Please     (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 17:5-10

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The Life That Really Is Life

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Abundant life is found in community when we join others in sharing what we have.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:

I Timothy 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

Special Music

Anthem       On Eagle’s Wings     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     For The Beauty of the Earth     Arr. By Kevin McChesney     Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells

 

Postlude     Come Lord Jesus     Performed by Joel Harper

 

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Money-Wise

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Serious followers of Jesus need to constantly ask themselves if they are being good stewards of those things that God entrusted to them. 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 16:1-13

Special Music

Introit     There Is A Balm in Gilead     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Anthem     Let All The World Rejoice and Sing     By Joseph M. Martin     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

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The Biggest Threat to the Church ~ Losing Its First Love

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, September 15th, 2019

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 15:1-10

Special Music

Introit     Lead Me, Guide Me     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Anthem     And Can It Be That I Should Gain     By John Purifoy     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     Set Me As A Seal Upon Your Heart

 

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The Cost of Discipleship

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Sometimes taking Jesus seriously means that we can’t do something else. In today’s lesson, we are reminded that following Jesus is neither easy nor cheap. In some places of this world following Jesus can cost you your life! This fall we will explore what it means for disciples to take Jesus seriously. Over the coming weeks, I hope that we will be challenged and being challenged confronted with our true values. I hope that when all is said and done, we will decide to be “all in” in following Jesus. 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 14:25-33

Special Music

Introit and Doxology     Spirit of the Living God     Performed by the First Federated Chancel Choir

 

Anthem     Lord, Listen To Your Children Praying     Arr. Jack Schrader     Performed by the First Federated Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence     Performed by the First Federated Chancel Bells

 

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An Instruction for All Time

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, September 1st, 2019

Thank you to our guest leader Dr. Anni Krummel~Reinking.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 

Special Music

Anthem     Fruits of the Selfless Heart     Prayer by Mother Teresa of Calcutta     Music by Elizabeth J. Atkinson

Performed by the Women of the FFC Chancel Choir

 The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service.  The fruit of service is peace. Dona nobis pacem. (Lord, grant us peace.)

 

Offertory    Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

 

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