Sermons

A Transactional Life

Third Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Jesus calls us to something more. He invites us to live bigger lives. He encourages us to live lives fit for a King, the King of Kings and Lord of lords, in the words of Handel’s Messiah.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 3:7-18

Special Music

Anthem     Sing Dem Herrn     Michael Praetorious     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     Prelude in G      Francis Linley     Performed by Joel Harper

 

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Redeeming Past Hurts

Second Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Redeem the Past. Go out into the world returning no one evil for evil or reviling for reviling. Forgive as freely as God has forgiven you. Forgiveness does not mean “forgetting”, it means being freed from the chains and bind you. It means giving up your right to revenge and moving on. It means being respectful and treating others as you want to be treated. It means learning the lessons of the Past, living in the Present, and looking forward to a Future in Christ.

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 2:15-20

Special Music

Anthem     Every Valley     Victor C. Johnson     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     In the Bleak Midwinter     Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells

 

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What Business Are You In?

First Sunday of Advent ~ December 2nd, 2018

“Humanity” is our business. The least, the last, the lost, and the lonely are our business. We find purpose and meaning in life only in so far as we give ourselves away, to the glory of God.

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passages:      Galatians 6:7-10          Luke 16:19-31

Special Music:

Anthem     The Majesty and Glory of Your Name      Arr. Tom Fletke      Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Sunday, November 25th, 2018 ~ Christ the King Sunday

I believe that in life we are like a great ship cutting through Life’s waters. The wake that we leave behind rocks other boats and eventually washes onto distant shores.

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passages:

II Samuel 23:1-7

Ephesians 5:15-20

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Why?

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 ~ 26th Sunday after Pentecost and 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Proper 27)

You are the light of the world. Be light. Let no cares or concerns of this world dim your light. Let it shine brightly. Let the light of God’s eternal, unconditional love shine through you–every day, every moment, every second of your life. Do it for the glory of God.

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Mark 13:1-8

Special Music

Anthem     Look At The World     By John Rutter     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     For the Beauty of the Earth      By Kevin McCheaney      Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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The Biggest Gift

Sunday, November 11th, 2018 ~ Armistice/Veterans Day: 100th Anniversary of the End of World War 1

Does your gift make a bigger difference not in the life of the Church, but in your life. Is it an indication of the sincerity of your commitment to the work of God’s Kingdom.

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Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Mark 12:38-44

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What Is Your Binding?

All Saints’ Worship Service ~ Sunday, November 4th, 2018

What makes us think that we are exempt from the trials and tribulations of life, the hardships, and tragedies of life? What makes us think that we are somehow inoculated against evil in the world? If anything, we should be more ready for it. After all, didn’t Jesus warn us that if we wish to be his disciple that we must pick up the cross and die? We who have been given so much are expected to do more. That is both the call and the cost of discipleship.

There are no audio files available for this service.

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:   John 11:32-44

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Grace and Peace Be Unto You

Sunday, September 28th, 2018

Seminary teaches you a lot, but not everything. I think my ministry at FFC is unique. Of course, there have been some hiccups along the way, but over that last 30 months, all of you have taught me so much. Among what I have learned from you is the true meaning of the “fruits of the Spirit.”

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Galatians 5:16-26

Special Music

Prelude:  Great Is Thy Faithfulness     By Joel Raney     A Piano Duet performed by Karen Henderson and Al Murphy

 

Anthem:  Great Is Thy Faithfulness     Arranged by Mark Hayes      Performed by the  FFCChancel Choir

 

Offertory:    I’ve Got Peace Like A River      By  Marvin Gaspard      Performed by FFC organist,  Al Murphy

 

Additional Music:  Fruit of the Selfless Heart

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Intrigue

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

“We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.”

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Mark 10:35-45

Special Music

Holy Art Thou      By G. F. Handel     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Never Will I Leave You      By Michael Card     Performed by Russel Boulton

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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How Many Pairs of Shoes Do You Own?

Sunday, October 14th, 2018 ~ 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Count your blessings,” and prayerfully ask God that question posed by the prophet of old, “With what shall I return to the Lord for his favor to me.”

 

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Mark 10:17-31

Special Music:

Anthem:  Leaning On Everlasting Arms     By Joel Raney     Performed by FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory:  Exuberant Joy     By Arnold B. Sherman     Performed by FFC Chancel Bells

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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