Recent Sermons

Changing Our Minds

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 and Mark 1:14-20

Sunday, January 24th, 2021 : 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Both texts are repentance texts. To repent means to change our minds, to get a higher mind. What causes people to welcome a change of mind? What blocks us from changing our minds?

 

Music: “Change the World” originally recorded by Eric Clapton.

Remembering to Listen

1 Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51

Sunday, January 17th, 2021 : 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

What is it in us that can hear and discern the voice and call of God? Why do some hear and others do not? How can we develop our capacity to hear God speaking and calling to us?

 

Music: “The Sound of Silence” by Paul Simon.

Becoming More Than We Are

Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11

Sunday, January 10th, 2021 : 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

The Mark text mirrors the Genesis text. There is creation through the Spirit of God over the primordial waters; and there is new creation through the waters of baptism with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit gives birth to a physical universe and to a new humanity awakened to the spiritual within the physical. In Christ, we are to become spiritually awakened human beings.

The Big Picture

Ephesians 1:3-14 and John 1:10-18

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 : 9:45 AM

Rev. John W. Monroe III

Both texts set the work of Christ in our lives within a cosmic context. Our lives and their purpose and significance are part of a very big picture. To understand and to set a proper course for our lives requires us to see something of the big picture.