Give and Tell (God’s Story Well)

160214-GraphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, February 14, 2016 as part of an Lent series: Christ Heals Our Past to Save Our Future (Jesus Completes God’s Salvation History). Sermon text: Deuteronomy 26:1-11. The key verses are Deuteronomy 26:8-10:

But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labor. Then we cried out to theLord, the God of our ancestors, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression.So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; 10 and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.” Place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him.

No Enemy Can Dim God’s Shine

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Sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, January 31, 2016 as part of an Epiphany series: Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory! (The Gospels Shed Light on Our Shining Savior). Sermon text: Luke 4:21-30. The key verses are Luke 4:29-30:

They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff.30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

Shine On! God Is Pleased With You

160110Sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, January 10, 2016 as part of an Epiphany series: Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory! (The Gospels Shed Light on Our Shining Savior). Sermon text: Luke 3:15-22. Shine On! God Is Pleased With You. The key verse is Luke 3:22:

And a voice came from heaven:“You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”