You Are Forgiven! Feed My Lambs

160410-GraphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, April 10, 2016 as part of an Easter series: And Now a Word from Our Savior (John’s Closing Word from the Good Shepherd). Sermon text: John 21:1-19. The key verse is John 21:16:

Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

Peace! Go As God Sent Me

160403-GraphicSermon preached by Rita Fry at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, April 3, 2016 as part of an Easter series: And Now a Word from Our Savior (John’s Closing Word from the Good Shepherd). Sermon text: John 20:19-31. The key verse is John 20:21:

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”

Here I Am! Go Tell the World

160327-graphic*Sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 as part of an Easter series: And Now a Word from Our Savior (John’s Closing Word from the Good Shepherd). Sermon text: John 20:1-18. The key verses are John 20:18:

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

*Special thanks to Sabrina Malone for filming the Sunrise Service at Wyoming Park!

Tears Among the Tickertape

160320-graphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 as part of a Lent series: Christ Heals Our Past to Save Our Future (Jesus Completes God’s Salvation History). Sermon text: Luke 19:28-42. The key verses are Luke 19:41-42:

As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.

Christ: Our Way Out of No Way

160313-graphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, March 13, 2016 as part of a Lent series: Christ Heals Our Past to Save Our Future (Jesus Completes God’s Salvation History). Sermon text: Isaiah 43:16-21. The key verse is Isaiah 43:19:

See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

Let’s Eat! God Rolls Away Our Reproach

160306-GraphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, March 6, 2016 as part of a Lent series: Christ Heals Our Past to Save Our Future (Jesus Completes God’s Salvation History). Sermon text: Joshua 5:9-12. The key verse is Joshua 5:12:

The manna stopped the day after they ate this food from the land; there was no longer any manna for the Israelites, but that year they ate the produce of Canaan.

With Christ Our Way, We Cannot Fail

160228GraphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Vicki Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, February 28, 2016 as part of a Lent series: Christ Heals Our Past to Save Our Future (Jesus Completes God’s Salvation History). Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. The key verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13:

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

We Live As the Promise of God

160221-GraphicSermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Bo Gordy-Stith at Whatcoat UMC on Sunday, February 21, 2016 as part of a Lent series: Christ Heals Our Past to Save Our Future (Jesus Completes God’s Salvation History). Sermon text: Genesis 15:1-12; 17-18. The key verse is Genesis 15:5:

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring ]be.”

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.