Sermons for October 2021

October 3, 2021

October 3, 2021

Children’s Sabbath

Message: “Where Does it Hurt?”

Scriptures: Mark 10: 13-16; Jeremiah 31:15-17

Thread: When our children cry, we oftentimes ask “Where does it hurt” and they show us their “boo- boo”. And we murmur comforting words, wipe away their tears and stick a band aide on a scraped elbow or a knee. But what if the hurt is not something we can bandage easily? So, on this Children’s Sabbath, we will explore the role of children in G-d’s Kingdom, even as we talk about ministering to them.

October 10, 2021

Message: “The Problem with Camels”

Scripture: Mark 10:17-31.

Thread: The lesson is about the rich young ruler seeking Jesus’ affirmation. Instead, the lesson was jarring and asked much of him. A changed life. But the lesson is not about condemnation. It is about hope. A chance for restoration and redemption. Even for that rich young ruler. Even for me. Can we get our camels through the eye of that needle? Let’s talk about it.

October 17, 2021

Message: “Formula 1”

Scripture: Mark 10:35-44

Thread: Formula 1 racing is all about jockeying for position. Even within the same team, there are jealousies and rivalries. In our scripture for today, Team Zebedee has a plan to overtake all the others and win a place on the podium with Jesus. But Jesus has the true formula for winning and teaches one of the great lessons of his ministry.

October 24, 2021 (Bill is out). Rev. Ron Welborn is preaching “When the Dark Night Is Over”, Focus Scriptures are Mark 10:46-52 and Job 42: 1-6, 10-17.

October 31, 2021

Message: “Heart and Soul”

Scriptures: Mark 12:28-34; Acts 17: 22-25; Hebrews 9:11-14

Thread: Loving G-d with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. With all that we have. Our music, our fun and fellowship, even our play can be part of our loving worship. “Halloween” or “All Hallows Eve” is the evening preceding All Saints Day and when we remember the saints of the church who have gone on before. So, the holiday has as much Christian influence than pagan.