Sermons for February

Sermon Titles and Scriptures February 2020

We Continue our Spiritual Gifts Series

February 2, 2020

Presentation of the Lord Sunday; Candlemas

Holy Communion both services

Sermon: “Spiritual Gifts: Serving”

Scriptures: Nehemiah 10:35-36 and Luke 2:22-40.

Candlemas is an ancient celebration of the Light entering the world. And in the liturgy, we find a servant’s heart. We will hear the story of Jesus’ presentation in the temple in a new way, even as we celebrate a Candlemas, United Methodist style.

February 9, 2020

Sermon Title: “Spiritual Gifts- Exhortation”

Scriptures: Nehemiah 2:17-18; Matthew 5:13-15

“Walking with Nehemiah: Your Community is Your Congregation” by Joseph W. Daniels, Jr. took the Book of Nehemiah and showed the relevance of bold exhortation that led to planning and ultimately, to the rebuilding of the walls and gates in Jerusalem after the end of the exile. We will use concepts and ideas from the book in this message.

February 16. 2020

Sermon Title: “Spiritual Gifts- Compassion”

Scriptures: Colossians 3:12-17 and Matthew 9:35-38.

The movie “Hidden Figures” is a true story of what bold compassion means as truth speaks to power.  Putting a face to those who suffer discrimination calls forth compassion and bold action.

February 23, 2020

Sermon Title: “Spiritual Gifts- Giving and Teaching”

Transfiguration Sunday

Last Sunday before Lent.

Shrove Tuesday is this week

Ash Wednesday is this week

Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8 and Matthew 17:1-9.

We conclude our Spiritual Gifts series in an unlikely place. The Mount of Transfiguration. Where there was teaching and giving, pleasing G-d as Jesus set his face for Jerusalem.