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4/16/2017 Easter Sunday

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, April 16, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 28:1-10 Sermon: Easter Sunday   Dr. Davis L. Dykes was a powerful and well-known United Methodist preacher back in the 70’s and 80’s. Not only was he serving a large church in Louisiana but thousands tuned in to hear him preach on […]

4/9/2017 Palm Sunday: Running Away

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, April 9, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 19:28-40, 22:14-23:56 Sermon: Palm Sunday – Give Up Something Bad for Lent – Running Away   It is easy at times to hear this account of Jesus’ final week and to ask in bewilderment, and even disgust, “How, Judas, could you turn […]

4/2/2017 Bad Habits

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, April 2, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 19:1-10 Sermon: Give Up Something Bad for Lent – Bad Habits   Among the many stories that James Moore tells in his book, Give Up Something Bad for Lent, is that of a young family. The husband and wife became angry over […]

3/26/2017 Anger

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, March 26, 2017 Scripture Reference: Psalm 32, Luke 6:32-36 Sermon: Give Up Something Bad for Lent – Anger   We have a saying and an expectation that “things will get easier.” Only most of us know that is not always true. Things certainly did not get any easier […]

3/19/2017 Worrying

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, March 19, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 13:31-35 Sermon: Give Up Something Bad for Lent – Worrying   All week I have been hearing comments from people about last week’s sermon on the bad habit of being judgmental. Over and over again people have said they felt like I […]

3/12/2017 Judgment

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, March 12, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:1-5, 15-17 Sermon: Give Up Something Bad for Lent – Judgment   I have to admit that this was a painful week as I was reflecting on the bad habit of judgment. It brought to mind the anonymous letters I’ve received over […]

3/5/2017 Give It Up

by Deanna DeBruin

Preaching:  Pastor Rebecca Henry Date Presented:  Sunday, March 5, 2017 Scripture Reference: Mark 1:9-15 Sermon: Give Up Something Bad for Lent – Give It Up   Today is the first Sunday in Lent, and like Advent, it is a season of preparation. Before we can truly and fully celebrate the resurrection of Jesus we have […]