Audio Sermon Recordings
 
Did you miss last Sunday’s sermon?  Do you want to go back and listen to a particularly moving or relevant message?  Find all the most recent sermon audio recordings here!
 
11/17/19 – What Happens When We Give: God Changes Lives.
Matthew 14:13-21  – When we give, God is faithful to use that gift to change people’s lives with His grace and love.  This sermon will feature people at First United Methodist Church, Tallassee sharing how God has used the life of the church to change their lives.
Luke 12:22-34  – When Jesus teaches us about how we approach possessions and wealth, He couches it in terms of trust.  Do we trust in what we have, or do we trust in God?  God calls us to generosity as a means of teaching us to trust Him.
11/03/19 – We Belong
Hebrews 12:1-3, 22-23a  – One of the deepest needs we have is to belong. We want to belong to a family or to a group; we want to belong to others who encourage us and help us along our way. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection not only has saved us from sin and death, but formed the greatest family that has ever existed, and we belong to that family.
10/27/19 – What Happens When We Give: God Gets Our Hearts.
Luke 12:32-34  – Jesus calls us to be generous with what we have because it guards against our trusting possessions for joy and security rather than God.  It is a way for God to get our hearts.
10/20/19 – Healing Naaman
2 Kings 5:1, 9-19a  – At some point in our lives, we expect God to give us an explanation to why He does what He does, why He allows what He allows, and why He expects what He expects from us. This story from 2 Kings reminds us that there will be times in our lives where we will have to say to God: “Even though I don’t understand, even though I don’t agree, even though nobody else is doing it, I’ll say ‘yes’ because You’re God.”
10/13/19 – Not Our Own
1 Corinthians 6:19-20  – We live in a culture that tells us that our lives are ours to do with as we please. The Christians in Corinth believed the same thing. In his letter to them, Paul tells them a truth that is radically opposed to the spirit of our age, but is a truth that can set us free in many ways; the truth that we are not our own, but Christ’s.
Luke 19:1-10  – God calls us to be holy, but is our holiness like something that we wear that we try to keep clean from the world, or is it more like a cleansing agent that we take to the dirtiest parts of the world?
09/29/19 – Youth Sunday
An audio recording of the entire service: you won’t want to miss it!
Galatians 6:2-5  – The flip side of making sure that we are taking responsibility for our own lives is that we will inevitably encounter people who want us to be responsible for them.  Love calls us to respond in a surprising way.
 
Genesis 3:1-13, Galatians 6:2-5  – From the very beginning, human sin has expressed itself in a refusal to take responsibility for our lives.  So a part of our growth in Christ-likeness is to grow in this area.
Ephesians 4:26-27, 31-32  – If you get kudzu in your yard, the best time to deal with it is as soon as you are able.  Paul calls us to do the same with anger: deal with it quickly!
Hebrews 10:23-25  – We grow in our faith most effectively when we are doing so in Christian community where we can encourage and challenge one another
Matthew 5:23-24, 18:15; Ephesians 4:25; Proverbs 16:28 (NIV)  – When we have some conflict with another, there is something in us that wants to bring in a third person.  But the Scriptures call us to honestly and lovingly go to one another.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7  – We all have expectations for the people in our lives.  Inevitably, though, people fail to live up to our expectations.  When there is a gap between what we expect and what people do, with what do we fill that gap?  The famous love passage from 1 Corinthians 13 gives us a surprising answer.
Romans 12:10  – Unlike respect, honor is something that is bestowed rather than earned.  When we honor one another, we lift one another up.
08/04/19 – Radical Hospitality
Romans 15:5-7  – God has shown us radical hospitality by welcoming us into His kingdom and adopting us into His family. So one of the most powerful ways that we share the gospel of Jesus is by welcoming others into our homes, lives, and church family.