Sep 13, 2020
Two Kinds of Wisdom
Series: (All)
James 3:13-18 Worldly and Godly wisdom,never the two shall meet.
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  • Sep 13, 2020Two Kinds of Wisdom
    Sep 13, 2020
    Two Kinds of Wisdom
    Series: (All)
    James 3:13-18 Worldly and Godly wisdom,never the two shall meet.
  • Sep 6, 2020Flaming Tongues of Fire
    Sep 6, 2020
    Flaming Tongues of Fire
    Series: (All)
    James 3:1-12
     
    This is not talking about Pentecost. It is about the fire that the unruly tongue sets.
  • Aug 30, 2020We Are the Church
    Aug 30, 2020
    We Are the Church
    Series: Impact
    Matthew 28:11-20
    Yesterday, today, and until Christ comes again "We ARE The Church." This is Jesus' only plan for the redemption of individual souls and of the world. There is work still to be done. We cannot let Christ find us living in the past, or stewing in the moment. We must look to the next great movement of the Spirit, and why shouldn't that be right here at First United Methodist Church of Odessa?
  • Aug 23, 2020In Our Wake
    Aug 23, 2020
    In Our Wake
    Series: Impact
    Acts 1:6-11
    What will we leave in our wake? Do we pass and leave the scene untouched by our passing? Are there ripples that bring others joy, or perhaps steal their peace?
    Jesus left a small band of disciples that touched billions of lives. What will we leave in our wake?
  • Aug 16, 2020Open the Door
    Aug 16, 2020
    Open the Door
    Series: Impact
    Proverbs 6:16-22
     
    When you crack the door all sorts of things can come in. Things that are good and evil slip in, because all they need is a crack. 
  • Aug 9, 2020Perseverance
    Aug 9, 2020
    Perseverance
    Series: Impact
    Luke 18:1-8
     
    We cannot let ourselves become discouraged. Instead, with perseverance born of faith, we must not give up until we have succeeded.
  • Aug 2, 2020Small Things
    Aug 2, 2020
    Small Things
    Series: Impact
    Exodus 4:1-8 God uses small things to make big changes. That is a lesson for us in our everyday lives and for our church as well.
  • Jul 26, 2020Source of Truth
    Jul 26, 2020
    Source of Truth
    Series: (All)
    2 Timothy 3:10-16 Mountains crumble, the course of rivers change, but Jesus Christ and the truth contained in our scriptures remains forever. In this world, with so many moving parts we need something that stands firm.
  • Jul 19, 2020A Prescription for Community
    Jul 19, 2020
    A Prescription for Community
    Series: (All)
    Romans 12:9-21 What binds us together? Well obviously, our faith in Jesus Christ. But, we are going to need more tools than that. Paul gathers them together in this 12th chapter of his letter to the Romans.
  • Jul 12, 2020Wandering Around
    Jul 12, 2020
    Wandering Around
    Series: (All)
     Numbers 13:1-2, 25-31 Getting Direction from Wandering Around The spies of Israel wandered into the land that God had promised them to see what was there and from that to formulate a direction. When they came back, the spies were not uniform in the direction they offered. Joshua and Caleb were ready to take hold of the promise, but on this day fear would determine the direction and the people would go on living in their poverty.
  • Jul 5, 2020Freedom-The True Path
    Jul 5, 2020
    Freedom-The True Path
    Series: (All)
    Matthew 7:24-27 Freedom is gained at a great cost and celebrated in many ways.  We celebrate our Nation's freedom this Saturday with family and friends BBQ, watching fireworks, or simply saying a prayer.  But true freedom from this world is a gift from God to all mankind through His son, Jesus Christ. Come home and be a part of that celebration and remembrance this Sunday as we explore the path to true freedom through Jesus Christ our Lord!
  • Jun 28, 2020Meaning to the Title
    Jun 28, 2020
    Meaning to the Title
    Series: (All)
    John 1:43-51
     
    What is the meaning to the title "pastor?" We will have greater understanding of this title, as we get to know each other, serve with each other, laugh with each other, and of course weep with each other.  In this scripture, Nathanael is unsure of Jesus until he meets him. Jesus said to him that the relationship will grow in the days ahead.
  • Jun 21, 2020Abide in the Divide
    Jun 21, 2020
    Abide in the Divide
    Series: (All)
    RECONCILIATION. RESTORATION. REVIVAL.
  • Jun 14, 2020It’s Time
    Jun 14, 2020
    It’s Time
    God is continually preparing us for things we might not ever fully know.
    Acts 9:19b-30       
    Throughout our lives, we are confronted with new challenges and opportunities.  Every experience builds upon each other.  And while we might desire to have a carefully planned future with expected results, the only thing that will remain constant is the presence and gifting of God.
  • Jun 7, 2020Ring, Ring
    Jun 7, 2020
    Ring, Ring
    Series: (All)
    Paying attention to the call of God in our lives Hebrews 10:35 – 11:3 Throughout the Bible, we have the privilege of witnessing many amazing encounters where God calls people to amazing purposes to accomplish His will!  What if Moses and Samuel, Paul and the Disciples simply said no?  What is like when we are called?  How do we respond? 
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