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April 2021

Everything But A Child of God~1 John 3: 1-7

By | April 18th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley April 18, 2021 We are God's children. John's letter offers the most compelling reason to be a Christian. God is love. Because God has claimed us, we should love one another. John's message is a reflection of Christian life. Love is the beginning and end of Jesus' teachings. According to ...

What’s Resurrection Got To Do With It?~ Acts 4: 32-35

By | April 11th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley April 11, 2021 Luke continues the story of Jesus after the events of the crucifixion. The movement grows until it reaches the capital of the known world, Rome. Resurrection is a temporary state. Jesus does not come back from the dead to resume his life but just manifests for a ...

March 2021

Lift Up The Light~ John 3: 14-21

By | March 14th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley March 14, 2021 Our focus today is the idea "God so loved the world". This is the sentiment of the early church according to John and his community. It is a message of love. We need to hear this message now more than ever. We live in a love-infused universe. ...

The Mystery of Martyrdom~ 1 Corinthians 1: 18-25

By | March 7th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley March 7, 2021 Our message today comes from Paul's letter to the Corinthians. The message about the cross is about the power of God. Martyrs throughout history have inspired others to finish the task they sacrificed their life for. Lincoln was a martyr. Lincoln was killed by a white supremacist because ...

February 2021

In Order to Follow You’ve Got To Move~ Mark 8: 33-38

By | February 28th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 28, 2021 The further we go in the Lenten season, the higher the stakes become. Jesus is concerned with more profound dimensions of self-denial. He wants to know what you are willing to give up for your life and follow him. It is about your soul. Today, society is ...

Visions and Voices~ Mark 1: 9-13

By | February 21st, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 21, 2021 In our reading, Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days. There he had visions and heard voices. As we enter the season of Lent, we realize that, due to COVID, 2020 was the longest Lent on record. It feels like we have been in the wilderness ...

Out of The Darkness~ 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6

By | February 14th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 14, 2021 God's words tell us to let light shines out of the darkness. Carter G. Woodson created the first Negro History week in 1926. It grew into Black History month by 1976. Woodson wanted to reclaim black history which had been erased due to slavery/racism. Woodson wanted to ...

Risky Business~ John 8: 3-11

By | February 7th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 7, 2021 Being a Christian is risky business. It can be difficult to act on what we know. In today's reading, Jesus knew better than to think the woman was the only sinner there. By siding with her, he placed himself in danger with her.  Like Jesus, we must ...

January 2021

False Idols and Alternative Facts~ 1 Corinthians 8:1 -3

By | January 31st, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 31, 2021 Over the last 4-5 years, we have seen individuals who practice the same religion believe two different views of the world. Some Christians have come to believe in some unusual ideas. One example of this is QAon. A person going by the name Q, who is supposedly ...

The Truth Will Make You Free~ John 8: 31-33, 44-47

By | January 17th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 17, 2021 Today is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. We are also getting ready to celebrate the inauguration of a new president.  In our reading today, Jesus tells his disciples that if they continue doing his work, then they are truly his followers. They will know the truth and ...

Why We Love New Year’s Day~ Jeremiah 31: 7-14

By | January 3rd, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 3, 2021 Happy New Year everyone! Never has there been a more anticipated new year than 2021. Quoting the poet, Kahlil Gibran, Rev. Shockley describes how our sorrow relates to joy. The deeper the sorrow, the greater the feelings of joy. New Year's Day is a turning point. We ...

December 2020

The Greatest Gift of All~ Galatians 4: 4-7

By | December 27th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 27, 2020 Today's reading is from Paul's letter to the Galatians. It offers a different perspective to the virginal birth of Jesus. Jesus was born of a woman. This topic has caused trouble for many. Yet, you do not need to believe in a miraculous birth to be a ...