Weekly Sermons (Page 2)

Do Good News

The streaming video of this service can be found on Facebook. You will have to copy and paste this link into your browser:        https://www.facebook.com/westgroveumc/videos/1576499385788371/ Do you remember the days of listening to the news at home on the television at a set time? Maybe the 6 o’clock nightly news after dinner or the 7 o’clock news as you were getting…

Do Love with Courage

Swashbuckling pirates, adventure on the high seas, riding the bus to school, making it on time to your appointments, babysitting your grandchild, working a full day at work, sometimes all of those require equal parts courage and abandon. With all truth, I say that in earnest.  I have heard some of the stories of the excitement that can come from the bus,…

DO Love: Gifts from the Sea

As you walk the beach, it is hard to carry much: a pail, maybe the hand of another.  But the beachcomber is most commonly seen up and down shore with little in their hands.  Eyes focused on the sand or shoreline seeking treasure. Often there is a look that is a little out of focused, contemplative or meditative in nature. Beachcombing has…

Do Social Holiness

At one of the first churches I served, a kind parishioner told me if I would only every preach that Jesus loved me and sit down, I would be complete.  And I think that they were earnest.  The challenge with that proposition is that you and I need for ourselves more application answers to the question, so what?  If Jesus loves me,…

Do Sanctifying Grace

I have often said the two most common things a pastor fixes are toilets (I jiggle a lot of chains!) and a limited view of possibilities.  Perhaps, it is the volume of people in a church or the way we act in a church, there is a high percentage of toilet talk and repair in church.  We also find ourselves needing to…

DO Justifying Grace

Good Morning! I am Janice Bowers, a Christ Servant Minister here at West Grove United Methodist Church. Pastor Monica is on a well-deserved vacation this week with her family and I have been given the privilege to speak with you this morning. You have been listening to some of the music and highlights from our VBS week on the Rolling River Rampage.…

DO Prevenient Grace

Prepare the way of the Lord!  The prophets declare.  During Advent, we are accustomed to hearing those words.  Getting ready for what is coming next.  Christ, incarnation of love, will be born. During Lent, we listen with earnestness.  Easter is coming.  The liturgical year circles through preparation and feast, fast and celebration.  Our spiritual lives cycle on a larger scale as well. …