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We are exploring the songs of those who were touched by Christ that first Christmas in a message series called “The Songs of Christmas” at First United Methodist Church Waco. We are learning how their Christmas songs can help us find the Christ of Christmas. I would like to invite you to watch the podcast at this…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on December 16, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
The third of a four part series on “Stories for the Road” was brought to us last Sunday at my church. Senior Pastor: Rev. Steve Ramsdell gave the sermon message and below is an outline of the message. To catch up on the series or if you think it might be of some help for someone you know, click on this …Continue
Added by Mark Shields on June 6, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments
The first activity of the Israelites after returning from exile as recorded in Ezra 3 was to build the altar of God. Then they resumed a detailed schedule of offerings and sacrifices. Let us also learn to begin with God each day. Let us have a daily devotional to prompt us to worship God. For we all need God as our friend;…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on May 22, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments
My Pastor said once in a sermon that the way to be great is to have the right priorities and be a servant like Jesus. To apply the Word, recognize what is needed, and use your talents to help. For more inspiring points from sermons, visit this link: Sermon…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on March 21, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments
The sermon message last weekend at my place of worship was titled “Incomparable Cross”. Here is the Podcast: Link.
Like a Rock, God is our foundation and fortress. Our faith in Him is foundational and as Christ followers, what we…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on February 29, 2012 at 8:32pm — No Comments
The sermon message last weekend was titled “Fully Connected”. Each of us has a part to play so we should encourage each other to use the strengths God has given for His glory. Together, there is wisdom and it is fun to cheer for each other as we finish the race victoriously.
Below are some interesting and inspiring links you may want to check…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on February 22, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments
We concluded the sermon series called “The Church” last weekend at my church. The message was titled “The Church Has a Winning Message”. One main point that was meaningful to me is that we live today in two conflicting realities; the reality of the world and the reality of the Spirit. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul says we should receive the Spirit and live by the Spirit. We can do what Paul says by…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on February 15, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments
The message last weekend at my church was from Acts 15:1-20 and titled “The Church Lost Its Way”. The early church grew and there were some growing pains as they struggled with whom should be accepted in. They were lost in who God intended the church to be for and what came first; the law or grace.
Added by Mark Shields on February 8, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
The message last weekend at my church was from Acts 8-9 and titled “The Church Had a Big Idea”. A few points brought out in the sermon was that the incredible idea called the church is centered around a person. God birthed the idea through the event of Christ dying on the cross. Sharing this idea was worth any price. The apostles were beaten and whipped;…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on January 31, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments
The readings this past week of Ezekiel 33-35 in my devotional fits in perfectly with the sermon series that the Pastors at my place of worship are currently presenting. There is boldness when we follow God’s plan. The type of boldness the leaders lacked around 600 BC during the writing of Ezekiel. Unfortunately, the lessons haven’t been learned and many of the same issues the people went through back then are still being dealt with today.
Added by Mark Shields on January 24, 2012 at 9:08pm — No Comments
At my local church, a new message series called “The Church” has started and can be listened to at this link: Sermon Podcast. Some of the main points from the message are that the Church is a movement that continues to move. It’s a gathering of people who share about God’s Word in every corner of the world. The movement was given to us by God so we have assurance, confidence, and…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on January 10, 2012 at 9:32pm — No Comments
The sermon message from last weekend is titled “The Innkeeper Had Questions” and can be listened to or watched at this link: Sermon Podcast. Like the Innkeeper, will we make room for Jesus with our time and in our thoughts? The wise men did. They looked for and kept on following the star. We too should look for and keep following our Superstar, Jesus…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on December 19, 2011 at 9:58pm — No Comments
This sermon message from last weekend is titled “The Wise Men Had Questions” and can be listened to or watched at this link: Sermon Podcast. The Wise Men had questions just like we do today. Questions like what am I looking for, what is the search worth, what will keep me going, what will I do when I find him, and what will I give him? They followed the…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on December 14, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments
This week’s message is “Joseph Had Questions” and can be listened to or watched at this link: Sermon Podcast. People had been waiting for the Messiah and were wondering why God didn’t seem to be present. In …Continue
Added by Mark Shields on December 7, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Last Sunday was the first weekend in Advent and we started a new series called “What Child Is This”. Over the next few weeks, “Questions” of those who were at the first Christmas will be addressed. Like us, they had questions that were answered on Christmas.
In the first message of the series, we addressed the questions Mary had in…
Added by Mark Shields on November 30, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments
This week’s sermon message is called “Live Balanced, Live Happy”. A thought from the message is that when our attention is on God, everything else works. He can help us organize, prioritize, and reorder to create a plan. All we need to do is step ahead towards that plan with a purpose in every step.
Check out the links below for thoughts or ideas to share with others. …Continue
Added by Mark Shields on November 23, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments
The podcast player is at this link: Sermon Podcast. The main point received from the message for me is that it is the pursuit of God that leads to contentment not money and possessions. It takes some rethinking to find the treasures that last forever. Check out the Sermon Podcast to find out what type of rethinking is required.
Added by Mark Shields on November 16, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
This week’s message is “Tell Your Story” and can be watched or listened to at this link: Sermon Podcast. One thought I noted while listening to the sermon is that applying biblical principles with our finances gives more peace and more blessing. Debt limits our freedom but honoring God with our time and money sets us free so life runs much…Continue
Added by Mark Shields on November 9, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments
This week’s message is “Living the Balanced Life” and can be watched or listened to at this link: Sermon Podcast. The part I liked was the account of King David over three thousand years ago but a lesson we can apply today. David knew that all his power, wealth, and everything he had in life belonged to…Continue