Sermons


Sermon Series-” Don’t Leave Before the Miracle” Sermon title-“What’s Your Source?” May 7, 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017

Acts 1:15-26 For the next several weeks we are going to be focusing our attention on the first few chapters of Acts, in preparation for Pentecost. A couple of weeks ago I preached on the need to wait on the Lord, to not be impatient and leave before your miracle. We see in Acts 1… Read More


Sermon Series-” Don’t Leave Before the Miracle” Sermon title- “A Few People Getting Together to Pray” Acts 1:12-14 April 30, 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017

Steve McCloskey In the mid-1850s, the enthusiasm of the California Gold Rush had swept across the nation all the way to the City of New York. The city experienced a boom in economic growth and wealth. But along with this growth in wealth, Church attendance seriously declined. Young people growing up in New York were… Read More


Sermon Series: Don’t leave before the miracle! 4/23/17 “Don’t Leave Too Soon!” Acts 1:1-11

Posted on April 26, 2017

Last weekend I was cooking a ham, and decided to do some errands while it cooked. So I walked to our vet’s and they told me to come back in 20 minutes or so and they would have ready what I needed. I then walked to another store to pick up what I needed there… Read More


A Love Story in 2 Parts: Matthew 27:11-28:10- Easter Sunday

Posted on April 19, 2017

I chose these passages to be read this morning because it is important for us to sit with the story of the crucifixion before we can really appreciate the story of the resurrection. We don’t have a Good Friday observance here at Oxford Circle, and unless you’ve been intentional about reading through the story of… Read More


Lenton Sermon Series: “Restore us, O God!” Sermon title-“Celebrating the Unexpected, Executed Savior” Palm Sunday 2017 Matthew 21:1-11

Posted on April 19, 2017

  Today, Christians around the world are celebrating the first day of “Holy week”. This week commemorates the Final events of Jesus’ life: his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday leading up to his Resurrection one week later on Easter Sunday. For some Sunday church-goers, Holy Week might feel like two big celebrations: one… Read More


Lenten sermon series:, “Restore us, O God!” Sermon title: “Check Your Breath” The Scripture passages: Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 10:6-10.

Posted on April 19, 2017

Lauren: Pew Projects are available this Sunday to go along with the sermon. They are a way to help children engage with the sermon. We them available in the back of the sanctuary for those who would like their children to participate. Lauren: Prayer – (the one from the book we read and lifting up… Read More


Lenten Sermon Series “Restore Us O God” #4 “When We Fall Do We Not Get Up? Acts 20:7-12 (Farewell sermon at OCMC)

Posted on April 19, 2017

I have always been fascinated by the story of young Eutychus in Acts 20:7-12. This passage is often overlooked in the larger Acts narrative but a quick study of the passage and you will find so much to learn from: The young man in the passage named Eutychus is a Greek which name means “Lucky”… Read More


Lenten Sermon Series “Restore Us O God” #2 2-19-17 “Got Questions?” John 3:1-21

Posted on April 19, 2017

Lenten Sermon Series “Restore Us O God” #2 2-19-17 “Got Questions?” John 3:1-21 In John 3 we quickly find out that a man named Nicodemus had questions for Jesus – he desperately wanted/needed to know more about this man named Jesus. Who here have/has ever had questions for the Lord? Well Nicodemus courageously did something… Read More


Lenten Sermon Series “Restore Us O God” 3-6-17 “We Need You O God” Matthew 4:1-11

Posted on April 19, 2017

The topic of our scripture lesson on this the first Sunday of Lent is familiar to everyone one of us, both young and old, PhD and GED, people of faith and people of no faith. You either have, are, or will experience temptation. When we hear the word “temptation” some of us remember fondly Flip… Read More


Love is Proactive and Protective

Posted on February 23, 2017

by Pastor Steve During the month of February our sermon series has been titled “What Kind of Love is This?” We heard from Pastor Leonard that “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”, and from Pastor Lynn that “Love will cost us”. I must say that is refreshing to be addressing the topic of love and I… Read More