Sermons


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


February Sermon Series, “What Kind of Love is this?” Sermon Title, “Love Costs”

Posted on February 22, 2017

By Pastor Lynn Luke 10:25-37 Today I brought this olive wood carving that I got when I was in Bethlehem in November. It’s a carving of 2 people hugging each other. I got it at a store that sold all kinds of olive wood carvings and there were lots of nativities and Christmas stars and… Read More


Feburary Sermon Series “What Kind of Love is This” 2-5-17 “(Perfect) Love Cast Out Fear” I John 4:7-18

Posted on February 22, 2017

by Leonard Dow I do not know the exact number of times the word love is mentioned or alluded too in the Bible (300 to 500 times depending on translation) but what I do know from my own reading/research and the many different scholars I’ve read is that outside perhaps the themes of faith, justice… Read More


January Sermon Series “Where Do We Go From Here?” 1-15-17 #3“Remember We Were Made for Such A Time As This” Esther 4

Posted on January 18, 2017

My favorite running back of all time is Barry Sanders formerly of the Detroit Lions. He played in the 90’s and for a football player he was tiny – 5’8 200 pounds. But he was fast, quick and because of his size he could easily hide behind his big offensive linemen. But one of the… Read More


“Walk in the Light” Isaiah 2:2-5 from the New Year Sermon Series: Where Do We Go From Here?”   Pastor Leonard · JANUARY 1, 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017

As I contemplate the coming year and I don’t think I am alone – once again Charles Dickens classic line from Tale of Two Cities is quite on point: “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times”. Without exception, daily we wake to news of devastation. war, rumor of wars and… Read More