Sermons by Rev. Peter Cottrell

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March 11, 2018 – Transformed by God’s Presence

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4th Sunday in Lent Sermon Series: Transformed Sermon: Transformed by God’s Presence Transformation is different for all of us. It is central to following Jesus; but, clearly, we the disciples and apostles had different transformation paths. Getting a glimpse of God in some form or another is usually transforming. Our challenge is that God shows […]

February 11, 2018 – How Far Will You Go?

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Sermon Series: Earn. Save. Give. Sermon: How Far Will You Go? John Wesley describes giving as “the farther end” toward which earning and saving lead us. The goal of Christian discipleship is a generous life. Wesley challenges us all to grow in our generosity as our response to the extravagant generosity of God. Zacchaeus calls […]

February 4, 2018 – You Can’t Take It With You

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5th Sunday After The Epiphany Sermon Series: Earn. Save. Give. Sermon: You Can’t Take It With You It is hard to save. Our economy today is built on spending, not saving. We have credit cards to make spending easier, but saving feels like we are swimming against fast flowing waters. The pull of instant gratification, […]

January 21, 2018 – If You Could Ask For Anything

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3rd Sunday after the Epiphany Scripture: Proverbs 3:13-14 Sermon:  If You Could Ask For Anything When it comes to managing our money, what most of us need is the wisdom that only God can give. John Wesley condenses that wisdom to three rules on the use of money. Earn all you can. Save all you can. Give […]

October 8, 2017 – A Methodist Loves Others

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Sermon Series: Five Marks of A Methodist Sermon Title: A Methodist Loves Others Most humans naturally love. Sometimes this love is more selfish than unconditional. Christ followers are called to love the way God loves. Like joy and gratitude, like constant prayer, loving each other unconditionally is our aim. It takes practice, and we fail […]

October 1, 2017 – A Methodist Prays Constantly

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World Communion Day Sermon Series: Five Marks of A Methodist Sermon Title: A Methodist Prays Constantly Prayer is a mark of a Methodist. But today we see that prayer is broader and deeper than stopping before meals and before bedtime. To pray without ceasing means we have to see prayer differently. It has to be […]

September 24 – A Methodist Gives Thanks

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Sermon Series: Five Marks Of A Methodist Sermon Title: A Methodist Gives Thanks Much like joy, gratitude and thankfulness are something we must practice and aim for in order to be thankful in tough times. Joy and gratitude are woven together, and each leads back to the other. Do you experience gratitude daily? Do you […]

September 3 – Life Giving

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How We Can Be More Like Jesus: Life Giving Matthew 16:21-28 (Page 19 New Testament in Pew Bible) Give our little life to God in trade for a BIG life for God and in God. Our life is not about us, we are about Life.

August 6, 2017 – Care. Feed.

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Sermon: Care. Feed. Sometimes we think of God so “other worldly” that we miss a key element in the Christian faith – incarnation. God is present in the creation and in us. God does not merely show up in grand miracles. Jesus demonstrated that God is reflected and revealed in many very common elements of […]