Sermons by Rev. Peter Cottrell

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September 2, 2018 – Starting With The Book

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Sermon Series: Great Themes in Scripture Sermon: Starting With The Book This week we begin a new Sermon Series entitled Great Themes in Scripture. Since we are focusing on Scripture we want to first look at how we use and interpret scripture. It is a large book written over centuries by many different persons. How […]

July 29, 2018 – One With Christ

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Sermon Series: The Way Forward Sermon: One With Christ Every generation has to reclaim this part of the Christian journey. Being nice and being good are not the end goal of following Christ. It is in the one-ness and the mirroring of Christ that makes all the difference. While many believe Jesus comes to show […]

July 15, 2018 – The Way Forward

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Sermon Series: The Way Forward Sermon: Starting With Prayer As we look at the 17th chapter of the Gospel of John, let us remember that the author of the Gospel of John uses some terms very technically. Important to us reading this passage more deeply is understanding some of the technical usage. The word “name” […]

July 8, 2018 – Clarity of Mission

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Sermon Series: Into Uncharted Territory Sermon: Clarity of Mission – Where Are We Headed? This is the last of the sermon series “Into Uncharted Territory.”  This week we want to laser-focus our goal and make it so clear that all of us can aim together and align with God to build God’s Kingdom. If we […]

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 […]