Lakehills United Methodist Church
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Sermons


Sermons

Here you will find the most recent sermons we have heard at Lakehills United Methodist Church. 


May 20, 2018

A blessed Pentecost to you! On this Sunday, Pastor Celia preached a sermon entitled, " Come Holy Spirit." The scriptures for the day were Acts 2:1 - 21, Psalm 104: 24 - 35, Romans 8:22 - 27, and John 15:26 - 27 and 16:4b - 15. 

 
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May 13, 2018

On this Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension (transferred). The sermon, given by Pastor Celia Halfacre was titled, "He Blessed Them." The scriptures for the day were Acts 1:1 - 11, Psalm 47, and Luke 24:44 - 53. 



May 6, 2018

This wee's sermon is titled, "Friendship." It was delivered by Dr. Rise' Martin this Sunday. The scriptures referenced were: Acts 10: 44 - 48, Psalm 98, 1 John 5:1 - 6, and John 15:9 - 17. 

 
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April 29, 2018

This sermon, based on Acts 8:26 - 40 is titled, "What's Keeping You?" The other scripture lessons for the day were Psalm 22: 25 - 31, 1 John 7 - 21, and John 15:1 - 8. This sermon was delivered by Pastor Celia Halfacre. 


April 22, 2018 

This sermon is titled, "We Are All Sheep," and is based on John 10: 11 - 18. The other scriptures for the day were Acts 4:5 - 12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16 - 24. This sermon was delivered on Good Shepherd Sunday by Pastor Celia Halfacre.  

 
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April 15, 2018 

This sermon is titled "Children of God" and is based on 1 John 3:1 - 7. The other readings for the day are from Acts 3:12 - 19, Psalm 4, and Luke 24:36 - 48. Pastor Celia delivered this sermon during the 2nd service on Sunday morning. 


April 8, 2018

This sermon was titled, "Do You Doubt?" about living in a resurrection community. The scriptures for the day were Acts 4:32 - 35, Psalm 133, 1 John 1:1 - 2:2, and John 20:19 - 31. Are we living like we have seen the risen Christ?

 
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April 1, 2018

This was the sermon delivered for Easter Sunday. it based mainly on Mark 16:1 - 1. The other readings for the day were Acts 10:34 - 43, Psalm 118:1 - 2;   14 - 24, and 1 Corinthians 15:1 - 11. The title of this sermon is "He is not Here, " and was delivered by Pastor Celia Halfacre. 


March 25, 2018

This is the reflection offered by Pastor Celia on for Palm Sunday, based on Mark 11:1 - 11. The title was "What Did He See?"

 
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March 18, 2018

Here is the last sermon in our worship series on Prayer as Vocation, entitled, " Co-Creators of God's kingdom. The scriptures for the day are: Jeremiah 31:31 - 34, Psalm 51:1 - 12, Hebrews 5:5 - 10 and John 12:20 - 33.


March 11, 2018

Here is the fourth sermon in our series, "Prayer as Vocation." This sermon is titled, "Holy Lament." The scriptures for Sunday, March 11 were Numbers 21:4 - 9, Psalm 107:1 - 3; 17 - 22, Ephesians 2:1 - 10, and John 3:14 - 2.1.

 
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March 4, 2018 

This sermon is the third in our series titled, "Prayer as Vocation." This sermon is titled, "Intercessions" and is based on Exodus 20:1 - 17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 25, and John 2:13 - 22. 


February 25, 2018

This sermon is the second in our worship series for the Lenten season, "Prayer as Vocation." The scripture lessons for the day are: Genesis 17:1 - 7, 15 - 16, Psalm 22:23 - 32, Romans 4:13 - 25, and Mark 8:31 - 38. This sermon is titled, "Anti-Docetic Praying." 

 
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February 18, 2018

This sermon is the first in our worship series for the Lenten season, "Prayer as Vocation." The sermon for this Sunday is titled, "Covenant Living." the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures for this Sunday are: Genesis 9:8 - 17, Psalm 25:1 - 10, 1 Peter 3:18 - 22, and Mark 1:9 - 15. 


February 11, 2018

This sermon was delivered on Sunday, February 11, Transfiguration Sunday, by Dennis Daughtery. It is entitled, "Shine On Jesus" and is based on mark 9: 2 - 29. The other scriptures for the day are 2 Kings 2:1 - 12 and Psalm 50:1 - 6. 

 
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February 4, 2018

Here is the third and final sermon in our series about the prophets. This sermon is based on Isaiah 40:21 - 31. The other lections for the day are Psalm 147:1 - 11, 20c, and Mark 1:29 - 39. the sermon is entitled, "What are you Hiding?"


January 28, 2018

Pastor Celia Halfacre delivered this sermon Sunday, January 28, 2018 using scripture lessons from Deuteronomy 18:15 - 20, Psalm 111, and Mark 1:21 - 28. This is the second sermon in the worship series on the prophets and the prophetic works. This sermon is titled, "You Wanted a Prophet." 

 
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January 21, 2018

This sermon was delivered by Pastor Celia Halfacre on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She references Jonah 3:1 - 5; 10, Psalm 62:5 - 12, and Mark 1:14 - 20. This sermon begins a three-part worship series on the prophets and the prophetic works. This sermon is entitled, "Jonah, You Did Everything Right." 


January 14, 2018

This sermon was given by Dr. Rise' Martin on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The texts referenced were 1 Samuel 3:1 - 10, Psalm 139:1 - 6; 13 - 18, and John 1:43 - 51, and entitled, "Follow, Come, and See." 

 
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January 7, 2018

This sermon was delivered by our lay leader, Scott Maderer on Sunday, January 7, for the celebration of the baptism of the Lord. The scriptures he references are: Genesis 1:1 - 5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1 - 7 and Mark 1:4 - 11. The title of this sermon is "Taking Your Place." 


December 31, 2017

This is the sermon for Epiphany entitled, "The Light Has Come." The scripture lessons for the day were Isaiah 60:1 - 6, Psalm 72:1 - 7; 10 - 14, Ephesians 3:1 - 12, and Matthew 2:1 - 12. 

 
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December 17, 2017

Here is the lat sermon in our series based on Rev. Mike Slaughter's book, Christmas is Not Your Birthday. You may have noticed that we did not have a sermon on December 17. This was our Cantata Sunday. We did not have a sermon. This sermon will cover the last three chapters of the book entitled "Scandalous Love," "Jesus' Wish List," and "By a Different Road." 


December 10, 2017

Here is the second sermon in our series based on Rev. Mike Slaughter's book Christmas is not Your Birthday. This sermon is based on the second chapter, entitled "Giving Up on Perfect." The lections for the day were: Isaiah 40:1 - 11, Psalm 85:1 - 2, 8 - 13, 2 Peter 3:8 - 15a, and Mark 1:1 - 8. 

 
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December 3, 2017

This is the first sermon in our new Advent sermon series based on the book Christmas is not Your Birthday by Rev Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church. This sermon is based on the readings from Isaiah 64:1 - 9 and Mark 13:24 - 37 and is entitled, "Expect a Miracle."


November 26, 2017

This is the final sermon in our three part series on the parables of judgment in Matthew's gospel. This sermon is based on Matthew 25:31 - 46, The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. 

 
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November 19, 2017

This is the second sermon in our series on Matthew's Parables of Judgement. This sermon is based on Matthew 25:14 - 30. 


 

November 12, 2017

Here is the first in a three-part sermon series on the three parables of Judgment in Matthew's gospel. This sermon is based on Matthew 15: 1 - 13. 

 
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November 5, 2017

Here is the sermon delivered by Pastor Celia for All Saints Sunday based on Matthew 5:1 - 12. 

 

October 29, 2017

Here is the sermon Pastor Celia delivered on Reformation Sunday, based on Matthew 22: 34 - 46. 

 
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October 22. 2017

Here is the sermon given by Dennis Daughtery based on Matthew 22:15 - 22


October 15, 2017

This is the final sermon in our three part series on the Church in Philippi. Today, we discussed how Paul directs us to live life together in community. This sermon is based on Philippians 4:1 - 9. 

 
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October 8, 2017

Here is the second installment in our sermon series The Church in Philippi. This sermon is based on Philippians 3:4b - 14 and is entitled, "Suffered Loss."

 

October 1 2017

We've begun a new sermon series on the Church in Philippi. Here is the first installment based on Philippians 2:1 - 13. 

 
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September 24, 2017

Here is the final installment of our Stewardship Sermon Series based on the book: Defeating the Idols that Battle for your Heart. In this sermon, our lay leader, Scott Maderer discusses the temple of love and gods of love. Enjoy. 


September 17, 2017

Here is the third installment of our Steward sermon series based on Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for your Heart. This sermon tackles the idols of success, money and achievement, otherwise known as the gods of power. 

 
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September 10, 2017

Here is the second sermon in our series based on the book, Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for your Heart. On this Sunday, our topic was the temple of pleasure and the gods of pleasure. 


September 3, 2017

We've begun a new series, our annual stewardship series, this year based on the book, Gods at War by Kyle Idleman. Here is the first sermon. 

 
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