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. 


August 18, 2019

In this third installment of “Stump the Pastor” our question was, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Pastor Celia preached her sermon, “On Theodicy” based on Habakkuk 1:1 – 4 and Psalm 137.

 
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August 11, 2019

In this second installment in our “Stump the Preacher” sermon series, our question was about the unique doctrines of the United Methodist Church. Lay Leader, Scott Maderer preached this sermon, “What makes us Ephesians 2:1 – 10, Psalm 106:1 – 12, and John 1:1 – 5, 9 – 18.”


August 4, 2019

This is first installment of our annual end of summer sermon series, “Stump the Preacher.” The question for this week was, “How can we develop a better understanding of how God calls us to serve? How can we discern if we are making a choice to serve God or for selfish reasons? Am I truly doing this to serve God or am I convincing myself that I am while subconsciously doing this for myself?” Pastor Celia preached this sermon, “You Are Called” based on Exodus 3:1 – 12 and 4:10 – 17, Psalm 139:1 – 12, and Mark 1:9 – 20.

 
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July 28, 2019

This was the final installment of our worship series on the parables of Luke. Pastor Celia preached her sermon, “The Friend at Midnight” based on Luke 11:1 – 13.


July 21, 2019

We’re still preaching through the parables of Jesus found in the Gospel According to Luke. This week, Pastor Celia preached a sermon based on the Parable of Great Banquet, found in Luke 14:15 – 24.

 
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July 14, 2019

We’re moving through the parables of Jesus found in Luke’s gospel. This week, Pastor Celia preached a sermon based on the Parable of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25 – 37.


July 7, 2019

Again, we are in the sermon and worship series based on the Parables of Jesus found in Luke’s Gospel. This week, Pastor Celia preached a sermon on the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, found in Luke 16:19 – 31.

 
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June 30, 2019

We continue in our sermon and worships series based on the Parables of Jesus found in Luke’s Gospel this week. Pastor Celia preached a sermon entitled, “The Parables of the Lost,” based on Luke 15:1 – 10.


June 23, 2019

This Sunday began a new sermon and worship series based on the Parable of Jesus found in the Gospel According to Luke. Pastor Celia delivered this first sermon “The Parable of the Rich Fool,” based on Luke 12:13 – 21.

 
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June 16, 2019

We celebrated Fathers’ Day at Lakehills UMC with cookies and the United Methodist Women leading worship. We had a few preachers for the day, who based their sermonettes on Deuteronomy 4:9 – 10, Psalm 121:1 – 8, and Matthew 18:1 – 6. The overall title for the sermons was “Children of the Bible.”


June 9, 2019

On this Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost. Pastor Celia preached a sermon she titled, “Renew, Refresh, Rebirth.” She referenced Acts 2:1 – 21, Psalm 104:24 – 35, and Romans 8:14 – 17 for the sermon. 

 
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June 2, 2019

On this Sunday, we celebrated the Ascension of the Lord (transferred). Pastor Celia preached a sermon based on Luke 24:44 – 53, The “Canticle of the Holy Trinity,” and Acts 1:1 – 11. Her sermon was titled, “Wait for the Lord.” 


May 26, 2019

This Sunday, Pastor Celia was finally back in the pulpit. Her sermon was titled, “Your Plans versus God’s Plans.” She references Acts 16:9 – 15, Psalm 67, and John 14:23 – 29 in this sermon. 

 
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May 19, 2019

This Sunday was Heritage Sunday on the United Methodist Worship Calendar. LUMC was fortunate to invite back one of our favorite pastors who has served here, Rev. Ellen Ely. Rev. Ely referenced Hebrews 11:1 – 13 for her sermon, entitled, “What’s Next?” 


May 12, 2019

Happy Mothers’ Day! It has been our tradition in recent years to ask our United Methodist Men to lead our Sunday worship service for Mothers’ Day. This year, Jerry Jilek gave us our sermon, entitled, “In Honor of Mothers.” He referenced 1 Samuel 1:20 – 28, Psalm 119:33 – 40, and Proverbs 31:10 – 30. 

 
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May 5, 2019 

This Sunday, Pastor Celia preached about Saul’s conversion at Damascus. She asked, “have you ever been so sure you knew what God was up to, only to discover you were wrong?” The scriptures referenced for this sermon were: Acts 9:1 – 20, Psalm 30, and John 21:1 – 19. The sermon title is, “Paul on the Way.”


April 28, 2019

The 2ndSunday of Easter is traditionally a day filled with humor. As Jesus laughed in the face of death, we continue our celebration of Christ’s victory over death. Pastor Celia preached a sermon about our need for heroes in our world today. The scriptures referenced were: Acts 5:27 – 32, Psalm 150, and John 20:19 – 31. This sermon is titled, “To Teach in His Name.” 

 
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April 21, 2019

A blessed Easter to you all. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. On this Easter Sunday morning, Pastor Celia offered a sermon based on Acts 10:34 – 43, Psalm 118:14 – 24, 1 Corinthians 15:19 – 26, and Luke 24:1 – 12. This sermon is titled, “Christ is Risen!”


April 14, 2019 

On this Palm / Passion Sunday, the congregation at Lakehills UMC changes up the liturgy to follow the palm and passion narratives. It is a service of Word and Table, but the location of both the Word and the Table are different. The Word continues throughout the service with a brief homily near the middle. The scriptures for the day were: Luke 19:28 – 40 and Luke 22:14 – 23:56. The homily is titled, “Why?” 

 
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April 7, 2019

On this 5thSunday of Lent, Dr. Rise’ Martin provided the sermon. The scriptures for the day were: Isaiah 43:17 – 21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b – 14, and John 12:1 – 8. This sermon was titled, “Extraordinary Gifts.” 


March 31, 2019

It appears we had some technical difficulties this Sunday and the sermon by Rev. Ev McCarley was not recorded properly. We will be back next week with a new sermon. 

 
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March 24, 2019

On this third Sunday in Lent, Pastor Celia preached a sermon based on Isaiah 55:1 - 9, Psalm 63:1 - 8, 1 Corinthians 10:1 - 13, and Luke 13:1 - 9. The title of this sermon is “One More Year.”


March 17, 2019

This Sunday was an exciting time at Lakehills UMC. Pastor Celia switched pulpits with Pastor James Amerson of St. Paul’s UMC in San Antonio. Pastor James gave this sermon, entitled, “Jesus is the Cornerstone,” based on Exodus 6:1 – 12 and Matthew 16:13 – 20. 

 
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March 10, 2019

 On this first Sunday in Lent, Pastor Celia provided a sermon titled, “The Wilderness.” This sermon was based on the revised common lectionary readings for the day: Deuteronomy 26:1 – 11, Psalm 91:1 – 2, 9 – 16, Romans 10:8b – 13, and Luke 4:1 – 13. 


March 3, 2019

Pastor Celia was back in the pulpit for this Sunday. She preached a sermon entitled, “The Parable of Moses’ Shiny Face.” The scripture lessons for the day were: Exodus 34:29 – 35, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 12 – 4:2, and Luke 9:28 – 43a.

 
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February 24, 2019

Certified Lay Servant Sam Martin gave the sermon this morning entitled, “Love Your Enemies.” The scriptures for the day were: Genesis 45:3 – 11, 15, Psalm 37:1 – 11, 39 – 40, 1 Corinthians 15:35 – 38, 42 – 50, and Luke 6:27 – 38. 


February, 17, 2019

 Pastor Celia was back in the pulpit this week with a sermon based on Jesus’ Sermon the Plain. The sermon title was “Blessings and Woes.” The scriptures referenced were: Jeremiah 17:5 - 10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12 - 20, and Luke 6:17 - 26.

 
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February 10, 2019

 This Sunday, Lakehills UMC was fortunate to have Rev. Don McAvoy preach for us. He is the Benefactor Relations Officer from the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Tx. The scriptures referenced for the day were: Isaiah 6:1 - 10, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1 - 11, and Luke 5:1 - 11.


February 3, 2019

We continue to look for the manifestations of Christ through this season of Epiphany. This Sunday Pastor Celia preached a sermon entitled, “How We Live,” based on Jeremiah 1:4 - 10, 1 Corinthians 13:1 - 13, and Luke 4:21 - 30.

 
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January 27, 2019

This Sunday Pastor Celia delivered a sermon, “How to Almost Get Thrown Off a Cliff” based on Nehemiah 8:1 - 3, 5 - 6, 8 - 10, and Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 12:12 - 31a, and Luke 4:14 - 21.

 

January 20, 2019

This Sunday we continued in the gospel call to experience the manifestations of Jesus Christ. Pastor Celia delivered a sermon, “No Wine,” based on Isaiah 62:1 - 5, Psalm 36:5 - 10, 1 Corinthians 12:1 - 11, and John 2:1 - 11.

 
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January 13, 2019

Baptism of the Lord Sunday. During this service, the congregation at Lakehills UMC renewed their baptismal vows and remembered they were baptized. Pastor Celia delivered a sermon, “You are Baptized” based on Isaiah 43:1 - 7, Psalm 29, Acts 8:14 - 17, and Luke 3:15 - 17; 21 - 22.


January 6, 2019

We apologize. It seems there was a malfunction with our recording equipment this Sunday, and the sermon was not captured properly. We should have next week’s sermon ready for you.  

 
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