Life of Christ

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“On The Right Side”

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Ivy Parker, Director of Discipleship at GUMC, paints the picture of Jesus’ 3rd appearance to the disciples, cooking them breakfast by the seashore and challenging them (and us) to trust the path He sets before us. Scripture: 21:1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself […]

“Love Extravagantly”

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Pastor Craig Ham challenges us to give, in the same way the woman who anointed Jesus at Bethany gave, the gift of our most prized possession to Christ – our lives. Scripture: 14:1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking […]

“Things I Wish Jesus Had Never Said” (Part 4)

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Pastor Craig Ham continues his sermon series on the challenging words of Jesus, highlighting the importance of loving God and loving neighbor as the two great commandments. Scripture:  34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. […]

“Things I Wish Jesus Had Never Said” (Part 3)

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Pastor Craig Ham continues his sermon series with the illustration from Matthew’s account of Jesus walking on the water and His challenging words on doubt and faith. Scripture:  22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed […]

“Things I Wish Jesus Had Never Said” (Part 2)

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Pastor Craig Ham continues his sermon series on the challenging words of Jesus, highlighting His caution that we cannot serve God and money. Scripture:  19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither […]

“The Glory Of God Revealed”

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Ivy Parker, Genesis’ Director of Discipleship and Christian Nurture, uses Jesus’ first miracle of transforming water into wine to illustrate her message of how we can encounter the revelation of God’s glory.

“Easter Changes Everything!”

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Pastor Craig Ham shares that though the story of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus is timeless and never changes, the impact and the truth of Jesus’ resurrection changes everything in our lives and future. Scripture:  24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices […]

“The Journey Begins – The Mission Continues”

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Pastor Craig Ham shares this Palm Sunday message about how Jesus upon his triumphal entry into Jerusalem was extending His commitment to God’s plan for us Scripture:  28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is […]