Sermons by Pastor Trisha Guise
This is the online archive of sermons delivered by Pastor Trisha Guise at York Springs United Methodist Church.
Today we’re going to talk about a Renewed Love that God wants us to develop towards Him. Not just us remembering how much God loves us, but renewing our love towards Him.
God has created each of us with a plan for our lives. We are his handiwork, His masterpieces, and He longs for us to take part in the good work that He has for us to do.
Would you like to experience a renewed spirit within you today? You do not need to continue to feel defeated. If you would like to experience a renewed spirit within you today, you can.
Christmas isn’t about this church or even a religion. It’s about relationship with God. It’s about love, life, and a real freedom.
Worship or Tradtion: What is the true spirit of Christmas? For King Harod, the birth of the Messiah produced a spirit of self interest and a desire to protect the tradition of his power. The wise men, on the other hand, meet Christ’s birth with the spirit of worship. As Christmas nears, let’s seek God and give Him the worship and praise He rightly deserves as wise men.
Life can be hard, but we know the truth the shepherds held. The Savoir has come! In Him, we are saved. In Him, we win. The amazing thing is, no matter what happens, that can never be taken away from us. So don’t settle for anything less.
It’s difficult to share the message of God’s peace, when we’re stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Our proclamation must first begin with us accepting and embracing the peace we have in God.
All the prophets of the Old Testament looked and longed for the coming of Jesus. Prophets were chosen people who God spoke to and sent to His people in order to prepare the people to turn back to God. Advent is the perfect time for us to wait and prepare. As the prophets waited for Jesus’ arrival, we wait and prepare for His Second Coming.
The same Holy Spirit that was given to the disciples, converted Paul to a follower of Jesus Christ, and converted all those Gentiles that formed those first ecclesias, is the same Holy Spirit that is in each and every one of us here today. We too can make a really big difference in our generation and world.
We’re nearing the end of the series called BIG Church. It’s called BIG Church not because we are a big church, but because the Church is a really big deal. Recap We’ve been talking about how the Church got started and how the message of Jesus survived the first century? So much happened in that period of history from persecution to destruction of ancient Judaism that it’s actually pretty amazing that it did survive. However, we know Jesus said not…