Sermons by Pastor Trisha Guise
This is the online archive of sermons delivered by Pastor Trisha Guise at York Springs United Methodist Church.
God knows the areas of our lives that need to be pruned in order to reveal the best versions of ourselves. Sometimes it is something sinful that must be pruned because it is hindering our growth. Other times it may be something good that is getting in the way. But abiding in Christ means embracing the correction that comes from God in order to produce a great spiritual harvest.
Jesus is the vine, and you are the branches. He is the source of life. Apart from Him we can do nothing.
So no matter how dark your life is right now, no matter where you find yourself, no matter what pain or sadness you feel, the star’s light shines for you. It is God’s invitation to come and experience His story—past, present, and future.
Where do you need to surrender and enter the journey of peace? Because remember, peace is not the absence of trouble, but rather the presence of God.
Open your heart to the God of the universe who came to earth so that we could live in relationship with Him and experience the joy He brings.
As we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christ’s arrival, let allow His love to penetrate our hearts, and let’s put into practice His love flowing through us.
Advent is about preparing. It’s not about finding all the answers or checking all the boxes. You just have to show up and be willing to follow God’s lead. Wherever you are, you are not too late. God wants to fill your heart with hope for the ultimate healing and life in His Son.
Jesus has the power to transform our lives, to reshape our hearts, when we respond with gratitude. So intentionally consider the small and big things in your life that are good. And take time to record them and thank God for each and every one.
Do you want to see the power of God in your life? The kind of power that can make a dominating Babylonian king believe in God? Then you must step out in faith and stay true to God no matter what it costs.
God wants to reveal to you His plan so that you might join Him in making all things right once again. May we accept the invitation from God to take a risk for the sake of the Gospel. Because it is an honor to be a part of His work in the world.