by Pastor Cherie Johnson We are in the middle of our sermon series, “What Is the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” Another way to ask that question is,”What matters most?” Aside from the ideas wrapped around who Jesus was or is, what did Jesus think was most important? As it happens,… Continue reading Jan 3, 2016 – Jesus’ Priority: What Matters Most?
Presented by Pastor Cherie Johnson. Adapted from Rev Martin Thielen. This week we are beginning our sermon series, “What Is the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” It is based on Martin Thielen’s book by that name. He is a United Methodist pastor in central Tennessee. In today’s service, I’ll be… Continue reading Dec 27, 2015 – (Don’t) Give Me That Old Time Religion
By Pastor Cherie Johnson Luke 1:26-45 It is the fourth Sunday of Advent. Christmas is on Friday, and finally we have something that indicates a baby is coming. In fact there are two babies coming! We start with the Angel Gabriel telling Mary that she’s going to have a baby, and not just… Continue reading Dec 20, 2015 – Anxious Anticipation
By Pastor Cherie Johnson Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6 We are in the season of Advent a time that we prepare for Christmas. Last week, we didn’t get out the tree. We didn’t talk about the Baby Jesus. We talked about the future. We talked about the ultimate and final importance of birth… Continue reading Dec 6, 2015 – A Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness
By Pastor Cherie Johnson Happy New Year! And God bless us, every one! You may have heard that joke before. It is the beginning of the New Year in the Christian Church, as we begin with the first week of Advent. Advent is the time of preparation. The word itself comes from a… Continue reading Nov 29, 2015 – The Thrill of Hope: Begin with the End in Mind