This Week at Zion UCC

This Week at Zion UCC

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Rev. Beth Gedert’s weekly sermons from Zion United Church of Christ in Delaware, Ohio.


Revolutionary Beatitudes / Matthew 5:1-12
Jul 14 • 24 min
July 14, 2019 / Sermon on the Mount 2 / Pentecost Week 6
Who is the City on a Hill? / Matthew 5:13-16
Jul 7 • 13 min
July 7, 2019 / Pentecost 5
God is for us. Who can be against us? / Romans 8:18-39
Jun 30 • 27 min
June 30, 2019 / Pentecost 4
No self-loathing. No condemnation. / Romans 7:14-8:2,11
Jun 23 • 21 min
June 23, 2019 / Pentecost 3
Guest preacher Rev. Dave Long-Higgins / Romans 6:1-14
Jun 16 • 32 min
June 16, 2019 / Romans part 5 / Pentecost 2
Saved by grace: now what? / Acts 2 & Romans 5
Jun 9 • 23 min
June 9, 2019 / Pentecost / Romans part 4
How does Jesus save us? / Romans 5:1-11, 18-19
Jun 2 • 16 min
June 2, 2019 / Romans week 3 / Easter 7
Sin is the injury; grace is the cure / Romans 3:21-30
May 26 • 29 min
May 26, 2019 / Romans week 2 / Easter 6
Righteousness and transformation / Romans 1 & 2
May 19 • 25 min
May 19, 2019 / Romans week 1 / Easter 5
Thank God, we are not God / Acts 13 & 14
May 12 • 21 min
May 12, 2019 / Guest Preacher Pastor Joyce Oyler / Easter 4
No One Is Unclean / Acts 10
May 5 • 21 min
May 5, 2019 / Easter week 3
The Great Commission / Matthew 28:16-20
Apr 28 • 29 min
April 28, 2019 / Guest Preacher Rev. Beth Long-Higgins / Easter 2
The Victory of the Power of Life / Matthew 28:1-10
Apr 21 • 15 min
April 21, 2019 / Easter Sunday
The Last Judgment / Matthew 25:31-46
Apr 14 • 19 min
April 14 / Parables of Judgment 3 / Palm Sunday
What can we do for each other? / Matthew 25:1-13
Apr 7 • 13 min
April 7, 2019 / Parables of Judgment 2 / Lent 6
Best. Party. Ever. / Matthew 22:1-14
Mar 31 • 31 min
March 31, 2019 / Lent 4 / Parables of Judgment 1
Who Is This Jesus? / Matthew 21:1-11
Mar 24 • 21 min
March 24, 2019 / Lent 3 / Transition between Parables of Grace and Parables of Judgment
Quit Your Bookkeeping / Matthew 18:21-35
Mar 10 • 25 min
March 10, 2019 / Lent 1 / Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
God is doing something new / Matthew 16:13-23, 17:1-8
Mar 3 • 20 min
March 3, 2019 - Transfiguration Sunday
Choose Abundance / Matthew 14:13-33
Feb 24 • 24 min
February 24, 2019 / 7th week after Epiphany
Jesus’ most radical words / Matthew 5:38-48
Feb 10 • 29 min
February 10, 2019
Live by the principles / Matthew 5:17-26
Feb 3 • 21 min
February 3, 2019
Guest Preacher: Mary Harris / Matthew 3
Jan 13 • 19 min
January 13, 2019. A testimony.
Unexpected revelations / Matthew 2
Jan 6 • 17 min
How do we react to the light? January 6, 2019
Post-Christmas Story / Dec 30
Dec 30, 2018 • 14 min
“God’s Daring Plan,” by Barbara Brown Taylor
Love: the power to never give up / Matthew 1
Dec 23, 2018 • 21 min
December 23, 2018. Advent week 4
Joy: grace recognized / Isaiah 42
Dec 16, 2018 • 22 min
December 16, 2018. Advent week 3
Peace: no mo’ FOMO / Esther 4
Dec 9, 2018 • 23 min
December 9, 2018. Advent week 2
Dreams for the Future / Isaiah 36-37 and 2
Nov 18, 2018 • 33 min
November 18, 2018
Do justice; love mercy; walk humbly / Micah 6
Nov 11, 2018 • 23 min
November 11, 2018
What kind of people will we be? / 2 Kings 5
Nov 4, 2018 • 11 min
November 4, 2018
What are we up against? / 1 Kings 3
Oct 28, 2018 • 22 min
October 28, 2018
David and Bathsheba / 2 Samuel 11-12
Oct 21, 2018 • 22 min
October 21, 2018
Guest Preacher: Rev. Gunnar Cerda
Oct 16, 2018 • 25 min
October 14, 2018 — UCC Access Sunday
10 Commandments: Boundaries not Bondage / Exodus 19-20
Oct 16, 2018 • 14 min
October 7, 2018
Between the devil and the deep blue sea / Exodus 14
Sep 30, 2018 • 17 min
September 30, 2018
What does God promise us? / Genesis 12 & 39
Sep 23, 2018 • 22 min
September 23, 2018
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Janine Wilson / Gen 12, Isa 55, Matt 5
Sep 16, 2018 • 23 min
September 16, 2018 — Zion member and guest preacher Rev. Dr. Janine Wilson reminds us we are blessed to be a blessing.
Noah’s Ark: God is not angry / Genesis 6-9
Sep 9, 2018 • 26 min
September 9, 2018
Faith is the victory / 1 John 5
Sep 2, 2018 • 15 min
September 2, 2018
God is Love. Period. / 1 John 4
Aug 26, 2018 • 23 min
August 26, 2018
Open and Affirming Sunday / 1 John 3
Aug 19, 2018 • 26 min
August 19, 2018 — All birds are welcome in God’s tree, and a testimony from Mary Harris
Guest Preacher: Rev. Mirjam Welsch / 1 John 2
Aug 12, 2018 • 22 min
August 12, 2018
Living in the light of truth / 1 John 1
Aug 5, 2018 • 14 min
August 5, 2018
Working with God to bring about what is good / Ruth 4, Romans 8
Jul 22, 2018 • 23 min
July 22, 2018 - Rom 8:28 In all things God works together with those who love God, to bring about what is good!
Guest Preacher: Lisa Ho / Ruth 3
Jul 17, 2018 • 18 min
July 15, 2018 - Be bold, brave, kind and faithful!
Mimicking God’s faithfulness and redemption / Ruth 2
Jul 8, 2018 • 26 min
July 8, 2018
Returning again / Ruth 1
Jul 1, 2018 • 22 min
July 1, 2018 - Church in the basement, with a celebration of Communion
Don’t all y’all be anxious / Philippians 4
Jun 17, 2018 • 22 min
June 17, 2018
Motivated by love, not fear / Philippians 3 pt 2
Jun 10, 2018 • 21 min
June 10, 2018 - The Proposal Sunday!
God’s righteousness / Philippians 3 pt 1
Jun 3, 2018 • 21 min
June 3, 2018 - includes a celebration of Communion
Guest Preacher: Rev. Gwen Thomas / Philippians 2 part 2
May 27, 2018 • 19 min
May 27, 2018
PENTECOST / Acts 2
May 20, 2018 • 26 min
May 20, 2018 — The Spirit brings boldness and inclusion!
Be like-minded with Jesus Christ as Lord / Philippians 2 part 1
May 13, 2018 • 23 min
May 13, 2018
Joy and partnership in the gospel / Philippians 1
May 6, 2018 • 28 min
May 6, 2018 — with a bonus recording of our Communion service!
Paul speaking at Mars Hill in Athens / Acts 17
Apr 29, 2018 • 22 min
April 29, 2018
Paul and Silas bound in jail, all night long / Acts 16
Apr 22, 2018 • 20 min
Apr 22, 2018
Believing Thomas / Jn 20
Apr 8, 2018 • 16 min
April 8, 2018