Euless First United Methodist Church

Euless First United Methodist Church
Sermons delivered at Euless First United Methodist Church

Oct 8 • 13 min
We start our annual stewardship series with “Remember,” looking back at Jacob’s dream of the stairway to heaven and Jesus’ call of Peter.
Whose Neighbor Am I?
Sep 30 • 24 min
Concluding our Love Where You Are: The Art of Neighboring Series brings us back to the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus “flipped the script” on the legal expert, and how Jesus flips the script on us.
Our Invisible Neighbors
Sep 23 • 21 min
We have to see our neighbors to love them. Who are the people around you that you most easily overlook or see right through? Who blends into the background? Even these are our neighbors. And followers of Jesus are commanded to love our neighbors as we…
What does it mean to LOVE my neighbor?
Sep 16 • 25 min
In the first 4 sermons of this series, we focused on various answers to the “who is my neighbor” question. Today we look at what it means to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Love Where You Are
Sep 9 • 46 min
Some of us want to be or live or worship someplace beside where we are. Sometimes this is because we feel out of control or unappreciated. The world around us doesn’t seem to value what we believe God calls us to value. Into this situation, the prophet…
Do I have to be a neighbor?
Sep 3 • 20 min
If you are a follower of Jesus you have no choice but to be a neighbor to others. To everyone. The bible teaches that God’s people are commanded to “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” As a result, people ever since have been choosing who they have…
Have you met MY neighbor?
Aug 30 • 16 min
Some neighbors are harder to love than others. For some people, we are the hard to love neighbors! Followers of Jesus don’t just love the easy-to-love neighbors, though.
Who Is My Neighbor?
Aug 19 • 21 min
A ‘legal expert’ asked Jesus “Who is my neighbor?” trying to catch him saying something wrong. Jesus answered with the story we know as the Good Samaritan. Jesus taught 2 things with this story: that your ‘neighbor’ may not be who you think it is and that…
Hymn of Promise
Aug 13 • 19 min
Rachel Heyduck preaches on how one of her favorite hymns, Hymn of Promise, gives her hope and assurance in challenging times of life.
Where is the love?
Aug 5 • 18 min
I quoted the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the love?” on social media a few years back, and instantly received replies from people offering encouragement. I wasn’t depressed; I was empathizing with the message of the song. On this Sunday morning when we…
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Jul 29 • 21 min
A little of the story of why I burned all my secular music as a teen, and how I have learned to tell that story now. Mostly, how I have learned to interpret this phase of my life in terms of some truth offered by Sam Shoemaker.
Music Is Sacred
Jul 29 • 26 min
Music is as old as human civilization. Maybe older, depending on how you define civilization. Like God created us in God’s own image, there is goodness, evidence of God, in music - not just religious music. Music itself is sacred.
Why Me, Lord?
Jul 23 • 27 min
Jim Van Rite is our guest preacher this week, and shares the story of 2 songs, “Why Me, Lord?” and “One Day at a Time,” and how their intersection offers us all hope.
The Songs We Sing for Joy to the World
Jul 22 • 19 min
Joy not based in understanding. We sing Joy to the World - the hymn and the version we all know from 3 Dog Night - for the way we feel more than for the lyrics. God’s love for us is not dependent on our understanding. A God we could wrap our minds around…
The Songs We Sing about Mr Jones
Jul 15 • 23 min
How does the song “Mr. Jones” help us follow Jesus? Here’s how.
The Songs We Sing the Comfort they Give
Jun 24 • 21 min
Some of our most-loved songs are sings often sung at funerals. Why are music and singing important for helping us face death?
The Songs We Sing; the Amazing Grace we live
Jun 17 • 16 min
We open our “The Songs We Sing” summer series with a message about one of the most popular hymns ever written. Amazing Grace was written in 1772 by John Newton. At the time he was an Anglican Priest, but he had served for years on slave ships. He didn’t…
Rise Holy Spirit
Jun 9 • 20 min
We conclude our “Rise” series on Pentecost, with a message about the Holy Spirit and God’s power showing up in our lives.
Rise Now
Jun 2 • 22 min
You get what you incentivize. Listen to this account of John 11 - the story in which Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Hint: Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead isn’t the most significant part of the story
Rise Nimble
May 28 • 24 min
Rahab lived inside the wall - IN the wall of the city of Jericho. This put her in a perfect place to maximize her availability to do what she did, and also to be available to help the spies Joshua sent. Like Rahab, we can learn to live nimbly so that…
Rise Above Expectationa
May 20 • 16 min
May 19th was Senior Sunday, so, in honor of our seniors, this week’s episode of the Rise series is about rising above expectations. What can we learn from Ignaz Bosendorfer, Keith Jarrett, Vera Brandes, Philip, and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Listen and find…
Rise Faithful
May 13 • 16 min
Thanks to the resurrection of Jesus, God’s utter defeat of death, we can live lives that rise above the everyday. This week, we learn about faithfulness from the Book of Ruth and from a local Subway that practices faithfulness.
Rise Together
May 13 • 20 min
“We shouldn’t create problems for Gentiles who turn to God,” said the Apostle James in Acts chapter 15. This is a good starting place for us, as Christians, to think about how we treat other people. We shouldn’t create problems for people who turn to God.…
Rise above Comparison
Apr 28 • 15 min
Jacob is an example for us; sometimes a good example, sometimes a bad one. Jacob shows a different side when he meets up with Esau after so many years away. I believe Jacob is able to present himself to his brother this way because, through good and bad,…
I Will Rise
Apr 25 • 17 min
Jesus rose from the dead to defeat death. God’s defeat of death doesn’t just mean “getting to go to heaven when you die,” but also that fear of death, and thus all fear, has been conquered. We can live risen lives now! Let’s get started!
I Will Follow
Apr 16 • 20 min
This is the 6th sermon in our Lenten Series, “I Will.” This is also Palm Sunday, so our topic is “I Will Follow.” Following Jesus is what we are all about at Euless First United Methodist Church, so, on Palm Sunday, we ask, “If Jesus sent you into town…
I Will Give
Apr 8 • 14 min
“Giving” is one of our core values at Euless First United Methodist Church. We give because God has so generously given to us! We take very seriously Jesus’ words that “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
I Will Reach
Apr 1 • 24 min
Our Core Values Are Worship, Grow, Serve, Reach, and Give. During the season of Lent, we are preaching through these. This week: I Will Reach. God has reached to us, and has reached us! Because God has reached to us, we reach out to others, to connect…
I Will Serve
Mar 25 • 23 min
Our Church’s core values are worship, grow, serve, reach, and give. This week’s message is “I Will Serve.” We understand following Jesus to include, even require, that we serve others. Our motivation for serving others is that God has blessed us. In fact,…
I will grow and help others grow in Christ
Mar 17 • 22 min
2nd in our “I WIll” series, today we read 1 Peter 2:1-10. This message is about growth as individuals and as a church.
Vision - Ash Wednesday
Mar 11 • 10 min
Ash Wednesday’s message is an introduction or pre-launch for our Lenten Sermon Series, “I Will.”
I Will Worship
Mar 11 • 18 min
First message in our Lenten series which is also our capital campaign series. The first and most important of Euless First United Methodist Church’s core values is worship, so we start with worship. What is worship, and why is it important? Scriptures:…
A Heaping Dose of Self Control
Mar 11 • 16 min
We conclude the “Reboot” series with the final Fruit of the Spirit, self-control. This sermon suggests that self-control is the summation of the previous 8: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Self-control reminds…
Living with Gentleness
Mar 4 • 21 min
Sermon number 8 in the 8 week Reboot Series. This series is intended to be a fresh look at the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. This is not exhaustive or definitive, but we hope you find the perspective on each of the fruit helpful to your walk…
Never Failed Me Yet
Feb 28 • 16 min
Reverend Beverly Springer on Faithfulness, number 7 of 9 in Paul’s list of Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23
Your Irrational Advocate - Goodness
Feb 25 • 17 min
6th message in the Reboot series, a fresh look at the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23
Are you nice or kind?
Feb 20 • 14 min
Kindness is a Fruit of the Spirit; niceness is not. What’s the difference?
Patience: I’m out of control and I think I like it
Feb 7 • 20 min
What does Jesus’ experience praying and having his disciples fall asleep teach us about patience?
Peace is better than understanding
Feb 7 • 23 min
How do you find or make peace in your life? Can you be a less-anxious presence for others, or maybe even a non-anxious presence for others?
How to experience joy
Feb 7 • 20 min
second in a series about the Fruit of the Spirit titled “Reboot.”
Love needs a reboot
Jan 15 • 16 min
God’s people are commanded to love. How can we love God, love our neighbors, and love ourselves better than we are doing right now?
Attributes of God: Eternal
Nov 27, 2018 • 24 min
just trying out Anchor for posting sermons as podcasts