Mount Olivet Sermons

Mount Olivet Sermons

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This podcast is a collection of sermons that have been preached at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Danville, Virginia


9.20.20 - Matthew 20:1-20
Sep 19 • 17 min
Matthew 20:1-20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage,[a] he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about…
9.13.20 - Matthew 18:21-35
Sep 12 • 17 min
Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.[a] 23 “Therefore, the…
9.6.20 - Matthew 18:15-20
Sep 4 • 20 min
Matthew 18:15-20 “If another member of the church[a] sins against you,[b] go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one.[c] 16 But if you are not listened to, take one or two others…
8.30.20 - Matthew 16:21-28
Aug 28 • 20 min
CEB Matthew 16:21-28 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and legal experts, and that he had to be killed and raised on the third day. 22 Then Peter took…
8.23.20 - Matthew 16:13-20
Aug 22 • 15 min
Matthew 16:13-20 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the…
8.16.20 - Matthew 15:10-28
Aug 14 • 17 min
Matthew 15:10-28 Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him,…
8.9.20 - Matthew 14:22-26
Aug 7 • 16 min
Matthew 14:22-26 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there…
8.2.02 - Matthew 14:13-21
Aug 1 • 20 min
Matthew 14:13-21 When Jesus heard about John, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. When the crowds learned this, they followed him on foot from the cities.14 When Jesus arrived and saw a large crowd, he had compassion for them and healed…
for 7.26.20 - Matthew 13:31-34
Jul 24 • 23 min
RSV Matthew 13:31-34 He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;32 it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree,…
7.19.20 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-40
Jul 18 • 17 min
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks…
7.12.20 - 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Jul 10 • 22 min
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say— but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”— but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will…
7.5.20 - Romans 7:15-25
Jul 3 • 18 min
Romans 7:15-25 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17 But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18…
6.28.20 - Genesis 22:1-14
Jun 26 • 19 min
Genesis 22:1-14 1 Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” 2 “Take your son, your only son— yes, Isaac, whom you love so much— and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt…
Weekly Devotional - 6.25.20
Jun 23 • 5 min
I have decided to do a 5 to 6 minute devotional each week. This is the result of conversations where it has been noted that in the midst of the business of life it has been hard to find 20 minutes for the weekly sermons. For those who have been listening…
6.21.20 - Matthew 10:24-39
Jun 19 • 24 min
Matthew 10:24-39 “Disciples aren’t greater than their teacher, and slaves aren’t greater than their master. 25 It’s enough for disciples to be like their teacher and slaves like their master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul…
6.14.20 - Matthew 9:36-10:1, 10:5-13
Jun 12 • 21 min
CEB Matthew 9:36-38Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.37 Then he said to his disciples, “The size of the harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are…
6.7.20 - Matthew 28:16-20
Jun 5 • 15 min
CEB Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on…
5.31.20 - Acts 2:1-8, 11-21
May 29 • 16 min
CEB Acts 2:1-8, 11-21 When Pentecost Day arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound from heaven like the howling of a fierce wind filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be individual flames of fire…
5.24.20 - Acts 1:1-11
May 22 • 22 min
CEB Acts 1:1—11 The first scroll I wrote concerned everything Jesus did and taught from the beginning, 2 right up to the day when he was taken up into heaven. Before he was taken up, working in the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus instructed the apostles…
5.17.20 - John14:15-21 - Revend Bates
May 13 • 24 min
John 14:15-21 (The Message Bible) “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world…
5.10.20 - John 13:31-35
May 8 • 16 min
(CEB) John 13:31-35 When Judas was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Human One has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify the Human One in himself and will glorify him immediately. 33 Little…
5.3.20 - Acts 2:42-47
May 2 • 28 min
Acts 2:42-47 And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.…
4.26.20 - Luke 24:13-15
Apr 25 • 24 min
Luke 24:13-15 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other,…
4.19.20 - John 20:19-31
Apr 17 • 21 min
John 20:19-31 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. 20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his…
4.12.20 - John 20:1-18
Apr 10 • 24 min
20 Early in the morning of the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 She ran to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said,…
4.5.20 - Matthew 21:1-11
Apr 4 • 22 min
CEB Matthew 21:1 When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. 2He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied up and a colt with it.…
3.26.20 - Ezekiel 37:1-14
Mar 26 • 25 min
CEB Ezekiel 37:1-14 The LORD’s power overcame me, and while I was in the LORD’s spirit, he led me out and set me down in the middle of a certain valley. It was full of bones. 2 He led me through them all around, and I saw that there were a great many of…