All About the Holy Spirit

All About the Holy Spirit

7 sermons / Sundays of The Season of Easter and Pentecost — April 23–May 28 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor and guest preachers Matt Snyder and Shelley Woodruff

“But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you."
—Romans 8:9-11

Meanings of the Cross

Meanings of the Cross

9 sermons / Ash Wednesday, and Sundays of Lenten Season & Easter — March 1–April 16 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
—Romans 3:21-23

Things Christians Do

Things Christians Do

9 sermons / January 1–February 26 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect."
—Romans 12:1-2

Jesus and the Meaning of Advent

Jesus and the Meaning of Advent

6 sermons /November 27–December 25 / Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Interim Pastor

“And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David."
—Luke 1:31-32

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

The Parable of the Ten Pounds

1 sermon /November 20 / Peter Wischesen, FBCD Ministerial Intern and student at Mercer University McAfee School of Theology

“When he returned, having received royal power, he ordered these slaves, to whom he had given the money, to be summoned so that he might find out what they had gained by trading. The first came forward and said, ‘Lord, your pound has made ten more pounds.’ He said to him, ‘Well done, good slave! Because you have been trustworthy in a very small thing, take charge of ten cities.”
—Luke 19:15-17

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement

1 sermon /October 9/ Shelley Woodruff

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars that you have established;
what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
    mortals that you care for them?”
—Psalm 8:3-4

Our Covenant With Christ and Each Other

Our Covenant With Christ and Each Other

1 sermon /October 2/ David Gushee

“Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’"
—Luke 22:19-20

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

3 sermons / June 19-July 3, 2016 / Bob Williamson, David Gushee

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Luke 18:13-14

Church Essentials

Church Essentials

4 sermons / May 22-June 12, 2016 / Roger Paynter

“Then Peter began to speak to them: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him."
Acts 10:34-35

Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on the Mount

5 sermons / Matthew 5:13-20 /April 10 – May 8, 2016 / Roger Paynter

"When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." — Matthew 5:1-2

God On The Hunt

God On The Hunt

1 sermon / Luke 15:1-10 / March 13, 2016 / Roger Paynter

“Religion is thought to be about what we are to do in order to somehow make connection with God; whether it’s to obey a set of rules or a law or live a certain life. Yet, the Bible continually makes this extremely odd counter-claim, counterintuitive response. God is seeking us, it says. God….who is inconceivably beyond us, moves and probes and reaches for us.” — Roger Paynter