Sermons

May 20, 2018–Translation, Please!

Reverend Judith Reedy’s Pentecost sermon reminds Grace and the Church that the Holy Spirit came to all people gathered in good will that day, sinners or saints–and not to a church building, to denominations, or to particular interest groups.  All of us who believe the Christ’s message of love as a means to salvation receive the Holy Spirit, and are called to bring that love to a yearning world.  (Acts 2:1-21)

https://ia601508.us.archive.org/24/items/May202018TranslationPlease/May%2020%202018%20Translation%20Please.mp3

 

A Love Story–May 13 , 2018

As the Easter season moves toward the wonder of Pentecost, Reverend Judith Reedy returns to Jesus’ final discourse in the Gospel of John to remind listeners that our God is a great encourager, unconditionally loving us and calling us to love that generously–women and men, straight and gay, old and young, no matter color or creed.  We are to love fiercely and powerfully, like a mother. (John 17:6-19)

https://ia601507.us.archive.org/6/items/May132018ALoveStory/May%2013%202018%20A%20Love%20Story.mp3

What Does Love Look Like? May 6, 2018

In celebration of Grace’s youth, Rev Brian Hardesty-Crouch reflects on the love we share with one another, and the source of that love–the one who is Love, our Creator God and God’s Word made flesh, Jesus.  (John 15:9-17)

https://ia801501.us.archive.org/6/items/May62018WhatDoesLoveLookLike/May%206%202018%20What%20Does%20Love%20Look%20Like%3F.mp3

 

God Is… April 29, 2018

Easter continues at Grace UMC Dallas with a sermon on love–the love of God that makes possible human love, and the ache, joy, and responsibility of loving one another.  Associate Pastor Eric Markinson preaches on 1 John 4:7-21, the one place in scripture that states what all believers know–that God is love.

https://ia601502.us.archive.org/2/items/GodIsApril292018/God%20Is%20April%2029%202018.mp3

April 22, 2018–The Real World, Only Better

In this sermon, Pastor Judith Reedy invites Grace Church Dallas to build the Communion of God, through our actions and our love–even in the face of conflict and discouragement.  She offers a good word on Acts 4:5-12, remembering Earth Day and Native American Ministries Sunday.

https://ia601506.us.archive.org/28/items/April222018TheRealWorldOnlyBetter/April%2022%202018%20The%20Real%20World%20Only%20Better.mp3

It’s You I Like! April 15, 2018

For the Third Sunday of Easter, Reverend Judith Reedy preaches the word from 1 John 3:1-7–that God loves all creation as children of God, and still calls us to act as adults–choosing love and being love for one another, even in difference, even when love is hard to muster.  With help from Mister Rogers and friends.

https://ia601508.us.archive.org/0/items/April152018ItsYouILike/April%2015%202018%20It%27s%20You%20I%20Like.mp3

Stalking God! April 8, 2018

Reverend Judith Reedy continues Grace’s celebration of Easter with a sermon on John 20:19-31–Jesus’ resurrection appearances, Thomas’s doubts, and God’s graciousness in pursuing creation, pursuing US–inviting us to go into the world and in turn be gracious to one another.  Includes the Children’s Message, by request, and the Chancel Choir’s selection, “This Do in Remembrance of Me.”

https://ia601502.us.archive.org/26/items/StalkingGodApril82018/Stalking%20God%20April%208%202018.mp3

Triumphant Failure! April 1, 2018–Easter Sunday

Reverend Judith Reedy’s Easter message embraces the paradoxes of human frailty and marvelous witness, the music of failure, and–most of all–the awful death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.  God’s love is our triumph; Christ’s resurrection is our resurrection.  (Mark 16:1-8)

https://ia801504.us.archive.org/9/items/TriumphantFailureApril12018/Triumphant%20Failure%20April%201%202018.mp3

Bind Us Together, Lord–March 25, 2018

Grace UMC Dallas’s 2018 Palm Sunday celebration is a remembrance of home–of Jerusalem as the place to which Jesus must come to connect with his sacred roots and where he must confront empire and division.  Associate Pastor Eric Markinson asks listeners to honor their shared spaces and to be home to one another–especially those who long for home.  (Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29)  Includes the Chancel Choir’s lovely offering of “My Jesus, I Love Thee.”

https://ia601506.us.archive.org/18/items/March252018BindUsTogetherLord/March%2025%202018%20Bind%20Us%20Together%20Lord.mp3

A New Law–March 18, 2018

For the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Rev. Becky Hensley offers a moving and prophetic message on Jeremiah 31:31-34–asking us whether we wish to be a church and a nation that condones violence through our inaction, or one that can learn from some of our most marginalized voices, those of our youth.

https://ia601506.us.archive.org/23/items/March182018ANewLaw/March%2018%202018%20A%20New%20Law.mp3