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.
On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, Pastor Judith Reedy preaches on Ephesians 2:1-10, inviting listeners to live into the masterpieces God created us to be, and to trust God’s faithfulness through our human frailty and sinfulness. Includes the Chancel Choir’s beautiful offering of “How Can I Keep from Singing.”
Reverend Judith Reedy considers Exodus 20:1-17, the Ten Commandments, in this Sunday’s sermon: These words provide boundaries and guidance by which to live and love in community. Even today–especially today–they are needed to guide our care, of self and others.
For the Second Sunday of Lent, Pastor Judith Reedy reminds Grace UMC Dallas that It’s Never Too Late–to embrace God’s covenant, respond to God’s call, invite others to the saving power of Jesus Christ, and turn back to God. (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16) Includes Emmanuel Sanders’ moving offering of “A City Called Heaven.”
Associate Pastor Eric Markinson invites listeners to journey to their wilderness during Lent, following Jesus’s example in Mark 1:9-15. Preparing for the journey is essential, but God and angels will help manage Satan and the wild beasts we inevitably will find there. Includes the Chancel Choir’s offering of “God Is my Rock,” and Lay Leader Carolyn Childress’s generous prayer for the people.
Friends of Grace: On Transfiguration Sunday, Rev. Judith Reedy preaches on Elijah’s passing the mantle of authority to Elisha (2 Kings 2:1-12) as Elijah is swept to heaven on a chariot of fire. She generously reminds us how Jesus came from the mountain to pass the torch of healing, service, and love to all his followers–to us. Includes “Celtic Laud” by the Grace Chancel Choir, and our Stephanie Bohan’s powerful call to service and advocacy on behalf of the Agape Clinic, of which she is Executive Director.
Hello, friends new and longstanding! Reverend Judith Reedy offers a great word on Mark 1:29-39, looking at the second chances each of us has–to pause, pray, and re-enter our lives and ministries with God’s hope and help. Includes Kairos Outside’s Ms Angie Bass and her moving story of her own mulligan, linked to that ministry to the loved ones of incarcerated women and men.
Reverend Judith Reedy preached Deuteronomy 18:15-20, calling listeners to guard against those who would claim to serve God’s will but rather seek to bear fruit for themselves. True prophets are rarely welcome–for their messages challenge us; still, prophets always will be with us.
Associate Pastor Eric Markinson preaches an Epiphany-season sermon on Jonah 3:1-5, 10–inviting listeners to do something, share a word of God and a word of love, and become more ecumenical, like Wonder Woman.
Greetings, good seekers! Here is Pastor Judith Reedy’s Epiphany-season sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, God’s unexpected call to the child priest-prophet Samuel. God calls us through priest-prophets everywhere, if only we have ears to hear the call–even from the most unexpected people and places. Blessings and much grace to you!