2019 Sermons

Series:  Moving Onward to Perfection

January 6, 2019;       Wesley's and the Evangelical Revival 

January 13, 2019;     Beginnings in America (1760-1816)

January 20, 2019;     Revival and Growth (1817-1843)

January 27, 2019;     Division in America/Expansion Oversees (1844-1859)

February 3, 2019;      The Civil War to WWI (1860-1913)

February 10, 2019;    The War Years (1914-1945)

February 17, 2019;   Quest for Unity (1945-1968)

February 24, 2019;   World Church (1968-???)

March 3, 2019;         Now What?  D.S. Tim Overton Harris Preaching

 

 

Series:  Just Give Up!

 March 10, 2019;    Give Up the Past     

March 17, 2019;     Give Up Blaming  

March 24, 2019;     Give Up Complaining

March 31, 2019;     Give Up Attachment

April 7, 2019;         Give Up the Need to Always Be Right

April 14, 2019;        Give Up Living to Other's Expectations

April 21, 2018;        Give Up Your Fear

Series:  Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey

April 28, 2019;      On the Road Again

May 5, 2019;        Timothy Joins the Team

May 12, 2019;      Fork in the Road

May 19, 2019;      Jailhouse Rock

May 26, 2019;      Leave.  Just Leave

June 2, 2019;      A Tale of Two Cities

June 9, 2019;      Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Paul?

June 16, 2019;     Love is Patient

June 23, 2019;    At Road's End

Series:  Great Hymns of the Faith

June 30, 2019;      Shall We Gather at the River

July 7, 2019;         All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

July 14; 2019;      Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

 

Pastor Mike Gone July 21 & 28

 

Series:  In The Wilderness

August 4 2019;      Going the Wrong Way

August 18, 2019;   Snakes.  Why'd it have to be Snakes?

August 25, 2019;    When the Promised Land is not for You.

September 1, 2019;  Be Strong and Courageous

Series:  Soaps

September 8, 2019;      Days of our Lives

September 15, 2019;     General Hospital (Guest Preacher)

September 22, 2019;    As the World Turns

September 29, 2019;    Young and the Restless

October 6, 2019; World Communion; Guest Preacher

Series:  Just a few Random Sermons

October 13, 2019;     Guest Preacher

October 20, 2019;    Old Glory

October 27, 2019;   Why Methodists Should Not Dance

 

Series:  For All the Saints

November 3, 2019;     William Wilberforce: Let Freedom Ring

November 10, 2019;   Corrie Ten Boom: Open Doors

November 18, 2019;  John Knox: Keep the Course

November 24, 2019;   William Penn: Deep in the Woods

Series:  Frozen

December 1, 2019     Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

December 8, 2019;   Reindeer are Better Than People

December 15, 2019; Love is an Open Door

December 22, 2019;  For the First Time in Forever  As the World Turns

December 24, 2019;  Let It Go

2018 Sermons

Series:  Abraham's Altars

January 7, 2018;      Altar of Praise

January 14, 2018;    Altar of Prayer

January 21, 2018;    Altar of Peace

January 28, 2018;    Altar of Providence

February 4, 2018;    Jesus - The Highest Altar

Series:  Finding Jesus

February 18, 2018;  The Transfiguration  

February 25, 2018;   The Roman Centurion    

March 4, 2018;          Zaccheus

March 11, 2018;        The Withered Hand Man

March 18, 2018;        Even the Devil?

March 25, 2018;        The Rich Young Man (Palm Sunday)

April 1, 2018;             The Women at the Tomb (Easter) "Jesus Was Not a Zombie!"

Series:  Kicking Buts

April 8, 2018;            But It's Not Fair!

April 15, 2018;          But I Don't Have Enough Time!

April 22, 2018;          But I'm Scared!

April 29, 2018;        But It's Not My Job!

Series:  Timothy's Charge (II Timothy 4:5)

May 6, 2018;           Stay Sober

May 13, 2018;         Endure Suffering

May 20, 2018;         Do the Work of an Evangelist

May 27, 2018;         Carry Out Your Ministry

Series: The Ten Commandments

June 3, 2018;          1st: No Other Gods     

June 10, 2018;        2nd: No Idols

June 17, 2018;        3rd: God's Name in Vain

June 24, 2018;        4th: Rest Easy

July 1, 2018;           5th: Honor Your Ma and Pa

July 8, 2018;           6th: No Killin'

July 15, 2018;         7th: No Foolin' Around

July 22, 2018;         8th: No Stealin'

July 29, 2018;         9th: No Lyin'

August 5, 2018;      10th: No Covetin'

 

 

August 12, 2018;    Special Speaker 

 

Series: At the Lakeside

August 19, 2018;       Calling of the Disciples

August 26, 2018;        Feeding the 5,000

September 2, 2018;    A Summer Ghost Story

 

 

Series: The Boy Samuel Off to School

September 9, 2018;    Don't Forget Me, A Mother's Lament

September 16, 2018;   I Didn't Forget You

September 23, 2018;   Here I Am

September 30, 2018    The Almighty's Address

Series: Fiddler On the Roof Series

October 7, 2018;      Tradition!

October 14, 2018;    Sunrise, Sunset

October 21, 2018;    If I Were a Rich Man

October 28, 2018;    Far From the Home I Love

Series: The Lord's Prayer

November 4, 2018;      Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

November 11, 2018;    Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

November 18, 2018;    Forgive Us Our Trespasses

November 25, 2018;    For Thine is the Kingdom

Series: A Light in the Darkness

December 2, 2018;      Refiner's Fire

December 9, 2018;      Christmas Pageant; no sermon

December 16, 2018;    Take the Long Road Home

December 23, 2018;     Home for Christmas

Christmas Eve;            This isn't Supposed to Happen!

December 30, 2018;    Guest Preacher

2017 Sermons

Series:  A New You!

January 15, 2017;      How to Find Fortune

January 22, 2017;      How to Find Fame

January 29, 2017;     How to Find Family

February 5, 2017;      How to Find Faith

Series:  Love Stories From the Bible

February 12, 2017;     Eve and Adam

February 19, 2017;     Ruth and Boaz

February 26, 2017;     Rachel and Jacob

Series:  CROSS WORDS ~ Jesus Last Sayings From the Cross

March 5, 2017;     "Here is your Mother"

March 12, 2017;     "Father, forgive them"

March 19, 2017;      "Today you will be with me in paradise"

March 26, 2017;     "I Am Forsaken"

April 2, 2017;          "I Am Thirsty"

April 9, 2017;          "Father, Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit"

April 16, 2017;        "It is Finished"

Series: VICTORIOUS SECRETS - Stories between Resurrection and Ascension

April 23, 2017;        The Greatest Story Ever SOLD - the Guards

April 30, 2017         Walk to Emmaus (Stranger Danger or Stranger from the Manger)

May 7, 2017;           Doubting Thomas - Can You Blame Him?

May 14, 2017;         Catching Fish

May 21, 2017;         The Great Commission

May 28, 2017;         Ascension Sunday

 

Series:  Great Hymns of the Faith

 

June 4, 2017;         What a Friend We Have in Jesus

June 11, 2017;       Blessed Assurance

June 18, 2017;       Be Thou My Vision

June 25, 2017;       I Need Thee Every Hour

Series:  Stranger Things Found in the Bible

July 2, 2017;          Go Up Baldie!

July 9, 2017;          Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego

July 16, 2017;        The Day the Sun Set Still

July 23, 2017;        Balaam's Talking Donkey

July 30, 2017;        Killer Boring Sermons

 

Series: Wesleyan Quadrilateral

August 6, 2017;     Primacy of Scripture

August 20, 2017;   Illumined by Tradition

August 27, 2017;   Vivified by Personal Experience

September 3, 2017;  Confirmed by Reason

Series: Star Trek Series

September 10, 2017;    To Boldly Go

September 17, 2017;     I'm a Doctor, Not a _______

September 24, 2017;     Beam Me Up, Scotty!

October 1, 2017;           Live Long and Prosper

Series: Revelation

October 8, 2017;       Intro: Alpha and Omega

October 15, 2017;     I Stand at the Door and Knock

October 22, 2017;     Lamb Power

October 29, 2017;     The Four Horsemen

November 5, 2017:   City of God (All Saints)

Series: For All the Saints

November 12, 2017;   Jim Elliot

November 19, 2017;   Amy Carmichael

November 26, 2017;   William Booth

Series: And You Shall Call Him

December 3, 2017;     Wonderful Counselor

December 10, 2017;   Mighty God

December 17, 2017;   Everlasting Father

December 24, 2017;   Prince of Peace

Christmas Eve: Why Do We Tell the Same Ol' Story?

2015 Sermons

Date                 Series                      Sermon                                Preacher                    Format

January 4, 2015         Sermons from the Gallery      The Myth of an Angry Christian                Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

January 11, 2015       Sermons from the Gallery      Don't Drink the Koolaid (Cults)                 Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

January 18, 2015       Sermons from the Gallery                                                                     Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

January 25, 2015       Sermons from the Gallery      Jonah (The One That Got Away)              Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

 

February 1, 2015        Noah                                    Pre-Flood                                                 Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

February 8, 2015        Noah                                    Flood                                                       Rev. Michael Benischek              Video     PDF

February 15, 2015      Noah                                    Post-Flood                                               Rev. Michael Benischek              Video     PDF

 

February 22, 2015      Before the Judge                  Ehud: Lefty v Hefty                                 Rev. Michael Benischek              Video     PDF

March 1, 2015            Before the Judge                   Arrogance v Prophetess/Lobotomist        Rev. Michael Benischek              Video     PDF

March 8, 2015            Before the Judge                   Midian v Gideon                                        Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

March 15, 2015          Before the Judge                   Abimelech v Everyone                              Rev. Michael Benischek             Video     PDF

March 22, 2015          Before the Judge                   Japhteh v Japhtheh                                 Rev. Michael Benischek              Video     PDF

March 29, 2015          Before the Judge                   Samson:  Haughty v Humility                   Rev. Michael Benischek              Video    PDF

April 5, 2015               Before the Judge                   Samson: Life v Death                               Rev. Michael Benischek              Video     PDF

 

April 12, 2015             Body of Christ                       The Hands of Christ                                  Rev. Michael Benischek               Video   PDF

April 19, 2915             Body of Christ                       The Feet of Christ                                     Rev. Michael Benischek               Video   PDF

April 26, 2015             Body of Christ                       The Face of Christ                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                Video   PDF

 

May 3, 2015              Healthy Practices                    Intentional Faith Development                 Rev. Michael Benischek                Video     PDF

May 10, 2015            Healthy Practices                    Risk Taking Mission and Service                Rev. Michael Benischek                Video     PDF

May 17, 2015            Healthy Practices                    Radical Hospitality                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                Video     PDF

May 24, 2015            Healthy Practices                    Extravagant Generosity                          Ted Thonstad                                           PDF

May 31, 2015            Healthy Practices                    Passionate Worship                                 Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett                       PDF

 

June 7, 2015             Simon and Garfunkle              Sounds of Silence                                    Rev. Michael Benischek              Video       PDF

June 14, 2015           Simon and Garfunkle              Scarborough Fair                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                             PDF

June 21, 2015           Simon and Garfunkle              Mrs. Robinson                                         Rev. Michael Benischek                             PDF

June 28, 2015           Simon and Garfunkle              Bridge Over Troubled Water                   Rev. Michael Benischek                             PDF

 

July 5, 2015              The Book of James                 James, Chapter 1                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

July 12, 2015            The Book of James                 James, Chapter 2                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

July 19, 2015            The Book of James                 James, Chapter 3                                    Marion Olivas                                           PDF

July 26, 2015            The Book of James                 James, Chapter 4                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

August 2, 2015         The Book of James                 James, Chapter 5                                    Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF                 

 

August 9, 2015         The Meaning of Life: Micah 6   To Do Justice                                          Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

August 16, 2015       The Meaning of Life: Micah 6   To Love Mercy                                        Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

August 23, 2015       The Meaning of Life: Micah 6   To Walk Humbly with Your God               Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

 

August 30, 2015       The Start of School                 A Middle School Sermon                          Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

 

September 6, 2015   Sermon on the Mount            The Beatitudes: Blessed are Who?           Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

September 13, 2015  Sermon on the Mount            You Are the Salt of the Earth!                 Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

September 20, 2015  Sermon on the Mount            Divorce                                                Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

September 27, 2015  Sermon on the Mount            Loving Your Enemies                             Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

October 4, 2015        Sermon on the Mount            Giving - Why Bother?                             Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

October 11, 2015      Sermon on the Mount            Fasting - Why Bother?                             Rev. Michael Benischek                          PDF 

October 18, 2015     Sermon on the Mount             Treasure on Earth                                  Rev. Michael Benischek                            PDF

October 25, 2015     Sermon on the Mount             Don't Worry, Be Happy!                       Rev. Michael Benischek                             PDF      

 

November 1, 2015    175th Celebration!                  CAUTION: God At Work!                       Rev. D.S. Peg Losfvold

 

November 8, 2015   Sermon on the Mount            Judgemental People                               Rev. Michael Benischek                             PDF

November 15, 2015  Sermon on the Mount           Ask, Seek, Knock                                   Rev. Michael Benischek                             PDF

 

November 22, 2015  Christ The King Sunday         Vision to Action                                      Ted Thonstad                                           PDF

 

November 29, 2015     Occupy Bethlehem                 A Place of Mourning                            Rev. Michael Benischek                              PDF

December 6, 2015       Occupy Bethlehem                 Sexual Abuse                                      Rev. Michael Benischek                              PDF

December 20, 2015     Occupy Bethlehem                 City of David                                      Rev. Michael Benischek                              PDF

December 24, 2015     Occupy Bethlehem                 XMas Eve - I Heard the Bells                Rev. Michael Benischek                              PDF

December 27, 2015     Occupy Bethlehem                 First Road Trip: Egypt                        Rev. Michael Benischek                              PDF

 

 

 

2016 Sermons

Date                 Series                      Sermon                                Preacher                    Format

January 10, 2016       Sermons from the Gallery      How Do We Know God Exists?                Rev. Michael Benischek                PDF

January 24, 2015       Sermons from the Gallery      Would God be a Republican?                  Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

January 31, 2015       Sermons from the Gallery      Would God be a Democrat?                    Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF          

February 7, 2016       Sermons from the Gallery      What's Heaven Really Like?                     Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

 

February 14, 2016     CoExist!                            What Christians Can Learn from Islam         Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF          

February 21, 2016     CoExist!                            What Christians Can Learn from Hinduism   Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

February 28, 2016     CoExist!                            What Christians Can Learn from Buddism    Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF          

March 6, 2016           CoExist!                            What Christians Can Learn from Atheists      Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

March 13, 2016         CoExist!                            What X's Can Learn from Native American   Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

March 20, 2016         CoExist!                            What Christians Can Learn from Judaism     Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

March 27, 2016         CoExist! (Easter)               What the World can Learn from Christians   Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

 

April 3, 2016              I John: Forrest Gump        Life is Like a Box of Chocolates                      Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

April 10, 2016            I John: Forrest Gump        Run, Forrest Run!                                         Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

April 17, 2016            I John: Forrest Gump        Stupid is as Stupid Does                                Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

April 24, 2016            I John: Forrest Gump        I Know What Love is, Jenny                         Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

 

May 1, 2016              John Wesley                     Brand Plucked from the Burning                   Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

May 8, 2016              John Wesley                     A Mother's Care and Instruction                   Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

May 15, 2016            John Wesley                     Conversion!                                                 Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

May 22, 2016            John Wesley                     Circuit Riders                                                Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

May 29, 2016            John Wesley                     A Methodist Legacy                                       Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

June 5, 2016             I Love Weddings!             Water Into Wine                                            Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

June 12, 2016           I Love Weddings!              Love is Patient, Love is Kind                           Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

June 19, 2016           I Love Weddings!             The Party is Starting                                       Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

June 26, 2016           I Love Weddings!             Old, New, Borrowed, Blue                               Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

 

July 3, 2016              Independence!                 Money to Caesar                                            Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

July 10, 2016            Independence!                 Independence From Alcohol                           Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

July 17, 2016            Independence!                 Independence From Your Past                       Marian Olivas                                PDF

July 24, 2016            Independence!                 Independence From Dysfunctional Families     Rev. Michael Benischek                 PDF

August 7, 2016         I've Got a Story to Tell     Bonnie Bevens/Slim

August 14, 2016       I've Got a Story to Tell     Ted Thonstad/David Hamlin

August 21, 2016       I've Got a Story to Tell     Lori Larson/Steph Benischek

August 28, 2016       I've Got a Story to Tell     The Youth Mission Trip Story

September 4, 2016    Stop Saying These Things!   Everything Happens For A Reason             Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

September 11, 2016  Stop Saying These Things!   God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle    Michael Benischek              PDF

September 18, 2016  Stop Saying These Things!   God Helps Those Who Help Themselves     Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

September 25, 2016  Stop Saying These Things!   Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin                     Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

October 2                 Our Membership Vows     Prayers                                                           Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

October 9                 Our Membership Vows     Presence                                                         Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

October 16               Our Membership Vows     Gifts                                                                Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

October 23               Our Membership Vows     Service                                                            Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

October 30               Our Membership Vows     Witness                                                           Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

November 6              For All the Saints             Dietrich Bonhoeffer                                          Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

November 13            For All the Saints             St. Augustine                                                   Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

November 20            For All the Saints             J.S. Bach                                                         Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

November 27            Christmas Traditions       The Christmas Tree                                          Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

December 4              Christmas Traditions       Mistletoe                                                           Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF       

December 11            Christmas Traditions       The Nutcracker                                                Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

December 18            CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, NO SERMON

December 24            CHRISTMAS EVE            A Silent Night?                                                  Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

December 25            Christmas Traditions       Mary's Reason for Joy                                     Rev. Michael Benischek                   PDF

 

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