Sermons (Page 3)

Psalm 19

Daily we take the time to do some reflection, reflection on life and where we are. Whenever we take that pause, it is one that can bring not only insight but creativity. In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will explore Psalm 19, a Psalm of David. We welcome Pastor Jae Bates as our guest preacher! We will keep the gift of Sabbath, learn sacred stories, sing, pray, reflect, refuel, and revive our sense of…

Unbowed in Adversity

Conflict: some of us like it and some of us avoid it. What is true is that we have to deal with it. How do we handle conflict in our life? How do we see God in the midst of the conflict? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue in our series: “For The Long Haul.” We will explore the book of Exodus. We will keep the gift of Sabbath, learn sacred stories,…

Faith Over Frustration: A Journey from Complaining to Trust

It has been a month in the  journey and someone asked “Are We There Yet?” On top of that question, everyone’s stomach start growling and everyone stops to take a bite to eat. As you go grab the food, you see in your supply stash that you have no more food or water. How do you survive? How do you navigate this situation? Do you even trust that God will come through and provide? In the base camp of our…

Speak Life

Can I be honest and say that Life is tough! It can be hard to press through day by day but we must find the strength to not only press forward but to just say live! What will it take for us to speak life and live? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will wrap up our series: “Let Justice and Peace Flow”. We will wrap our time in Ezekiel and celebrate “World Communion…

Come Home

Restoration, something that takes time but once completed turns out to be beautiful. What would it look like if we took sometime for God to do some restoration in our lives? What would grow from this? What will become new? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue in our new series: “Let Justice and Peace Flow”. We will explore the book of Ezekiel. We will learn more about God being our good shepherd.…

A Shepherd’s Heart

Water is such a vital element that we can take it for granted. We use it to help us clean in many ways but one of the most essential ways we use it is for hydration. Ezekiel brings the image of God being the shepherd and we are the sheep. He talks about restoration, and I wonder how does water connect with this? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue in our new…

Timber

I encourage you to take the time and look at a tree.  What do you notice? Do you know what type of tree you are looking at? Trees are one of the beauties of creation. We need them for oxygen but they also tell us a story. I wonder what story the tree you are looking at has for us. What wisdom can we get from a tree? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we…

Love Loud

Let’s be honest, being a Christian is tough! Daily, we are bombarded with so many things that make us want to act out of character.  This world makes you want to say at times GGYP “God, Get Your People”. When we dive into Romans 12:9-21, Paul shares with the church in Rome some characteristics we should embody as followers of Christ. How do we live that out with the times we are in? In the base camp of our church…

Unlock the Gift

Think about the best gift you was given, how did you feel? Did you know that each person has been given a gift by God? The gift that God has given you is meant to be used not only in the community but also in the church. What would it look like to use the gifts that God has given each of us on a daily basis? In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will…

Motown Mission Reflections

In place of a traditional sermon, please watch these reflections offered by members of PPUMC who went to Motown Mission in Detroit, MI this past summer.