Time off is essential to remaining healthy and effective in ministry. Use these recorded worship elements to take a Sunday off from preaching. Use this guide to learn how to download the videos below.
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Rev. Hank Jenkins preaches on the hard work of love using 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 & Mark 12:28-31. (20:30 min. run time)
The Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch preaches on God's kingdom coming through the apocalyptic text of Revelation 1:1-5; 22:12-13 with reference to the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord’s Prayer and the Battle of Yorktown. The kingdom coming may be good news for some of us. It may bring judgment for more of us. But in that judgement, which leads to justice, we may also experience the love and joy of following Christ wholeheartedly. (15:02 min. run time)
Rev. Nate Berneking preaches on Luke 12:15-31 (NRSV) and asks questions of our place in the ordered world. Through the gift of Mary Oliver's poetry, the parable of the rich farmer, and discussion around care for the land, Rev. Berneking offers a way of experiencing generosity and living abundantly. (18:24 min. run time)
Bishop Robert Farr preaches on Genesis 12:1-9 and 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and the promise of God's mission. The scripture is read within the sermon and does not need to be read by a liturgist. (23:30 min. run time)
In this two-part series, Missouri Conference Lay Leader Amy Thompson preaches on God's hope for the worries and anxieties of daily life. All the Feels:Anxiousness and Worry draws from Luke 2:41-48 (NIV) and Philippians 4:6-9 (The Message). In All the Feels: Understanding and Responding to Our Feelings, Thompson preaches from Psalm 55:4-5, 95:1-3 and Luke 22:44. These sermons can be used as part of a series, or they can stand alone.