06May

A New Look @ Giving

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Series: “New” Text: Luke 21:1-4 Preacher: Brent McCrory http://nlccoe.com/Sermons/New/5-6-18%20a%20new%20look%20%40%20giving.mp3 Giving in light of the resurrection of Jesus…a “new” look at giving. What is there to say? Perhaps an important part of this new look is taking a look at the things we perceive money “does” for us.

15Apr

Series: “New”  Text: Psalm 105; Luke 24:36-48 Preacher: Brent McCrory Community…a place to belong…to both be known and know others… There are other descriptors, but the idea of community resonates deeply with humanity. Difficulty…feeling out of place…fear of disclosing the real me… There are other descriptors, but the “working out” of community…

24Dec

Reclaiming Peace

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Series: thankventmas IV (Reclaiming…)   Text: Revelation 12; John 1; John 20:21; Luke 2 Preacher: Brent McCrory Peacefulness is something for which most yearn. However, for some reason, many do not attain or enjoy it. Why is this? While there are several factors, one real reason may surprise you….

17Dec

Reclaiming Joy

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Series: thankventmas IV (Reclaiming…)   Text: Luke 2:8-15; 15:7; 24:52; Psalm 30; James 1:2; 3 John 4 Preacher: David Hurlocker Joy vs. Happenstance. A relaxation exercise that almost throws one into cardiac arrest? Audits from the government as a cause for joy? Hmmm, sounds interesting. If you want those, and…

08Oct

Choice & You

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Series: From Loved to Loving  Text: Luke 15 Preacher: Brent McCrory Another look at the parables in Luke 15, some pondering about what happened once the party was over, and some sage advice from the Jedi Grand Master Yoda. 10.8.17 sermon ppt  

01Oct

Risk & the Father

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Series: From Loved to Loving  Text: Luke 15 Preacher: Brent McCrory Sticking mostly with the (mislabeled) Parable of the Prodigal Son this week we turn our attention to the father in the story. He is a father who loves at great risk. Are we able to do the same? 10.1.17 sermon…

24Sep

Series: From Loved to Loving  Text: Luke 15; Jonah Preacher: Brent McCrory Our third week in From Loved to Loving, much like last week, has a focus on one of the two sons found in the mislabeled “Parable of the Prodigal Son” of Luke 15. This week the focus is on the…

17Sep

Series: From Loved to Loving  Text: Luke 15; 1 John 4:7-12; Matthew 22:36f; John 13:34-35 Preacher: Brent McCrory Our second sermon in the From Loved to Loving series looked primarily at the younger son, who is often labeled as the “Prodigal son.” Yet as we saw, labels can be tricky, misleading, and even…

23Apr

Series: Contrasted   Text: Luke 24; John 20; Revelation 21:5 Preacher: Brent McCrory The biggest Sunday of the year deserves an encore…with our lives. Are we content with the convenience of our salvation, or will we intentionally share the love God has shown us with others? In other words, will we be committed?…

09Apr

Series: Contrasted   Text: Mark 1-2; 3:22-27; Colossians 4:3; Luke 8:3; 2 Corinthians 8:19-20; John 2:5; Matthew 25:44; Mark 10:43-45; 1 Peter 4:10-11 Preacher: Brent McCrory Disclaimer: the talk of 3 plates and the picture at the beginning is not a warm-up for me. It was intended to be a joke, and although I…