2021 SERMON SERIES

Timberlake UMC has some great sermons in our history - take a look back at the 2021 offerings below! 

THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS

The Christmas season is a delight to the senses… the smell of fresh cut pine Christmas trees, the taste of warm cookies right from the oven, and the sound of familiar carols.  Christmas carols not only ring in the yuletide with familiarity and warmth, they also tell the story of our faith.  Join us for our Advent series this year as we tell the story behind the music and enjoy some of our favorites, The Songs of Christmas.

 

November 28

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Isaiah 7:14

 

December 5

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Luke 2:15

 

December 12

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Luke 2:8-14

 

December 19

Silent Night, Holy Night

Isaiah 9:2-6

 

December 24

Joy to the World

Psalm 98:4-9

DREAM BIG

Perhaps nothing has caused more debate and more heartache in our country in the last couple of years than the question of race.  Racism reveals the divisions in our communities and the brokenness in our hearts.  We reach for solutions, but politics and social media often make things worse instead of better.  Is there another way?  Does the Bible have any good news for us?  Can God fix this?

 

Join us at Timberlake for a conversation about race and reconciliation we are calling Dream Big: Building a Multicultural Church.

FOR RICHER OR POORER

The gospel of Jesus Christ is counter-cultural.  It goes against the grain of the world.  Nowhere is this more evident than in what the Bible teaches us about money.  The world says that to be rich means having lots of material possessions.  But the Bible says rich is an attitude.  The world says that wealth is a status symbol, but the Bible says that money is a tool to accomplish God’s purposes.  The world says that money is our own private possession; the Bible says that God expects generosity from his people.

 

Join us in October for our series, For Richer or Poorer, as we explore the challenge and the blessing of the Bible’s teaching on money.

DOERS OF THE WORD

Listen to our audio messages below on Doers Of the Word - our quarterly Bible study series!

REVIVAL

Most of the great movements in human history are only understood after the fact, as we look backwards.  It’s hard to imagine someone waking up on an ordinary day in the 1520’s in Europe and saying, “Hey!  It’s the Protestant Reformation!”  But what if we could notice the work of God in real time?  When we view the world through the lens of the Bible, we can see evidence of the Spirit.

FOR ALL GENERATIONS

For the first three Sundays of August, we are celebrating what it means for Timberlake to be a multi-generational church.  In the book of Genesis, God said to Abraham, “I will establish my everlasting covenant between me and you… for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants.”  Our God is a God who keeps his covenant, his promises for all who have come before, and all who will come after us.  We are blessed to serve the God for all generations!

YOUR GOD IS TOO SMALL

8th century author Voltaire said, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.” One of the problems with making God in our own image (there are many) is that any such god is going to be far too small. And a small god just won’t do – no help when we’re in trouble, and certainly not worthy of our worship.

 

How about you? Have you limited your faith to a cosmic vending machine god who dispenses nice things or to some grand old man who lays around on clouds stroking his beard? If so, your god is too small! Join us as we discover the true God, the one God, who is indescribably huge.

A WAY WITH WORDS

We’ve all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  But that’s not true, is it?  Words are incredibly powerful.  They can bless or curse, build up or tear down.  James 3:5 reminds us, “The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.  A great forest is set on fire by a small spark.”  Join us as we study the book of James and consider the power of our words.

THE UNDIVIDED LIFE

How many of us have ever let someone else talk us out of something we really felt called to do?  Or worse, we talked ourselves out of it!  Like you we avoided saying what we really thought, because we didn’t want to make conflict, or we were afraid of what others would think of us.  What’s going on?  We’ve learned to live a divided life.  Sin plus social conditioning has resulted in our being separated from God, and even from our selves! What can we do about it? Let’s talk about living an undivided life.

HEAVEN - April 2021

What happens after we die?  Is heaven real?  How can we know for sure?   Much has been made about heaven in books and movies, but what does the Bible say?  This three-part series will explore the good news that our present struggles are nothing compared to the glory of heaven, that heaven is a present reality, and that there is a great feast waiting for all of God’s people.

WE NEED TO TALK - March 2021

Notice how many of life’s problems – in marriage, at work, everywhere – come from our unwillingness or inability to have hard conversations.  Jesus was always talking with people, and yet even when it was difficult he always spoke the truth with love.  Let’s see what we can learn from him about how to have hard conversations.What happens after we die?  Is heaven real?  How can we know for sure?   Much has been made about heaven in books and movies, but what does the Bible say?  This three-part series will explore the good news that our present struggles are nothing compared to the glory of heaven, that heaven is a present reality, and that there is a great feast waiting for all of God’s people.

THIS IS WHY & HOW WE DO IT - February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an exceptional opportunity for us to be good neighbors.  The church’s call is to offer the hope of Christ with our words and works.  As we will dive into the reason WHY we reach out to our neighbors we’ll also look at HOW we do it with faith.

BETTER TOGETHER - January 2021

As we practice physical distancing, we’ve become painfully aware that spiritual and emotional health are just as important as physical health.  Being apart threatens our relationships.  Friendships are not merely a “nice bonus” in life – they are essential.  We are better together!


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