FACING THE CROSS (Part 6) Facing One Another Lent Week 5 Ephesians 4:31-32 Pastor Carey March 18, 2018

Have you ever heard of the Pierre de Coubertin International Fair Play Trophy? It is named for the founder of the modern Olympic Games, and is awarded annually to people in sports who have demonstrated nobility of spirit and fair play. One winner was Henry Pearce of Australia, who was competing in the single scull […]

FACING THE CROSS (Part 4) Facing Our Worldliness Lent Week 4 Matthew 6:19-21 Pastor Carey March 10, 2018

Donald Barnhouse told the story years ago about how young boys in a certain part of London all whistled out of tune as they went about their work. After much conversation and discernment, someone suggested that it was because the bells of Westminster that chimed daily were slightly out of tune. Something had caused the […]

Jesus The True Center Matthew 17:1-9 Scout/Transfiguration Weekend Pastor Carey February 11, 2018

A man took his new hunting dog on a trial hunt one day.  After a while he managed to shoot a duck and it fell in the lake.  The dog walked across the water, picked up the duck, and brought it to his master.  The man was stunned and didn’t know what to think.  He […]

FACING THE CROSS (Part 2) Facing Our Sins Romans 3:23-24 Pastor Carey February 18, 2018 Lent Week 1

Growing up in Brookville Methodist Church, every child knew when they started 3rd grade there were two things to count on: 1) a brand-new KJV Bible and, 2) joining Ruth Creasey’s Sunday school class.  Mrs. Creasey was a no-nonsense Bible loving teacher who taught by the “scripture memory, first to find and read the verse […]

FACING THE CROSS (Part 1) Luke 18:31-34 Pastor Carey February 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the first day of the penitential season of Lent. Its true name is actually not “Ash Wednesday” but “The Day of Ashes.” Whichever name is used, the reference to ashes comes from the ceremony of placing ashes on the forehead in the shape of the cross as that Pope Gregory I introduced […]

On Purpose For Purpose (Part 2) Growing In God’s Love Colossians 2:6-7 Pastor Carey January 27, 2018

The Christian walk is much like riding a bicycle; we are either moving forward or falling off. Don Lyon once wrote: “If you have the spirit without the word, you blow up; if you have the word without the spirit, you dry up; if you have both the word and the spirit, you grow up! […]

On Purpose For Purpose (Part 1) Experiencing God’s Love Luke 8:26-39 Pastor Carey January 21, 2018

Recently a man had the opportunity to visit Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal MO.  He was disappointed to discover that only a self-guided tour was available by peeking in windows with a pre-recorded message that was available by pressing a button.  As he was walking around the house the man met another person with […]

Loving God With Our Soul Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Pastor Carey January 14, 2018

Off of the top of your head, what do you think would be the top 3 or 4 greatest speeches ever given in recent history?  Monday we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Would his “I have a dream” speech make your list?  How about FDR’s speech the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor […]

LET US ADORE HIM (Part 6) LET US ADORE HIM (Part 6) John 1: 11-14 Pastor Carey Christmas Eve (7:00) 2017

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?  Over the years I have been amazed at people, friends, parishioners who have met and talked with some of the biggest names on the planet.  Some shared good stories, some not so good.  Usually the not-so-good stories describe rudeness or a superiority complex in the celebrity.  […]

LET US ADORE HIM (Part 5) The One Who Brings Grace & Truth Advent Week #4 John 1: 17 Pastor Carey December 24, 2017

Today just may be the busiest shopping day of the entire year!  So much to do and get, yet so little time!  Have you noticed that some purchases are easier than other purchases? Some of the things we purchase end with the payment or receiving the shipment.  You open the box and use it.  Other […]