Shalom UMC Podcast

Weekly sermon podcast from Shalom United Methodist Church in Carroll, OH

Seeing God’s Promise

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Week 2 of "Renew" - Scripture focus Romans 6:1-11 and Isaiah 43:1-7. This week we talk about what it means to pay attention to our baptism, to live as though we have been born again in Christ Jesus, and to see the promise of God's love and grace in our lives.

Renew: Living God’s Love

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Week 1 of sermon series "Renew" - discussing how we can and should renew the commitments/vows/promises we have made in our lives. This week focuses on 1 John 4:7-21, and the ways in which our love for one another reflects God's perfect love for us.

Go and Sin No More

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Week 4 of "Go..." Focusing on John 8:2-11 (or John 7:53-8-11) - the story of the woman caught in adultery, how Jesus responds to the crowd, and how he treats the woman brought before him. What does it mean that Jesus says to her (and to all who would listen), "go and do not sin again"?

Go Out and Bring In

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Week 3 of "Go..." This week focuses on the "Parable of the Great Banquet" found in Luke 14:15-24, and how we have been sent by Jesus to go and invite people into a relationship with him. This task isn't easy. It is risky, takes effort, and requires us to build relationships and connections with others. But Jesus has sent us anyway.

Go In Peace

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Week Two of "Go...". This week focuses on Luke 7:36-50, and how Jesus forgives us all, no matter what we have done, and sends us out with his peace to share with others the message of God's grace.

Go On Your Way

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Week 1 of sermon series "Go...". This series looks at the things Jesus said when he instructed people to "go" and do something. Recognizing that Jesus has called us to "come and follow" him, what does it mean in our lives when we listen to Jesus' instruction to "go"? This week focuses on Jesus' encounter with the ten lepers in Luke 17:11-19, and the command to the one who returned to "go on your way."

Changing Expectations

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Week 5 of "Why Did Jesus Have to Say That?" - This week focuses on the command to "be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect" given by Jesus in Matthew 5:48. Focus Scripture is Matthew 5:38-48.

A Little Faith

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Week 4 of "Why Did Jesus Have to Say That?" - this week focuses on Matthew 14:22-33 and our desire to focus on comfort and security rather than the mission to which Jesus has called us.

Found Lacking

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Week 3 of series "Why Did Jesus Have to Say That?" - This week focuses on Mark 10:17-31, looking at how our desire to hold on to things hampers our ability to accept and live into God's grace.

Being a Disciple

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Week Two of "Why Did Jesus Have to Say That?" - focusing on how we think about our priorities as followers of Jesus.

Focus Scriptures: Matthew 8:18-22 and Luke 14:25-33

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