The Lighthouse Keeper

Greetings from Pastor Kerry, former pastor of Spring City UMC. This blog contains my sermon outlines and/or manuscripts from my pastorate among the people of Spring City PA, from 2006 to 2011. Pastor Dennis is now the lighthouse keeper. Come and worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.!

Sunday, November 19, 2006


November 19, 2006
from Romans 12:1-2, 14-21

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship..." Romans 12:1

My sermon outline:

• What would it look like if Jesus walked the earth today? How would you know it was Jesus? And if you had a reason, how would that reason sound coming from someone else?

• Not by appearance, perhaps by “something” (aura, spirit), hopefully definitely by message (what does he do/say?)

• What might Jesus do? (preach, teach, heal)

• What might Jesus say?
- Love (a must, yet misunderstood/interpreted)
- Peace (less understood, more cliché; is it absence of war? Presence of harmony?)

• I think maybe Jesus would say Give.

• John the Baptist told the people to give (Luke 3:10-11). Echoed by Jesus in Sermon on Mount.

• Jesus and the rich young man (Mark 10)

• Jesus and the widow’s mite (Mark 12)

• Paul: 1 Timothy 6:18: "Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share."

• God has been generous with us, (1 Peter 1:3, Romans 6:23) and wants us to be generous as well (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

• All we have is God's... Giving is our heart's thankful response to God's gifts.

• Give of yourself as Jesus did, that the world may live

• thanksGIVing, giving at Christmas (Beauty & the beast, Little Drummer Boy), church giving

- Pastor Kerry
This Sunday: Cool and clear. 80 in worship.


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