September 24, 2017

Meditation:So the last will be first, and the first will be last. Matt 20:16

OT Exodus 16:9-12

NT Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon: “God’s Economy”

Theme: God’s Grace is not fair.

October 1, 2017

Meditation: ‘Why this waste? For this ointment could have been sold for a large sum, and the money given to the poor.’ (Matthew 26:8-9)

OT: Deuteronomy 15:7-8;10-11

NT: Matthew 26:6-13

Sermon: “Why Give?”

Theme: Giving is important as spiritual discipline; but why give to the church generally and to Trinity specifically?

October 8, 2017 Guest preacher, Ken Jarvis

Meditation:  "Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?" Matthew 21:40

Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9

New Testament: Matthew 21:33-46

Sermon:  "Ownership"  

Theme of the sermon is: The words of Jesus are a challenge to our culture of "ownership, autonomy, and self-reliance."

October 15, 2017 Pulpit Exchange with First, Columbia – guest pastor – Dr Marvin Lindsey

Meditation: “Many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:14

OT: Exodus 32:1-14

NT: Matthew 22:1-14

Sermon: “The Stewardship Party”

Theme: Glorifying and enjoying God in the right way, the right time, and the right place.

October 22, 2017

Meditation: And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people. (Exodus 32:14)

OT Exodus 32:9-14

NT Matthew 21:28-32 (pg. 22 NT)

Sermon: “Making Room for the ‘No’”

Theme: When we make room in our lives for resistance, negative responses and attitudes that seem to get in the way of our plans for success, we reap golden rewards.

October 29, 2017 (Reformation Sunday)

Meditation:Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

OT Deuteronomy 15:7-8; 10-11

NT 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Sermon: “The Joy Filled Giver” I will probably change this to speak more about Stewardship since the Reformation and what that means for us.

Theme: God calls us to give until we laugh.