Sermon

When ‘as you wish’ is hard

ScreenShot_001In this weeks message, Bob covers a number of topics including the dilemma this year for Irish Catholics when the great traditions of Lent and St. Patrick’s day collide.  During Lent they cannot eat meat on Fridays, but this is in conflict with the tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s day which this year falls on Friday 17th March.  Listen to learn how some of the Bishops have crafted a workaround for this conundrum.

He Bob moves on to the story of Jesus at Gethsemane and we learn from His experience about the suffering He endured in His last hours before His body is nailed upon a cross to redeem us from our sins.

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Who is my Neighbor?

BOBK004In this sermon, Bob asks us to think about who our neighbor really is.  As God commands that we love our neighbor as ourselves, Bob explore how far do we take that idea, and tells the ‘Good Samaritan’ story with particularly energy and power in his delivery.

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Sermon – Come and See

In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about the importance of getting to know our neighbors, and if possible, inviting them to the February 26th Cookout entitled “Bring you Neighbor Day”.  In February?  Sure why not – it’ll be indoors – in case you were worried. 🙂  This will be a huge amount of fun and it will be wonderful to see some new faces and hopefully see them again, and again, after the cookout.

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How is Jesus Good News?

IMG_3439In this week’s sermon, Bob talks about what Jesus means to each of us, and how different cultures express what Jesus means to them.

He also introduces us to Hezekiah Walker’s new video “Every Praise” where we see people dancing in the streets signing the lords praise.  Click on the image below or go to Bob’s Facebook page to see this wonderful and uplifting music video.

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Jesus is the answer – but what’s the question?

IMG_3431This week Bob talks about how lost we are: “lost like sheep without a shepherd”.  Jesus saw the lost people and it filled his heart with compassion.  We as his disciples are asked to have compassion, and to go out into the world and guide those who are lonely and lost.  From Mathew 9:

36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask (petition in prayer) the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers (us) into his harvest field.”

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None to Perish, But Why Repentance?

2017-01-15_BOBK_Sermon_Photo In this week’s sermon, Bob Kolodner explores the concept of repentance.

What is repentance?  It is sacrifice, giving up certain things?  No – repentance is so much more than that and in this podcast you can learn much about what real repentance is.  Calling on many examples of scripture including Acts, Mark and Luke, Bob walks us through the different attitudes and approaches to repentance.

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Sermon – From Babylon to Bethlehem

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In this week’s sermon on this 4th Sunday of Advent, Bob Kolodner talks about the extremely dangerous and long travels of the Magi from far away lands (probably Persia) to give praise and to worship the infant Jesus.  In the photo above, Bob shows the congregation a marvelous example of an Advent calendar.  He then asks how far are we willing to travel for Christ, the messiah.  Working from the gospel according to Matthew, Bob talks in detail about the wise men, their travels and their visit with King Herod, disturbed by the rumors of the birth of a new Jewish King.

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Sermon Video: Chris Abernethy – 3rd Week of Advent

chris_a_sermon_001-jpgOn this third Sunday of advent, our dear brother and associate minister Chris honors God in praise and worship with his most thoughtful sermon concerning not just the main protagonists in the story of Jesus’ birth, but the minor supporting characters too.  Working from the gospel according to Luke, Chris asks us to think about the Shepherds who saw an angle and received word that the messiah is to be born.  He goes on to ask how we can serve God in our own way, even if our part is very small or mundane in the ongoing story of Christ Jesus.  As Chris puts it: “faithful, quiet, obscure obedience does matter to God.”

Sadly this will be our last chance to hear one of Chris’ sermons as he is heading south on December 20th, back to his home town after serving this church so faithfully for the last year-and-a-half.  screenshot-2016-12-11-16-14-40Among other things, Chris has been our youth minister and our principle worship leader in that time.  He has brought us new songs to sing in God’s praise and introduced us to new friends such as Scott Lippiatt. We have been blessed to have Chris with us for the time that God has allowed, and we now must say farewell dear Brother, safe travels, and keep in touch.  We will keep you in our hearts and in our prayers as you follow new callings and new oportunities to serve.  Your humble and gentle spirit will be surely missed.  God bless you.

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Sermon: What if, what if…

Screenshot 2016-06-28 17.49.13In this second Sunday of Advent sermon, Bob talks about how Christ prepared himself for a life on planet Earth: how he emptied himself of his divinity and was born among us and lived among us in linear time as a man.

This sermon is available on the WCOC Podcast channel.  Click on the following link to access the soundcloud web site and enjoy this delightful sermon.

What if, what if…

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Andy Stanley – Tough as Nails Series

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If you missed bible class the last couple of Sundays, you missed an opportunity to view a terrific series of videos by Andy Stanley called “Tough as Nails”.

Another Chance to See Andy Stanley

But do not worry brothers and sisters, we are providing the links to Andy’s “Your Move” web site below so you can get caught up on the lessons in this series.  So far we have viewed Episode 1 and 2 at the church, the conclusive episode 3 will be viewed this coming Sunday 13th at the 9:30 bible class in the Fellowship room.  Hope to see you there.

Tough as Nails – Episode 1 – In the beginning

Tough as Nails – Episode 2 – Fix your Eyes

Tough as Nails – Episode 3 – Once upon a time

These are excellent and very thought provoking sermons and we recommend you watch these three videos.  You will also find postings of these on YouTube and Vimeo so you can watch on your Apple TV or other streaming devices.

Get the App

icon175x175You can also download Andy’s free App on your smart phone and watch the videos anywhere on your mobile devices.  Search for “Your Move” in the app store.