Transfiguration

Please read Matthew 17: 1-9 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: The Transfiguration Key Verse: “While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”.” (Matthew 17: … [Read more…]

New Year, Same Promises: Freedom

Please read Psalm 119: 1-8 and Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: New Year, Same Promises: Freedom Key Verse: “I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous ordinances.” (Psalm 119:7)  What does it mean to you to have an upright … [Read more…]

New Year, Same Promises: Guidance

Please read Psalm 112: 1-10 and Matthew 5: 13-20 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: New Year, Same Promises: Guidance Key Verse: “Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD, who greatly delight in his commandments.” (Psalm 112:1)  The Psalm goes on to say that those … [Read more…]

New Year, Same Promises: Blessing

Please read Psalm 15 and Matthew 5: 1-12 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: New Year, Same Promises: Blessing Key Verse: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5: 6) What does it mean to you to be “pure in heart”? Are there times … [Read more…]

New Year, Same Promises: Faithfulness

Please read Psalm 40:1-11 and 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: New Year, Same Promises: Faithfulness Key Verse: “I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation…”(Psalm 40:10) How have you experienced God’s saving help in … [Read more…]

New Year, Same Promises: New Life

Please read Psalm 29 and Matthew 3: 13-17 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: New Year, Same Promises: New Life Key Verse: “The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.”(Psalm 29:4) Do you take time to listen for the still small … [Read more…]

Christmas Eve: Emmanuel

The sermon from Christmas Eve, 2016.   http://saratogaspringsumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/December-24-SERMON-Christmas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

Coming Soon: Love Embraced

Please read Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1: 18-25 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Coming soon … Love Key Verse: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.”(Isaiah 35:10) Matthew reminds … [Read more…]

Coming Soon: Joy

Please read Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1: 18-25 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Coming soon … Love Key Verse: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Look, the young woman is with child and shall bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.”(Isaiah 35:10) Matthew reminds … [Read more…]

Coming Soon: Hope Revealed

Please read Isaiah 11: 1-10 and Matthew 3: 1-12 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship. Sermon Focus: Coming soon: Hope Key Verse: “He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;  but with righteousness he shall judge the poor and decide with equity for … [Read more…]