Is Everyone Saved?

All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared...

Ascension

The ascension is actually a coronation service. Jesus wins, Jesus is being crowned the king, and he’s bringing us along for the ride. Ascension Day was this past Thursday. That’s not a church holiday that we generally celebrate, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about...

A Tale of Two Fires

You may not know this, but in the Christian tradition, Easter is not just one day. Easter is a season, just like summer or fall. It involves several weeks of considering what the resurrection means for us. Now, if you’ve been around here long, you might have noticed...

On Blindness and Salvation

{Preached by Julie at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, as part of the Wilmington Area Ministerial Association’s annual pastor exchange.} Most of you don’t know me, so you don’t know what to expect. I’ll tell you what my plan was, though: I was going to...

Woman At The Well

Last week, as I hope you remember if you were here, the Gospel story was Nicodemus meeting Jesus under the cover of darkness. I used the children’s message to talk about being born again, because that’s what Jesus tells Nicodemus. Nicodemus comes to Jesus...