First Baptist Church of Plymouth

"We are called by God towards unity"

       


JUNE SERMONS

June 4 – Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost is the time when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit helps us to think in new ways and to better understand what God would like us to do with our lives.  In addition to joining for the Celebration of the Lord’s Supper, we will have a guest speaker.  Mr. Jack Flynn is a Volunteer Voice with a group called The Voice of the Martyrs.  He will share with us information about the work of that organization.

June 11   –   Children’s Sunday   Matthew 28:16-20     –     “Go Into the World”

We all like to have our own personal space that we can call our own. It could be your home, or a certain place in your home.  In all honesty, we are also most comfortable with the people we already know and trust. God understands our comfort zones, but Jesus told his disciples to get out of their comfort zone. Although the Christian church was in its infancy, Jesus wanted his disciples to get on their feet and get out into the world.  This applies to the Church of today.  We may not like what’s out there, but that’s where God wants us!

June 18   –   Fathers’ Day   Matthew 9:35-10:8     –     “No Strings Attached!”

In the world, you have to pay for what you want. In fact, we are taught to be suspicious of “free gifts.”  There’s always a string attached, no?  Good parenting often requires that things be done without any expectation of receiving anything in return. That’s just part of the relationship between a parent and a child. Jesus pushes that concept and challenges Christians to do things in His name without any expectation of receiving anything in return. How does this new way of thinking challenge our understanding of our Church’s ministry?

June 25   Matthew 10:24-39     –     “God’s Way Is Different”

People often turn to religion in hopes of maintaining the status quo. People cite scripture passages as grounds for not changing things. And that’s understandable: after all, there is too much change taking place in our world, and we need some stability in our lives.  God may be a constant, stable force, but what God calls us to be dynamic and changing. To be a true disciple, we are called to follow God down new paths and in directions we never imagined!

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