Wfupc Sermon Podcast

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Sinopsis

Questions about faith? Questions about life? Wondering how it all fits together? Come and join us as we unpack the Bible and seek the answers together! Like us on Facebook to partner and support us in our ministry!

Episodios

  • The Second Sunday of Epiphany

    17/01/2021 Duración: 19min

    We celebrate the ability to say, and promote, our ideas and way of living before others. And we are angered when we are prevented from doing so, when we are censored by people who think they know better. But that is not a situation we must be angered by, or even fear. Our ability to live, our ways of living, the gifts of God given to us are able to be expressed in numerous ways. The question is: how will we choose to do so, and in a way that distracts the least from the true pursuit?

  • The Baptism of the Lord

    10/01/2021 Duración: 17min

    During times of nation crisis and confusion, as well as ambiguous leadership, people struggle to understand what they can do. We want to help, to offer aid and healing, but are unsure of what it looks like in a chaotic situation. But in the event of Jesus Christ’s baptism, the church receives a clue. In this revelation of God’s power and the Son of God’s identity, we understand the power and direction given to us so we might take on that challenge.

  • Order of Our Lives

    03/01/2021 Duración: 16min

    The season of Epiphany, the realization of God's promises to the world, comes just as we are entering a new year. Many want to forget about the things experienced in 2020, but is it in our best interest to do so? Do we ignore, or try to forget, the misfortune visited upon us? Or, look for where God is leading us in the midst of all that is chaos?

  • He Will Overcome!

    25/12/2020 Duración: 29min

    The telling of the Christmas story is one of the oldest traditions in the church, reminding each of us the way God has acted in our world for our good. But it is also a story that is supposed to bend and shape us, challenge and move us, as well as be a guide to us as we navigate the difficult parts of life. Above all it is a story that reminds us just how close God is near in our times of trouble and uncertainty.

  • Loving the Unknown

    20/12/2020 Duración: 17min

    The fourth week of Advent focuses on the idea of Love. In the rush to buy gifts, and organize events for the season, are we actually capturing meaningful celebration? Is love actually being expressed within our list of holiday chores? And what does love look like when our ways of expressing it are not possible?

  • Rediscovering Our Joy

    13/12/2020 Duración: 19min

    The third week of Advent focuses on Joy, but what does joy look like when we are prevented from doing the things we like or are happy with? Is joy the same as happiness? What does God grant us in order we might express joy in this season?

  • Firming Up Our Peace

    06/12/2020 Duración: 19min

    The second week of Advent focuses on the idea of peace. But what kind of peace? From what or whom? And what for? What does the peace of God look like when we still face fear and anxiety over situations in our world which no one can control?

  • Trimming Our Hope

    29/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    The holiday season we are entering is looking to be much different than anything before. Mainly because of how we are needing to change our celebrations, and understand what celebration looks like in our current situations. The first week of Advent focuses on the idea of hope, and there is certainly a lot to hope for! But is God’s hope just limited to what we want or need in this present moment, or does it change what we look for and how we act right now?

  • Are You Lost?

    22/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    After everything we have been through this year, and the holidays starting to come up, it is easy to think we have lost and are missing out on something. But part of the blessing of losing something, is the expectation and excitement of finding it again! And remembering that Jesus is King, and Lord over all, today helps us to look forward to a season where we might receive what we need to keep going.

  • What is Your Worth?

    15/11/2020 Duración: 19min

    There is a present danger that is a threat not only to Christians, but to all people in our nation currently. A danger which might not be recognized immediately, but has consequences that could be far reaching if left unaddressed. But is also a danger with a cure already amongst us, if we only take the time to stop and recognize it.

  • What Were You Expecting?

    08/11/2020 Duración: 18min

    There are so many things we want in life, and more often than not we end up disappointed when they do not materialize. Wishful thinking might seem harmless, but makes us manufacture realities that will not materialize. So what kinds of things do we expect from God, and do those things take us away from the lift gifted to us?

  • What Can Buy You Love?

    25/10/2020 Duración: 20min

    In the midst of such a divisive season such as ours, it is such an easy thing to keep others at a distance and make our love and acceptance conditional. But is there truly a price for another's love? And would we be willing to pay it?

  • What Are You Wearing?

    11/10/2020 Duración: 17min

    We are always concerned how we appear before others. We obsess with our looks, our fashion, always trying to express ourselves and make statements before other people. But do we truly pay attention to all the ways we express ourselves, or what we truly choose to wear in front of others?

  • The Carrot, or the Stick?

    28/09/2020 Duración: 16min

    Which is better for catching someone's attention? Is is better to buy it through a gift, or demand it by force? Many people have different answers for this, depending on the circumstances. It also impacts our perspective of, and interaction with, God. But is the way God catches our attention so simple, or is it more complex to help call attention to that righteous example?

  • To be Right, or Righteous?

    13/09/2020 Duración: 18min

    We live in a time, and society, where everyone competes in the public sphere for influence. To gain popularity and attention for being "right" about something. But is perusing that prize all there is to life, and is it really worth it? Are we willing to throw away everything we have just for a moment of glory?

  • Who is Speaking?

    06/09/2020 Duración: 12min

    We are called to love our neighbor, and to listen to them for the Spirit of God working through them. But what if the things they say do not sound right? How do we know if it is God speaking, or just another human?

  • The Problem with Pain

    30/08/2020 Duración: 15min

    Pain is one of those issues that affects all people, no matter who you are or where you come from. It is something all people attempt to avoid. So why does Jesus say we must accept a way of life where we embrace it? Unless, it is to fulfill a deeper purpose as his disciples.

  • Different Peoples, Same World

    16/08/2020 Duración: 20min

    Is diversity good? Is difference a good thing? These are the questions that we currently wrestle with as a nation, as opposing groups clash due to conflicts in ideology and politics. Is difference something the church must accept to go forward, or will that destroy the mission and purpose we have?

  • Fighting Our Battles

    09/08/2020 Duración: 17min

    With all the oppressive forces in the world, Christians are under the pressure to "succeed for God" under all circumstances. But what if the fight we must have is not against such powers? What if the the fight we must engage in is closer at hand?

  • Guests to a Free Lunch?

    02/08/2020 Duración: 17min

    In life there is nothing that is truly "free". There is a price to be paid for everything, and people are always wanting something from us. Does this action apply to God? Is there anything we must pay for access to the promises made by Jesus? Or, is the Gospel truly given with no ulterior motive?

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