Mt Lebanon United Methodist Church's Podcast



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  • Signs of Life

    18/04/2020 Duración: 28min

    Sermon for April 19, 2020 - We continue to stay at home to #FlattenTheCurve and offer all worship experiences online for Mt. Lebanon UMC.  For local residents, if you are in need of help or want to find ways to help others, please consult the Neighborhood Aid website or call 412-253-4104. This initiative was created in response to the COVID-19 health crisis as a place where residents from Mt Lebanon and Dormont can GET HELP or OFFER HELPScripture Lesson: John 20:1-20Support the show (

  • Promises Fulfilled

    11/04/2020 Duración: 35min

    Sermon for April 12, 2020 - Easter - Pastor Scott Miller joins the expanded podcast this morning along with music offerings from Easter past. Enjoy! Scripture Lesson: Matthew 28:1-10Support the show (

  • The Question Jesus Doesn’t Answer

    01/04/2020 Duración: 37min

    Sermon for April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday - As we continue to social distance to #FlattenTheCurve, MLUMC is pleased to present an expanded podcast session with music highlights from past Palm Sunday celebrations.  Enjoy!Scripture Lessons: Matthew 21:1-11 & John 18:33-37Support the show (

  • The Bad Samaritan

    28/03/2020 Duración: 22min

    Sermon for March 29, 2020 - MLUMC's online worship continues.  Visit our homepage for more information on ministries and other online worship opportunities.Scripture Lesson: Luke 10:25-37Support the show (

  • Faithful, Fruitful, and Fearless

    21/03/2020 Duración: 22min

    Sermon for March 22, 2020 - This week is Mt. Lebanon UMC's first week of worshipping online only.  Due to the public health mandates to #FlattenTheCurve, we find ourselves engaging with each other and society in new and creative ways.  As Pastor Tom offers in his greeting, MLUMC is also streaming the modern music and message from The Gathering from our homepage or our YouTube channel.  If you need assistance during this time or just want to talk to a friend, please reach out to the church.Scripture Lesson: Joshua 1:1-9Support the show (

  • Living Water

    15/03/2020 Duración: 35min

    Sermon for March 15, 2020 - The Third Sunday in Lent - The theme for our service today is “living water.” This is what Jesus offers to the Samaritan woman whom he met at the well – water that “wells up to eternal life for God's people” (v. 14 NIV). Just as the Samaritan woman had exactly what Jesus needed in that moment – water – he had precisely what she needed as well, even if she didn't know it: grace and forgiveness and the promise of new life.Scripture Lessons: Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-26Support the show (

  • God's Fasting Plan

    08/03/2020 Duración: 26min

    Sermon for March 8, 2020 - The Second Sunday in Lent - Real fasting isn’t about putting on a religious show or losing a few pounds. It’s about aligning ourselves with God and God’s purposes. Real fasting helps us to recognize our own needs and the needs of others, turning us toward the things that matter to God. It’s not about merely abstaining from food but sharing it with the hungry, providing hospitality to the poor, clothing the naked, and not neglecting the needs of one’s neighbors (v. 7).Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 58:1-8 and John 3:1-17Support the show (

  • The Woman Who Anointed Jesus

    01/03/2020 Duración: 18min

    Sermon for March 1, 2020 - The First Sunday in Lent - On this communion Sunday, we consider another individual who was commended by Jesus. The anointing of Christ with the precious perfume was extravagant. It was a gift beyond the woman's income. But she was so grateful that she did not count the cost. She gave the best she had. Some viewed it as waste. Some viewed Christ's ultimate sacrifice as waste, but through it, God chose to save the world.Scripture Lessons: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 and Matthew 26:6-13Support the show (

  • Relationship Status: God

    23/02/2020 Duración: 18min

    Sermon for February 23, 2020 - Transfiguration Sunday - On this final Sunday after Epiphany, we conclude our focus on relationships with the most important relationship of all – the relationship between ourselves and God. At the transfiguration, as at Jesus’ baptism, God affirms him to be “the beloved son.” What’s the status of your relationship with God today?Scripture Lessons: Acts 17:24-28 and Matthew 17:1-9Support the show (

  • To Such as These Belongs the Kingdom

    16/02/2020 Duración: 19min

    Sermon for February 16, 2020 - In this month of February, a lot of people are wondering about the “status” of their relationship. In this second of our three-week series on relationships, we’ll examine the relationships between parents and their children. The church’s mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world begins with the most important work of raising our own children in the faith.Scripture Lessons: 1 Timothy 3:1-5 and Matthew 19:13-15Support the show (

  • What's the status of your relationship?

    09/02/2020 Duración: 34min

    Sermon for February 9, 2020 -  In this month of February, a lot of couples are wondering about the “status” of their relationship. In our three-week series on relationships, we’ll examine three important relationships that are mentioned in the Bible – the spousal relationship, the parental relationship, and our relationship with God. The first two have a great deal to teach us about the third.Scripture Lessons: Song of Solomon 8:6-7 and Ephesians 5:21-33Support the show (

  • Mary of Bethany

    02/02/2020 Duración: 24min

    Sermon for February 2, 2020 - Those Whom Christ Commended: Mary of Bethany - Our focus today will be on the issue of priorities. Mary was commended by Jesus because she had her priorities in order, with her Lord in first place. The most important question in the living of our lives is often not "what do we do" but "what do we do first?" What is so vital that it must be done now?Scripture Lessons: Philippians 1:3-11 and Luke 10:38-42Support the show (

  • The Baptism of Jesus

    26/01/2020 Duración: 20min

    Sermon for January 26, 2020 - Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, at the hands of John the Baptizer, publicly identifies Jesus as the Christ – the Messiah, the Anointed, the Chosen One of God. This baptism also marks the beginning of the ministry for the long-awaited Messiah whose coming is foretold in Isaiah 42:1-9.Scripture Lessons: Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 3:1-6, 11-17

  • Unwrapping the Spiritual Gifts: Ministry Gifts

    19/01/2020 Duración: 32min

    Sermon for January 19, 2020 - Our three-week sermon series “Unwrapping the Spiritual Gifts” continues.  Today we consider the “ministry gifts,” which are given by God to serve and meet the needs of others. They include the gifts of the apostle (establishes churches), the prophet (speaks God's message), the evangelist (preaches the Gospel), the pastor (shepherds the believers), the teacher (instructs in the faith), and the host/hostess (extends hospitality to all).Scripture Lessons: Ephesians 4:11-16 and John 1:29-42Support the show (

  • Unwrapping the Spiritual Gifts: Motivational

    12/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Sermon for January 12, 2020 - Baptism of the Lord - Did you think that the season of gift giving and gift receiving was over? Think again, as we enter our three-week sermon series – “Unwrapping the Spiritual Gifts.”  Today we consider the “motivational gifts,” which are given by God to shape one's perspective on life and to motivate one's words and actions. They include the gifts of (1) prophecy, (2) serving/helps, (3) teaching, (4) exhortation, (5) giving, (6) administration/organizing, and (7) mercy.Scripture Lessons: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Matthew 3:13-17    Support the show (

  • Those Whom Christ Commended: The Scribe in Mark 12

    05/01/2020 Duración: 30min

    Sermon for January 5, 2020 - Epiphany Sunday - We continue our communion Sunday sermon series, “Those Whom Christ Commended,” with the meeting between Jesus and the expert in the law (Scribe) in Mark 12. Jesus commends him by saying, “you are not far from the Kingdom of God.”(Mark 12:34) The people of our time have never seen Jesus in the flesh, but they can see his reflection in us, through lives made loving by our contact with him.Scripture Lessons: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Mark 12:28-34    Support the show (

  • Four Pictures of Jesus

    29/12/2019 Duración: 22min

    Sermon for December 29, 2019 - 1st Sunday After Christmas - The days between Christmas and New Year's Day see a shift from the images of angels and the manger to the annual retrospectives on the year that has passed.  News and TV shows use collages of images to remind people of things that have taken place in the last twelve months.  Similarly, Hebrews chapter 2 uses a collage of images to show who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 63:7-9 and Hebrews 2:10-18Support the show (

  • The Unexpected Gift

    24/12/2019 Duración: 20min

    Sermon for December 22, 2019 - Fourth Sunday in Advent - The angel appeared to Joseph and said “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.” From the world’s perspective, just about everything concerning the coming of Jesus is unexpected. He may be the most surprising gift of all time, and also the most transformative. All that we need to do is to accept the gift, and allow Jesus to go to work in our lives, in surprising and transformative ways.Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25Support the show (

  • The First Christmas Carol

    24/12/2019 Duración: 19min

    Sermon for December 15, 2019 - Third Sunday in Advent - Some have said that Mary sang the first Christmas carol while Jesus was still in the womb: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. (Luke 1:46)” Could it be that Mary’s “Magnificat” reinforced the mission of her divine-human Son even before he was born? He comes to lift up the lowly, and to fill the hungry with good things.Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 35:1-10 and Luke 1:46b-55Support the show (

  • A Shoot Springs Forth

    08/12/2019 Duración: 25min

    Sermon for December 8, 2019 - Second Sunday in Advent - In his foretelling of the coming of the Messiah, the prophet Isaiah proclaims, “A green shoot will sprout from Jesse’s stump, from his roots a budding branch.” (Isaiah 11:1, The Message) This prophetic image proclaims that life is about to spring forth from dormancy and death. This hope gives a perspective from which to view the threats and worries of life. Those things are never the last word. Our hope is anchored in Jesus, the green shoot from the stump of Jesse!Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 11:1-10 and Romans 15:4-13Support the show (

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