Speaking In Tongues: Sermon Audio

For many, the phrase “speaking in tongues” conjures up thoughts of charismatic preachers and worshipers producing sounds that are unintelligible. For others, it is a “private” prayer-language that only God can understand. For me, speaking in tongues is neither of these, but rather a way in which God’s love can be communicated to those who have “never heard.”

Sermon Title: Speaking in Tongues
Preacher: Allen McGraw
Date: 5/19/13
Time: Morning Worship Service
Location: First United Methodist Church of Water Valley
Scripture Reference: Acts 2:1-21

Honoring Mothers by Honoring God: Sermon Audio

Mother’s Day has become, in many traditions, a “high-holy day” on the church calendar. Motherhood holds a special place in our thoughts and dreams. In many ways, motherly love is an image of God’s love for us.

Sermon Title: Honoring Mothers by Honoring God
Preacher: Allen McGraw
Date: 5/12/13
Time: Morning Worship Service
Location: First United Methodist Church of Water Valley
Scripture Reference: John 17:20-26

Never Alone: Sermon Audio

We are called to be “Christ-like,” but that often seems an impossible ideal. How can we, who are shaped by so many things in our lives, be transformed into the image of God?

Sermon Title: Never Alone
Preacher: Allen McGraw
Date: 5/5/13
Time: Morning Worship Service
Location: First United Methodist Church of Water Valley
Scripture Reference: John 14:23-29

Love That Lasts: Sermon Audio

How will the world know that we are disciples of Jesus? The simple answer, according to Jesus is to love each other. However, he adds that we are to love each other the way he has loved us. That takes it to a whole other level. What would that look like for you to love the way Jesus loves?

Sermon Title: Love That Lasts
Preacher: Allen McGraw
Date: 4/28/13
Time: Morning Worship Service
Location: First United Methodist Church of Water Valley
Scripture Reference: John 13:31-35

Sheep Need A Shepherd: Sermon Audio

Psalm 23 may contain one of the most recognized lines in all of scripture: “Yea tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil…” However, when compared to the life of an average church-goer, this Psalm that describes an idyllic scene of surpassing peace seems to present an unattainable dream. What can we do to make “green pastures” and “still waters” a reality in our lives?

Sermon Title: Sheep Need A Shepherd
Preacher: Allen McGraw
Date: 4/21/13
Time: Morning Worship Service
Location: First United Methodist Church of Water Valley
Scripture Reference: Psalm 23 (John 10:22-30)