Sermons

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This is the blog which contains the worship sermons for First Presbyterian Church McMinnville, Oregon done each Sunday at 9:30 am. This blog is posted to every Monday on a weekly basis.

Sermon for 07/17/2016 called “Hold It Together” by Pastor Matt Johnson

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Pastor Matt Johnson’s sermon this Sunday was about Jesus Christ holding our world together. Pastor Matt noted that because our world seems smaller due to technology and communication, etc., we think we should be able to control it. Matt emphasized that we cannot control it. He said that our hope needs to be in Christ because he is bigger than our world.

Sermon for 07/10/2016 called “Fruit Season” by Pastor Matt Johnson

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Pastor Matt Johnson’s sermon this Sunday focused on peace instead of the violence of this past week. Pastor Matt told us we are all welcome in God’s Kingdom. Matt said there is grace, peace, faith and love springing from our hope in Jesus Christ. He noted that the Gospel bears great fruit as it draws people in.

Sermon for 06/19/2016 called “Courage for the Call” by Rev. Veda Gill

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This Sunday we had a guest in the pulpit, the Reverend Veda Gill the Director of Presbyterian Education in Pakistan. She is in Portland this week attending General Assembly. Reverend Gill spoke about accepting God’s call in your life even though it wont be easy journey. Veda told us that God’s grace will give you courage on your journey if you trust in God’s power.

Sermon for 03/13/2016 called “The Anointing of Jesus” by Pastor Matt Johnson

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Pastor Matt Johnson’s sermon today was focused on the woman who anointed Jesus. Pastor Matt described the hearts of five characters in this passage: 1) the chief priests, 2) the woman, 3) those in Simon’s house, 4) Jesus and 5) Judas. Jesus described the woman’s action of anointing him for burial as a beautiful thing. Finally, Matt posed a question, “Do I love Jesus like that woman?” Matt said, “We can be generous, not only with our money but with our hearts.”