2008 Sermon Page for Main Street United Methodist Church

Sermons Delivered January 6, 2008 to December 28, 2008


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Below are two links to each of the recent services in:
  1. audio form of the sermon only in a WMA file (Windows Media Audio) playable with a sound card, speakers, and Microsoft Windows Media Player software (free);
  2. the whole worship service -- including the sermon -- in WMA file format.

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      Sermons Delivered by The Reverend James D. Dennis, Jr.  -   Senior Pastor


Sermon Date     Sermon Title/Biblical Text Sermon Link Service Link
December 28, 2008 "Promises Kept"
      Luke 2:21-40
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December 24, 2008 "Night Light"
      John 1:1-14 selected verses
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December 21, 2008 "A Festival of Lessons and Carols" No Sermon WMA Audio
December 14, 2008 "Mary Christmas"
      Luke 1:26-38, 46-55
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December 7, 2008 "To be Announced"
      Mark 1:1-8
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November 30, 2008 "Hanging of the Greens Service" No Sermon WMA Audio
November 30, 2008 "Now What?"
      Mark 13:24-37
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November 26, 2008 "Practical Thanksgiving"
      Luke 17:11-19
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The Nov. 26, 2008 service was the Community Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 23, 2008 "Looking in the Mirror and Seeing Someone Else"
      Matthew 25:31-46
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November 16, 2008 "Use What's Been Given to You!"
      Matthew 25:14-30
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November 9, 2008 "Ready or Not!"
      Matthew 25:1-13
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November 2, 2008 "And the Beat Goes On"
      Matthew 5:1-12
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October 26, 2008 "The Seven Deadlies and You"
      Matthew 22:34-40
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October 19, 2008 "Shsssh. Hush Child"
      Matthew 22:15-22
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The October 19, 2008 sermon was delivered by
The Reverend Larry A. Jenkins
October 12, 2008 "You're Invited!"
      Matthew 22:1-14
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October 5, 2008 "It's Not Our Church!"
      Matthew 21:33-44
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September 28, 2008 "Changing Your Mind"
      Matthew 21:23-32
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September 21, 2008 "Why Me?"
      Matthew 20:1-16
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September 14, 2008 "Clenched Fists and Pleading Palms"
      Matthew 18:21-35
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September 7, 2008 "Happy Robots"
      Ezekiel 33:7-11
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August 31, 2008 "Holy Ground"
      Exodus 3:1-15
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August 24, 2008 "Yada-yada-yada"
      Matthew 16:13-20
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August 17, 2008 "Your Cheating Heart"
      Matthew 15:10-15
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August 10, 2008 "Catching the Beat"
      1 Kings 19:9-14
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August 10, 2008 "100% Chance of Rain"
      by Walter S. Horsley
Cantata presented by the Arts Camp students during the service WMA Audio
August 3, 2008 "Reflections on Mission and Ministry" WMA Audio WMA Audio
The August 3, 2008 message was delivered by two of the seventeen youth and adults who served at the 2008 Bamberg Salkehatchie mission July 19 - 26, 2008. The first presentation is by Zane Vickery, followed by Ryan Moore.
July 27, 2008 "Yeasty Christians"
      Matthew 13:33
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The July 27, 2008 sermon was delivered by retired, former pastor The Reverend Dr. C. J. Lupo
July 20, 2008 "Wait!"
      Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
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July 13, 2008 "Good Soil"
      Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
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July 6, 2008 "Lighten the Load"
      Matthew 11:16-30
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June 29, 2008 "Lift High the Cross"
      Matthew 10:40-42
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June 22, 2008 "Count Yourselves Dead to Sin but Alive to God in Christ Jesus"
      Romans 6:1b-11
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June 15, 2008 "Doing What Is Difficult"
      Matthew 9:35 - 10:8
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June 8, 2008 "Does God Have Your Attention?"
      Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
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June 1, 2008 "How Firm a Foundation?"
      Matthew 7:21-29
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May 25, 2008 "Worry Warts"
      Matthew 6:25-35
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May 18, 2008 "Trinity?"
      Matthew 28:16-20
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May 11, 2008 "Earth, Wind, and Fire"
      Acts 2:1-21
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May 4, 2008 "Up High -- Down Low"
      Acts 1:1-11
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April 27, 2008 "The Way"
      John 14:1-14
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April 20, 2008 "I Love my dog, pizza and God ...."???
      1 Corinthians 13
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April 13, 2008 "Schadenfreude"
      Romans 12:2-21
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April 6, 2008 "God Says So" WMA Audio WMA Audio
The April 6, 2008 sermon was delivered by Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor
 in celebration of Main Street's 150 years of worship, growth, and fellowship
March 30, 2008 "Your Twin Brother"
      John 20:19-31
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The March 30, 2008 sermon was delivered by Dr. J. William (Bill) Harris
March 23, 2008 "I Have Seen the Lord"
      John 20:1-18
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March 20, 2008 Maundy Thursday Homily WMA Audio WMA Audio
March 16, 2008 "Join the Crowd!"
      Matthew 21:1-11
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March 9, 2008 "How Long Have I Been Dead?"
      John 11:1-45
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March 2, 2008 "We are All Just a little bit Blind"
      John 9:1-41
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February 24, 2008 "The Outsider of Ill Repute - The First Evangelist!"
      John 4:5-42
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February 17, 2008 "Starting Over"
      John 3:1-17
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February 10, 2008 "Let's Make a Deal"
      Matthew 4:1-11
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February 6, 2008 Ash Wednesday Homily
      Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
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February 3, 2008 "The Afterglow of God's Love"
      Matthew 17:1-9
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Below are four links to each of the recent sermons in:
  1. graphic file readily displayable on your browser screen;
  2. textual form in a PDF file;
  3. audio form of the sermon only in a WMA file (Windows Media Audio) playable with a sound card, speakers, and Microsoft Windows Media Player software (free);
  4. the whole worship service -- including -- the sermon in WMA file format.

The link to the "PDF" files provides a format which is viewable/printable using the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. The PDF form is a larger file and requires more time to download to your computer.    If you do not have a broadband connection to the internet (DSL, Cable, or other high speed internet connection), you'll probably prefer the "graphic file" (not the PDF) text version of the sermon files.  

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      Sermons Delivered by The Reverend James D. Dennis, Jr.  -   Senior Pastor

      (The January, 2008 Audio versions transcribed by Mary Alexander)



Sermon Date     Sermon Title/Biblical Text Sermon Links Service Link
January 27, 2008 "Multiplication"
      Matthew 4:12-23
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January 20, 2008 "Behold! The Lamb of God!"
      John 1:29-42
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January 13, 2008 "Prayer: The Prelude" Browser Display PDF Text WMA Audio WMA Audio
The January 13, 2008 sermon was delivered by Mr. Dave Chastain, Disciple Leader
January 6, 2008 "Gift Exchange"
      Matthew 2:1-12
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