Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost: Eat Me

Gloria RoordaSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

He offers us a healing intimacy, a restructuring of who we are, perhaps even at a celluar or sub-cellar level to rid of us death, and revive us, heal us, restore us to a life that will never end.

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost: The Bread of Life

Jae NewmanSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

I know the David story—the darkness, the redemptive element—is seemingly the text we might focus on. It’s not where I’m focusing us this week. Instead, I’m arrested by this metaphor: “The Bread of Life.” Metaphors are a big deal.

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost: Conquering Giants

Gloria RoordaSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

What would be on your list of fears? Because we all have them don’t we? We all have areas of our lives that if we are not careful can become a tsunami of fear, overwhelming us and making us feel completely unable to move ahead in any kind of meaningful way.

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Gloria RoordaSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

Today we are talking about how in the kingdom of God values things differently than the culture around us. What’s important, and how God is at work is hidden for those who are not immersed in the Kingdom of God. People may be looking at the exact same event, and see two completely different things.

Third Sunday After Pentecost: Failure as Opportunity

Chris LandonSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

1 Samuel 8 is a turning point in the history of Israel and also a train wreck of failure. This chapter fundamentally changes the nation of Israel, they go from a gathering of tribes with a version of a theocracy lead by divinely appointed judges to a monarchy.

First Sunday After Pentecost: Ordinary Time

Gloria RoordaSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

I never liked the term ordinary time, because I thought it meant plain, unexciting, boring. But in some research I did this week, I found out that “Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” not because it is common.

Trinity Sunday

Gloria RoordaSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

Today is Trinity Sunday. It is unique in our worship as a church because it is one of the few feasts that are celebrated because of a doctrine instead of an event. We are celebrating the unique three-in-oneness of our God. Father-Son-Holy Spirit.

Pentecost: The Valley of Dry Bones

Chris LandonSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

The vision of the valley of dry bones is probably the most well known passage in Ezekiel, and like the rest of Ezekiel it is wild. Not as wild as him shaving his head with a sword, ch. 3, but still real wild.

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Gloria RoordaSermon

Arbor House is a community of Northgate Free Methodist Church in Batavia, NY

Happy Easter! We are still celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead! I need to keep reminding myself of this: the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in me.