Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry ChurchesMay 2, 2021Hebrews 11:8-22c2021 Introduction at the beginning of worship: Again, this week, we’re talking about faith. Too often, we think of faith meaning we have arrived. It’s as if faith is our purpose. However, the definition of faith we read last week, “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of … Read more Hebrews 11:8-22, Stepping Out in Faith
Jeff GarrisonMayberry and Bluemont ChurchesApril 25, 2021Hebrews 11:1-7 Sermon taped on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Mayberry Church Introduction to worship As I mentioned last week, the Session of both churches have spent time planning the future as we, God willing, come out of the COVID pandemic. Therefore, now is a good time to tackle … Read more Hebrews 11:1-7, The Difference Faith Makes
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Churches April 18, 2021 Acts 16:1-10 The sermon was recorded on Friday, April 16, at Bluemont Presbyterian Church At the beginning of worship The sessions of both congregations, Bluemont and Mayberry, are engaged in planning for the future as we come out of the COVID pandemic. While we all … Read more Times are Changing: Where is God leading us?
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Church Mark 10:23-27 April 11, 2021 Sermon recorded at Mayberry Church on Friday, April 9, 2021 At the beginning of worship As Christians, we need to laugh more. Too often we think of humor as inappropriate in churches. God is seen as some stern judge up in the sky, … Read more Laughter as a Spiritual Discipline
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Churches Easter Sunday 2021 Mark 16:1-8 Sermon recorded at Bluemont Church on Friday, April 2, 2021 At the beginning of worship: Why do we come here this morning? Do we come because it’s the thing to do on Easter Sunday? To get all dressed up for church. Do we come … Read more A new day, but will we tell anyone?
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Churches March 28, 2021 Mark 11:1-11 Sermon recorded on Friday, March 26 at Mayberry Presbyterian Church Thoughts at the Beginning of Worship Palm Sunday! A triumphant day when we recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Jesus arrives at the royal city, greeted by a cheering crowd. From a strictly earthly … Read more The meaning of Palm Sunday
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Churches Hebrews 10:19-31 March 21, 2021 c2021 Recorded at Bluemont Church on Friday, March 19, 2021 Information at the beginning of worship We’ve spent the last three months making our way through the first three quarters of Hebrews. Last week, I mentioned we were at an end of a section of the book … Read more Hebrews 10:19-31: Worship
Jeff Garrison Mayberry and Bluemont Churches March 14, 2021 Hebrews 10:1-18 c2021 The sermon was taped at Mayberry Church on Friday, March 12, 2021 At the beginning of worship Over the past few weeks, as we’ve worked our way through the Book of Hebrews, we have been in an advanced Christological class. We’ve experienced Jesus as our High … Read more Hebrews 10: Sacrifice
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Churches March 7, 2021 Hebrews 9 c2021 At the beginning of worship: So far, in the book of Hebrews, we have seen that Jesus is superior to everything. He tops angels and folks like Moses as well as the temple priests. He’s divine, having come from and returned to God’s heavenly throne. … Read more Hebrews 9: The True Sanctuary
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Churches February 28, 2021 Hebrews 8 c2021 At the beginning of worship Today, as we’re continuing our work through the book of Hebrews, the author turns toward a topic he mentioned in the previous chapter: a new covenant. A covenant is a contract between two parties, in this case, between God and … Read more The New Covenant