The Lord’s Prayer, Part 1

Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry ChurchesOctober 16, 2022“Lord, teach us to pray: The Lord’s Prayer, Part 1”Luke 11:1-4 Thoughts at the beginning of worship It’s good to be back with you this morning. While gone I did a lot of reading including Winn Collier’s biography of Eugene Peterson. Starting back in seminary, I began reading Peterson’s … Read more The Lord’s Prayer, Part 1


Called to Service, Not to Privilege

Jeff GarrisonMayberry and Bluemont ChurchesSeptember 4, 2022Luke 9:46-50 At the beginning of worship: Supposedly, the great 19th Century “Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, was met at the doors of London’s Metropolitan Tabernacle one Sunday by an older woman. Greeting the preacher, she bragged that she had been very careful all week and hadn’t sinned at all. … Read more Called to Service, Not to Privilege


Do you have faith or are you just a spectator?

Jeff Garrison  Bluemont and Mayberry Churches  Luke 8:40-56  July 17, 2022 At the beginning of worship The most important part of having a relationship with Jesus is the potential to restore life.  Jesus provides us a reason to live.  Jesus wants us to live abundantly.  Jesus wants us to follow his lead and show compassion. Restoring life isn’t … Read more Do you have faith or are you just a spectator?


From Demon Possessed to Gentile Evangelist

Jeff Garrison    Mayberry and Bluemont Presbyterian Churches   July 11, 2022   Luke 8:26-39 At the beginning of worship: Why would you invite someone to church? I hope it isn’t to see or hear me talk, although I would enjoy meeting your friend. But that’s not why we should invite someone to church. We invite them because we care.  When … Read more From Demon Possessed to Gentile Evangelist