Calvary United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Accepting All with God's Unconditional Love

Sermons and Podcasts

Messages of Love and Grace from Northwest Iowa, Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park & Okoboji.
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Grandparents: Pass on the Faith

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Play this file. Play

Words: to Curse or to Bless?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Play this file. Play
 Questions to ponder:
What are the core issues that we have to believe in to be called a Christian?
Who gets to determine what those core issues are?
Who speaks for a church?  Who says what the church believes?
How important is it that everyone in the church agree on a particular issue?
When Jesus prayed for unity in the church and among His disciples, when is it right to leave a church?
To do your own investigating on what United Methodists believe, check out this website: Rethink Church

Peaceful Community

Sunday, January 27, 2013 Play this file. Play
 Rabbi Edwin Friedman was the pioneer of psychology who applied family systems theory to churches & synagogs to help us understand how our communities work and how they can be healthier.  Friedman's book, Friedman's Fables ,  is one of my favorites.  Its stories help us to see ourselves in a new way.  
Jesus calls us to be a beloved community, the Body of Christ, yet we are human beings who struggle to act like Jesus.  By being less anxious, limiting triangles and focusing on God's call we can be a healthy community and have healthy families.

Gifted by One Spirit

Monday, January 21, 2013 Play this file. Play

On Human Relations Sunday, coinciding with the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  lets remember our call to be one people blessed & gifted by one Spirit.

1 Corinthiands 12: 1-13

The following video pictures & quotes by Dr. King was played in worship before the sermon.


Forward in Faith - Joshua's Memorial

Sunday, September 09, 2012 Play this file. Play
Moses was a great leader, but didn't make it to the Promised Land.   Joshua is empowered to lead the people on, but then stops to build a memorial.

Forward in Faith - David Faces Goliath

Sunday, September 23, 2012 Play this file. Play
Classic story of little guy making good - with God's help.

A Christmas Story - The Best Present Ever

Sunday, December 09, 2012 Play this file. Play
The 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" has Ralphie wishing for the best present ever.  What is Your best Christmas present?

UpperRoom Daily Devotional
Choosing the Best
Thought for the Day
Chart how you've spent your time in the last week. What priorities does your chart reveal?
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