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Grace Talks

Grace Talks

By Corey Simon
The collected sermons delivered at Martin UMC, a joint charge with Shelbyville UMC in Martin and Shelbyville, Michigan.
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Blindsided - John 9:1-41
The fourth week in Lent, delivered March 22nd, 2020. Time travel back to the beginning of the pandemic as Pastor Corey was delivering his first sermon following the news of COVID-19 and the quarantine, in this sermon Pastor Corey talks about what it means to be blindsided and to have our eyes opened to others and their suffering. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
07:31
May 24, 2020
Kingdom Eyes - John 3:1-17
The first week in Lent, delivered March 8th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the nature of new birth and seeing with fresh eyes, oh and he sings another Mr. Rogers song in this one.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
22:25
March 13, 2020
Power of a Different Sort - Matthew 4:1-11
The first week in Lent, delivered March 1st, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the power Christ was offered in the wilderness versus the power of God found in love alone.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
24:16
March 4, 2020
Ash Wednesday 2020
Ash Wednesday, delivered February 26th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the topic of death and overcoming our fear of it as we recall that we are dust and to dust we shall return.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
11:50
February 28, 2020
You Have to Leave the Mountain - Transfiguration Sunday - Matt 17:1-9
Transfiguration Sunday, Matt 17:1-9, delivered February 23rd, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the transfiguration, what are our mountaintop experiences? How do we honor them while also realizing when it's time to come down? Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
21:27
February 24, 2020
Many Mini Sermons Matt 5:21-48
The sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Matt 5:21-48, delivered February 16th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on three teachings of Christ offered during his Sermon on the Mount. What do they mean for us today and how might we apply them to our own world? Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
23:31
February 24, 2020
Blessed Are... Matt 5:1-12
The fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Matt 5:1-12, delivered February 2nd, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the beatitudes, how do we follow Christ's example as best we can? By living into the beatitudes.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
19:03
February 5, 2020
Undivided in an Age of Divides - 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
The third Sunday after Epiphany, 1 Cor 1:10-18, delivered January 26th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the tension between remaining in unity and justice. Why do we remain united? Is it for unity's sake alone or is it so we may grow as a community in love? Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
22:08
January 30, 2020
The Call to Adventure - John 1:29-42
The Second Sunday after Epiphany, John 1:29-42, delivered January 19th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on the Mystery of God and the Call to Adventure that Discipleship is.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
17:08
January 19, 2020
Dead to Sin - Isaiah 42:1-9
Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Isaiah 42:1-9, delivered January 12th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on baptism and living as though we are dead to sin and alive to Christ, a word is dedicated to the present situation with Iran and the church's stance on warfare.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
21:44
January 16, 2020
When Power Meets Christ - Matthew 2:1-12
Epiphany Sunday, Matthew 2:1-12, delivered January 5th, 2020. Pastor Corey's sermon on inclusion and what it is that happens when Power is denied someone to blame. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
14:29
January 6, 2020
Vision 2020 - Matthew 2:13-23
The first Sunday after Christmas, Matthew 2:13-23, delivered December 29th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on cliffhanger endings, the future, and where we're going in the next 10 years.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
17:19
January 3, 2020
Grief and Hope - Isaiah 7:10-16
The fourth Sunday in Advent, Isaiah 7:10-16, delivered December 22nd, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on grief versus weariness and the gift grief can hold. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
17:44
December 24, 2019
Hope from the Margins - Lk 1:46-55
The third Sunday in Advent, Luke 1:46-55, delivered December 15th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on listening to the voices of the marginalized and hearing the hope that can only come from the oppressed.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
16:30
December 18, 2019
Violence in the Kingdom - Is 11:1-10
The second Sunday in Advent, Isaiah 11:1-10, delivered December 8th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on violence and the place it holds in the promise of God's Kingdom. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
18:16
December 17, 2019
Fearing the Unknown - Matthew 24:36-44
The first Sunday in Advent, Matthew 24:36-44, delivered December 1st, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on fear and what it can do, for good or for evil. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
19:46
December 4, 2019
A King of Forgiveness - Luke 23:33-43
Christ the King Sunday, Luke 23:33-43, delivered November 24th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the crucifixion of Christ and what it means for us as we enter into a new Kingdom. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
23:56
November 27, 2019
It's All Coming Down - Luke 21:5-19
Proper 28, Luke 21:5-19, delivered November 17th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on allegiance in the midst of temporary kingdoms. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
18:02
November 21, 2019
What Are We To Do? - 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Proper 27, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, delivered November 10th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the work of the Church. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
19:09
November 12, 2019
To Repent and Reconcile - Luke 19:1-10
Proper 26, Luke 19:1-10, delivered November 3rd, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on repentance and reconcilliation. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
15:49
November 12, 2019
Have Mercy On Me - Luke 18:9-14
Proper 25, Luke 18:9-14, delivered October 27th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the cry for mercy and humility. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
16:39
November 12, 2019
Crying for Justice - Luke 18:1-8
Proper 24, Luke 18:1-8, delivered October 20th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on pursuing justice in the face of injustice. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
20:09
October 25, 2019
Mustard Seed Faith - Luke 17:5-10
Proper 22, Luke 17:5-10, delivered October 6th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on faith the size of a mustard seed, the story of Saint Francis of Assisi. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
17:22
October 17, 2019
Cultivating Sabbath - Luke 10:38-42
Proper 11, Luke 10:38-42, delivered July 21st, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on work and rest in a world of rush. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
09:05
October 2, 2019
Investing in Hope - Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Proper 21, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, delivered September 29th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on hope and what it is that we are investing in as Christians. This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series preaching through Jeremiah. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
19:29
October 2, 2019
Where Is God in the Whirlwind? - Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Proper 19, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, delivered September 15th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on God and the question of evil, where is God in the evils of life? Does God cause suffering? Does God will evil?  This is the third of a four-part series preaching through Jeremiah. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
20:58
September 16, 2019
Kingdom Clay - Jeremiah 18:1-11
Proper 18, Jeremiah 18:1-11, delivered September 8th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on our unity as clay and the Body of Christ and the risk of not following our mission as the Church. This is the second of a four part series preaching through Jeremiah. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
23:50
September 9, 2019
Return to the Lord - Jeremiah 2:4-13
Proper 17, Jeremiah 2:4-13, delivered September 1st, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the purpose of economic systems as they relate to life and service to the good.  This is the first in a four part series on Jeremiah. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
22:25
September 1, 2019
The Law Serves Life - Luke 13:10-17
Proper 16, Luke 13:10-17, delivered August 25th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on law vs love and grace. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
19:15
August 26, 2019
Embracing Enough - Luke 11:1-13
Proper 12, Luke 11:1-13, delivered July 28th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the concept of enough. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
17:14
August 23, 2019
Won't You Be My Neighbor? - Luke 10:25-37
Proper 10, Luke 10:25-37, delivered July 14th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on neighborliness. (The sermon in which he sings "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
20:56
August 23, 2019
A Dividing Gospel - Luke 12:49-56
Proper 15, Luke 12:49-56, delivered August 18th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the divisiveness of love as exhibited by Christ. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
17:21
August 23, 2019
Why Do We Pray? - Is 1:1, 10-20
Proper 14, Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, delivered August 11th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the justice of God and the question of our prayers and God's willingness to hear prayers without action. Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
16:58
August 23, 2019
A Demanding Gospel - Lk 12:13-21
Proper 13, Luke 12:13-21, delivered August 4th, 2019. Pastor Corey's sermon on the divisiveness of the Kingdom of God and what Christ is preparing us for.  Intro music cred is Sari Brown's, "Hold Sway", check her out on Soundcloud.
20:03
August 21, 2019