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Pea Ridge UMC Sermon

Pea Ridge UMC Sermon

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Each week, we will share the latest sermon from Pea Ridge United Methodist Church located in Huntington, WV. Our sermons focus on how we are called to share God's love in our community and around the world. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org.
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I Have a Question - What is the Role of the Church in Politics?
Our sermon series, I Have a Question, continues by looking at Romans 13:1-7. Rev. Shannon Blosser uses the passage to discuss the church's role in the public arena. In the sermon, he looks at the current state of polarization, ways the church should not be involved in politics, and advocates for a faith-based approach to our engagement. Pea Reach United Methodist Church is located in Huntington, W.Va. You can learn more about our church by visiting pearidgeumc.org or by following us on Facebook.
32:13
August 07, 2022
I Have A Question - Why Are People Not Coming to Church?
This week's sermon continues our sermon series, "I Have a Question." Rev. Shannon Blosser looks at Hebrews 10:19-25 and focuses on the question he often hears in the church. That is why people are not coming to church. The sermon looks at statistics from the nation and our community and how the church must keep sharing the love of Christ. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, W.Va. You can learn more about our church by visiting pearidgeumc.org or following us on Facebook.
30:05
August 01, 2022
I Have A Question - Can You Lose Your Salvation?
In today's sermon, Rev. Shannon Blosser continues our sermon series "I Have a Question" by looking at if someone can lose their salvation. He looks at Psalm 77:7-8 and examines our understanding of salvation and how it is possible to backslide in your faith. He talks about what it looks like to backslide and God's response when it happens. Pea Ridge United Methodist Church is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website.
30:46
July 25, 2022
Sunday Sermon: I Have a Question - Why Is There Evil?
This week we begin our sermon series "I Have a Question." Each week, Rev. Shannon will examine a question of faith and how God calls followers of Christ to respond. We begin by examining the question of evil. We've all wondered why there is evil in the world and how God could allow it to happen. Using Romans 1:18-23 as a guide, he looks at how evil came to exist, our contributions to evil, and how God calls us to respond. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about our community by finding us on Facebook or visiting pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website.
36:35
July 10, 2022
Let Us Reap What We Sow
It's the Fourth Sunday of Pentecost! Rev. Shannon looks at Galatians 6:7-10 and examines how our actions influence how we connect with faith and the movement of the church. He says we get out of faith and the church what we put into it, and our actions must match those found in Christ. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. 
24:48
July 03, 2022
How Do We Love?
Today is the Third Sunday after Pentecost. This week, Rev. Shannon preaches from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. He talks about how Paul calls the community to love as Christ loves them amid their divisions and strife. Followers of Christ are called to reflect the love of Christ in all things. Rev. Shannon walks through Paul's words and offers some practical ways in today's time of deep division on how we might love. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about its mission and ministry by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website to support our mission and ministry.
25:16
June 26, 2022
I Quit
This week's sermon comes from 1 Kings 19:1-15a. It is the story of Elijah and his struggles with life and ministry following his victory at Mount Carmel over Ahab. Rev. Shannon Blosser leads us in thinking about moments when we've wanted to quit and what keeps us motivated in life and ministry. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, W.Va. You can learn more about our ministry by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org or by finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available on our website.
34:12
June 19, 2022
Devotion: Perseverance
Rev. Shannon is at the WVUMC annual conference this week but provides a devotion focused on Romans 5:1-5. In it, he talks about seeing the good in the midst of the difficult and on questions we need to ask moving forward. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org or finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available on our website.
10:55
June 12, 2022
Leaving a Legacy Through Our Witness
Today is Ascension Sunday. Our sermon from Rev. Shannon Blosser focuses on how the Great Commission calls us to go into our community as a witness of Christ. This week's sermon podcast also includes our mission reflection from Tim Effingham. As well, we will hear from Rev. Shannon regarding the shooting at Robb Elementary in Texas. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about our mission and ministry by visiting pearidgeumc.org. You can support our mission through your generous gift online.
38:23
May 29, 2022
Guest Preacher: Rev. Frank Shomo
Our guest preacher, this week, is Rev. Frank Shomo. He continues our sermon series "Leaving a Legacy" by focusing on how we serve God. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving to support our mission and ministry is available there.
25:54
May 24, 2022
Leaving a Legacy through Presence
Today is Mother's Day. Rev. Shannon Blosser continues our sermon series "Leaving a Legacy" by looking at how we are called to live out our commitment to being present with one another. Pea Ridge United Methodist is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about us at pearidgeumc.org, where you will find a place to support our mission and ministry.
26:44
May 08, 2022
Guest Preacher: Rev. Joe Hill
Today is the Second Sunday of Easter. Our guest preacher is Western District Superintendent Rev. Joe Hill. He preaches on faith and forgiveness through John 20:19-31.
18:02
April 24, 2022
Final Words: It is Finished
This week is Palm Sunday. We continue our "Final Words" series by looking at John 19:30. This is the final word Jesus says from the cross in John's gospel. Rev. Shannon looks at what Jesus may have meant by the phrase, and how it helps us to engage Holy Week. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about us by visiting pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website.
20:20
April 10, 2022
Final Words: I Am Thirsty
It is the 5th Sunday of Lent. This week, our sermon comes from John 19:28-29. Jesus expresses his human need for thirst. Rev. Shannon reflects on the deeper meaning of this request and how it points us to the life followers of Christ are called to lead. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available at our website to support our mission and ministry.
20:59
April 03, 2022
Final Words: Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Our Final Words series continues with a look at Matthew 27:45-46. It is the only word from the cross we have in Matthew, and it is the most gut-wrenching of the seven. Rev. Shannon Blosser looks at what was going through Jesus' mind when those words were said, and how it might relate to our faith journey. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, W.Va. You can learn more about the church by visiting pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website. 
18:48
March 27, 2022
Final Words: Today, You Will Be With Me in Paradise
We're back! Last week we had technology issues preventing us from loading a sermon podcast. This week, Rev. Shannon continues our Lenten sermon series "Final Words," by looking at Luke 23:39-43. He looks at the reaction of the two criminals with Jesus, and what Jesus says in response. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving to support our mission and ministry is available on our site.
22:50
March 13, 2022
Open Our Eyes
This week is Transfiguration Sunday. Rev. Shannon looks at a non-traditional passage for this day in John 9:1-12. In the sermon, Rev. Shannon examines how the disciples questioned Jesus about what led to a blind man being born blind. He looks at how society often distances itself from people with disabilities. Rev. Shannon says Jesus calls to be a place of welcome and embrace for people with various disabilities and struggles.  You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Please note there may be a slight buzz in this week's podcast due to audio issues during worship. We ask for your forgiveness ahead of time.
24:19
February 27, 2022
From Cultural Christianity to Deep Faith
We are back in person for worship! Rev. Shannon leads us in a reflection on Cultural Christianity versus a Deep Faith. He says a cultural faith cannot move mountains, whereas a deep faith is moved by God and transformed by the love of Christ. The sermon comes from John 7:37-52. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website. 
20:23
February 20, 2022
Bread of Life
Welcome to the Pea Ridge UMC Sermon Podcast! This week, Rev. Shannon Blosser looks at John 6:35-59. It includes the first of the seven "I Am" statements in the Gospel of John. Jesus says he is the "bread of life." Rev. Shannon examines this statement's meaning and its importance in our discipleship life today. Pea Ridge UMC is located in Huntington, WV. You can learn more about our mission and ministry by visiting pearidgeumc.org. You can donate to support our church on our website.
24:19
February 13, 2022
Controversial Healing
It is the 5th Sunday after the Epiphany. This week, Rev. Shannon Blosser looks at John 5:1-18. In the sermon, he talks about the healing of the man on the Sabbath and how it violated the interpretation of the Sabbath law. He reflects on why we continue to do things if they are not leading to new life in Christ. We invite you to visit our webpage at pearidgeumc.org to learn more about Pea Ridge UMC. Online giving is also found on our website.
29:37
February 06, 2022
Woman at the Well
In this week's sermon, Rev. Shannon Blosser focuses on John 4:1-26. It is the story of Jesus engaging a Samaritan woman at the well. The sermon reflects on the nature of the conversation, its topic of living water through Christ, and how Jesus calls us to share the invitation with those we often exclude. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available at pearidgeumc.org to support our mission and ministry.
26:11
January 30, 2022
More Than Just One Verse
In this week's sermon, Rev. Shannon Blosser looks at the context surrounding John 3:16. It is the most well-known verse of Scripture, yet perhaps also misunderstood. Rev. Shannon discusses what the context tells us of how God came not to judge the world, but to share love and grace with every person. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. You can also find us on Facebook. Online giving is available at pearidgeumc.org.
23:50
January 23, 2022
Sermon: Enough is Enough
We continue our look through the Gospel of John with John 2:13-22. It is the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple. Rev. Shannon looks at the story by wondering what Jesus might be saying to us today. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website.
22:07
January 16, 2022
Water Into Wine
It's Baptism of the Lord Sunday! Rev. Shannon Blosser continues our look at the Gospel of John by examining John 2:1-12. This week's sermon focuses on the abundant love of God's grace through Christ. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org. There you will find an online giving portal where you can support the mission and ministry of our church and online ministries.
20:36
January 09, 2022
Go with the Lamb
It's Epiphany Sunday! We start off a new year by looking at John 1:35-51. In this week's sermon, Rev. Shannon Blosser focuses on the journey of discipleship. He says followers of Christ are called to be part of the journey as disciples, but also to invite others to see Christ for themselves. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org or by finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available at pearidgeumc.org.
24:25
January 02, 2022
Special Edition: Christmas Eve 2021
Today's sermon podcast from Pea Ridge UMC is a special broadcast of our Christmas Eve worship from December 24, 2021. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org or by finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available at pearidgeumc.org to support our mission and ministry.
51:43
December 26, 2021
Christmas Movies: You Old Building and Loan
Our sermon series, "Christmas Movies," concludes this week with a look at It's a Wonderful Life and Luke 1:46-55. Rev. Shannon Blosser looks at the reversal of life that occurs through Christ. The podcast this week includes special music from our bell choir. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org or by finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available on our website. 
21:55
December 20, 2021
Christmas Movies: It Wasn't The Gravy, Scrooge
We continue our "Christmas Movies" Advent sermon series by examining the story of Joseph through the lens of Ebenezer Scrooge. Rev. Shannon Blosser talks about how both were discouraged with life. They both experienced visions from God that enabled them to experience the Christmas story. He also talks about how when we've heard the story it calls us to take action. Pea Ridge UMC is located at 5747 E. Pea Ridge in Huntington, WV. You can follow us on Facebook or learn more about us by visiting pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website to support our mission and ministries.
23:39
December 13, 2021
Christmas Movies: Recovering Joy Like Buddy the Elf
Do you love Christmas movies? We do, too! Our Advent sermon series looks at some of our favorite Christmas movies and how they can inspire us to reflect upon our relationship with Christ. This week, we focused on how our faith calls us to rejoice in the Lord and to have joy about life similar to that of Buddy the Elf. You can learn more about Pea Ridge United Methodist Church by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org or by finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available on our website. 
22:44
November 29, 2021
The Name of Christ
This week is Christ the King Sunday. It is the day we celebrate that Jesus is our Lord. Our sermon comes from Isaiah 9:2-7 and focuses on how Jesus fulfilled the expectations of the long-expected Messiah. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting our website at pearidgeumc.org. Online giving is available on our website to support our mission and ministry.
22:52
November 21, 2021
Faithful Worship: What Does It Look Like?
This week, Rev. Shannon Blosser builds on our Sunday sermon from Amos 5:14-15, 21-24. He discusses what it means to worship God as individuals and as a church. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org or by finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available on our website. 
11:20
November 15, 2021
Embracing: Welcoming the Political Other
It's Reformation Sunday! This week, Rev. Shannon Blosser concludes our sermon series on how we welcome people we have a hard time accepting. Our sermon focuses on how we embrace people of different political views as followers of Christ. The sermon is a reflection on 2 Kings 10:15 and Ephesians 4:14-15. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org or finding us on Facebook. Online giving is available at pearidgeumc.org.
34:17
November 01, 2021
Embracing Younger Generations
This week's sermon continues our "Embracing" series. Our focus is on how the church can reach younger generations with the love of Christ. During the sermon, Rev. Shannon Blosser interviews four students from the Wesley Foundation at Marshall University about their experiences in the church. You can learn more about Pea Ridge United Methodist Church by visiting pearidgeumc.org. You can also find us on Facebook.
26:39
October 18, 2021
Embracing: Welcome
This week we begin a new sermon series called "Embracing." Over the next four weeks, we will look at what it means to recapture the Christian idea of hospitality as the practice of welcoming all people and treating them as our friends and part of our family. This week's sermon is from Matthew 9:10-13 and looks at the theology of welcome, what it means to exclude, and how God calls us to embrace people in a divided time. You can learn more about Pea Ridge United Methodist Church by visiting our website at peardigeumc.org.
27:15
October 11, 2021
Do it For Jesus
This week's sermon focuses on how we are called to live as a representative of Christ in our daily lives. Our sermon comes from Colossians 3:12-17. You can learn more about Pea Ridge UMC by visiting pearidgeumc.org. We are also on Facebook at Facebook.com/PeaRidgeUMCWV.
21:05
October 04, 2021