• 24 Hours That Changed The World
    24 Hours That Changed The World

    No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. Rev. Adam Hamilton  shares a series of messages that guide us through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Each service is designed to help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way you have never done before. Look at the geographical and historical setting of the events on that fateful day and even see video footage of locations in Israel where these events unfolded. Whether you are a long-time Christian or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion, you'll find this 7-week Lenten sermon series powerful as we retrace – 24 Hours That Changed the World.  You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • Gospel of the Nobodies
    Gospel of the Nobodies

    Most of us have at some point felt like a nobody – insignificant, invisible, worthless. The Gospel of Luke is a first century portrait of Jesus with a particular focus on his ministry with those who were considered nobodies. For Lent, join us as we read through the Gospel of Luke together. Each week, we’ll turn our attention to specific stories that illustrate Jesus’ concern for those who were marginalized by society, and as we do, we’ll hear his word for our lives today. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons. Use these resources to share “The Gospel of the Nobodies.”

  • Half Truths
    Half Truths

    They are simple phrases. They sound Christian – like something you might even find in the Bible:

    • Everything happens for a reason
    • God helps those who help themselves
    • God won’t give you more than you can handle
    • Love the sinner, hate the sin
    • God said it, I believe it, that settles it

    We’ve all heard these words. Maybe we’ve said them. They capture some element of truth – yet they also miss the point in very important ways. This five week sermon series breaks down these half-truths. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • How Will You Measure Your Life
    How Will You Measure Your Life

    In the final class of each semester, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christenson asks his
    students how they will apply the theories of business and organizations to their own lives to
    ensure that:

    • they are happy and successful in their careers
    • their relationships are an enduring source of happiness
    • they live lives of integrity

    Those discussions led to his best-selling book, “How Will You Measure Your Life?” This sermon
    series from Church of the Resurrection explores this same question. Drawing from scriptural teaching, it looks
    at how what we choose and value has far greater impact on our lives than what we achieve and
    acquire. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • LI 2016 Worship - Will Willimon
    LI 2016 Worship - Will Willimon

    Address given September 29, 2016 by United Methodist Bishop Will Willimon during Leadership Institute worship service at Church of the Resurrection. Introduction by Rev. Adam Hamilton.

  • Messages from the Wilderness
    Messages from the Wilderness

    In the Bible, the wilderness was both a geographic place, barren and harsh, and a metaphor for those times when life is filled with adversity. In our own lives, we all have seasons when we walk through the wilderness – seasons of loss, opposition, abandonment or despair. This sermon series from Church of the Resurrection studies the lives of five biblical characters who found themselves in the wilderness and offers keys to surviving our own wilderness times. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons (with the exception of a Week 2 Sermon Illustration video which was regrettably lost due to a corrupted file).

  • Neighboring Worksheet
    Neighboring Worksheet

    Worksheet used for the sermon series, "Next Door: The Art of Neighboring." It is designed to help people get to know their 8 closest neighbors.

  • Not A Silent Night
    Not A Silent Night

    No, it was not a silent night. From his birth to his death, Jesus Christ experienced real pain and conflict in his life. One woman stood at the center of it all. She shaped his childhood, and she wept at his tomb. This simple servant of the Lord watched in awe as God’s salvation for the world was revealed through her beloved son.

    In this four-week series of messages, Rev. Adam Hamilton helps us know and understand Mary, the mother of Jesus – a woman from humble means who found favor with God. What was she like as a person? Why was she given her remarkable task? What does the Bible teach us about her, and what meaning does her life have for ours?

    Join us as we light the Advent candles, sing favorite carols, prepare our hearts for Christmas, and study the real life of Mary. It was a life that was neither comfortable nor easy, but it changed the world forever. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • The Power of Words
    The Power of Words

    Words have power.  With our words we insult, or encourage, we curse or we bless.  With them we build trust or tear it down. Our words have the power to strengthen relationships or to destroy them.  In our political life, words have the potential to further divide us, or to bring us together.  And while we were taught as children that sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never harm us, we each have been hurt by the words of others. The Bible notes that, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”  This four-week sermon series from Church of the Resurrection addresses the power of our words, how we might avoid using our words to harm, and four keys to using our words in ways that give life. You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • The Reformation: 500 Years and Counting
    The Reformation: 500 Years and Counting
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    500 years ago Martin Luther changed history forever. His hammer, nail and list of 95 beliefs so rocked the most powerful empire of his day that he was tried, convicted and excommunicated from the only life he’d ever known.
                                                             
    What did he believe that was so explosive? What did he assert that would cause the government to deem it a crime for anyone to offer him food or shelter? How did Martin Luther ultimately reform the Christian faith and change the world?
     
    This 3-week sermon series investigates one of the most pivotal figures in human history and the Reformation he began.  You will find here the weekly sermons, promo video and Grow, Pray and Study Guide for the series. Churches may use these sermons in adult Sunday School and Bible studies to learn about the Reformation as we mark the 500 year anniversary in October 2017.
    • Week 1 Sermon - A film crew has captured video from historic sites in Rome as Pastor Adam tells the story of Martin Luther and the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.
    • Week 2 Sermon: Filmed on location in Germany, this sermon takes you to Erfurt where Luther went to school, took his vows of priesthood and was ordained; to Wittenberg to visit his home and the church where he preached more than 2,000 sermons; to Wartburg Castle where he translated the New Testament into German; and back to Wittenberg where he composed A Mighty Fortress is Our God and was laid to rest. The film crew was given rare access to Luther’s room at Wartburg and his cell at the monastery in Erfurt.
    • Week 3 Sermon: Reformation comes home. Preached at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, this sermon focuses on the perpetual need – in the Church and in our own spiritual lives – for reform.  Acknowledging that we always “see through a glass dimly,” as the Apostle Paul notes in 1 Corinthians 13, this series concludes with an exploration of tendencies we all face and tensions that develop within the church which often lead us to stray and even to divide.