• Radical Hospitality
    Radical Hospitality

    Many of us who do not have the Spiritual Gift of Hospitality might tend to only think about it as an attempt to change our behavior toward others. But God does not desire to simply change our behavior. Instead, God desires to change our character through the practice of spiritual disciplines and an obedient desire to know the heart of God. Here you will find tools to plan a 4-week series on “Radical Hospitality," including weekly themes, key scriptures, sermon building points and weekly sample worship order.

  • Remarkable
    Remarkable

    “Remarkable: A Wesleyan Way of Discipleship” explores how we can live as handcrafted children of God who are identified by the extraordinary way we love God, rejoice in God, give thanks, pray constantly and love others. When we call ourselves Methodists, we seek to exhibit these marks.  This material draws from a variety of resources, including Steve Harper’s book, Five Marks of a Methodist: The Fruit of a Living Faith. Here you will find tools to plan a 5-week sermon series on “Remarkable: A Wesleyan Way of Discipleship” including weekly themes, key scriptures, sermon building points and weekly sample worship order.

  • The Final Words from the Cross
    The Final Words from the Cross

    This series of Lenten sermons from Church of the Resurrection recounts Christ’s dying hours and his final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. Each week focuses on one of the characters at the cross and reflects upon one of the seven final statements of Jesus, seeking to understand the meaning of Jesus’ dying words for our lives today. You will find here series resources, along with the weekly sermons.

  • The Gospel and Stories Making News Today - Christianity and War
    The Gospel and Stories Making News Today - Christianity and War
    Understanding how current events - society, schools, politics, criminals, war - impact a Christian's life and affect thoughts and actions. Audio recording of sermon on war preached by Rev. Adam Hamilton at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on May 27, 2001.

     
  • 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.
  • Unafraid
    Unafraid
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    This resource explores the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today, considers practical steps for overcoming these fears, and reflects upon fear in the light of scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we don’t need to live in fear.

    Here you'll find videos you can use to promote a sermon series on this topic, as well as samples of materials you can use for a church-wide study on this topic, including the opening chapters of the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, along with a corresponding small group video, leader guide and graphic.

    In addition, you will also find below all the original sermon series resources produced by Church of the Resurrection, along with the weekly sermons.

    Make the most of Easter this year by helping people live with courage and hope!
  • What Christians Believe and Why - Baptism
    What Christians Believe and Why - Baptism
    Audio recording of sermon on baptism preached by Rev. Adam Hamilton at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on April 8, 2001.
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road - Lessons from James on Living as Christians
    Where the Rubber Meets the Road - Lessons from James on Living as Christians

    In this series, Rev. Adam Hamillton explores three of the many themes in the New Testament Epistle of James.

  • Where Was God When...
    Where Was God When...
    There are times when God doesn't seem to make sense. We wonder why God allows terrible tragedies. We are disappointed when God doesn't answer our prayers. There are times when God seems deafeningly silent and absent in our lives. Ultimately we wonder, Is God there? Does God care? In this three-week series of sermons, Rev. Adam Hamilton addresses these issues and more while examining how to reconcile the Christian portrayal of God's love with our real-life experience.

     
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