• 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.

  • A Church Divided: Sermon from General Conference
    A Church Divided: Sermon from General Conference

    In this sermon, Rev. Adam Hamilton considers the first major division in Christianity, recorded in Acts 15, over whether Gentile believers needed to be circumcised and obey the Law of Moses. He also shares about The United Methodist Church’s divide and our bishops’ proposal for the church going forward regarding same-sex marriage -- which, like the apostles’ solution in Acts 15, is a compromise that makes room for conservatives and progressives in the church. Adam also shares personal reflections on the proposal, both in light of scripture and the prevalence of conflict and division in the early church -- noting that nearly every book of the New Testament addresses conflict, and they all offer the same answer.

  • Biblical Perspectives on Suicide
    Biblical Perspectives on Suicide
    Audio recording of sermon on suicide preached by Rev. Adam Hamilton at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection on June 13, 1999.
  • Finding Joy
    Finding Joy

    In real life, we’re not always dealt the perfect hand. Relationships, careers and finances can all complicate life, leaving us unsettled, frustrated, empty and exhausted. What if you could turn the life you have into the life you want? What if life could be more meaningful and filled with real joy? What if you could develop habits that would make every day of your life better?

  • Freed-2-Lead
    Freed-2-Lead

    The church needs leaders rooted in Christ, who have a vision for changing the world. Today’s young people have fearless hearts, vibrant ideas and a passion for ministry. Their talents should be nurtured to shape the church’s path into the future. The church must invite young people – including women and people of color the world over – into ministry, equip them to be effective leaders and be open to where they want to lead us. We also must strengthen lay persons, who are ministering at every level of the church.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • More Than Enough: Financial Wisdom, Courage, Peace
    More Than Enough: Financial Wisdom, Courage, Peace

    One issue is consistently on everyone’s minds: the economy. Fears over conflict and uncertainty in other countries, unemployment and trade wars in America, stock market jitters that cause huge gyrations in the markets, a relapse of rising mortgage debt and ominous signs of possible recession... they all leave pundits and politicians grasping for answers.

    This sermon series from Church of the Resurrection explores how to find the wisdom and courage to manage financial resources and experience serenity, contentment and hope. With these resources, you can help your congregation examine what it means to live wisely and what courageous changes may be needed to live as God would have us live. In the end, we often find God has already given us more than enough.

    You will find here all the series resources that were produced, along with the weekly sermons.

  • 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.

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