• 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.

  • 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?

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Suicide Prevention Resources for Worship
    Suicide Prevention Resources for Worship

    National Suicide Prevention Week is a week when Americans across the country talk about suicide. These resources are an invitation for you to be a part of the solution – to be aware, to speak up, to care and to bring light and hope to those walking in darkness.

    Here you will find hope-filled sermons that look to those in scripture who struggled with suicidal thoughts, share personal stories from people who have lost loved ones to suicide and learn from professionals offering guidance on how to identify and help those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. Other worship supports include bulletins and graphics, as well as handouts to share. You will also find a discussion guide designed to give individuals and those around them the tools to make sure they’re planning, collaborating, and expending energy in a way that draws them closer together. The guide is intended not only to help families be better equipped to identify and share their emotional experiences with each other, but also to help people be more comfortable reaching out for help and more comfortable extending a hand to help others.

    With the help of these resources, you can remind everyone in your reach – including yourself – that:

    •You are loved by, and matter to, God.

    •No pain lasts forever.

    •There is always hope.

    •Others can help – just ask.

  • 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.

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