• 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.
  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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!
  • 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.