• 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.

  • New Places for New People
    New Places for New People

    Effectively creating new places for new people is at the heart of our mission as a church. It comes directly from the commission Jesus gave his disciples “go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20, The Message) What are the new places we can create inside and outside the church to develop relationships with new people? How does scripture guide us in that process? How is God seeking to do a new thing in our midst? The Good News of Jesus Christ is meant to be shared. Our focus in this series is to seek how God is leading us as disciples to be that connectional component - New Places for New People.

    Here you will find tools to plan a 7-week sermon series on “New Places for New People” including weekly themes, key scriptures, sermon building points and weekly sample worship order.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Promise of Christmas
    The Promise of Christmas

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year..."  The Christmas season is a time filled with promise, but what is the promise of Christmas?  If we're not clear about what Christmas really promises, we might just miss out on what makes it the most wonderful time of the year.

    In this sermon series, which includes the 4 weeks of Advent, Candlelight Christmas Eve and the week after Christmas, Pastor Adam Hamilton takes us on a journey back to Bethlehem and recalls the promises that were made by the prophets, the angels, the wise men, and shepherds, and how their fulfillment is still what makes this "the most wonderful time of the year."

    You will find here all the series resources which 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!
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