Sermons by Ivy Parker

Sermons by Ivy Parker

The Table of Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 18, 2018. The Table of Thanksgiving. – . 11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are…

“Serving Together”

Ivy Parker, Director of Discipleship, shares the significance of the gifts we all have and the importance of sharing those gifts with the body of Christ, the church. Scripture:  4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.1…

“Who Am I?” – Ash Wednesday Message and Music

Director of Discipleship, Ivy Parker, shares an Ash Wednesday message that encourages us to reflect on who we are and whose we are. This message is followed by a beautiful rendering of a Casting Crowns song, “Who Am I?” by our Reflect and Renew Worship Team featuring Jean McCullough on vocals and Tony McCullough and Mark Binkley on guitars.  This beautiful music can be heard every Wednesday night at 7PM at the R&R@7 contemplative service.

“Practices That Sustain Us”

Ivy Parker, Director of Discipleship, shares a message on qualities of healthy churches incorporating gratitude, truth, promise keeping, and hospitality, and how adopting these practices bring significant spiritual growth in the body of Christ – the church. Scripture: 42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together…

“On The Right Side”

Ivy Parker, Director of Discipleship at GUMC, paints the picture of Jesus’ 3rd appearance to the disciples, cooking them breakfast by the seashore and challenging them (and us) to trust the path He sets before us. Scripture: 21:1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were…

“The Better Way”

Ivy Parker, Director of Discipleship, shares a message based on the story of Mary and Martha preparing for a dinner with Jesus that encourages us to make the choice to not neglect fellowship with Christ over mundane duties and chores in life. Scripture:  38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to…

“The Glory Of God Revealed”

Ivy Parker, Genesis’ Director of Discipleship and Christian Nurture, uses Jesus’ first miracle of transforming water into wine to illustrate her message of how we can encounter the revelation of God’s glory.

“Experiencing God’s Glory, Responding To God’s Call”

Director of Discipleship, Ivy Parker, utilizes the graphic text of to challenge believers to respond to His call. 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called to another and said:“Holy,…