Apr 23, 2017
Peace Be With You
 
Resurrection has happened. Life is different now, but hearing that Christ is risen is different than knowing that Christ is risen. Jesus came to his disciple shortly after the resurrection and said, “Peace be with you.” How is Christ in the middle of our frightening, busy world, saying “Peace be with you?”
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  • Apr 23, 2017Peace Be With You
    Apr 23, 2017
    Peace Be With You
     
    Resurrection has happened. Life is different now, but hearing that Christ is risen is different than knowing that Christ is risen. Jesus came to his disciple shortly after the resurrection and said, “Peace be with you.” How is Christ in the middle of our frightening, busy world, saying “Peace be with you?”
  • Apr 16, 2017God Transforms
    Apr 16, 2017
    God Transforms
    Series: Lent 2017
     
    This morning we celebrate the resurrection.  We are told that resurrection changes things, however, we don't understand how our lives are changed. Colossians 3 helps us to see how are our lives are changed, and how we can share the good news of Christ resurrection with others.
  • Apr 9, 2017Holy Week: Less Fear/More Love
    Apr 9, 2017
    Holy Week: Less Fear/More Love
    Series: Lent 2017

    Mark 14: 1-9

    We enter the holiest week of the Christian year. A week where we have a mixture of emotions. But the questions we ask during this week should be the question we ask during our entire lives. Where do we see fear exhibited? And how can we as disciples of Jesus Christ show love.

  • Apr 2, 2017Intercession: Less Me/More Others
    Apr 2, 2017
    Intercession: Less Me/More Others
    Series: Lent 2017
    Luke 18: 1-8

    This Sunday we talk about intersession. That is a church word for simply praying for others. Prayer can be difficult when you lift up someone you love, but when we are persistent and listening in our prayers, we can hear God answer.

  • Mar 27, 2017Fasting: Less Consumptions/More Compassion
    Mar 27, 2017
    Fasting: Less Consumptions/More Compassion
    Series: Lent 2017
  • Mar 26, 2017Frugality: Less Spending/More Peace
    Mar 26, 2017
    Frugality: Less Spending/More Peace
    Series: Lent 2017

    Matthew 6:19-24

    Jesus tells us, "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21) As we move closer to Easter, let us examine what we place value and importance on and how that draws us closer to God.

  • Mar 19, 2017Reaching Out
    Mar 19, 2017
    Reaching Out
    Series: Lent 2017

    Luke 8:40-56

    The prescriptions have been read, the vote taken, now it's time to get to work.  But before we do that, we need to guard our work in prayer. We also know we must not sit by and let opportunities to connect with Christ and others go by. This is a new beginning!
  • Mar 12, 2017Fasting: Less Consumption/More Compassion
    Mar 12, 2017
    Fasting: Less Consumption/More Compassion
    Series: Lent 2017
    What is fasting? Why is it talk about so much during this season of Lent? It isn’t a fad diet or something to be boastful about, but through fasting, we have an opportunity to re-claim our dependence on God.
  • Mar 5, 2017Super Sized Faith
    Mar 5, 2017
    Super Sized Faith
    Series: General

    Matthew 16:13-19

    Rev. Dr. Ron Henderson preaches a sermon on Supersized Faith.
  • Feb 12, 2017Following=Fishing
    Feb 12, 2017
    Following=Fishing
    Series: General
    First United Methodist Church of Royse City just completed a Healthy Church Initiative Weekend. Our lead consultant Rev. George Fisk gives us the reminder that Fishing = Following.
     
  • Feb 5, 2017Invitation to Risk
    Feb 5, 2017
    Invitation to Risk
    Series: Invitation
     

    Paul writes, “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are being destroyed. But it is the power of God for those of us who are being saved.” We have received a grand invitation. We have received life, we have been called to show up and to relate to others, to fully understand that call, we must also risk what may be safe and easy to bring the gospel to others.

  • Jan 29, 2017Invitation to Relate
    Jan 29, 2017
    Invitation to Relate
    Series: Invitation
     
    Paul says we are to be ambassadors who represent Christ. The role of an ambassador isn’t to come in and take over, but to understand the people they are around, and build relationships with those around them. What does it mean to be an ambassador of Christ? How do we relate to others and still be faithful to God’s call in our lives?
  • Jan 22, 2017Invitation to Show Up
    Jan 22, 2017
    Invitation to Show Up
    Series: Invitation

    As followers of Christ, we have been given a grand

    invitation. But in order to live out this invitation, we must show up!

  • Jan 15, 201723 Psalm
    Jan 15, 2017
    23 Psalm
    Series: General
     
    Pastor Dan Bruces brings the message using the 23rd Psalm.
  • Jan 8, 2017Invitation to Live – 11am Service
    Jan 8, 2017
    Invitation to Live – 11am Service
    Series: Invitation
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    Pastor Chris starts a new series about
    invitations. We are invited to live a full life as disciples of Jesus Christ!
  • Jan 8, 2017Invitation to Live – 8:30am Service
    Jan 8, 2017
    Invitation to Live – 8:30am Service
    Series: Invitation
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    Pastor Chris starts a new series about
    invitations. We are invited to live a full life as disciples of Jesus Christ!
  • Dec 24, 2016A Christmas Letter
    Dec 24, 2016
    A Christmas Letter
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    The sermon meditation from the 11 pm Christmas Eve service at First United Methodist Church of Royse City Texas.
  • Dec 18, 2016A LIght In the Darkness
    Dec 18, 2016
    A LIght In the Darkness

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    John 1: 1-5, 14

    The Gospel of John doesn’t give us a picture of the nativity, but it shows us a prolog to Christ and his work on earth. It is also a call for us to move out of the darkness and into light.
     
  • Dec 13, 2016A Song of Obedience
    Dec 13, 2016
    A Song of Obedience
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    As we continue on this third Sunday, we celebrate the use of songs in Luke. These songs tie the story of the Christ child together, Zachariah, Mary, and the Angels. All are proclaiming what God will do and inviting us to sing along.
  • Dec 4, 2016The World As It is
    Dec 4, 2016
    The World As It is
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    We like to wrap things up in a nice little bow. We enjoy a nice Christmas story or a cute Christmas song. But the actual story of Christmas is messy. Life is messy, but the one thing we can hold on to is the promise given to Joseph. Jesus is Emmanuel, God with us! In the midst of our struggles, God is there.