First Congregational Church Of Wyandotte

98 Superior Blvd. at First St. Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

Founded 1892.

Readings & Sermon Titles for August/September 2017

Date Scripture Sermon Title Overview
08/20/2017 Old Testament: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Gospel: Matthew 15:10-28
"The Law and Grace" Religious institutions often have many rules. This was the same in the time of Jesus. Rules can keep people away from the love and grace that can be found in the very places where God should be followed, but those same people cannot be kept away from God. God is not limited by our rules. What rules do you believe cannot be changed when it comes to God? How easily can you let rules go in order to welcome people in the name of God?
08/27/2017 Old Testament: Isaiah 51:1-6
Epistle: Romans 12:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20
TBA Today we welcome Rev. Dr. Robyn Moore while Rev. Carrie is away.
(Please note: Communion has been postponed to 9/10)
Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-15
Epistle: Romans 12:9-21
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28
TBA Today we welcome Rev. Dr. Robyn Moore while Rev. Carrie is away.
Communion Sunday
Old Testament: Ezekiel 12:1-14
Epistle: Romans 13:8-14
Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20
"It All Comes Down to Love" We can easily get dragged down into the details of the “law”. However, when the laws are all surmised into one command – to love one another – the details fade into obscurity. What issues are difficult for you when it comes to loving one another? How often do you fall into pointing out people’s faults to them instead of just loving them and dealing with yourself; the only person you can truly control?
09/17/2017 Old Testament: Genesis 50:15-21
Epistle: Romans 14:1-12
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35
"Forgiveness Without Judgment" It’s hard enough sometimes to forgive, but we often do it while we judge them. We should only make judgements for ourselves – will this help or hurt me? However, we often fall into the trap of judging others so we don’t have to look at ourselves. How can you challenge yourself to understand another even when they have hurt you? How does the command to love one another fit into forgiveness without judgment?
09/24/2017 Old Testament: Jonah 3:10-4:11
Epistle: Philippians 1:21-30
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16
"It’s Not Fair!" Somewhere along the line, humankind has gotten the idea that God is “fair”. God is not “fair”. God is “just”. There is a difference between the two and often we cry out, “unfair”, when we think that God has given preferential treatment to other people. (Let’s be honest – we don’t complain when we are on the side of those coming late to the field.) What is your definition of being fair versus being just? How do you think “grace” fits in with God’s justice?