Sunday Messages

Each Sunday, you can find the message given at Winner United Methodist Church in written form.  The most recent message is towards the top of the list.

“Intervention” – Summer Series 1

June 16 – “The God Who Sees and Sets Things Right

“The Unexpected Acts of God” – Easter 2019

June 9 – “Pentecost: The Ultimate Surprise Party

June 2 – “An Ironic Escape

May 26 – “An Amazing Detour

May 19 – “An Unexpected Change of Menu

May 12 – “An Astonishing Imitation” – Guest Speaker Coleen Patmore

May 5 – “An Unlikely Friendship

April 28 – “A Surprising Turnaround

“God on the Move” – Lent 2019

April 21 – “God Moves… Out of the Tomb

April 19 – Good Friday – “God Moves… to the Grave

April 18 – Maundy Thursday – A Reflective Reading from John 13

April 14 – “God Moves… to the Cross

April 7 – “God Moves… to Empty Ourselves

March 31 – “God Moves… Down the Road

March 24 – “God Moves… Over the Fence” – Guest Speaker Justin Peterson

March 17 – “God Moves… Past the Obstacles

March 10 – “God Moves… into the Desert

March 6 (Ash Wednesday) – “God Moves… Us to Repentance

“A Light to the Nations”

March 3 – “Listen to Him!

February 24 – “Unlimited Love

February 17 – “Fullness and Emptiness

February 10 – “Called and Sent

February 3 – “Hometown Boy

January 27 – “A Mission to Light Your Way

January 20 – “New Wine, New Life

January 13 – “Saved to Serve the Whole World

January 6 – “Outsiders Becoming Insiders

Living “In Between”

December 30 – “The Sounds of Silence

December 24 – “Salvation from the Margins

December 23 – “Can They Hear Us Singing?

December 16 – “What Then Should We Do?

December 9 – “Repent and Follow

December 2 – “Looking for New Life

Gifts of Love

November 25 – “The King of Love

November 18 – “A Community of Love

November 11 – “The Greatest Gift

November 4 – “The Greatest Commandments

The Upside-Down Kingdom

October 28 – “Where the Blind Can See

October 21 – “Where the Least Are Greatest

October 14 – “Where the First Are Last

October 7 – “Where the Children Are Blessed

A Faith That Works

September 30 – “Powerful Prayer

September 23 – “The Good Life

September 16 – “Taming the Tongue

September 9 – “Body and Soul

September 2 – “A Faith That Works

Psalms of Lament Series

August 26 – “Trust the Fly” – Guest Speaker Coleen Patmore

August 19 – “A Personal Psalm of Lament

August 12 – “An Individual Lament

August 5 – “A Communal Lament

“No Longer Strangers” Series

July 29 – “Overflow

July 22 – VBS Sunday

July 15 – “Bound Together

July 8 – “God’s Powerful Love

July 1 – “Aliens Brought Near

June 24 – “The Family

“God at Work” Series

June 17 – “God Unites” (Guest Speaker Justin Peterson)

June 10 – “God Saves

June 3 – “God Leads

May 27 – “God Sees” (Radio Message)

May 20 – “God Responds

May 13 – “God Calls

“Belong, Believe, Behave” – Easter Series

May 6 – “When Jesus Interrupts

April 29 – “Follow the Verbs

April 22 – “When You Say Nothing at All

April 15 – “Eating with Ghosts

April 8 – “In Defense of Doubt” – Lay Leader Justin Peterson

April 1 – “Insider Knowledge

March 29 – “Real Love

“Covenant” – Lenten Series

March 25 – “What Happens When You Assume?

March 18 – “Marriage Vows

March 11 – “Unbreakable

March 4 – “Covenants and Contracts

February 25 – “Promises We Can’t Keep

February 18 – “A Global Guarantee

“Jesus – Man of Mystery” Series

February 11 – “Exposed

February 4 – “Secrets, Secrets, Secrets

January 28 – “Extra!  Extra!  Read All About It!

January 21 – “An Urgent Mission

January 14 – “Now You See It, Now You Don’t

January 7 – “The Reveal” – Guest Preacher Justin Peterson

“Coming Soon” Advent Series

December 31 – “The Cliffhanger

Christmas Eve – December 24 – “The Foggy Fringe

December 24 – “The Subjunctive Space

December 17 – “John the Doppelganger

December 10 – “Baptismal Limitations

December 3 – “Stay Tuned

“The Good News About Death” Series

November 26 – “The Last Word

November 19 – “How Many Shopping Days Left?

November 12 – “Grieving with Hope” – Justin Peterson

(Pastor John’s “Grieving with Hope” Radio Message)

November 5 – “The Other Side of the Curtain

“The Enemies of Gratitude” Series

October 29 – “Disappointment

October 22 – “Greed

October 15 – “Entitlement

October 8 – “Worry

October 1 – “Nostalgia

“No Fair” Series

September 24 – “A Fair Wage

September 17 – “The Math of Forgiveness

September 10 – “How to Fight Like a Christian

September 3 – “The Work of the Christian

August 27 – “Stepping Out for the Glory of God” – Clint Woods

“Broken: Good News for Tough Times” Series

August 20 – “God Is in Control

August 13 – “The End of the Law

August 6 – “All- Inclusive Grace” – Kristin Britt

July 30 – “Inseparable

July 23 – “Labor Pains

July 16 – “Broken Spirits, Broken Bodies

July 9 – #missiontomissiontx – 2017 Mission Trip Team

July 2 – Guest Speaker Justin Peterson

June 25 – Guest Speaker Justin Peterson

June 18 – “The Kingdom Is Near

June 11 – “Celebration” – Guest Speaker Justin Peterson

“Becoming…” Series

Sunday, May 14 – “Becoming… One with Christ

Sunday, May 21 – “Becoming… One with Each Other

Sunday, May 28 – “Becoming… One in Ministry

Sunday, June 4 – “Pentecost – Flowing into the World

“Living the GOOD Life” Series

Sunday, April 23 – “Reframing the Good Life

Sunday, April 30 – “Money and the Good Life

Sunday, May 7 – “Success and the Good Life

LENT 2017 – “LISTEN: Praying in a Noisy World”

Wednesday, March 1 – “Preparing for the Journey

Sunday, March 5 – “This Is My Son – Listen to Him!

Sunday, March 12 – CAMP Sunday – “Branching Out” by Sean Binder, Storm Mountain Center

Sunday, March 12 – Thoughts Week Two of on our Lenten Journey

Sunday, March 19 – “A Trusted Mentor

Sunday, March 26 – “Everyone Needs Help

Sunday, April 2 – “Flying Solo

Sunday, April 9 – “Getting Into Position

Sunday, April 16 – “He Is Alive!

FEBRUARY 2017 – “Who Is Jesus?”

Sunday, February 12 – “Who IS This Jesus?

Sunday, February 19 – “The Prodigal Son (Come As You Are)” – by Brandon Bicek

Sunday, February 26 – “Jesus the Eternal

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017 – “The War Room”

Sunday, January 8 – “When You Pray

Sunday, January 15 – “Where You Pray

Sunday, January 22 – “Who You Pray

Sunday, January 29 – “How You Pray

Sunday, February 5 – “The Power of Prayer

Sunday, January 1, 2017 – “The Great Awakening” – by Brody Woods

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016 – “Under Wraps” Advent Series

Sunday, November 27 – “God Is Expectant

Sunday, December 4 – “God Is Dangerous

Sunday, December 11 – “God Is Jealous

Sunday, December 18 – “God Is Faithful

Saturday, December 24 – “A Season of Joy

Sunday, December 25 – “Christ(mas) for All

NOVEMBER 2016 – “Life of Faith” Series

Sunday, November 6 – “Life of Faith: Stand Firm

Sunday, November 13 – “Life of Faith: Hold Fast

Sunday, November 20 – “Life of Faith: Bearing Fruit

OCTOBER 2016 – “Character” Series

Sunday, October 9 – “Character: Leper

Sunday, October 16 – “Character: Widow

Sunday, October 23 – “Character: Pharisee, Tax Collector

Sunday, October 30 – “Character: Zacchaeus

SEPTEMBER 2016 – The “Lost” Series

Sunday, September 11 – “The Lost One

Sunday, September 18 – “The Lost Focus

Sunday, September 25 – “The Lost Opportunity

AUGUST 2016 – The “Ready” Series

Sunday, August 7 – “Ready to Believe

Sunday, August 14 – “Ready to Choose

Sunday, August 21 – “Ready to Receive

Sunday, August 28 – “Ready to Serve

Sunday, September 4 – “Ready to Labor

JULY 2016 – The “Simple” Series

Sunday, July 3 – “Simple Power

Sunday, July 10 – “Simple Witness”

Sunday, July 17 – “Simple Choices

Sunday, July 24 – “Simple Faith

Sunday, July 31 – “Simple Needs