Bitter Sweet

March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday, with both its hope and grief, offers those who have eyes to see an alternative way of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Scripture: Matthew 21:1–11, Matthew 26:30–56

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Bitter Sweet
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When the Ground is Shame

March 7, 2021 – This sermon is about the hard ground of experiencing and participating in shaming and deriving our value and dignity in God.

Scripture: Psalm 31:1–5, 9–17a

When the Ground is Shame
When the Ground is Shame
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Hope in the Rubble?

February 28, 2021 – This sermon is about the hard ground of Jesus’ journey as a refugee, both then and now.

Scripture: Matthew 2:13–23, Isaiah 58:6–8a

Hope in the Rubble?
Hope in the Rubble?
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The Big “If”

February 21, 2021 – This sermon begins Lent with wilderness and with clinging to our identity in God in the face of struggle, temptation, and hard ground.

The Taizé song Stay With Me was played in between the scripture reading and sermon (7:05 in the recording).

Scripture: Matthew 3:16–4:11; Mark 1:13

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
The Big "If"
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Discerning Where Love Leads

February 14, 2021 – Jennifer Schrock, who works at Merry Lee Environmental Center in Goshen, IN and is a leader of Mennonite Creation Care Network, brings the message.

Scripture: Acts 16:6–10

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Discerning Where Love Leads
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How Did I Get Here?

February 7, 2021 – In this sermon, Pastor Watson of Holy Spirit Led Church shares the story of his calling.

Scripture: Psalm 25

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
How Did I Get Here?
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I’m Ready Now

January 31, 2021 – This sermon is about responding to the call to journey with Jesus as our leader.

Scripture: Mark 1:14–20

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
I'm Ready Now
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God Calling in Ecuador

January 24, 2021 – Peter Wigginton and Delicia Bravo Aguilar, missionaries in Quito, Ecuador, joined us to talked about how they see God at work.

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1–6

The Youtube video shared during the sermon was El Magníficat- Proclama mi alma, which can be found with some other videos on the Youtube page of Iglesia Menonita de Quito.

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
God Calling in Ecuador
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What I Have Learned

January 17, 2021 – Four members of the congregation share what they have learned regarding racial justice.

Scripture: 1 John 4:7–8

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
What I Have Learned
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Looking Forward With God

January 10, 2021 – This message encourages us to step courageously and creatively into a new year as a community of Jesus’ followers, trusting in God.

Scripture: Proverbs 23:18; 24:13–14

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Looking Forward With God
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