Unlearning

August 16, 2020 – This sermon is about the difficult task of unlearning what has been ingrained in our stories… about a time when Jesus needed a turnaround and fresh understanding.

Scripture – Matthew 15:21-28

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Unlearning
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Help!

August 9, 2020 – This sermon is about Peter’s attempt to walk on the water with Jesus. When chaos is all we can see, in the midst of our disorientation, Jesus invites us to receive his calm, but we quickly sink. Then what?

Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Help!
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Enough Even Plenty

July 26, 2020 – This sermon on the feeding of the 5000 is about looking outward and generously passing on the gifts we have received.

Scripture: Mark 6:27-44

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Enough Even Plenty
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Fearless or Fear Less

July 19, 2020 – This sermon addresses our current crises with the biblical imperative to Fear Not.

Scripture: Isaiah 41:1–10

Our guest preacher this Sunday was Richard Kauffman. Richard has had many roles in the Church, including as administrator of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, book editor of Christian Century Magazine, editor of some of our Mennonite periodicals, pastor of Toledo Mennonite Church, and more.

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Fearless or Fear Less
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God and the Messy Field

July 12, 2020 – This sermon is about living with weeds and the tolerance, patience, trust, waiting that is called for.

Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
God and the Messy Field
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Planting Seeds and Letting Go

July 5, 2020 – This sermon’s focus is on the long-range vision of God and the small, but not insignificant, contributions we make by planting seeds.

Scripture: Mark 4:26-29

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Planting Seeds and Letting Go
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Cataract Removal

June 28, 2020 – This sermon uses David’s confrontation by Nathan as a paradigm for eye opening confession, truth telling, and our dependence on a gracious God.

Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:7a, 13-15

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Cataract Removal
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Sharing by Congregants on Racial Justice & FMC

June 14, 2020 – This time of sharing focused on our sense of calling around our involvement in the work of justice and solidarity. Along with those shared from MCUSA, we heard one another’s confessions, laments, and hopes for where this time in our community and nation—this time of sharp awareness, protest, grief and anguish—might take us.

Scriptures: Psalm 13, Exodus 3:7–8, Jeremiah 6:14, Amos 5:24, Micah 6:8, Luke 19:41–42, Luke 19:44–46, 1 Corinthians 1:26–29, 1 John 3:16–18

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sharing by Congregants on Racial Justice & FMC
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