Simplicity starts in the heart

August 25, 2019 – Gary Martin concluded the summer series on spiritual practices by emphasizing that the journey into simplicity begins in the heart, not with a “to do less of” list.  In Luke 10:38-42, Martha was worried and distracted by many things, so Jesus contrasted her behavior with “there is need of only one thing,” pointing to Mary as example.  The one thing is our recognition of who we are: a beloved child of God, called to be Jesus’ disciple.  Such simplicity of being is the foundation for the spiritual practice of simplicity.

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Simplicity starts in the heart
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Hospitality

August 11, 2019 – Meredith Owensby, co-founder of Lydia’s House in Cincinnati, brings the message on hospitality for this week of the summer series, Practicing Our Faith.

Scripture: Acts 16:11-15

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Hospitality
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On Being

August 4, 2019 – Gary Martin invites us to reflect on our being as we consider Jesus’ teaching in Luke 12:22-31.

Scripture: Luke 12: 22-31

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
On Being
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A little child, our role model

July 28, 2019 – Gary Martin preaches a sermon on “Play” as part of our summer series, Practicing Our Faith.

Scripture: Luke 18:15-17

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
A little child, our role model
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Eat this Scroll

July 14, 2019 – Dan Miller, Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference Minister, brings the message in our series, Practicing Our Faith: Fasting and Meditation.

Scripture: Romans 12:1-2, 11-12; 1 Peter 3:15; Ezekiel 2:8-3:3

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Eat this Scroll
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Help Wanted?

July 7, 2019 – Gary Martin preaches in the sermon series on Practicing Our Faith: Guidance.

Scripture: John 14:15-26, 16:4b-15

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Help Wanted?
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Practicing Our Faith: Prayer

June 30, 2019 – Andrea Grotenhuis extends an invitation to listening prayer as part of our series on Practicing Our Faith. After the message, a healing prayer was prayed with movement and accompanied by the song “A Prayer for Peace.”

Scripture: Matthew 26:36, 39

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Practicing Our Faith: Prayer
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The Word is God

June 23, 2019 – Shannon Dycus preaches in the series on Practicing Our Faith: Study.

Scripture: John 1:1, 5:39-40

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
The Word is God
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An Invitation to Forgiveness & Healing

June 16, 2019 – Shannon Dycus preaches in the series on Practicing Our Faith: Confession

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
An Invitation to Forgiveness & Healing
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Church isn’t perfect, it’s practice

June 9, 2019 – Shannon Dycus preaches in the series on Practicing Our Faith: Worship & Celebration.

Scripture: Acts 2:1-4

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Church isn’t perfect, it’s practice
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