Archived Sermons

All of Pastor Bill Wendell's sermons from 06/07/15 - 06/24/18 are located here. Also included here are sermons during that time period preached by others. Click on the sermon title to access the Word Document of the sermon (if available). If a video was taken of that sermon then it will be located right below the scriptures.

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  • 1 Corinthians 3:5-11

    Acts 1:6-8

  • Enjoying the View

    The Wilderness Week 8

    06/10/18

    Deuteronomy 34:1-5,9-12

    Luke 9:28-37


  • Be Courageous

    The Wilderness Week 7

    06/03/18

    Deuteronomy 31:1-8

    Matthew 10:16-20


  • Looking Busy

    The Wilderness Week 6

    05/27/18

    Exodus 32:1-8

    Romans 12:1-2


  • Rabble of slaves

    The Wilderness Week 5

    05/20/2018

    Matthew 5:17-20

    Deuteronomy 5:6-22


  • Wandering

    The Wilderness Week 4

    05/13/18

    Romans 6:16-18

    Exodus 16:1-9


  • Power's purpose

    The Wilderness Week 3

    05/06/2018

    Exodus 5:1-9

    Matthew 10:15-20 

     


     

  • We Had been hoping

    04/29/2018

    Isaiah 25:6-9

    Luke 24:13-35


  • Losing Buts

    The Wilderness Week 2

    04/22/18

    Exodus 4:10-16 

    1 Corinthians 1:20-29 


  • A Burning desire

    The Wilderness Week 1

    04/15/18

    John 4:15-21

    Exodus 3:1-15


  • Getting to know you

    04/08/2018

    1 Corinthians 15:1-11

    Philippians 3:7-11

    John 10:14-16


  • a revolution

    24 hours that changed the world week 7

    04/01/18

    1 Corinthians 15:17-28

    Mark 16:1-7


  • One week

    24 hours that changed the world week 6

    03/25/18

    Mark 11:4-11

    Mark 15:25-39


  • legacy

    24 hours that changed the world week 5

    03/18/2018

    Hebrews 13:11-16

    Mark 15:15-24


  • make a choice

    24 hours that changed the world week 4

    03/11/2018

    Isaiah 53:6-7  

    Mark 15:1-15

     



  • On Trial

    24 Hours that changed the world Week 3

    03/04/2018

    Mark 14:53-65

    Mark 14:66-72


  • Reversing the fall

    24 Hours that changed the world week 2

    02/25/2018

    Genesis 3:1-13

    Mark 14:32-42



  • A Defining Story

    24 Hours that CHanged the World Week 1

    02/18/18

    Jeremiah 31:31-34 

    Mark 14:22-25



  • Different Perspectives (A sermon by rev. andrew scott of lagrange umc)

    02/11/18

    Psalm 50:1-6

    Jonah 4


  • Helpless

    God Never Said That Week 5

    02/04/18

    Romans 5:6-11  

    Mark 2:13-17



     

  • In Christ Alone

    God Never Said that week 4

    01/28/18

    Colossians 1:15-20

    John 14:5-12


  • Free Indeed

    God Never said that week 3

    01/21/18

    Romans 6:1-14

    John 8:31-36


  • Strength In Weakness

    God Never Said That Week 2

    01/14/18

    2 Corinthians 12: 7-10

    Matthew 11: 25-30


  • A Full Life

    God Never Said That Week 1

    01/07/18

    Psalm 37: 1-4

    John 10: 1-10


  • Misfit King

    The Misfits of CHristmas 

    12/24/17 (Christmas Eve)

    Isaiah 9: 2-7

    John 1:1-14


  • Favored One

    The Misfits of Christmas Week 3

    12/24/17 (11am)

    Genesis 18: 10-14

    Luke 1:26-38


  • A Transforming Dream

    The Misfits of Christmas Week 2

    12/10/2017

    2 Corinthians 3:12-18

    Matthew 1:18-25


  • Welcomed Shepherds

    The Misfits of Christmas Week 1

    12/03/2017

    1 Corinthians 1:20-29

    Luke 2:8-20


  • Tis Thy Gift

    Giving Thanks Week 3

    11/26/2017

    Romans 12:3-13 

    John 14:12-21


      

  • True treasure

    Giving Thanks Week 2

    11/19/2017

    Matthew 13:44-46

    Luke 12:13-21


  • Redeeming the time

    Giving Thanks Week 1

    11/12/2017

    Colossians 4:2-6

    Ephesians 5:8-20



  • a sERVICE OF HOPE AND REMEMBRANCE

    pASTOR wENDELL'S hOMILY

    11/05/2017

    Isaiah 40:1, 25-31

    Psalm 121

    Matthew 11:28-30


  • WhosE ImagE?

    10/22/2017

    1 Thessalonians 1:4-10 

    Matthew 22:15-22


     

  • On The Move

    Disciple Makers Week 5

    10/08/17

    James 2:14-19 

    Matthew 16:13-19




      

  • Fruitful

    Disciple Makers Week 4

    10/01/17

    Ephesians 4:11-16

    John 15:1-8


  • Good News

    Disciple Makers Week 3

    09/24/2017

    Romans 10:8-15

    Acts 2:22-24, 36-41


  • MISSIONARY gOD

    dISCIPLE mAKERS wEEK 2

    09/17/2017

    1 Corinthians 9:19-23

    Luke 14:16-23


  • Disciple Makers

    Disciple Makers Week 1

    09/10/2017

    1 Corinthians 12:4-12

    Matthew 28:16-20


  • FIRE INSURANCE

    tHE jESUS mANIFESTO wEEK 14

    09/03/2017

    Isaiah 64:5-8

    Matthew 7:21-27


  • Fully Human

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 13

    08/27/2017

    Philippians 3:12-16 

    Matthew 5:43-48

  • Anger Management

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 12

    08/20/2017

    Ephesians 4:25-32 

    Matthew 5:21-26

  • Running into walls

    The Jesus Manifesto week 11

    08/13/17

    Jeremiah 31:31-34

    Matthew 5:17-20


  • Not About US

    the jesus manifesto week 10

    08/06/17

    Isaiah 49:6-7

    Matthew 5:13-16




  • Romans 7:15-25

    Acts 17:22-29


  • Psalms 139:14

    Romans 8:31

    Joshua 1:9

    Psalms 89:2

    Jeremiah 29:11


  • Gain Through pain

    The Jesus manifesto Week 9

    07/02/17

    1 Peter 2:11-12

    Matthew 5:10-12

    John 15:18-21



  • Waging Peace

    The Jesus manifesto Week 8

    06/25/17

    Romans 12:17-21

    Matthew 5:9

    John 14:25-27



  • Heavy Lifting (A Sermon By Ethan Greenly)

    06/18/17

    Ephesians 1:3-10

    Matthew 6: 19-33




  • Will One Thing

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 7

    06/11/17

    Psalm 51:10-17

    Matthew 5:8

    Matthew 6:22-24,33


  • Motion of Mercy

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 6

    06/04/17

    Lamentations 3:22-24

    Matthew 5:7

    Matthew 18:21-35


  • Never Enough

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 5

    05/28/17

    Deuteronomy 6:4-9

    Matthew 5:6

    Luke 10:25-37


  • Lose To Gain

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 4

    05/21/17

    Micah 6:6-8

    Matthew 5:5

    Matthew 11:25-30


  • Heart Surgery

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 3

    05/14/17

    1 Timothy 1:12-16

    Matthew 5:4

    Luke 7:37-47


  • Hospital For Sinners

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 2

    05/07/17

    Romans 7:15-25

    Matthew 5:3

    Luke 18:9-14


  • On Its Head

    The Jesus Manifesto Week 1

    04/30/17

    1 Corinthians 1:18-25

    Matthew 5:1-12


  • Matthew 27:45-51

    Matthew 28:1-10


  • Save US

    04/09/17

    Psalms 118:1-2, 19-29

    Matthew 21:7-11


  • I Believe

    04/02/17

    Romans 8:14-17

    John 11:25-27;39-45


  • Ephesians 5:8-14

    John 9:1-7


  • Romans 5:6-11

    John 4:4-15


  • Born Again

    3/12/17

    Romans 4:1-5

    John 3:1-17


  • Romans 5:12-19

    Matthew 4:1-11


  • Is Jesus Welcome?

    The Good, The BAd, and The Ugly Week 7

    2/26/17

    Luke 18:9-14

    Revelation 3:14-22


  • The Open Door

    The Good, The BAd, and The Ugly Week 6

    2/19/17

    John 10:7-10

    Revelation 3:7-13

  • Wake Up Call

    The Good, The BAd, and The Ugly Week 5

    2/12/17

    Psalms 139:1-12

    Revelation 3:1-6


  • Walk the Line

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Week 4

    2/5/17

    Matthew 14: 24-30

    Revelation 2:18-29


  • The Mightiest Sword

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly week 3

    1/29/17

    John 15:1-8

    Revelation 2:12-17


  • Joyful suffering

    The good, the bad, and the ugly week 2

    1/22/17

    Romans 5:1-8

    Revelation 2:8-11


  • And is better

    The Good, The BAd, and the ugly week 1

    1/15/17

    Luke 16:13-15

    Revelation 2:1-7


  • Hope for christmas

    The redemption of scrooge week 4

    12/24/16

    Isaiah 9:2, 6-7

    Luke 1:26-38


  • Present at Christmas

    The Redemption of scrooge week 3

    12/11/16

    Luke 1:46-55

    Luke 2:8-14


  • Christmas Past's Ghost

    The Redemption of Scrooge week 2

    12/04/16

    John 1:1-13

    Matthew 1:18-25


  • Marley's Ghost

    The redemption of scrooge week 1

    11/27/16

    Isaiah 40:3-5

    Luke 1:5-17

  • Heart Giving

    Shiny gods week 4

    11/20/16

    Philippians 4:10-13

    Matthew 6:19-21, 25-33


  • Kingdom Economics

    Shiny gods week 3

    11/13/16

    2 Corinthians 9:6-12

    Mark 6:34-43


  • Working Hard

    Shiny gods week 2

    11/06/16

    2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

    Deuteronomy 28:12-14


  • Naming Our Idols

    Shiny gods week 1

    10/30/16

    Romans 12:1-8

    2 Kings 17:38-41

  • Overcoming Faith

    A Love Letter Week 5

    10/23/16

    Romans 8:31-39

    1 John 5:1-5


  • perfect love

    A Love Letter Week 4

    10/09/16

    Matthew 5:46-48

    1 John 4:7-19



  • Love In Action

    A Love letter week 3

    10/02/16

    Romans 12:9-16

    1 John 3:11-24


  • Knowing christ

    A Love Letter Week 2

    09/25/16

    John 17:1-5

    1 John 2:18-29


  • in the light

    A love letter Week 1

    09/18/16

    1 John 1:1-10

    1 John 2:1-6




  • 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

    Matthew 28:16-20



  • 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

    Colossians 3:23-24




  • Serve HIm ONly

    The Temptations of christ week 3

    08/21/16

    Deuteronomy 10:12-22

    Matthew 4:8-11


  • trustworthy

    The temptations of chRist week 2

    08/14/16

    Deuteronomy 6:10-19

    Matthew 4:5-7


  • Hungry

    The Temptations of Christ Week 1

    07/31/16

    Philippians 3:17-21

    Deuteronomy 8:1-5

    Matthew 4:1-4


  • Amen

    The Lord's Prayer Week 7

    07/24/16

    Revelation 3:14-20

    Matthew 6:9-13

  • Egypt VBS Wrap-up

    (Joseph's Journey from prison to palace)

    07/17/16

    Jeremiah 29:11

    Romans 12:6

    James 1:5

    Nehemiah 9:17

    Galatians 3:26


  • Deliverance

    The lord's prayer week 6

    07/10/16

    Hebrews 4:14-16

    Matthew 4:1-11

    Matthew 6:13


  • Forgiveness

    the lord's prayer week 5

    07/03/16

    Colossians 3:12-17

    Matthew 6:12-15

  • Declaration of Dependence

    The Lord's prayer week 4

    06/26/16

    Matthew 6:25-34

    Matthew 6:11-13

  • Your Kingdom

    The Lord's Prayer Week 3

    06/19/16

    1 Peter 2:9-12

    Matthew 3:1-6

    Matthew 6:10

  • Father and king 

    The Lord's Prayer Week 2

    06/12/16

    Romans 8:14-17

    Matthew 6:9-10



  • Prayer's purpose

    The lord's Prayer Week 1

    06/05/16

    Luke 18:9-14

    Matthew 6:5-8


  • Daniel 6:16-23

    Jeremiah 17:7-8


  • Good news

    Disciple's path week 6

    05/22/16

    1 Corinthians 9:19-27

    2 Corinthians 5:11-21


  • Come to serve

    Disciple's Path week 5

    05/15/16

    Ephesians 4:11-16

    Mark 10:35-45


  • All you can

    Disciple's path week 4

    05/08/16

    1 Timothy 6:17-19

    Mark 12:41-44

  • No Lone Rangers

    Disciple's path week 3

    05/01/16

    Hebrews 10:19-25

    John 15:5-17



  • One Book

    Disciple's Path Week 2

    04/24/16

    2 Timothy 3:14-17

    Hebrews 4:12-16

    Matthew 5:17-19

  • Grace upon grace

    Disciple's Path Week 1

    04/17/16

    Ephesians 2:1-10

    Matthew 22:34-40

  • Eternal life

    john the gospel of light and life week 6

    03/27/16

    Revelation 21:1-7

    John 20:19-31

  • The atonement

    john the gospel of light and life week 5

    03/20/16

    Isaiah 53:4-6

    John 19:4-16

  • A Promised helper

    John the gospel of light and life week 4

    03/13/16

    John 14:15-21

    John 16:1-11

  • The good shepherd

    John the gospel of light and life week 3

    03/06/16

    Exodus 3:13-15

    John 10:7-18

  • God in flesh

    John the gospel of light and life week 2

    02/21/16

    Hebrews 4:14-16

    John 1:9-14

  • The Word

    John the gospel of light and life week 1

    02/14/16

    Colossians 1:13-20

    John 1:1-5

  • Extravagant Generosity

    Five Practices for fruitful congregations week 5

    02/07/16

    2 Corinthians 9:6-11

    Mark 14:3-9

  • Risk Taking Mission

    Five Practices for fruitful congregations Week 4

    01/31/16

    Revelation 21:1-6

    Matthew 25:31-46

  • Passionate Worship

    Five Practices for Fruitful Congregations week 3

    01/24/16

    Colossians 3:12-17

    Luke 4:14-30

  • Exciting, true, RELEVANT

    Five Practices For Fruitful congregations week 2

    01/17/16

    01/17/16

    2 Corinthians 5:17-21

    John 15:4-17

  • Radical Hospitality

    Five Practices For Fruitful Congregations Week 1

    01/10/16

    Romans 12:9-21

    Luke 7:36-47

  • Love all

    Advent Conspiracy Week 4

    12/24/15

    2 Corinthians 8:8-9

    John 1:1-14

  • Give More

    Advent Conspiracy week 3

    12/20/15

    Luke 1:26-38

    Matthew 1:18-25

  • Spend Less

    Advent Conspiracy Week 2

    12/06/15

    Luke 1:46-49

    Luke 2:1-20

  • Worship Fully

    Advent Conspiracy Week 1

    11/29/15

    Isaiah 9:6-7

    Matthew 2:1-11

  • Love Gives

    EXTRAVAGANT Generosity Week 4

    11/15/15

    2 Corinthians 8:1-9

    John 3:16-17

  • A Generous Vision

    Extravagant Generosity Week 3

    11/08/15

    Joel 2:28

    Matthew 6:31-34

  • Generous Love Relationship

    Extravagant Generosity Week 2

    11/01/15

    Deuteronomy 6:4-9

    John 13:34-35

  • A MAtter of the HEart

    Extravagant Generosity Week 1

    10/25/15

    Matthew 6:19-21

    1 Timothy 6:17-19

  • running

    jesus among other gods week 4

    10/04/15

    Genesis 2:15-18,22-25

    1 John 4:17-21

    John 20:11-16

  • when it hurts

    jesus among other gods week 3

    09/27/15

    Genesis 1:26-28

    Hebrews 4:14-16

    John 9:1-7

  • ravenous

    jesus among other gods week 2

    09/20/15

    Ecclesiastes 6:7-12

    Colossians 1:24-29

    John 6:30-35

  • live by faith

    jesus among other gods week 1

    09/13/15

    Psalm 19:1-6

    1 Corinthians 15:12-20

    John 2:13-22

  • none shall separate

    this is our story week 14

    09/06/15

    John 14:15-21

    Romans 8:31-39

  • brought near

    this is our story week 13

    08/30/15

    Mark 2:15-17

    Ephesians 2:11-18

  • resident aliens

    this is our story week 12

    08/23/15

    1 Peter 2:9-12

    Jeremiah 29:10-14

  • not forsaken

    this is our story week 11

    08/16/15

    Deuteronomy 31:6-8

    Hebrews 13:5-6

  • speechless

    this is our story week 10

    08/09/15

    Psalm 8:1-9

    Romans 8:26-28

  • fearless

    this is our story week 9

    08/02/15

    Romans 8:14-17

    Isaiah 43:1-2

  • Sharing god's grace  (a sermon by bobbi hess)

    this is our story week 8

    07/26/15

    1 Samuel 3:1-10

    Philippians 1:3-11

  • Crucified with christ

    This is our story week 7

    07/19/15

    Mark 8:34-38

    Galatians 2:17-21

  • Hometown Nazareth VBS Wrap Up

    This is our story Week 6

    07/12/15

    Luke 1:37

    Isaiah 43:1

    John 14:2

    Psalm 122:1

    Galatians 5;13


  • This Is love

    This is Our story week 5

    07/05/15

    1 John 4:7-12

    John 3:16-21

  • All Sufficient

    This is our story week 4

    06/28/15

    Psalm 121

    Numbers 6:24-26

  • Father for the Fatherless (A Sermon by Bill Wendell Sr.)

    This is our story Week 3

    06/21/15

    Psalm 68:4-6

    James 1:27

  • Fruitful in Christ (A sermon by the Youth of Laporte UMC)

    this is our story week 2

    06/14/15

    Jeremiah 30:21

    John 15:1-8

  • cHildlike Faith 

    This is our story week 1

    06/07/15

    Psalm 8:1-8

    Mark 10: 13-16