Past (Archived) Sermons

If you missed a sermon that you really wanted to hear, are looking to reread a sermon that you heard or are just looking around for inspiration you have come to the right place. All of Pastor Bill Wendell's sermons since 06/07/15 are located here. Click on the sermon title to access the Word Document of the sermon. If a video was taken of that sermon then it will be located right below the scriptures.

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  • A Defining Story

    24 Hours that CHanged the World Week 1

    02/18/18

    Jeremiah 31:31-34 

    Mark 14:22-25



  • Different Perspectives

    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