Central United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY

The Bank of Heaven
Rev. Lea Harding
July 31, 2016

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
"Sweet Hour of Prayer" Sean Stafford 1:09
Greeting and Announcements Amber Gaylord 3:35
We Are Called to Worship Carolyn Stanford 5:25
"Nothing Between" Song # 373 6:42
A Time for the Child in All of Us Rev. Lea Harding 10:55
"When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" Marsh Doupe 14:27
Psalm 107:1-9 Carolyn Stanford 16:29
"Spirit Song" Marsha Doupe 18:15
"All Who Love and Serve Your City" Song # 433 24:45
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Rev. Lea Harding 29:38
Luke 12:13-21 Dave Henderson 33:28
The Sermon: "The Bank of Heaven" Rev. Lea Harding 35:01
"A Charge to Keep I Have" Song # 413 50:27
"Just a Closer Walk With Thee" Sean Stafford 52:21

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Psalm 107:1-9The Message (MSG)


107 1-3 Oh, thank God—he’s so good!
    His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
    Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
    from the four winds, from the seven seas.

4-9 Some of you wandered for years in the desert,
    looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst,
    staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God.
    He got you out in the nick of time;
He put your feet on a wonderful road
    that took you straight to a good place to live.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
    for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.
He poured great draughts of water down parched throats;
    the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.

Luke 12:13-21The Message (MSG)

The Story of the Greedy Farmer

13 Someone out of the crowd said, “Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance.”

14 He replied, “Mister, what makes you think it’s any of my business to be a judge or mediator for you?”

15 Speaking to the people, he went on, “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.”

16-19 Then he told them this story: “The farm of a certain rich man produced a terrific crop. He talked to himself: ‘What can I do? My barn isn’t big enough for this harvest.’ Then he said, ‘Here’s what I’ll do: I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll gather in all my grain and goods, and I’ll say to myself, Self, you’ve done well! You’ve got it made and can now retire. Take it easy and have the time of your life!’

20 “Just then God showed up and said, ‘Fool! Tonight you die. And your barnful of goods—who gets it?’

21 “That’s what happens when you fill your barn with Self and not with God.”

The Message (MSG)

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