Central United Methodist Church
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

"Sacrificing Prized Possessions"
Rev. Lea Harding, Guest Preacher
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
The United Methodist Church- Open Hearts Video 00:15
Greeting; Announcements; Call to Worship Liturgist: Bruce Bishop 04:28
"This Is My Song" Song #437 08:35
Children's Time Rev. Lea Harding 11:42
Scripture- Romans 12:1-2 Libby Shelp 15:55
"America the Beautiful" Sean Stafford 16:48
"For the Bread Which You Have Broken" Song #614 19:47
Prayer Concerns, Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer Rev. Lea Harding 20:14
Scripture- Genesis 22:1-14 Pam Russell 26:03
Message: "Sacrificing Prized Possessions" Rev. Lea Harding 28:41
Sacrament of Holy Communion Rev. Lea Harding 37:57
"Here I Am, Lord" Song #593 46:00
Blessing & Dismissal Rev. Lea Harding 49:43
Central Young Adults in Mission Video 50:26

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Romans 12:1-2 The Message (MSG)

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.


Genesis 22:1-14 The Message (MSG)

After all this, God tested Abraham. God said, “Abraham!” “Yes?” answered Abraham. “I’m listening.” He said, “Take your dear son Isaac whom you love and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I’ll point out to you.” Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young servants and his son Isaac. He had split wood for the burnt offering. He set out for the place God had directed him. On the third day he looked up and saw the place in the distance. Abraham told his two young servants, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I are going over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you.” Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and gave it to Isaac his son to carry. He carried the flint and the knife. The two of them went off together. Isaac said to Abraham his father, “Father?” “Yes, my son.” “We have flint and wood, but where’s the sheep for the burnt offering?” Abraham said, “Son, God will see to it that there’s a sheep for the burnt offering.” And they kept on walking together. They arrived at the place to which God had directed him. Abraham built an altar. He laid out the wood. Then he tied up Isaac and laid him on the wood. Abraham reached out and took the knife to kill his son. Just then an angel of God called to him out of Heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Yes, I’m listening.” “Don’t lay a hand on that boy! Don’t touch him! Now I know how fearlessly you fear God; you didn’t hesitate to place your son, your dear son, on the altar for me.” Abraham looked up. He saw a ram caught by its horns in the thicket. Abraham took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. Abraham named that place God-Yireh (God-Sees-to-It). That’s where we get the saying, “On the mountain of God, he sees to it.”