Central United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Endicott, New York
Central United Methodist Church, Endicott, NY
A Reconciling Congregation

Driven Out
Rev. Lea Harding
Feb 25, 2018

Central United Methodist Church - Online Video
Message from the United Methodist Church Rethink Church (UMC) 0:01
"If Thou But Suffer" Sean Stafford 0:30
Greeting & Announcements Carl Northrup 1:20
Call to Worship Carl Northrup 8:30
"Beneath the Cross of Jesus" Song # 297 9:50
A Time for the Child in All of Us Rev. Lea Harding 12:40
"Come Now, Spirit of God" Lisa Tagliaferri,- Flute, Chancel Choir 18:30
Exodus 20:1-17 Linda Holly 22:20
"When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" Sean Stafford 25:14
"Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley" Song # 2112 29:00
Pastoral Prayer & Lord's Prayer Rev. Lea Harding 32:05
John 2:13-22 Carl Northrup 36:53
Sermon - 'Driven Out' Rev. Lea Harding 38:43
"The Old Rugged Cross" Song # 504 53:14
Blessing Rev. Lea Harding 58:04
"Be Thou Vision" Sean Stafford 58:20

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Exodus 20:1-17  The Message (MSG)

20 1-2 God spoke all these words:


I am God, your God,
    who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
    out of a life of slavery.

No other gods, only me.

4-6 No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. Don’t bow down to them and don’t serve them because I am God, your God, and I’m a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation of those who hate me. But I’m unswervingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments.

No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won’t put up with the irreverent use of his name.

8-11 Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Work six days and do everything you need to do. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God. Don’t do any work—not you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in your town. For in six days God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day.

12 Honor your father and mother so that you’ll live a long time in the land that God, your God, is giving you.

13 No murder.

14 No adultery.

15 No stealing.

16 No lies about your neighbor.

17 No lusting after your neighbor’s house—or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don’t set your heart on anything that is your neighbor’s.

John 2:13-22   The Message (MSG)

Tear Down This Temple . . .

13-14 When the Passover Feast, celebrated each spring by the Jews, was about to take place, Jesus traveled up to Jerusalem. He found the Temple teeming with people selling cattle and sheep and doves. The loan sharks were also there in full strength.

15-17 Jesus put together a whip out of strips of leather and chased them out of the Temple, stampeding the sheep and cattle, upending the tables of the loan sharks, spilling coins left and right. He told the dove merchants, “Get your things out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a shopping mall!” That’s when his disciples remembered the Scripture, “Zeal for your house consumes me.”

18-19 But the Jews were upset. They asked, “What credentials can you present to justify this?” Jesus answered, “Tear down this Temple and in three days I’ll put it back together.”

20-22 They were indignant: “It took forty-six years to build this Temple, and you’re going to rebuild it in three days?” But Jesus was talking about his body as the Temple. Later, after he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this. They then put two and two together and believed both what was written in Scripture and what Jesus had said.

The Message (MSG)

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