Sermons by Chris Bryant

Sermons by Chris Bryant

Is Hell Real?

We continue our AFTER-Life theme this weekend with a message on Hell. It’s a difficult subject for more than a few reasons. In fact, I think this is only the third time in 25 years that I’ve preached an entire sermon about it. I’ve mentioned hell many times (even doing so last week). However, to devote an entire message to this is something distinct. Do you know that Jesus uses a word for hell that that no one else does?…

Do I Have A Soul?

As we continue our series on The After Life, join us in Traditional Worship as Pastor Chris Bryant shares the message, “Do I Have a Soul?” Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians shares of what could be described as a near-death experience where he is “caught up in the third heaven.” Let’s dig into this puzzling scripture together as we discuss the existence and purpose of our souls. Key Texts: 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (NLT), 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 (NLT)

The Church in 2063

Today our “Seeing Ahead” theme concludes with a look far ahead, forty-three years from now. It was forty-seven years ago, that our current sanctuary was built. What will ministry and mission look like when our “new sanctuary” turns ninety years old? What lessons are important for us to learn today in order for RUMC to be thriving then? Key Text: Mark 2:21-22 NIV

The CHurch in 2043

Last week, we looked 3 years into the future. Let’s dream a little farther on Sunday as we look 13 years ahead. What will Ringgold United Methodist Church be like in 13 years? What decisions do we need to make now to prepare us for what the culture will be like in the future? Key Text: Jeremiah 1:2, 4-7; 29:11 NLT

The Church in 2023

Ringgold United Methodist Church is 175 years old this year! What will Ringgold United Methodist Church be in 3, 13, or even 43 years? Let’s look back and see ahead together as we do what needs to be done now to help us prepare for the future with God together. Key Text: Psalm 63:1-8 CEB

Save All You Can

John Wesley’s advice rings so true now for us to “save all we can.” What we do when we have prepares us for the times when we don’t have. Let’s talk about what we can learn from that advice and other proverbial wise sayings for our lives today. Key Text: Genesis 41:46-49, 53-57 (NIV)

Wisdom for the Ages

Proverbs is wisdom for the ages, and it has a lot to say about money and preparing for the rainy day. Proverbs contains 63 verses referring to money: how we should value it; use it; and, its importance and danger. Key Texts: Proverbs 3:9 (NLT); 11:25-28 (TNIV)

Contagious Hope

Hope that is contagious spreads without even trying. For our hope to become contagious, we have to be infection and spreading it. Key Texts: 1 Peter 3:15, 1 Timothy 4:10 NIV

More Than Wishing

The kind of hope that God provides is way more than a wish. It’s not like throwing a quarter in a fountain and blindly fantasizing about things. God’s hope is never-ending and solid. It is a sure thing. Key Text: Romans 5:3-5 NLT