Every message at West Bloomfield United Methodist Church is intended to be:

Each week we hope to be transformed more fully into the men and women God wishes for us to become, through the hearing of God’s message and then living it out in our lives.

We encourage you to listen to past sermons with the hope that you find them uplifting, relevant, and meaningful to your life today!


December 2017

Although not the biological father of Jesus, Joseph clearly influenced Jesus’ life and ministry, and Joseph holds many lessons on fatherhood for us today.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 Matthew 13:54-56; Mark 6:1-3
Joseph the Carpenter Sermon audio

Sunday, December 10, 2017 Ephesians 2:1-10; Romans 1:16-17
Joseph the Dreamer Sermon audio

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Psalm 66; 1 Chronicles 16:1-15, 23-36
Joseph the Honorable Man Sermon audio

Sunday, December 24, 2017 1 Peter 2:1-10
Joseph the Provider Sermon audio

5 PM Christmas Eve Service, 2017 2 Timothy 3:10-17; John 20:30-31; 21:24-25
Joseph the Father Sermon audio

Sunday, December 31, 2017 2 Timothy 3:10-17; John 20:30-31; 21:24-25
Joseph the Protector Sermon audio

Nov. 26, 2017

Being thankful isn’t only about gratitude for blessings. It is that, and it’s also about enhancing the gratitude of others by blessing them with our generosity!

Sunday, November 26, 2017 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
The Gift Too Wonderful for Words Sermon audio

Oct. / Nov. 2017

On October 31, 1517, 500 years ago this month, Martin Luther shook up the Christian church in ways that continue to reverberate to this day.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 Matthew 11:29-30
Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other Sermon audio

Sunday, October 29, 2017 Ephesians 2:1-10; Romans 1:16-17
The Righteous Will Live by Faith Alone Sermon audio

Sunday, November 5, 2017 Psalm 66; 1 Chronicles 16:1-15, 23-36
Hands-On Worship Sermon audio

Sunday, November 12, 2017 1 Peter 2:1-10
Priesthood of All Believers Sermon audio

Sunday, November 19, 2017 2 Timothy 3:10-17; John 20:30-31; 21:24-25
Sola Scriptura Sermon audio

Oct. 15, 2017

As Lay Leader for the church, Ralph Worley shares his love for the congregation and his appreciation for the impact it has had for his family.

Sept. / Oct. 2017

Births are exciting, but it’s truly fulfilling when we see a child grow up. When the church got out and shared Christ with people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and ethnicities, that’s when we really saw how “The Church Grows Up”!

Sunday, September 10, 2017 Acts 8:1-4, 26:40
Hit the Road, Jack Sermon audio

Sunday, September 17, 2017 Acts 10; 11:1-4, 15-18
He Is Lord of All Sermon audio

Sunday, Septembr 24, 2017 Acts 11:19-30
The Church’s Firsts Sermon audio

Sunday, October 1, 2017 Acts 13:1-3, 13-42
Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going Sermon audio

Sunday, October 8, 2017 Acts 15:1-2, 4-12, 22-23, 28-31
No More Them, Only Us Sermon audio

August 2017

In the Bible, Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Paul, even Jesus himself, all went on journeys. And we’re on a faith journey and a life journey!

Sunday, July 30, 2017 Selections from Exodus 2-17
Moses' Journey into Liberation Sermon audio

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Selections from Joshua 1, 3, & 4
Joshua's Journey to the Promised Land Sermon audio

Sunday, August 20, 2017 Acts 9:1-22
Paul's Journey to Damascus No audio available

Sunday, August 27, 2017 Genesis 37:12-36
Joseph's Journey to Egypt Sermon audio

Sunday, September 3, 2017 Isaiah 40:9-31
Our Faith Journey Sermon audio

July 2017

Jesus said to “love our neighbors” and here in West Bloomfield, 5,000 of our neighbors are Iraqi Christians. In July, we’re learning about the 2,000-year history of Christianity in Iraq and we’re hearing the personal story of an Iraqi family in our congregation.

Sunday, July 9, 2017 John 17:1-2, 20-26
United in Christ Sermon audio

Sunday, July 16, 2017 Isaiah 58:1-10, 2 Timothy 3:10-17
You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression Sermon audio

Sunday, July 23, 2017 Romans 8:18-39
If God Is for Us, Who Can Ever Be Against Us? Sermon audio

June 2017

Too often we find ourselves constrained by our fears, our cynicism, or even our own ambitions. We’ll find out what happens when we live our faith with our hearts open to God’s love, our minds open to God’s wisdom, and our paths open to God’s will.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, 12-16 & 13:1-3, 8-13
Open Mind Sermon audio

Sunday, June 18, 2017 Selected verses from Gospels
Open Heart Sermon audio

Sunday, June 25, 2017 John 10:1-16
Open Will Sermon audio

April / May 2017

The letter of First John emphasizes light in multiple ways –- God is light, we walk in the light, we live in the light, and more. What does it really look like when we live according to the light of God?

Sunday, April 23, 2017 1 John 1:1-10
Let Go of Control Sermon audio

Sunday, May 7, 2017 1 John 2:1-6
Let Go of Pride Sermon audio

Sunday, May 14, 2017 1 John 2:7-17
Let Go of the Past Sermon audio

Sunday, May 21, 2017 1 John 3:11-24
Let Go of Worry Sermon audio

Sunday, May 28, 2017 1 John 4:7-21; 5:1-5, 19-20
Let Go of Guilt Sermon audio

March / April 2017

Rather than letting go of chocolate or facebook during Lent, we’ll see what we truly need to let go of -- anger, guilt, past regrets... -- so that we may more fully live for God!

Sunday, March 5, 2017 Jeremiah 29:1-14
Let Go of Control Sermon audio

Sunday, March 12, 2017 Matthew 23:1-12
Let Go of Pride Sermon audio

Sunday, March 19, 2017 Philippians 3:12-16; Exodus 16:1-4, 9-18
Let Go of the Past Sermon audio

Sunday, March 26, 2017 Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:4-7, 10-20
Let Go of Worry Sermon audio

Sunday, April 2, 2017 Matthew 27:1-2, 10-24; Hebrews 10:1-4, 10-24
Let Go of Guilt Sermon audio

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Jonah 4:1-11
Let Go of Anger Sermon audio

Sunday, April 16, 2017 Ezekiel 47:1-13; Matthew 28:1-10
Let Go and Let God! Sermon audio

January / February 2017

So what is Heaven really like? We’ll take a closer look at the biblical descriptions about Heaven, and hopefully reach an accurate depiction, or at least catch a glimpse of Heaven.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 Hebrews 11:1-16
A Glimpse of Heaven Sermon audio

Sunday, January 15, 2017 Revelation 21:1-14, 22-27
What Heaven Looks Like Sermon audio

Sunday, January 22, 2017 Selections from Revelation 4 & 5
What We'll Do in Heaven Sermon audio

Sunday, January 29, 2017 Various Scriptures
What We'll Do in Heaven, Part 2 Sermon audio

Sunday, February 5, 2017 Revelation 7:1-17
Who Is In Heaven Sermon audio

Sunday, February 12, 2017 Revelation 20:7-14
What About Hell? Sermon audio

Sunday, February 19, 2017 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
What We'll Be Like in Heaven Sermon audio

Sunday, February 26, 2017 John 14:1-11
How to Get to Heaven Sermon audio

Archived sermons from 2012 can be found here.
Archived sermons from 2013 can be found here.
Archived sermons from 2014 can be found here.
Archived sermons from 2015 can be found here.
Archived sermons from 2016 can be found here.