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!


Archived sermons from 2012 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.
Current sermons can be found here.

January – February 2013

Jesus told us he “comes to bring life and life abundantly” and in this series we learned how we might truly live the abundant life that God offers us!

Sunday, January 6, 2013 Isaiah 45:1-12; Psalm 54
God, Life-Source No sermon audio available

Sunday, January 27, 2013 John 10:7-15; Ephesians 3:14-19
Abundant Life Now No sermon audio available

Sunday, February 3, 2013 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Eternal Life Forevermore No sermon audio available

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Titus 3:1-8
God, Life-Source No sermon audio available

February 2013

We know the Christian faith isn’t a halfway or partial commitment. Jesus calls his followers to love the Lord with all their heart and all their soul and all their mind and all their strength and to love others with all they have as well!

Sunday, February 17, 2013 Luke 10:25-28
Giving Our All Sermon audio

Sunday, February 24, 2013 Luke 10:25-34
Too Busy to Care Sermon audio

Sunday, March 3, 2013 Luke 10:25-37
Whatever It Takes Sermon audio

March 2013

The journey Jesus took into Jerusalem, to the cross on Good Friday, and to the empty tomb on Easter morning isn't only historical. It's a journey we join as we are led to the cross and the power it has for our lives!

Sunday, March 10, 2013 Luke 15:1-10
Lost and Found No sermon audio available

Sunday, March 17, 2013 Luke 19:1-10
Hurry Up! Sermon audio

Sunday, March 24, 2013 Luke 19:28-39
Praising God Joyfully Sermon audio

Sunday, March 31, 2013 Luke 24:1-12
Amazed at What Had Happened No sermon audio available

April 2013

When someone is baptized, we present the person by name and understand that they have been claimed as one of God's own in a very special way. So how do we respond by claiming the name of Jesus Christ in our lives?

Sunday, April 7, 2013 Deuteronomy 29:2, 9-13; Matthew 4:11, 16-17
Baptized by Water and the Spirit No sermon audio available

Sunday, April 14, 2013 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
The Methodist Way Sermon audio

Sunday, April 21, 2013 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
One Body of Many Parts No sermon audio available

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 9:15, 26-28
Claiming the Name Sermon audio

May 2013

The Bible features people who have made huge mistakes. How do we learn from their shortcomings and discover how God can use us in spite of our mistakes?

Sunday, May 05, 2013 Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10; 4:1-11
Dad, Do I Hafta? No sermon audio available

Sunday, May 12, 2013 Genesis 26:1-46
Lying Works? Sermon audio

Sunday, May 19, 2013 2 Samuel 11:1-26; Psalm 51
Gotta Have It Sermon audio

Sunday, May 26, 2013 John 8:1-11
Neither Do I Condemn You Sermon audio

June 2013

It seems so much divides us from one another and from God. But God has bridged that which separates us. Jesus Christ is the bridge that reconciles us back into a right relationship with God and with each other.

Sunday, June 2, 2013 John 14:15-17, 25-27; Acts 2:1-21
A Rushing Wind Sermon audio

Sunday, June 9, 2013 1 John 3:1-3, 11, 16-24
Love Not in Word but in Deed Sermon audio

Sunday, June 16, 2013 Ephesians 2:11-22
Reconciled Sermon audio

Sunday, June 23, 2013 Luke 15:11-32
Together Again Sermon audio

July 2013

What is the Bible? A historical account of events from long ago? The word-for-word transcription of God's message to us? A gathering of religious writings put together by people? In The Word we see how the Bible came to be and the truths it holds for us today.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 Luke 1:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:10-17
The Word Sermon audio

Sunday, July 14, 2013 John 20:30-31; 21:24-25
The Sufficient Book Sermon audio

August 2013

Jesus repeats the instruction to "follow me" again and again throughout the Bible, but how do we follow God's will? In Ready to Navigate, we discover how to listen for God's will and follow it in our lives today.

Sunday, July 28, 2013 John 1:43–51; John 21:15-19
Follow Me Sermon audio

Sunday, August 4, 2013 Romans 12:1-13
God Claims You Sermon audio

Sunday, August 11, 2013 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 27-30
Many Gifts, One Spirit No sermon audio available

Sunday, August 18, 2013 Acts 16:6-10
Driven Sermon audio

Sunday, August 25, 2013 Matthew 14:22-33
Come No sermon audio available

September-October 2013

God has a unique vision for each of us. How do we live into the plan God intends for us to pursue? How do we deal with obstacles to ensure that God's desire for our lives is fulfilled?

Sunday, September 8, 2013 Nehemiah 1:1-11
A Broken Heart Sermon audio

Sunday, September 15, 2013 Nehemiah 2:1-10
Planning for the Impossible Sermon audio

Sunday, September 22, 2013 Nehemiah 2:11-17
Naming the Reality Sermon audio

Sunday, September 29, 2013 Nehemiah 2:17-18; 3:1-32
Roll Up Your Sleeves Sermon audio

Sunday, October 6, 2013 Nehemiah 2:19; 4:1-9
Facing Resistance Sermon audio

Sunday, October 13, 2013 Nehemiah 5:1-6, 16; 6:1-9, 15
Keeping Focused Sermon audio

October 2013

The woman Jesus encountered by the well was in a rut, carrying around her insecurities and guilt and regret. But Jesus offered her complete and total renewal! Can we be thoroughly, spiritually refreshed today?

Sunday, October 20, 2013 John 4:3-14
Living Water Sermon audio

Sunday, October 27, 2013 John 4:15-26
Look At Me Sermon audio

Sunday, November 3, 2013 John 4:27-42
We Know This Is Truly the Savior Sermon audio

November 2013

Do we have enough? We know God is a giver of abundant blessings and we've each received more than enough! And we hope to use those blessings in a way that blesses others as well.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 Matthew 25:14-15
Entrusted to Us Sermon audio

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Matthew 25:14-18
Hidden Talents Sermon audio

Sunday, November 24, 2013 Matthew 25:14-27
Well Done! Sermon audio

December 2013

Mary and Joseph were going to their "hometown", yet there wasn't a single person to take them in. We feel like we should be "home" for Christmas, yet sometimes we don't feel like we're home at all. However, where Christ is born and God's love is present, that is truly home!

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Luke 2:1-7
Home(less) for Christmas Sermon audio

Sunday, December 8, 2013 Luke 2:8-14
Unexpected Guests Sermon audio

Sunday, December 15, 2013 Luke 2:1-20
Stay Awake! Sermon audio

Sunday, December 22, 2013 Luke 2:15-20
He Did Not Have a Home Sermon audio

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Luke 2:1-20
Home Is Where the Heart Is Sermon audio