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 2013 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 2014

Jesus called on us to "love your neighbor" and here in West Bloomfield, many of our neighbors are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, and other faiths. So how do we as Christians best love others and honor their beliefs without watering down our own?

Sunday, January 12, 2014 Matthew 2:1-12
Charity among Diversity Sermon audio

Sunday, January 19, 2014 Ephesians 2:1-10
Christianity and Hinduism Sermon audio

Sunday, January 26, 2014 Romans 8:18, 28; Philippians 4:6-7
Christianity and Buddhism Sermon audio

Sunday, February 2, 2014 Genesis 21:9-20
Christianity and Islam Sermon audio

Sunday, February 9, 2014 Genesis 12:1-3; 15:5-6
Christianity and Judaism Sermon audio

Sunday, February 16, 2014 John 3:16-21
Christianity Sermon audio

Feb. 23, 2014

The NOAH Project in Detroit isn't simply an agency that serves the homeless. It's also a welcoming, accepting, spiritual community for all people. Using a mural created by homeless artists, we saw how the NOAH Project seeks to draw the circle wider.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 Hebrews 13:1-3, Luke 14: 7-14
Draw the Circle Wider Sermon audio

March 2, 2014

We're familiar with the stories of the Bible, but in an inspirational and emotionally moving performance, Matthew Moore offered a dramatic presentation of the Gospel of John that brought fresh meaning to God's Word.

March 2, 2014 Gospel of John
The Gospel of John: So That You May Believe Sermon audio

March-April 2014

Too often we mumble through the words of the Lord's Prayer without reflecting on their meaning. For six weeks, we'll unlock the powerful significance of this prayer Jesus taught us.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 Matthew 6:5-9a
This Is How You Should Pray Sermon audio

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Matthew 6:9
Our Father Sermon audio

Sunday, March 23, 2014 Matthew 6:10
Thy Will Be Done Sermon audio

Sunday, March 30, 2014 Matthew 6:11
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sermon audio

Sunday, April 6, 2014 Matthew 6:12
Forgive Us As We Forgive Others Sermon audio

Sunday, April 13, 2014 Matthew 6:13
Deliver Us from Evil Sermon audio

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Matthew 6:9-13; Matthew 28:1-10
Kingdom, Power, & Glory Forever! Sermon audio

May 2014

Each of us has received gifts from God's Spirit that are to be used to serve others. We discover how we've received these Gifts of Grace and how we can build up the church by faithfully putting these abilities and talents to use.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 Ephesians 2:8-10; 4:4-13
Equipping the Saints for Ministry Sermon audio

Sunday, May 11, 2014 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Many Gifts, One Spirit No sermon audio available

Sunday, May 18, 2014 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
One Body of Many Parts Sermon audio

June 2014

Often we focus on God's forgiveness toward us and forget about how we forgive others and ourselves. Rather than carry around past hurts and resentments and guilt and strained relationships, we will learn to break the chains of past burdens and discover how to experience the transformative power of true forgiveness.

Sunday, June 1, 2014 Genesis 37:1-11, 18-28
Let the Burdens Dissolve Away Sermon audio

Sunday, June 8, 2014 Genesis 37:29-36
The Cover-Up Is Worse than the Crime Sermon audio

Sunday, June 15, 2014 Genesis 39:1-5, 20-23; 41:33-41
Try, Try Again Sermon audio

Sunday, June 22, 2014 Genesis 42:21-25; 43:24-30
Facing Our Hurts Directly Sermon audio

Sunday, June 29, 2014 Genesis 45:1-15
Reconciliation Sermon audio

Sunday, July 6, 2014 Genesis 50:14-22
God Is at Work Sermon audio

July / August 2014

The Bible has plenty to say on how we should live as the church -- how to encourage each other, bear each other's burdens, resolve conflict with each other, teach each other, even challenge each other. In the Bodybuilders sermon series, we discover how to be the strongest, healthiest, most vital fellowship of believers we can possibly be!

Sunday, July 13, 2014 Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 12:24b-27
Unity Amidst diversity Sermon audio

Sunday, July 20, 2014 Ephesians 4:25-32
Reflecting and Transmitting No sermon audio available

Sunday, July 27, 2014 Galatians 6:1-10
Bear One Another's Burdens Sermon audio

Sunday, August 3, 2014 Matthew 18:15-35
Resolving Conflict Sermon audio

Sunday, August 10, 2014 2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Comfort Sermon audio

August 2014

While some of us haven't experienced a drastic conversion where we have a complete spiritual about-face, all of us need a spiritual realignment from time to time. The sermons of Scooch are about aligning our priorities with those of God.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 Psalm 23
Drift Sermon audio

Sunday, August 24, 2014 Luke 18:18-27
Scooch Sermon audio

Sunday, August 31, 2014 Luke 10:38-42
Only One Thing Sermon audio

September 2014

It's homecoming time for high schools and colleges, and through some of the most beloved stories of the Bible, we learn about the ways God welcomes us home.

Sunday, September 7, 2014 Luke 15:11-32
Lost but Now Found Sermon audio

Sunday, September 14, 2014 Luke 15:11-32
Coming Home Sermon audio

Sunday, September 21, 2014 Exodus 13:17-22
God Led the People Sermon audio

Sunday, September 28, 2014 John 14:1-6; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
I Am the Way Sermon audio

Sunday, October 5, 2014 Jeremiah 29:1, 10-14
Vision Leaks Sermon audio

October 2014

We all know about God and about Jesus, but what about the third part of the Trinity? We'll find out more about the Holy Spirit as we discover what it looks like to see God in Action!

Sunday, October 12, 2014 Luke 35:44-49; Acts 1:4-5
Wait for the Promise of the Father Sermon audio

Sunday, October 19, 2014 Romans 8:2-6
Living According to the Spirit Sermon audio

Sunday, October 26, 2014 John 14:15-27
I Will Not Leave You Orphaned Sermon audio

Sunday, November 2, 2014 Acts 16:6-10
Closing a Door, but Opening a Window Sermon audio

November 2014

Jesus told a story about a farmer who sowed seed abundantly and extravagantly. We're grateful that the love Jesus showed was shared with abundance in all our lives! How do we nurture that love and allow it to bear fruit in our lives?

Sunday, November 9, 2014 Mark 4:3-8
Here, There, and Everywhere Sermon audio

Sunday, November 16, 2014 Mark 4:3-8
Good Soil Sermon audio

Sunday, November 23, 2014 Mark 4:3-8; Ezekiel 47:1-13
An Abundant Harvest Sermon audio

December 2014

God could have provided salvation to humanity in any number of ways, but chose to have Jesus Christ become one of us. Why? Why was it so important for God to be among us? We'll find out in December that Jesus was and is Immanuel -- God with us!

Sunday, November 30, 2014 Matthew 1:18-23; Philippians 2:5-11
Immanuel: God with Us Sermon audio

Sunday, December 7, 2014 John 14:19-23; Revelation 3:20; Ephesians 3:16-21
He Lives within My Heart Sermon audio

Sunday, December 14, 2014 John 1:1-18
An Unexpected Christmas No audio available

Sunday, December 21, 2014 Matthew 1:18-25
He Shall Be Called Immanuel Sermon audio

Sunday, December 24, 2014 Hebrews 2:5-18
Grace Shared No audio available

Sunday, December 28, 2014 Matthew 2:1-12
Grace Shared Sermon audio