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 2014 can be found here.
Archived sermons from 2016 can be found here.
Current sermons can be found here.
Jan. / Feb. 2015

The Bible tells us, "Do not be afraid," yet often our lives seem to be filled with fear – fear about our kids' choices, fear about our financial future, fear about sickness or cancer, fear about the uncertainties of our world... How do we face the very real fears of our lives with courage and boldness?

Sunday, January 4, 2015 Luke 1:26-30; 2:8-11
Do Not Be Afraid Sermon audio

Sunday, January 11, 2015 Genesis 15:1-6; Numbers 13:17-21, 25-33
But Fear Makes So Much Sense! Sermon audio

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Selections from Mark 5
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Sermon audio

Sunday, January 25, 2015 Selections from 1 John 4; 2 Timothy 1:6-7, 10
Perfect Love Drives Out Fear Sermon audio

Sunday, February 1, 2015 Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
You Gotta Protect the Quarterback Sermon audio

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Selections from Hebrews 2
Freedom! Sermon audio

Feb. / March 2015

So many momentous events took place on the final day of Jesus' life -- a final meal, a final prayer, a final injustice, a final humiliation, and ultimately a final breath on the cross. We'll take a closer look at how these events impact our faith today.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 Psalm 25; Mark 14:12, 22-25
The Final Supper Sermon audio

Sunday, March 1, 2015 Psalm 118; Mark 14:26, 32-42
The Final Prayer Sermon audio

Sunday, March 8, 2015 Psalm 88; Mark 14:53-72
The Final Condemnation Sermon audio

Sunday, March 15, 2015 Psalm 27; Mark 15:1-15
The Final Injustice Sermon audio

Sunday, March 22, 2015 Psalm 22:14-21; Mark 15:15-23
The Final Humiliation Sermon audio

Sunday, March 29, 2015 Psalm 22:1-5; Mark 15:25-39
The Final Breath Sermon audio

Sunday, April 5, 2015 Psalm 98:1-3; Mark 16:1-6
The Final Word! Sermon audio

April / May 2015

Many of us remember learning Bible stories like Noah's Ark, David & Goliath, and Samson & Delilah when we were young kids. What happens when we revisit those "kids" stories and take a fresh look at them with a grown up perspective? We'll find out in Sunday School All Grown Up.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 Genesis 6-9
Noah's Ark: Trust and Obey Sermon audio

Sunday, April 19, 2015 1 Samuel 17
David & Goliath: "I Come in the Name of the Lord" Sermon audio

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Judges 16
Samson & Delilah: The True Source of Strength Sermon audio

Sunday, May 3, 2015 John 6:1-14
Feeding of the 5,000 Sermon audio

Sunday, May 10, 2015 Jonah 1-4
Jonah & the Whale Sermon audio

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Daniel 6
Daniel & the Lion's Den Sermon audio

May / June 2015

When we think of worship, we usually focus on what the preacher and the liturgist and the musicians are doing "up front", but in this series we will consider what we can do as worshipers to truly open our hearts and minds so we can have a powerful, deeply spiritual worship experience each Sunday!

Sunday, May 31, 2015 1 Chronicles 16:1-15, 23-36
The Heart of Worship Sermon audio

Sunday, June 7, 2015 John 4:3-15, 19-26
Worshiping in Spirit and Truth Sermon audio

Sunday, June 14, 2015 Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Matthew 28:20
Worship as a Way of Life Sermon audio

Sunday, June 21, 2015 Deuteronomy 10:12-22
How Great Thou Art Sermon audio

July 2015

Methodism originated with the journey of faith of John Wesley. He journeyed from a hollow faith that lacked passion to a faith that enriched his life and countless others. We’ll find out how we may pursue our own journey of faith!

Sunday, June 28, 2015 1 Peter 1:13-16
Yearning for Holiness Sermon audio

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Ephesians 2:1-10; Philippians 1:1-6, 9-11
The Journey of Salvation Sermon audio

Sunday, July 12, 2015 James 2:14-18
Hands, Heart, and Head Sermon audio

Sunday, July 19, 2015 Galatians 6:1-10
Christian Community Sermon audio

August 2015

When we serve those in need, too often we focus solely on material needs. But Christ showed us that putting love into action means caring for all needs – physical, spiritual, emotional, etc.

Sunday, August 2, 2015 Matthew 25:31-46
I Was Sick, and You Visited Me Sermon audio

Sunday, August 9, 2015 John 4:3-15, 19-26
Serving the King, Building the Kingdom Sermon audio

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Cruisin’ Sermon audio

Sunday, August 23, 2015 Isaiah 58:1-10
Love in Action No audio available

Sunday, August 30, 2015 Colossians 1:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
Reconciled All to Himself Sermon audio

Sept. / Oct. 2015

The Bible reminds us "Do not run aimlessly. Run in such a way that you may win the prize!" As we live our faith as individuals and as a church, we will live it with the same focus and discipline and intensity as an athlete seeking to win the race!

Sunday, September 13, 2015 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Hebrews 12:1-3
The Race: Pre-Training Sermon audio

Sunday, September 20, 2015 Ephesians 2:11–22
The Race: Setting Goals Sermon audio

Sunday, September 27, 2015 John 17:17-26
The Race: Training Sermon audio

Sunday, October 4, 2015 Revelation 7:1-17
The Race: The Finish Line Sermon audio

Sunday, October 11, 2015 Ephesians 2:1-7
The Race: Staying the Course Sermon audio

Oct. / Nov. 2015

Everyone comes to a time in life when we find ourselves providing care for someone else. In "Caregivers" we discover how to be encouraging and comforting for others who are hurting.

Sunday, October 25, 2015 John 9:1-33
I was blind, and now I can see! Sermon audio

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Psalm 23
Walking through the Valley Sermon audio

Sunday, November 8, 2015 2 Corinthians 1:3-11
God Comforts Us So We Can Comfort Others Sermon audio

Nov. 2015

It's easy to take the good things from God for granted, but we're called to be grateful for God's blessings and then to share those blessings with others!

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Deuteronomy 8:2-18
Blessed Sermon audio

Sunday, November 22, 2015 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
Be a Blessing Sermon audio

Sunday, November 29, 2015 1 Peter 3:8-11
Repay with a Blessing Sermon audio

Dec. 2015

When we were kids, we wished for the newest toy for Christmas. When we got older, many of us stopped wishing altogether. In our "Grown-Up Christmas List" we dared to hope that our greatest wish would come true in the Christ Child!

Sunday, December 6, 2015 Luke 1:67-80
He Made a Promise Sermon audio

Sunday, December 13, 2015 Matthew 1:18-25; John 19:25-27; Galatians 3:7-9, 23-29
All Children of God Sermon audio

Sunday, December 20, 2015 Luke 1:46-56
Just as He Promised Sermon audio

Sunday, December 24, 2015 Luke 2:1-20
Glory to God, Peace on Earth Sermon audio

Sunday, December 27, 2015 Micah 6:6-8
God's Wish List for Us Sermon audio