Who Am I?

Because this is my first sermon series at Berkeley Methodist United Church, I thought it would be a good idea to do this one as a way to get to know me, the basics of my core values and theology, and my worship style.  It’s also a good jumping off point for our time together as we begin this journey of faith together.

Our sermon series title image

I chose the waif (Cosette) from Les Miserables as our main image because of the song “Who Am I?” that the character Jean Valjean sings in the first act.  It’s a powerful song where he defines his character by revealing who he is to the courtroom.  I guess in a way, I am helping to define for our congregation my character and who I am through the Word of God and how God is speaking to us today.

But the song Who Am I? by Casting Crowns contains beautiful lyrics and speaks to me about how God sees us and his eternal ability to forgive our faults and define for us that we are his children.

As each sermon is given, I’ll add a link to it here on this sermon series home page.

  • Sharing is Caring – Our first sermon is based on the call I feel God gives to us all – to share the love of Jesus in a way that others will come to know him and follow.  It’s easy to feel scared about sharing our faith, but with something so important, shouldn’t we find a way? (Key Scripture – Acts 1:4-8)
  • Love Changes EverythingOne act of love can make all the difference in the world.  Are you challenging yourself to be an agent of God’s love in the world? (Key Scripture – John 13:33-35)
  • The Road Not TakenWe have a duty to protect and prepare our children. What can we do more?! (Key Scripture – Ephesians 6:10-20)
  • One Small Candle – It’s well and good to offer thoughts and prayers – and necessary as Christians.  But when we CAN do more shouldn’t we do more? (Key Scripture – 1 John 3:16-18)
  • Who’s Cheating Who? – Is your life balanced?  Are you “cheating” your family or your faith?  (Key Scripture – Luke 12:13-21)

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