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Welcome to the Podcast Archive for Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Lake Waccamaw, NC. Here you will find a sermon archive, both in Sermon Series and individual sermons. Please subscribe, listen, and enjoy. You can visit our web site for more details about the sermon episodes and about our church and ministries.

Lake Waccamaw UMC Chuck Smith

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Welcome to the Podcast Archive for Lake Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Lake Waccamaw, NC. Here you will find a sermon archive, both in Sermon Series and individual sermons. Please subscribe, listen, and enjoy. You can visit our web site for more details about the sermon episodes and about our church and ministries.

    Outsiders Become Insiders

    Outsiders Become Insiders

    From the words of Simeon, “for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel” (Lk. 2:29). These words speak to the heart of this series, the reason for Epiphany, offering the light of …

    • 16 min
    Salvation from the Margins

    Salvation from the Margins

    Jesus started his purpose anonymously and on the margins. God’s margin thrives on the edge, where there wasn’t room for Jesus in the center of life and commerce, there was a starting place on the margins. Jesus fulfilled his purpose on the margins and ended his life on earth outside the city gates near the …

    • 13 min
    Can They Hear Us Singing?

    Can They Hear Us Singing?

    Continuing our Advent journey of the in-between space, we back up from the apocalyptic, future-focused prophesies of adult Jesus and John. We go back to the first two chapters of Luke, where some strange works unfold in the lives of the two men’s mothers. Elizabeth, barren and advanced in years, receives the divine surprise of …

    • 18 min
    What Then Should We Do?

    What Then Should We Do?

    John is hopeful, even in the midst of an encounter when he calls some in the crowd a “brood of vipers.” He is talking to the naysayers, the joyless cynics who have come out from Jerusalem to see a sideshow in the desert. They have come out to the Jordan River to judge this prophet …

    • 18 min
    Repent and Follow

    Repent and Follow

    Today John the Baptist joins the story of expectancy and asks us to check our spiritual reservoir and to evaluate the direction of our lives by imploring us to make sure that we recognize two core imperatives in baptism: repentance and following, helping to “prepare the way of the Lord.” John the Baptist knows that …

    • 16 min
    Looking for the Fig Tree

    Looking for the Fig Tree

    Advent is an in-between time of year, between what was and what is to be, about what has already happened and what has yet to occur. It’s a time of anticipation, of expectancy. To live the Christian journey with expectancy at a most basic level is to be a resident of two worlds. We live …

    • 14 min

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