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The weekly sermons from Washington Street UMC in Alexandria, VA. To learn more about Washington Street UMC, check out the church online at www.wsumc.com.

Washington Street UMC Sermon Podcast Washington Street UMC

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The weekly sermons from Washington Street UMC in Alexandria, VA. To learn more about Washington Street UMC, check out the church online at www.wsumc.com.

    Again & Again, We Are Called to Listen

    Again & Again, We Are Called to Listen

    Like the disciples, we are often stuck in the pattern of messing up over and over again. We cling to power, we climb the ladder, we memorialize and commercialize Christ’s teachings rather than embodying them. However, we can’t be trapped by shame, guilt, ignorance, or inaction. Humility is required for transformation. Again and again, we are called to listen— to God and to others.

    • 19 min
    Again & Again, God Meets Us

    Again & Again, God Meets Us

    God meets Jesus at the water before he is tempted in the wilderness—this is important. First and foremost, God claims us. God meets us in the liminal space, at the water’s edge, at the threshold of something new, and names us Beloved. God’s covenant with all of creation reminds us that God meets us where we are—in the midst of our reluctance, doubt, eagerness, or weariness—and proclaims we are good.

    • 16 min
    Again & Again, We're Invited In (Ash Wednesday Service)

    Again & Again, We're Invited In (Ash Wednesday Service)

    As Lent begins, we’re invited in—to community, to this season, to our own spiritual journey, to true transformation. We’re on this journey together, but we’re invited to turn inward. Therefore, spiritual practices are not for show. Matthew 6 and Isaiah 58 remind us that performative acts (of piety and justice) are not the way.

    • 19 min
    You Get a Car ... EVERYONE Gets a Car!

    You Get a Car ... EVERYONE Gets a Car!

    Bernie Sanders may be hailed as the champion of American socialism, but his views on sharing a common cup are nothing compared to the radical communalism of the early Christian community. Moving away from a government mandated socialism, we will find that the Bible is not silent on social welfare.

    • 19 min
    It's Getting Hot in Here

    It's Getting Hot in Here

    Is it warm in here, or is it just me? Climate change is a debated issue - does it even exist? It would be impossible to make a Scriptural defense of climate change, for the science to even consider such a topic just didn't exist. Into the conversation, we will consider what the Bible does say about being stewards of God's creation.

    • 16 min
    How to Manage Immigration Challenges

    How to Manage Immigration Challenges

    Immigration has long been a contentious issue in our nation. Nationally, we've debated from which countries we should allow people to immigrate, how many people we should allow to immigrate, and how difficult the process of naturalization should be. Putting aside our blue and red flags, how might the Bible guide our policies?

    • 18 min

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