Sermons
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Third & Adams Street, PO Box 9774, Moscow, Idaho USA | (208) 882-3715

I AM The Living Water - October 1, 2017

John 4:3-18

I love this story. I love who Jesus is and how he relates to this woman. and I love how outspoken this woman is. First, let's do a little orientation. The Jews and the Samaritans had similar ancestry— but long ago the Samaritans broke off and veered in another direction with their religious beliefs. And, with time, they became so different that they became enemies. They had no tolerance for each other. The story of the good Samaritan may be more familiar to us and it stands out because of all the people who would help, a

Read more: I AM The Living Water - October 1, 2017

I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life - September 24, 2017

John 14:1-11

In addressing this passage, it's important for us to look at what it says, as well as what it doesn't say. For a lot of years, by a lot of people, it's been taken as a claim of exclusivity in Christ that trumps all others. Meaning that if you don't profess Christ with your lips...if you don't claim him as your Lord and Savior, there is no heaven in your future.
A good number of us have heard, or had this passage interpreted in this way:

Read more: I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life - September 24, 2017

I AM The Good Shepherd - September 17, 2017

John 10:1-10

Like a lot of scriptures, to properly understand today's story, we need a little backstory. Let's start with the fact that in Jesus' day there were a lot of people who raised sheep. So to speak of being a sheep farmer resonated with everyone. No one really had to do research to find out about sheep, or how they followed a shepherd, or how a shepherd would take care of them. It was simply part of life.
More importantly, before Jesus starts talking about being the gate and the shepherd, he healed a man. More specifically he healed a man who had been blind from birth and the Pharisees went nuts. They were frustrated and angry and hurled all kinds of accusations. They couldn't make sense of

Read more: I AM The Good Shepherd - September 17, 2017

I AM The True Vine - September 10, 2017

John 15:1-8

I think a lot of us hear this passage and think....If I'm a branch, I don't want to be cut! Cutting hurts!!!! It does. That's true. The irony of a grapevine is that both that which is fruitless and that which is fruitful have to be cut in order for there to be new growth in the coming year. Which is to say that those of us who feel cut, don't have to worry about the scorn of those who

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I AM The Breadof Life - September 3, 2017

John 6:27-59

The stories in the Gospel of John, in large part, are about Jesus as divine. We see a host of miracles and we hear Jesus talk about himself as the great I AM. I AM being one of the primary names for God that we learn from the Old Testament. When we read these stories, we are being invited, maybe even urged to see Jesus as God and to see God through Jesus. When Jesus says, "I AM the bread of life," he is saying, "I AM God." And he's

Read more: I AM The Breadof Life - September 3, 2017

Current Church News

  • Vacation Bible School - August 5-9, 2017

     

     

    Polar Blast Vacation Bible School is August 5th-9th from 6PM to 8PM with dinner each evening at 5:30pm, come chill with us! "Where Jesus' Love is cool."

     
  • Community event - "Love Your Neighbor"

    Community event - "Love Your Neighbor"

    Held at the East City Park On Thursday, August 2nd, 5pm-9pm. This event is a  chance four our church to practice command to "Love Your Neighbor" by sharing, food, fun, and fellowship. We want a chance four our neighbors to get to know us and know they matter to us. whether or not they come to worship. We will have food, games, and activities for all people and ages. and we'll get to share a little of ourselves and invite kids to VBS and all generations to our other ministries.

Get Directions

Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary . William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

Church Mission

The First United Methodist Church of Moscow, Idaho takes as our mission to be the body of Jesus Christ, ministering to a community which draws strength from its diversity. Our mission centers on the worship of God, expressed through varied forms of prayer, preaching, music, and ritual.  See more...