Sermon from 10 December 2023

Sermon Title: “To Bless The World”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Genesis 12:1-3

Synopsis: We see the bumper sticker, “He is the reason for the season” but is Jesus really the reason for the season? Or did we, have we lived such messed up lives that Jesus isn’t the reason for the season, we are the reason for the season. Very different from our world’s view of Christmas with lights, music, presents, parties, etc., on that first Christmas Gold blessed the world with a different kind of king who came to establish a different kind of kingdom.

Sermon from 03 December 2023

Sermon Title: “Advent: Seeking the Holy One”
Pastor: Linda Maifair
Scriptures: Matthew 2:1-12

Synopsis: Advent is not a countdown of how many shopping days we have left until Christmas or how long it will be before Santa arrives. Advent is a journey toward the manger. A journey toward the Christ Child. A spiritual journey of seeking, finding, coming into the presence of the Holy One of God and making room in our lives and hearts for the child for whom there was no room the night he was born and there is too little room today. It is a journey of hope, peace, joy and love. And we begin that journey today with the Wise Men of Scripture as our guide and our shared Communion table as our staring point.

Sermon from 12 November 2023

Sermon Title: “Giving Grace”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Matthew 7:1-4, Gal. 6:1-2

Synopsis: The Standard By Which You Judge Others, Will Be the Standard By Which You Judge. Regarding judgment, we should always lean towards giving extra
grace. But what about the times when we see someone we love headed down a
path that leads to destruction? There’s a way to help someone with a judgment
call while still loving them well.

Sermon from 05 November 2023

Sermon Title: “Trust & Love”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Matthew 7:12, 25:31-46

Synopsis: When Jesus comes back, he’ll be a Conquering King. But as we wait for him, as his followers, we are expected to care for those who are less fortunate than us. Are you willing to take practical steps towards loving others?

Sermon from 29 October 2023

Sermon Title: “Winning God’s Approval”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Matthew 6:1-8

Synopsis: Treat others as you want to be treated. Love your enemies as yourself. We have been studying some of the hard sayings of Jesus. But today Jesus gives us a BIG warning. He tells us giving to people in need is very good. But when
you do it, do it in private for God who see not just our outward proclamations
but the inner acts of our hearts will reward His followers accordingly.

Sermon from 22 October 2023

Sermon Title: “The 3R’s and 3I’s”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Matthew 5: 38-48

Synopsis: When we’re wronged, our first response is an eye for an eye – but Jesus’ first response looks different. When it comes to how we respond to insults, injustice, and inconvenience, whose kingdom are we choosing to build?

Welcome to the
First Church of
the Brethren


Sunday School: 9:15 AM
Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

Doug Miller


Every follower of Jesus


Carlisle COB Church