Summer Sermon Series: Lego Batman

This week we continue our Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2017 film “Lego Batman” and two familiar scripture texts on Love (John 15:12-17; I Corinthians 13:4-8). In her message, Pastor Cara Scriven explores how fear gets in the way of love—and the fullness of life—for Batman and for the rest of us as well.

Due to licensing, please view that scene at the following link when it occurs:

https://youtu.be/QAfm8cSiq2Y 

Summer Sermon Series: Lego Batman

This week we continue our Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2017 film “Lego Batman” and two familiar scripture texts on Love (John 15:12-17; I Corinthians 13:4-8). In her message, Pastor @Cara Scriven explores how fear gets in the way of love—and the fullness of life—for Batman and for the rest of us as well. Due to licensing, please view that scene at the following link when it occurs: https://youtu.be/QAfm8cSiq2Y

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 14, 2019

Summer Sermon Series: Green Book

This week we continue our Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2018 film “Green Book” and a scripture text from Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7. Pastor Cara Scriven shares how this book of the Bible is an outlier with its erotic poetry but still useful as a way of evoking the reckless love we are called to show to others.

This week we continue our Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2018 film “Green Book” and a scripture...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 7, 2019

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Summer at the Movies: Spider-Man & the Imperative to Enjoy Life

This week we continue a Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2018 film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Toward the beginning of her message, Pastor Cara Scriven makes a connection between our Scripture text (Ecclesiastes 3:1-5) and its imperative that we “enjoy life.”

Continuing Pastor Cara reflects on the recent news from our southern border noting that we should seek the ability to “enjoy life” for our neighbor too. “If you look at these photos [of migrants suffering at the border] and see criminals, or illegals, or people who have come to take our jobs, or people who are out to hurt us, then I have failed in my work as your pastor.”

Due to licensing, please view that scene at the following link when it occurs: https://youtu.be/ARIlzBXdzvo

This week we continue a Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2018 film “Spider-Man: Into the...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 30, 2019

Summer at the Movies: Instant Family Wisdom?

Continuing a Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2018 film “Instant Family,” Pastor Cara Scriven invites us to consider how wisdom is often gained through learning how best to apply the rules while navigating the challenges life presents. The scripture for the day (Proverbs 8:22-36) also offers an opportunity to consider the interplay between Wisdom and Law.

Due to licensing, please view that scene using the second video linked below.

Continuing a Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a clip from the 2018 film “Instant Family,” Pastor Cara Scriven...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 23, 2019

Summer at the Movies: Strange Wisdom

Beginning a Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a look at Proverbs (1:1-7; 3:1-8), Pastor Cara Scriven draws out the differences between wisdom and knowledge with the help of a key scene from the Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. 

Due to licensing, please view that scene at the following link when it occurs: https://youtu.be/iRyNUqvP6vg

Summer at the Movies: Strange Wisdom

Beginning a Summer Sermon Series at the Movies with a look at Proverbs (1:1-7; 3:1-8), Pastor Cara Scriven draws out the differences between wisdom and knowledge with the help of a key scene from the Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. Due to licensing, please view that scene at the following link when it occurs: https://youtu.be/iRyNUqvP6vg

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 16, 2019

Baptized into Christ Jesus

In today’s message, Pastor Cara Scriven draws a connection between our Scripture text (Romans 6:1-14) and the mystic Saint Teresa of Avila and her intimate understanding of our union with Christ and all of creation. Pastor Cara remarks that Christians in the West often have difficulty understanding the the oneness with Christ that the Apostle Paul intended when he said we were “baptized into Christ Jesus.”

In today’s message, Pastor @Cara Scriven draws a connection between our Scripture text (Romans 6:1-14) and the mystic...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 2, 2019

Are you ashamed?

In this week's sermon, Pastor Cara Scriven digs into a key part of Paul's understanding of his ministry, as found in our scripture today (Romans 1:1-17). Where the Apostle declares that he is not ashamed of the Gospel, Cara explains how that would have been understood in his time while exploring the negative impact that shame can have upon our lives today.

In this week's sermon, Pastor Cara Scriven digs into a key part of Paul's understanding of his ministry, as found in our...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Case of Mistaken Identity

This week's scripture (Acts 13:13, 14:8-18) depicts a case of mistaken identity where the Apostle Paul and companion Barnabas are mistaken for Roman Gods as they healed a man in Lystra.

In her sermon, Pastor Cara Scriven shares how we too allow what we think we know, and the things we have experienced, to limit the beauty we can encounter in the world, and where we might find God as well.

This week's scripture (Acts 13:13, 14:8-18) depicts a case of mistaken identity where the Apostle Paul and companion...

Posted by Puyallup United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 12, 2019