Sermon: Live Out Loud

Slide9“Rethink Church, Reboot Church: Live Out Loud”

(October 11, 2009) We conclude the sermon series examining the practices of the early church in Acts 2:42-47, using their example as a starting point for ways we might not only rethink church but “reboot” it by going back to the beginning. The early church did indeed preach the Gospel, but did so mostly with the examples they set with their lives. What if we considered preaching to look less like street-corner evangelism or pastors in pulpits and more like workers in soup kitchens and health clinics and house-building projects? In what ways is God calling you to take what you believe and live it out loud? (Acts 2:42-47, James 2:14-26, Matthew 5:13-16)

part four of a four-part series, “Rethink Church, Reboot Church,” examining the practices of the early church: pooling resources to meet needs, observing a daily discipline of worship, eating together as celebration, and living the message with their lives.

series graphic my own design; pictures from stock exchange; Learn more about The United Methodist Church’s journey to “Rethink Church” at


3 Responses

  1. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog & this sermon while doing research for my own. Your sermon could’ve been mine. My heart is right here, too. Love the “practical” piece of the post-its. You have a kindred spirit (Disciples pastor) in Ohio!

    • Thanks, Melanie, for reading and commenting, and it is always good to find kindred spirits!

      Shalom to you,

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