Metropolitan AME Sermons

Sermon: What Thieves Cannot Steal

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by admin

Rev. William H. Larmar, IV Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church 1518 M Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005 http://www.metropolitanamec­.org Tel# 202-331-1426 Fax# 202-331-0369 May 11, 2014 Mother’s Day Sunday Scripture:  John: 10:1-10 There are many metaphors in just 10 verses of the scripture passage – a gate, then a gatekeeper, then a shepherd and sheep, then… Read more

Sermon: God is Still Speaking

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by admin

Rev. Aisha Karimah, Associate Minister
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, March 30, 2014, 7:45 a.m. Service

Have you ever tried warning folk about a pending disaster, an upcoming problem or something you knew for sure was about to happen that would be tragic for them if they continued what they were doing or go where they are heading? Only to have them ignore your warning, totally disregard your advice or worse – turn their backs on you and maybe even ridicule you or tell you to get lost, leave them alone?

Sermon Notes: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, January 12, 2014

Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9

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Things can be going great, going well, everything moving on schedule just as you had planned, and suddenly, from out of nowhere, a glitch gets in the way…

You have been working on the deal for weeks and months and all of a sudden you hit a wall and the whole thing falls apart…

A wedding, a special event, a purchase, a planned activity, a projected income, that new beginning that you were sure was going to help you turn the corner you had been waiting on, and suddenly a major crash that was unavoidable just messed up everything…

Life has its own unique way of putting stumbling block in our paths.  I seriously doubt that there is anyone under the sound of my voice who has not, at one time or another encountered some stumbling blocks in your life.

Sermon Notes: Before You Start Feeling Short-Changed

Posted on: December 26th, 2013 by admin

Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

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Short Summary of Sermon:

If you ever start to feel short-changed, take a lesson from Joseph

  1. Joseph stay in your lane. Gods’ got this thing. Brothers and sisters before you start feeling short-changed stay in your lane and put the whole  matter in God’s hand.
  2. Before you start feeling short-changed, to the best of your ability, do your part.  Do what you are supposed to do.   In fact, don’t just do your part, go beyond what is expected.
  3. When you start feeling short-changed, in every circumstance, situation and at all costs (whatever the cost) be obedient and faithful to God.

Sermon: Continue To Stand, It is Not In Vain

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by admin

Missionary Sunday September 8, 2013 7-45 AM Rev. Marlene Jefferson Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15: 58 ; Hebrews 8: 10 – 11    Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Sermon: A Life Grounded in Prayer

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by admin

Sermon Notes
“A Life Grounded in Prayer”
Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor
Metropolitan AME Church
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Scripture:  Luke 11:1-13 (NIV Translation)

In his book, The Inner Voice of Love, Henri Nouwen calls on his readers to, “Give your agenda to God.”  Nouwen points out that we constantly have to deal with the many options and choices confronting us in everyday life.  Work, family, friends, church, community and social involvement all are components of life demanding of us that they are equally important, yet separate, at the same time.

Daily we are confronted and at times overwhelmed with the questions: “What should we do and what should we not do.” Nouwen goes on to suggest that, “There are issues that beg for attention, books it seems important to read, works of art to be seen; people to visit, people to receive…” It is here where Nouwen makes the case for us to: “Try to give your agenda to God…keep saying everyday: ‘Your will be done.”  Nouwen tells us that “God does not want you to destroy yourself…Exhaustion, burnout, and depression are not signs that you are doing God’s will…Rather, God desires to give you a deep sense of safety…” So we must give our agendas to God.