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Filling Up and Pouring Out with Pastor Allen McGraw

This podcast contains sermons by United Methodist pastor, Allen McGraw. These sermons are typically recorded during the Sunday morning worship service at First United Methodist Church in Water Valley, Mississippi.


May 8, 2017

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." On this day we recognize that Jesus is the Good Shepherd, we are the sheep, and he leads us to green pastures and still water. What else can we learn from this text in The Gospel According to John, chapter 10 vv 1-10.

  • Sermon Title: Christ Our...

May 3, 2017

In today's text, we encounter two disciples of Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Jesus approaches them and strikes up a conversation, yet they don't recognize him. What is it that keeps us from recognizing Jesus in our own lives?

  • Sermon Title: Why Don't We Know Him
  • Preacher: Allen McGraw
  • Date: 4/30/2017
  • Time: Morning...

Apr 19, 2017

It's Easter! In the text from John, two of the twelve disciples, along with Mary Magdelene, encounter the empty tomb. But it's Mary Magdelene who becomes the first evangelist, sharing the Good News of the Risen Christ. What made the difference?

  • Sermon Title: Easter: It Takes More Than That
  • Preacher: Allen...

Apr 11, 2017

It is Palm Sunday, where we celebrate the "triumphant" entry of Jesus into the holy city of Jerusalem. But it won't be long until the cries of "hosanna" turn to "crucify him." All that we say and do should be filtered through the lens of the Crucified Christ. Jesus doesn't just ask us to witness the...

Apr 3, 2017

This is the fifth and final sermon in our Lenten Sermon Series, "Living Our Baptismal Calling." Martha is faced with the faith-altering death of her brother Lazarus. Yet in the midst of her grief, she still finds a reason to believe. What does this mean for us as we seek to live as Christians in the world...