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Sermon: Don't Just Read It. Do It!
We are called, gifted and equipped – now is the time to go and DO! Learn more about how you're Gifted to Serve at TMUMC.ORG/gifted.
Nov 15, 2020
Followers of Jesus are known by the gear that we wear. Don't forget to sign in to worship at TMUMC.ORG/here.
Nov 8, 2020
Sermon: Right Stuff
Every baptized follower has what it takes to serve in the world. Visit TMUMC.ORG/gifted to learn how you are Gifted to Serve.
Nov 1, 2020
Sermon: All Saints Day
Our ancestors in the faith teach us what it means to fix our eyes on Jesus and live life as God’s children. Celebrate All Saints Day with us by honoring loved ones who have passed.
Oct 25, 2020
Sermon: Taking The Path
Take the path to generosity with us to grow in your relationship with God. Fill out your Estimate of Giving at TMUMC.ORG/path.
Oct 18, 2020
Sermon: Growing On The Path
We grow in our giving as a living response to the richness of God’s love. Submit your 2021 estimate of giving at TMUMC.ORG/path.
Oct 18, 2020
Guide Prayer Path (Male Voice)
Listen to a guided prayer to lead you into a more generous life. We have opened a Prayer Path encircling the perimeter of the church property. This guided prayer will talk you through the path as you move from station to station. If you can't physically walk the Prayer Path, join us virtually by downloading a Prayer Path map at TMUMC.ORG/prayerpath and visualizing the path as you pray alongside us.
Oct 18, 2020
Guided Prayer Path (Female Voice)
Listen to a guided prayer to lead you into a more generous life. We have opened a Prayer Path encircling the perimeter of the church property. This guided prayer will talk you through the path as you move from station to station. If you can't physically walk the Prayer Path, join us virtually by downloading a Prayer Path map at TMUMC.ORG/prayerpath and visualizing the path as you pray alongside us.
Oct 11, 2020
Sermon: Understanding The Path
As the giver of every good and perfect gift, God deserves your first fruits! Share why you choose to give at TMUMC.ORG/path.
Oct 11, 2020
Why is the church asking for money?
I often hear the comment, "I only hear from the church when they want money." If that's true, I'm so sorry; that shouldn't happen. But it is true that whatever church you are part of, they will eventually ask for your tithes and offerings. Rev. Daniel Humbert and Alyssa Robinson have a blunt conversation about where the money goes that the church receives, why we don't like giving to the church, and where this whole idea of a tithe comes from and why it matters. I hope this episode provides clarity and inspiration to live generously, the way Jesus taught us to live, as we bust myths about giving to the church.
Oct 4, 2020
Sermon: Getting On The Path
Generosity is a spiritual path that prioritizes God in our lives out of gratitude. Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/path.
Sep 29, 2020
Sermon: Parenting Discipline
It can be difficult to know how to discipline children in a way that helps them grow, dive into scripture with us as we learn principals of Godly discipline.
Sep 29, 2020
Sermon: Parenting Principles
The unchanging principles of parenting are that children all need touch, time, and talk in order to thrive and discover genuine fulfillment. Don’t forget to sign in to worship today on the TMUMC app. You can make your offering at any time at TMUMC.ORG/give. Your gifts are appreciated.
Sep 27, 2020
Hang in there, Parents!
Parents, we just want to express our gratitude and awe of your dedication, perseverance, and love during this tough time. This parenting podcast is a rerelease from May. Use this time to check in with yourself and think about how you've changed over the past 4 months. We know that it's been hard, and we want to support you in any way that we can.
Sep 20, 2020
Julie Hawkins, Director of Children and Family Ministries, shares what she has learned about parenting in the year 2020 and how the church can better support our parents. We are in awe of the relentless, but rewarding, work that parents are enduring right now. We see you and we appreciate you.
Sep 15, 2020
Sermon: Parenting Priority
Navigating a COVID-19 world as a parent is difficult, but when the center of that relationship is God, it changes things. Download the TMUMC app to take notes, sign in, and access the Huddle Guide!
Sep 13, 2020
Julie Hawkins is the Director of Children and Family Ministry at Trietsch and shares her personal journey of parenting through a divorce, blending two families, and how her faith as informed this journey. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode, so tune in again next week for the second half of Julie's story: parenting during COVID-19.
Sep 9, 2020
Sermon: Benefits Of Waiting
God is with us when we're in a season of waiting. Claim waiting as a gift of time - for you to learn to use wisely! Don’t forget to sign in to worship today on the TMUMC app. You can make your offering at any time at TMUMC.ORG/give. Your gifts are appreciated.
Sep 6, 2020
Daughter of God
Amy shares the second half of her journey to discover her identity in God's love rather than seeking validation from others. She vulnerably shares her experiences with depression and how it felt. Amy stands confidently as a daughter of God.
Sep 2, 2020
Prayer is a powerful and effective tool. It is the lifeline and lifeblood of faith. Don’t forget to sign in to worship today on TMUMC.ORG/watch. You can make your offering at any time at TMUMC.ORG/give. Your gifts are appreciated.
Aug 30, 2020
Seeking Identity w/ Amy Parsons
Amy Parsons shares how she tried to find her identity and self-worth from external sources as a child and teenager. In part 1 of her story, she experiences bullying, her first glimpse of codependency, and a sexual assault. When she went to college, she decided to choose her own identity and it made all the difference in the world.
Aug 24, 2020
Sermon: Godliness & Worldliness
Envy stifles loving God & neighbor, humility connects us with God & others. Don’t forget to sign in to worship today on TMUMC.ORG/watch. You can make your offering at any time at TMUMC.ORG/give. Your gifts are appreciated.
Aug 23, 2020
Claiming My Story
Rev. Dr. Nick McRae shares how starting to see the gray areas and complexities in the world actually helped him achieve clarity about his faith. He grew closer to God, realizing that he doesn't have to have all the answers. Nick, for the first time, was able to claim his faith story as his own and not as a tradition that was passed on to him. Claim your story at TMUMC.ORG/mystory.
Aug 20, 2020
Sermon: Words & Wisdom
Our words are a reflection of our heart, let’s think before we speak. Don’t forget to sign in to worship today on TMUMC.ORG/watch. You can make your offering at any time at TMUMC.ORG/give. Your gifts are appreciated.
Aug 16, 2020
Rev. Dr. Nick McRae shares his faith journey and how his relationship with God changed once he started asking questions. After a near fatal car accident at the age of 16, the simple understanding of God and the Bible Nick always knew started to make him feel uncomfortable. He knew there was more to the presence of God and needed to explore for himself who God is and how he fits in to this world. Enjoy Nick's story, and tune in next week for Part 2.
Aug 11, 2020
Sermon: Faith & Works
Faith is only real when it is lived rather than merely believed. Join us now for online worship and make your offering any time at TMUMC.ORG/give. You can check in to worship this morning at TMUMC.ORG/watch.
Aug 9, 2020
Rev. Rachel Baughman and Alyssa Robinson discuss how to become better allies to our African American siblings. We need to step away from performative allyship and be honest with ourselves and others. As white people, we need to take a step back from the spotlight and practice internal reflection to better understand our role in eradicating racism. You can catch all previous episodes on racial justice at TMUMC.ORG/justice.
Aug 4, 2020
Sermon: Difficulties & Doing
The book of James is relevant to our lives as individual and communities seeking to love faith filled lives. Sign in to worship at TMUMC.ORG/watch.
Aug 2, 2020
Examining History to Change the Future
Rev. Rachel Baughman and Alyssa Robinson look at the history of racism and exclusion in our churches and culture as a whole. The only way that we can change the future is to understand how we got here and, as a result, continue to feed into racism because of our lack of understanding. Rachel shares advice for having difficult conversations about race and how to handle ourselves when we realize we're getting it wrong. The first step to ending racism is looking inside ourselves and educating ourselves on where we've made mistakes.
Jul 28, 2020
The Psalms of wisdom help us choose the right path for our lives as we trust in God’s Word. Sign in to worship today at TMUMC.ORG/watch.
Jul 26, 2020
Anger - Fear - Sadness
Chipo Makwakwa shares the emotions that she has been feeling for the past few months and how she is seeing positive growth within herself and her family. As an African immigrant with two US born children, Chipo faces racism regularly and fears for the future of her children, especially her 16-year-old son. She honestly admits to her own prejudices and how she believes it is her role to educate others on her culture. Tune in to previous episodes on race at TMUMC.ORG/justice.
Jul 23, 2020
The psalms of trust help us to discover peace, assurance, wholeness, contentment. Sign in to worship today at TMUMC.ORG/watch or the TMUMC app.
Jul 19, 2020
Chipo Makwakwa is an immigrant from Zimbabwe who moved to the United States looking for a better future for her family. Growing up in a segregated country, she expected America to be free of racism because of the way the US was portrayed in the media. She expected her black children to be treated with respect and have more opportunities than they would be granted in Africa. But she learned that systems and people in the US did not expect much from her as an African woman. Listen to Chipo's story and try to imagine what life may be like for a black immigrant in the United States. You can catch up on previous conversations on race at TMUMC.ORG/justice.
Jul 16, 2020
Laments allow us to speak our truth to God and claim the promise of God.
Jul 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Rev. Daniel Humbert shares the deep pain and sorrow that he has been feeling with the murders of George Floyd, Amaud Arbery, Bothem Jean, Breona Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and so many more. He talks about our responsibility as people of faith to fight for those who are oppressed, marginalized, and persecuted. He recognizes that as a white person, it is his responsibility to recognize the privileges that have been afforded to him because of a corrupt system. We as a church have to stand against injustice. It is included in the United Methodist baptismal vow: "I vow to renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of my sin. I accept the freedom and power God gives me to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves."
Jul 8, 2020
Sermon: Praise & Thanksgiving
Praise and thanks are the most natural responses to the glory of God.
Jul 5, 2020
End Racism. Start Relationships.
Rev. Daniel Humbert is the Senior Pastor of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound, TX and father of two African American children. He and Alyssa Robinson have a deep conversation in which they acknowledge and admit to benefiting from white privilege as Daniel walks through experiences of racism that have been directed toward his children. The bottom line is that it is our responsibility to be in relationship with people who are different from us. The only way to end racism is to build friendships with people of different ethnicity, cultures, races, faiths, and traditions so that we can begin seeing each other with God's love.
Jul 1, 2020
Sermon: New Methods
One way is never the only way as long as the Holy Spirit is our guide.
Jun 28, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations (Part 2)
Michelle Rae and Alyssa Robinson continue their conversation about racism and racial justice. Michelle is a strong black woman with two kids, Tori and Caleb, and a huge heart. She is an attorney, small business owner, activist, and member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. Michelle shares how racism has impacted her relationship with God, where she sees white privilege at play, and how white people can love and support people of color. She allows Alyssa to ask her what Alyssa has dubbed "white people questions." These are some of the questions that white people tend to ask without realizing that they are insensitive. Join us in continuing the conversation by signing up for our community discussion on race happening on July 14 at 7pm via a Zoom meeting. You can learn more and register at TMUMC.ORG/justice.
Jun 23, 2020
By the power of the Holy Spirit, let’s share the good news of Jesus with others. You can make your offering anytime at TMUMC.ORG/give.
Jun 21, 2020
Uncomfortable Conversations (Part 1)
Alyssa Robinson and Michelle Rae share a tough conversation about racial injustices Michelle has faced, her fear for her children, and how systemic racism has impacted her.
Jun 17, 2020
Sermon: Servant Ministry
Growing disciples for the kingdom requires feeding the soul, feeding the belly and more. God has equipped leaders to rise from among us. Make your offering this morning at TMUMC.ORG/give. All gifts are appreciated!
Jun 14, 2020
F is for Forgiveness
Denise Robinson and Alyssa Robinson (mother and daughter) talk about their struggles with forgiveness and how their understanding of forgiveness has changed over the years.
Jun 9, 2020
Sermon: Core Values
Core values guide us into new ways of doing church. Don't forget to sign in to worship in the TMUMC app or TMUMC.ORG/watch.
Jun 7, 2020
Urgency to Change
Laura Sennott shares her faith journey and how her understanding of God has changed over the years. She also shares how she changed personally after the death of her husband Mike.
Jun 2, 2020
The power of the Holy Spirit allows us to hear & respond to one another in unity. Download the Huddle Guide at TMUMC.ORG/watch for great discussion.
May 31, 2020
Faith vs. Belief
Rev. Karen Chraska shares a defining life moment that helped her begin to explore and better understand her relationship with God.
May 24, 2020
Esther leaned on God to help her take a stand and speak truth to power. What role does our faith play in living boldly into "Esther" moments? Download the TMUMC app to sign in to worship.
May 24, 2020
Can't Lose Grace
Rev. Bill Mauldin, Youth Pastor, and Alyssa Robinson discuss how hard it can be to trust in God and the meaning of love and grace.
May 18, 2020
When we confront our fears in faith God helps us overcome that giant. Download the TMUMC App on iPhone or Android to sign in to worship and follow sermon notes.
May 17, 2020
Parenting in COVID-19
Alyssa Robinson and Stephanie Pippett (sisters) talk about what it's like parenting during shelter in place, having grace for yourself, and how Stephanie is processing the pandemic through the lens of an Enneagram 6.
May 12, 2020
Trust and faithfulness will help us through uncertain times. Download the TMUMC App on iPhone or Android for worship notes.
May 10, 2020
We're All Broken and That's Okay
Laura O'Reilly is a Social Worker, Therapist, and member of Trietsch who helps us understand mental health, stress, and the feeling we get sometimes that we're broken.
May 4, 2020
Sermon: David & Goliath
The giants in our lives are overcome by faith and trust in God. Download the TMUMC app for iPhone or Android to follow along with Daniel's sermon notes today.
May 3, 2020
Parting Words from Pastor O
Rev. Chris O'Riley shares why he decided to become a pastor and how his passions and gifts have led him to become a Naval Chaplain.
Apr 26, 2020
Rev. Doug Meyer believes that it takes great courage and boldness to express your doubts. Listen to his spiritual journey and how he found value in challenging the status quo of his faith. If you have big faith questions you want to talk about, email him at email@example.com.
Apr 25, 2020
Sermon: Let's Love!
We’re called to love as a follower of Jesus. Let’s love! You can make your offering at TMUMC.ORG/give.
Apr 22, 2020
Sermon: Fear in Faith
When fear and doubt strike, allow God’s Holy Spirit to breath faith and hope into you. TMUMC.ORG/watch
Apr 19, 2020
Becky Hornback shares how her faith changed after experiencing the death of her child, Charlie. Her relationship with God suddenly went from simple to complicated, but she never lost her faith. Becky is a strong woman and a fighting mother. I hope you find peace and comfort in her story.
Apr 12, 2020
Easter Message 2020
Join us for an Easter celebration! Share in the energy, laughter, and love as we relish in the risen Christ together. Christ is risen!!
Apr 12, 2020
Transformation (Part 2)
Alyssa Robinson and her dad Chris Robinson continue their conversation about transformation. Please listen to Part 1 first to be able to follow along with the story. We worship a God of transformation and change, and blessings abound when we lean in.
Apr 10, 2020
Stations Of The Cross
Listen to this powerful description of the final hours of Jesus's life. Rev. Doug Meyer and Rev. Wendy Meyer walk us through the stations of the cross with prayer, scripture, and story-telling.
Apr 10, 2020
Transformation (Part 1)
Alyssa Robinson is a recently divorced 31-yr-old whose husband walked out on her. She sits down with her dad and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, Chris Robinson, to talk through the personal transformation that occurred through the pain and how it impacted her personal and spiritual growth. Both Chris and Alyssa's understanding of God was transformed during this struggle.
Apr 10, 2020
Maundy Thursday Message
Join us for Maundy Thursday worship service ONLINE. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper. Join us for Scripture, special music, meditation, and a message leading you into Easter weekend. TMUMC.ORG/WATCH
Apr 6, 2020
Did you know that generosity is a spiritual practice? When you have a giving spirit, it connects you to the nature of God. During this national pandemic, we must not let our generosity fade. Sign into worship at TMUMC.ORG/watch.
Apr 2, 2020
Even when we are apart, we are not alone. The community of Christ is about relationship. Hear a good word from Rev. Doug Meyer and come be with us in worship, TOGETHER.
Mar 25, 2020
Faith-sharing reminds us of why we follow Jesus and motivates us to keep following Jesus.
Mar 21, 2020
We Respond to Coronavirus
Alyssa Robinson talks to Rev. Daniel Humbert, Rev. Bill Mauldin, and Julie Hawkins about COVID-19, how the church is responding, and the personal impact it's had on them and their ministries. Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/health
Mar 16, 2020
A word from Pastor O: "Saints, this morning I'm here to tell you that your service does not have an expiration date on it. It does not have an ending. It does not come with the label that says in fine bold print.. "Best when completed by this date." Do this by this date, best before this date, better if done by this specific date or date received, date, acknowledge, date expired. Saints, your service does not come with an expiration date on it. Why? Because once you get finished helping someone else who presents a need to you, I guarantee you the next day or the next hour… Someone will either present the same need, or something completely different. Your service should not read anywhere on it, expired on this date. It should only read… I am ready, I am willing, whenever, and for whomever is in need of my help."
Mar 9, 2020
Prayer is the conversation that connects us to the cause of all life! Check out today's prayer experiment at TMUMC.ORG/lent.
Mar 4, 2020
Sermon: Bible Engagement
So today, we're gonna start with scripture, and here's what I believe about scripture, what we know through studies, study after study after study both secular and church-related. They tell us that the number one way to catalyze, and this is a big word, but the number one way to enrich, the number one way to deepen, the number one way to encourage your spiritual health, is to engage scripture, pure and simple. The reading of Scripture, the understanding of Scripture, the applying of scripture, is the number one way to grow in a relationship with Jesus. The number one without exception, like by far above and beyond, over and above literally, the number one way to catalyze my relationship with God is to read and engage scripture. And Jesus gives us some phenomenal examples of this over and over again. But one of my favorites, comes from the Gospel of Luke. So when we start Lent, often we will read this particular story. Churches across the globe will often start the season of Lent, wi…
Feb 28, 2020
Loving People with Special Needs
Shelby Rabjohn is the Special Needs Coordinator at Trietsch and leads the Butterfly Ministry. She is extremely passionate about sharing God's love with the special needs community and their families. In this interview she shares her experiences working with the community, stereotypes and assumptions that she's trying to break, and what we can do to love better.
Feb 24, 2020
God can get disappointed. God can get sad. God could even get angry at the things that we do and say, but God is never ashamed of us but we often find ourselves living in shame and we just wanna keep putting on more clothing to hinder our relationship with God, because we are ashamed. And sometimes I call it a mask sometimes, we put on masks, one over the other and the masks look something like this, it's our kind of clothing. It just says, "I got this, I'm good, I can take care of this, I'm all right.” And of course, none of that's true, but we wanna live into it 'cause we wanna put up a mask and we wanna put on more clothes and we wanna kinda keep God at bay because we're ashamed. Because we noticed that we're naked and this shame, it's funny, it's generated and perpetuated I’m convinced because of those things that hinder us right? Those doubts, those fears, those frailties, the fact that we don't understand everything, that we can answer everything that not everything makes sen…
Feb 23, 2020
Assumptions about Homelessness
Kim Beck and Leann White are the founders of the non-profit Liberty Ministry. They aren't trying to raise money, supply materials, or preach the Gospel to the homeless community - but rather, give them dignity and friendship. Kim and Leann simply hit the streets to build relationships, get to know people, and ask them how they're doing. They sat down with Alyssa Robinson to talk about some of the unfair assumptions and stereotypes assigned to their homeless friends, and how we can do better.
Feb 17, 2020
Humility. It comes from the ancient biblical languages - actually it comes from Greek and Hebrew and Latin. And in all languages, the word humility simply means low. It literally means low. That's all it means. But notice there's a difference between how that low becomes real in terms of how it's lived out. If I'm put low, I'm put in my place, put where I belong. That's not humility, that's humiliation right? If somebody kind of puts me down and puts me in my place I've been put low, I don't feel good, doesn't act good, it's not good, right? But on the other hand, if I bring myself low voluntarily, if I consider myself to become low, that's humility. And there's a huge difference. Now, one could argue that Christ was humiliated on the cross and we could argue that pretty well and make a good case for that. He was humiliated on the cross, but I wanna suggest that he chose to go to the cross. There was more than one occasion when Jesus clearly stated, either I could have rain down fir…
Feb 14, 2020
Interview with a Gay Christian about Stereotypes
Jeff Green and Alyssa Robinson discuss Jeff's experience as a gay man in the Christian community and how is sexuality has impacted his relationship with God, his family, and the church.
Feb 10, 2020
If we are not vulnerable, we don't have genuine connection. If we don't lay ourselves out there and say take me as I am, I'm all there baby. It's not really connection is it? The reality is, whether it's in your marriage, or whether it's in a really good friendship or whether it's with a sibling or with a parent or whoever, whoever it is. If I'm in genuine, real connection with them, I am vulnerable with them and they with me, and I love them just the same. And they meet me there because it's in the vulnerability that genuine connection is made. That's how we were created, but when we align ourselves with these groups or these roles, we lose ourselves. Because when we align ourselves with that, we're putting on those clothes and it makes us other than what we were created to be. I'm pretty convinced this is what Jesus meant when he said, according to Luke’s Gospel at least, in Chapter 9…If you wanna be my follower, you gotta deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me. Ther…
Feb 8, 2020
Breaking Gender Stereotypes in the Church
Rev. Mara Morhouse is an Ordained Full Gospel Pastor and currently serves as Associate Pastor at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church. As female clergy, she has experienced gender stereotyping and assumptions made about her because she is a woman. Tune in to hear about her experience.
Feb 5, 2020
But God made us this way. Remember we talked about this last week, very beginning of the creation story Genesis chapter 2, it tells us in verse 25, the man and his wife were naked and they were not ashamed. It's the way God made us, and we are the only animal in all of the animal kingdom, that puts on clothes. Every other animal is just as they are. Kevin somehow understood this and he wasn't ashamed, he somehow recognized this and he wasn't a fearful he just went out into the world. And I wanna suggest that metaphorically and even spiritually, this is the way we need to be, this is how God created us that God wanted us to be open and vulnerable in a relationship with God, and God intended for that to be so, so that we would trust God so that we would rely on God, so that we would know that God is the one in whom all of our strength and blessing comes. So this is naked faith. In fact, what I wanna share with you is there in your notes. Naked faith is about getting vulnerable with God,…
Feb 5, 2020
Baby Boomers vs. Millennials
David Taylor (Baby Boomer) and Alyssa Robinson (Millennial) sat down to have a conversation about generational differences and assumptions we make. They talked about stereotypes, understanding of spirituality, relationship to church, and so much more - all from a generational perspective. Check out all podcast episodes at TMUMC.ORG/spill.
Jan 27, 2020
So vulnerability is relying on him rather than ourselves. And that's what I wanna spend some time on today because I think that's the highest value and sign of Christian maturity that my life is based in Jesus's teaching, that my ways and my values are based in Jesus's ways in teaching. Right, that's what we mean when we say Jesus is our Lord. When we say Jesus is our Lord it means everything I wanna do is according to His way, everything that I wanna live out and say and do is according to his way, he's my lord, he's my boss, he's my master. So that's what we wanna talk about today. So why is this important? If indeed it's one of the high values, there's gotta be a reason why it's important. Well, I believe there's at least three and hopefully you'll have a chance to write these down because I think these are absolutely critical to the reason we believe this is such a high value. The first reason, I believe that vulnerability is so terribly important is because it's a part of the or…
Jan 21, 2020
Psalms 139, verses 1 through 14. It reads, "You have searched me Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out in my lying down, you are familiar with all of my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you Lord know it completely, you hem me in, behind and before, you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from Your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I make my bed in the depths you are there, If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there, your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you. The night will sign like the day, for darkness is as light to You. For you created my inmost being. You knit me together in my mama’s w…
Jan 19, 2020
Interview on Sexuality and Spirituality
Rev. Heather Gottas is the founder of the Ministry of Holistic Human Sexuality and shares the connection between sex and spirituality, how she talks to her kids about sex, and how she's trying to reframe the conversation churches are having about sex.
Jan 14, 2020
I love what the Apostle Paul wrote about this. Because Paul wrote to many of the churches obviously, in the Christian tradition, and he would always write to them for specific reasons and when he wrote to the church at Corinth, they were in tension, they were in conflict about what it meant to be a follower of Jesus and how we live this out. And it's fascinating in part what he says to the church at Corinth, in 1 Corinthians chapter 13, is simply this when I was a child, he said I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child, but when I became an adult I had to put away my childish ways. And I think that's where we find ourselves as adults, is we've got to deal with conflict, we can't just look away, we can't ignore, even though we don't like it or don't wanna face it, we have to face it because that's what we do. And the challenge for us becomes as followers of Jesus, is when we grow up to the full stature of Christ, the challenge we run into is if we're growin…
Jan 6, 2020
Let's start in Matthew's gospel in the 6th chapter, this is a section of Matthew's gospel, that in 5, 6 and 7, there's this powerful teachings from Jesus about all kinds of things. Not the least of which is money. And so here in Chapter 6, he had some powerful words for us. Listen, beginning in verse 19, he says, "Don't store up treasure here on earth where moths eat them, and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal, wherever your treasure is…” This is the hinge point, “wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will be also.” He goes on to say... “No one can serve two masters, for you will hate one and love the other, you will be devoted to one and despise the other, you cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” So I love this teaching because it's kind of, it demonstrates the full swath of how we relate to Jesus's teaching right…
Jan 4, 2020
Interview: Chasing Happiness with Enneagram 7
Le Reing is an Asian American who is a 7 on the Enneagram (an ancient personality typing system). The core motivation of a 7 is to avoid pain, which is often done by seeking happiness. In this episode, she talks about her personal experiences with seeking happiness and striving for contentment, including her relationship with her wife, what it means for her spirituality, and she even shares a story about being kidnapped as a child in a way that only a 7 can. Tune in to more episodes at TMUMC.ORG/spill.
Jan 2, 2020
Sermon: Follow The Yellow Brick Road
So Paul is writing this letter to the church that he started in Ephesus. And the premise of this letter is to encourage all of those individuals who are in Ephesus to be of good courage during these dark and dismal times. Paul is saying that what is going on around you that may be chaos, calamity and pain and anxiety, and heartache and depression and fear is nothing to be afraid of, because once you gave your life to Christ, the power that works within you, it's greater than all of those obstacles that you will be facing around you. So really what Paul is saying is from the scripture and in John, He that works within you is greater than he that is around you, or is in the world. Paul is telling the church of Ephesus that he started, be of courage for the journey that you are on, right now is all one of glory and one that God will see through and with you all the days of your life. So when I was watching this movie, The Wizard of Oz, and decided to title this sermon with this text, F…
Jan 2, 2020
Sermon: Christmas Eve 2019
Isn't the Christmas story and amazing story? I mean for some of us, we've heard that over and over for others of us, It may be the very first time we've heard that story, but the story has this magnificent ring to it. Not only is a baby born, not only is there this powerful imagery of the sort of journey that it took for them to get there, but there are these words that come from on high that say, "Do not be afraid for I bring you good news of great joy for all the people.” And it's right there that I'd like to hover for a few minutes. I bring you good news of great joy for all the people. And heaven knows we need a little good news these days. We’ve got all kinds of stuff going on in the world right now. I know good and well that there are many people sitting in this room who feel like all as well, and life is good and I'm so grateful and things are working out pretty good, but I also know there are a lot of people in this room who are dealing with personal stuff, on all kinds of…
Jan 2, 2020
I wanna tell you a story about an experience I had in the last couple of months, about trying to get really close and where my plan of God's right thing and God's plan, God got his way. Let me just put it that way. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes I have hard places in my mind about where to live out my faith and one of those has to do with people in jail and in prison. I don't know really where that came from, 'cause I don't know ever growing up, how that... But I have kind of a very... Like you did something bad, you pay. That's how our world works, right? And I don't spend a lot time thinking about it, but I'm quick to go to my preconceived notion of right, wrong, black, and white. This is how it is. Move on with your life. So, that's over here. Now go out to the Connection Center, with me about a month ago, a good friend of mine in this congregation Ted Hyde, he and I were just chatting about it, and he said, "Hey I wonder if you might be interested. I'm gonna go see a…
Dec 22, 2019
Interview: Handling Grief during the Holidays
Clint Donaldson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and wants to help us understand grief better. Whether you or someone you know and love is experiencing grief, we need to have patience and understanding during the holidays for those living through loss. TMUMC.ORG/spill
Dec 16, 2019
Luke 1, starting with 26 - In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee, called Nazareth to a virgin engaged to a man who's name was Joseph of the House of David. The virgin’s name was Mary, and he came to her and said, Greetings favored one, "The Lord is with you, but she was much perplexed by his words and wondered what sort of greeting this might be the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid! Mary for you have found favor with God and now you will conceive in your womb and bear a son and you will name him Jesus He will be great and He will be called the Son of the Most High and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David, He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom and will be no end. Mary said to the angel, How can this be since I am a virgin? And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you therefore the child to be born will be holy and He will be…
Dec 10, 2019
It is sin that's pervasive in our lives and it creates for us a chasm. It's this large chasm between us and God and between us and other people, and the chasm happens, not because of God, not because of something God has done or said or anything, but something we have done our sin pulls us and stretches us away from God so that we don't have a deep relationship anymore, and that chasm gets larger and larger all the time, unless we do something about it. Just the other day, just a couple of days ago, quite literally, I had to seek forgiveness, and asked for and to offer an apology to my daughter because I did something unbecoming, and I said, something I shouldn't have said and I realized in the moment. Humbert, you screwed up. You need to go apologize, you need to ask for forgiveness. And thankfully my daughter is pretty good at that. But it's so pervasive, it happens regularly. We don't think about it, we think, because we haven't done anything on this imaginary list that we've cre…
Dec 8, 2019
Justice, Peace, War, and Racism
Col. Rich Crossley is an African American man who grew up in segregated Mississippi, served in the military for 23 years, and has been a JROTC instructor/ director for 22 years. He has a unique view on achieving justice and peace and what that means for his faith. Tune in and get to know Col. Crossley better! We can all learn a lot from him.
Dec 2, 2019
So I wanna ask you, what are you doing for Christmas? And I hope that your answer will be just a little different this year. So, as we reflect on that, we're mindful that we've got to go way back in scripture to come to the grips of What does it mean for Jesus to be born? The Gospels tell the story of Jesus, but we actually have to go behind the gospels into the Hebrew scriptures, to discover what the prophets were telling us about the birth of a savior who was to come. So this morning, I'm gonna invite you to join me in the prophet Isaiah in the prophet Isaiah who is quoted more often in the Gospels than any other book in the Old Testament, other than the Psalms, there's some connection there between what the prophet says and what the Gospel writers say what the prophets proclaim and what it is Jesus brings. So here in Isaiah chapter 9, we're in a small little sub-section of the prophet, he speaks about emmanual, God with us, the one who is to come, and it sounds something like thi…
Nov 27, 2019
Sermon: Give Thanks
And when you think about it, it's amazing that we even made it to this grand national holiday called Thanksgiving and I know that we know kind of the basic details in 1620, the pilgrims come over on the Mayflower, they land and Plymouth in Massachusetts. But do you remember some of the details? It was late December in 1620, it was cold, it was miserable, they were sick, they hadn't had proper food provisions, there was no place for them to live, there were no provisions immediately available like, our grocery stores, right? And so within one month of their arrival, 10 of the 17 fathers had died. By March only four of the 17 mothers were still alive. By Easter, almost half of all of the riders on the Mayflower, were dead. It is a gruesome scene. Many people have past, they had a tense relationship with the indigenous population, they've tried to figure out how they're ever going to make it. And yet, in less than a year's time in less than six months, from Easter, they were bound and d…
Nov 18, 2019
Sermon: Witness The Clouds
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, disregarding it shame and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. Friends, this is the word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to god. A cloud of witnesses. Did you know that as followers of Jesus, you've got kind of a cloud hovering over you? It's actually a good kind of cloud, it's a kind of cloud you'd actually want to have hovering over you, I don't know about you, but most of the time when a cloud hovers I think of the mind a danger of brain right or the things that are about to come the storm that's about to arise, but every once in while, the clouds that cover us, they're glorious, aren't they? They're beautiful and they actua…
Nov 17, 2019
Interview: Surviving a Tornado
Spill host, Alyssa Robinson, talks to Rita Ramirez about overcoming fear with faith. How do they know each other? They were in a tornado together! Alyssa was hit by the Dallas tornadoes in her car, and Rita witnessed the tornado and stopped to help Alyssa like a modern-day Good Samaritan. Enjoy this conversation between two people who shared a life-changing experience together.
Nov 11, 2019
Sermon: It's Not Possible
I wanna encourage us to consider whether we can trust God enough 'cause here's what I believe about Trust. Trust makes relationships, strong and vital and if indeed we would like a strong and vital relationship with God, maybe we could trust God, maybe we could step out in faith and believe that God's got a better way. Maybe we could step out in faith and literally bust every one of those myths. There's not enough, it's all mine, it's not possible. Maybe just this once, we could trust God enough and say, I am willing, so I'm gonna issue the same challenge I issue the last two weeks. I wanna issue you the 90-day challenge. If you're not at the tithe, right now, I wanna encourage you to consider 90 days, whether it starts tomorrow or whether it starts January 1st consider one time 90 days, we can do almost anything for 90 days, right? Try it out, see if God won't indeed pour out a blessing from heaven, see if God won't indeed bless your life, see if God really means, what God says. I…
Nov 5, 2019
Sermon: It's All Mine
Charles Cook was an amazing mentor, an amazing trainer of clergy he worked for a number of years at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and then he went to work at the church where I was and as an associate. And I just went to Charles and I said, "Now Charles... I wanna do the right thing and I wanna make an offering in a commitment for next year to the church, but I don't know what the right amount is, I don't know what I'm supposed to do. And so, Charles, what am I supposed to do?” And Charles was just like Jesus, he said, "Well what do you think?” And I thought to myself... Well, I didn't come here to give you an answer, Charles, I'm asking you a question, right? And he slapped me in that. No, he didn't slap me, but he just said to me, Daniel what do you think? And I responded, I said, Well, clearly, the Scriptures say you need to give a tithe. Clearly that's what I'm supposed to do, but is that the right thing? And I don't know that I can do that. Charles is that even possibl…
Oct 28, 2019
Sermon: Not Enough
It is a myth that there's not enough, it's a myth. Let me start off talking about now, there's a great gain with godliness, combined with contentment and godliness is not the self, I’m better than you and I follow God. I'm more righteous than you, and I'm a better person. That's not godliness is godliness is relationship godliness is knowing that I don't deserve God's love, but I receive it. Godliness is owning that God's grace and mercy is more than I could ever imagine and I am so grateful that it's there. I know who God is, I understand who God is. I want that relationship, great gain, and godliness combined with contentment and we're gonna talk a lot more about contentment in just a minute. So the God perspective, looks something like this, when it comes to generosity, and money and... Well, the god perspective, sound something like this, the more I give, the better. In other words, the more I share of the wealth God has provided me, the more I author it to other people or to…
Oct 27, 2019
Interview: A Transgender Christian and His Mom
Alyssa Robinson talked to Hayes and Deborah Austell, a mother and son, about having difficult conversations rooted in love. Hayes is a Christian, Transgender man and shares his transition journey and the impact it has had on his faith. Deborah and Hayes reflect together on how the church responded to his transition and how parents can be LGBTQIA+ allies, even if they don't understand sexual or gender identity.
Oct 23, 2019
Sermon: Motivation To Serve
To follow Jesus is a way of life. Not simply a set of beliefs. We have a set of beliefs, we adhere to them, we proclaim them. You just claimed them, in the saying of The apostles' Creed, right? Believe in God, the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, all of that's good. That becomes foundational, but there's something more to what it means to follow Jesus than to just say those words. I actually have to step into it, I actually have to do something about it, right, and that's what I wanna spend some time on this morning, because I believe that becomes the crux of the matter for this. You've been served because we all have been called, summoned to serve in the name of Jesus and I think we've got to determine for ourselves, what motivates us to do that, and how is it that we can best live into that? So Jesus had a great word to share about that. You may know that Jesus appeared to the disciples a couple of times after He was raised from the dead according to John's gospel. One tim…
Oct 20, 2019
Burned Out Activism
Alyssa Robinson sat down with Rev. Marcus Jones, Director of Wesley Foundation in Wichita Falls, TX, to better understand what it means to be burned out in faith, relationships, and activism.
Oct 15, 2019
Meet Rev. Bill Mauldin
Youth Director Rev. Bill Mauldin joins us to talk about his experience with burnout and how we can recognize burnout with our students. This week we continue to support The Center Counseling. Visit TMUMC.ORG/spill and follow instructions to make a donation to The Center.
Oct 15, 2019
Barriers To Serving
So, we're good at making excuses. We learn it from childhood, we raise up into adolescents and do it real well. And then by the time we're adults, man we’re professionals, and we got a good rate of how we can make an excuse about any kind of thing, not the least of which is service. I'm convinced that we've discovered how to make these excuses not only because it sort of in our DNA, but because it's awfully convenient isn't it? It's awfully convenient to say, when you challenge me, or when you call me to task or when you're asking me to do something I can make an excuse in any, in a record time, right? I can't do that, I won't do that, I don't understand how to do that, it's not my time. Whatever we make a good excuse and when it comes to service, we do the exact same thing. Here's our challenge. I think the challenge is that if we are indeed followers of Jesus, if we are those who taken up the call to say Jesus is my Lord Jesus is my Savior, he's my all-in-all, as the song just…
Oct 10, 2019
All Are Called
And the Apostle Paul who wrote a lot of the new testament and most of those letters that are in the New Testament, he has several images of what this looks like, but when he writes to the church at Corinth, he has this powerful word about this and I wanna just read it out of the Message rendering because I think it speaks volumes to us, about the nature of all of us. All in 1 Corinthians chapter 12, beginning in verse 4, here's what Paul writes, "God's various gifts are handed out everywhere, but they all originate with God's spirit. God's various ministries are carried out everywhere, but they all originate with God's spirit. God's various expressions of power are in action everywhere, but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is. Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit to all kinds of people.” Friends. That means you, that means you've been served that means you've been summoned t…
Oct 1, 2019
So Zacchaeus was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd, he could not because he was short in stature, so he ran ahead climb a sycamore tree, to see him because he was going to pass that way when Jesus came to the place he looked up and said to him: Zacchaeus, hurry and come down for I must stay at your house today. So we hurried down... He was happy to walk him in all who saw it began to grumble and said, He has gone to be the guest of one who is the sinner? So, the story of Zacchaeus is great, right? There's great players, there's this short guy, who's a tax collector that everybody hates there's this guy named Jesus that everybody loves and then there's the crowd who goes wild at what goes on, right? And so what I love about this are all these characters because what you need to remember or know about Zacchaeus is everybody hated him, nobody likes a tax collector anyway, right? Nobody likes people taking your money, right? But in the biblical Day, it was a co…
Sep 25, 2019
I hold that all of us and our immediate families or our media circles of influence, we know somebody who is isolated lonely or depressed? If they're not today. They were a month ago and they're not today, they will be in a month, right? Imagine if you have suffered from depression how that is paralyzing you don't wanna go, you don't wanna not go... You don't wanna do just can barely get by. How about those in our community who are battling addiction, I'm really proud of our church and that we have stepped up through renew and other emphasis in talking about the paralyzing impact of addiction. It doesn't just paralyze the addict, but the parents and the spouses, the kids and all the other folks who live in community around them, trying to figure out how to get that person better what to say, what to do, what not to say, what not to do, how to help. It just becomes a family system wide crazy making. How about the exhausted caregivers folks who all day long, spend all their time and en…
Sep 16, 2019
Sharing Life Together
I'm convinced that's what we're called to do in loving our neighbors is to love them the way God has first loved us to love those who may not have anybody else to love those who might feel ostracised and even to love those who got all kinds of relationships, would just love them because that's what Jesus said, Love God with everything and love your neighbor as yourself, and it helps to create this powerful kingdom. So part of our goal in the art of neighboring is to discover not only somebody's name, that's a great foundation. We have got to start somewhere, right? That's why we gave you the card, we call it the bingo card, right? You wanna black out your bingo card, right? Gotta start somewhere. But that's not where it ends. That's just the beginning. So we start with names and then we move towards... Let's invite folks into something, let's invite... folks to something that's meaningful that has purpose and value and so I wanna encourage us to think in these terms, let's invite fol…
Sep 11, 2019
Whats The Big Deal?
For those who follow Jesus, this is foundational to who we are, this is a mark of who we are, it's a corner stone of our faith commitment. Meaning Jesus would tell us on more than one occasion, that it's one of the two great commandments, love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, love our neighbor as ourselves. And therefore, if a Christian's not doing it better than anybody else, something’s wrong. It's why I think we need to do this series because it kinda helps spell out for us who we are, what we're about, what our purpose is, about and what it is we need to be doing. What's the most important commandment what's the thing we're supposed to do? In at all three cases, Matthew-Mark-Luke-Jesus would say, "Love the Lord your God, love your neighbor, as yourself.” But he didn't just stop there, this is also kind of made some extra twists to it, to make it known that it was really important. So when we get to the Gospel of Matthew for instance, Jesus would be encounter…
Sep 3, 2019
The Quilt Of Post-Modernism
Much like a quilt, our lives are made up of different pieces. When we are willing to be vulnerable with each other and share the pieces of our lives, God begins good work in us.
Aug 27, 2019
LPCs Talk Mental Health
Chris Robinson, Laura O'Reilly, and Clint Donaldson are our guest panel of Licensed Professional Counselors. Rev. Doug Meyer talks to them about the differences between mental health and mental illness, what to expect from therapy, the impact of bullying, and the epidemic of mass violence.
Aug 26, 2019
We're calling it school violence but it's dealing with mass shootings: mass shootings in schools, even mass shootings and churches like mother manual church a few years ago, and Sutherland springs Baptist Church last year or two years ago. But also, it's in the public sphere. We see these public shootings in concert venues, and in other public spaces and a part of it is just overwhelming. We don't fully understand the ramifications and what it means to us and yet we know that it's impacting us tremendously. It's hard to fathom when you think about it, that some of the bigger known school shootings started 20 years ago. Columbine was the first well-known, first large-scale mass shooting. That was 1999 and then it was just a few years later that we had the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 were over 30 of the students there were killed. And then Sandy Hook was in 2012. It's hard to fathom the taking of innocent children's lives for second, third grade was six years ago, and then just las…
Aug 20, 2019
Teachers Talk Bullying, Mental Health, and School Violence
Barry Hawkins is a teacher and golf coach at Byron Nelson High School and recently won coach of the year. Amy Parsons is a substitute teacher and was a dance instructor for over 30 years. In this episode, they talk about the pressures students are facing today, how teachers and parents can do a better job of supporting students, and their personal experiences with depression, bullying, and lock downs at their schools.
Aug 19, 2019
So bullying is a fascinating concept. We all face it, some of us have actually perpetrated it. I shared with the staff several months ago as we started to talk through this that has a young elementary student first, second, third, fourth, grade, I actually was a school bully and I was a bully because I had been bullied because of my weight and so my way to respond to that was to bully. Unfortunately, that response eventually turned into proactive bullying, and I eventually outgrew that I recognized how wrong it was, I recognized the damage that it was doing, and I realized that it was causing harm. And so, part of all that is just this recognition that bullying faces all of us, whether coming at us or going out from us, it's a part of our lives and clearly our students are facing it as they go back to class and we wanna be able to both acknowledge that as well as help offer some resources for that. I wanna read to you from another translation called The Message that I think also elabo…
Aug 13, 2019
Parent/ Student Perspective on Mental Health, Bullying, and Violence
Rev. Doug Meyer had a conversation with Amanda Evans and her son Coleton. They talked about anxiety, depression, bullying, school violence, and how it's all impacting them personally and this generation of students.
Aug 12, 2019
Anxiety & Depression
But to me that begins to speak volumes about the realities of who we are when we live into depression and anxiety because we can put on all kinds of fronts, that makes it look like we're all together, all of our bones are in place, all of our clothes are on, we're going to work, or we're going to school. But there is no breath. It feels lifeless. And people who look at us or people who look at the folks who have these mental illnesses, think all is well, because we're putting on some pretty good airs. And we're pretending pretty good, and we're not wanting anybody to see, and we're not wanting anybody to know and we're trying to pretend as if all is well, but inside what we know is I can't breathe. I don't know what to do. I don't know where to go. I don't really even know what to say. You see anxiety and depression will suck the life out of you, and for those of us who don't suffer from those illnesses, it's hard to imagine how breathless one can become, and therefore it's importa…
Aug 6, 2019
Ask Doug Anything about Mental Health
Alyssa Robinson and Rev. Doug Meyer came together to talk about mental health, bullying, and school violence and what we can do about it. Thoughts and prayers are not enough, and it's the church's responsibility to start a dialogue.
Jul 11, 2019
Ask Chris Anything
Alyssa sat down with Rev. Chris O'Riley to ask him the pressing questions that everyone wants to know....like if you had super powers, which power would you choose and why? We had a great time taking questions live during the broadcast, and if you have more questions for Chris (or as he's now known, "Pastor O"), stop by the church to meet him in person!
Jul 1, 2019
Move The Needle
Sometimes we get so comfortable that we become complacent in our faith. Sometimes, "I'll pray for you" becomes code for, "I'm not going to do anything for you." What can you do to move the needle? Let's get up and do something! Check out Pastor Doug Meyer's message this week.
Jun 25, 2019
Great Cloud Of Witnesses
From Pastor Clay Horton's last message at Trietsch. Thank you for being a beautiful cloud of witnesses: "There are times that I look out at folks who are proclaiming Christianity, but then seem to be running Christ's name through the mud, and I look at them and they're proclaiming Christ, but they're being hateful or exclusive or condemning and I go, 'No, no, no, no, no, that's not Jesus.' I think they want to be a cloud of witnesses but maybe it's become so dark and so dense that the light is somewhere behind it, but we're having trouble seeing all the beautiful colors of the light. I know for me every once in a while I look at this, I don't know if I wanna be associated with this faith that can be so condemning, and so hurtful. I don't know if anybody else has wanted to walk away from Christianity because of that, but that's some of the baggage that I carry. But then I look up to the cloud of witnesses and I look at this cloud of witnesses and what I see is not sinless or perfect…
Jun 18, 2019
Ask Clay Anything
This week we hosted a show in which our listeners and viewers had a chance to ask Rev. Clay Horton any questions they have about his personal life, faith, the Bible, social justice/ missions, and more! Clay has been our Assoc. Pastor of Serving Ministries for 4 years, and has now been appointed as Senior Pastor to Vista Ridge UMC. We are so sad to see him go, but so hopeful for how God will use him in the future. Tune in to the many questions that users asked, along with Clay's answers. If you have more questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!
Jun 17, 2019
Gluttony & Self-Control Sermon
Our appetite for a relationship with Jesus should outweigh all other appetites. Tune in to Rev. Daniel Humbert's message from Sunday.
Jun 11, 2019
Greed & Gluttony Discussion
Note: there is a sound glitch at the beginning of this episode that lasts for about 20 sec. Please hang in there. It does normalize. In our final episode of the Se7en series, Daniel, Clay, and Alyssa take a deep dive into greed, generosity, gluttony, and self-control. Greed goes beyond money and gluttony goes beyond food. We can be greedy with our time, we can express gluttony by binge-watching shows, and so much more. Tune in to the final episode and join us again in August with our new series, Reality Check, in which we'll explore mental health, bullying, and school violence through the lens of faith.
Jun 11, 2019
Greed & Generosity Sermon
Generosity provides a life of abundance as opposed to greed that consumes. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Jun 3, 2019
Envy & Kindness Sermon
Kindness leads us away from envy and toward God’s desire for us. Check out this week's message from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
May 28, 2019
Lust & Envy Discussion
This week Daniel, Clay, and Alyssa are talking about lust, chastity, envy, and kindness.
May 28, 2019
Lust & Chastity Sermon
The sin of consumption and selfishness is overcome by restraint and discipline. Download the TMUMC app for iPhone or Android to follow along with worship notes.
May 21, 2019
Sloth & Diligence Sermon
Diligence is about being intentional about your walk with God. We overcome sloth with diligence. Check out Rev. Clay Horton's message.
May 14, 2019
Wrath & Sloth Discussion
Join Daniel Humbert, Clay Horton, and Alyssa Shibata as they dive into the seven sins and virtues in a 30 minute podcast. Today we're focusing on wrath, patience, sloth, and diligence. Please note: Sound cuts out about 7 minutes in, but came back after a minute so please hang in there.
May 14, 2019
Wrath & Patience Sermon
Wrath leads to destruction where patience provides peace. Tune in to Rev. Daniel Humbert's latest message on the seven sins and virtues.
May 6, 2019
Pride & Humility Sermon
Pride is the first or chief among the sins. I am convinced, because it's really the first sin identified. It comes right in the Book of Genesis, the very first book of the Bible and it starts right at creation, with the creation story, of Adam and Eve, and it begins with an understanding of this, that the sin of pride is putting self over God.
Apr 29, 2019
Work In Progress
God will complete in you what God started for you. Listen to Rev. Daniel Humbert's message this week and thank God for committing to you.
Apr 23, 2019
Pride & Humility Discussion
Join us for our first podcast of the Se7en worship series. We talk about pride and humility today. Worship with us starting May 5 for our worship series about the 7 deadly sins! TMUMC.ORG
Apr 23, 2019
So I wanna encourage you to turn with me to Mark's gospel. So the 16th chapter in where we hear the account of what took place that very first Easter where I don't doubt for a second, that when that tomb was empty, there was both terror and amazement. And it changed everything. So listen for these words, “when the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him, meaning Jesus and very early on the first day of the week when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb, so they had been saying to one another Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back as they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side and they were alarmed, but He said to them, Do not be alarm. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified, He has been raised, he is not he…
Apr 23, 2019
Good Friday 2019
So our first reading tonight comes to the Book of John in chapter one verses one to 14 in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, so the Word was God, he was in the beginning with God, so all things came into being through him without him, not one thing came into being what has come in to be In Him was life, and the life was the light of all people the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. "there was a man sent from God, whose name was John, He came as a witness to testify to the light so that all might believe through him, he himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light, the true light which enlighten everyone was coming into the world, he was in the world, in the world came into being, through Him, yet the world did not know Him, He came to what was his own and his own people did not accept him as but to all who received Him, who believed in His name, He, He gave power to become children of God who were born not a blood o…
Apr 19, 2019
Maundy Thursday 2019
Worship to reflect on Jesus's last supper with his disciples and meditate on the events leading up to His resurrection.
Apr 15, 2019
Palm Sunday 2019
Jesus’s betrayal was pretty fascinating. He actually was betrayed a couple of times a he was betrayed by a friend, named Judas who literally turned him over to the authorities the and I see it, he made it a real... And then after Jesus was arrested, he's denied by a very close personal friend, his name is Peter, and in Luke's gospel in the 22nd chapter we begin to see what that looks like and perhaps even what it feels like. So, I wanna invite you to join me with the Bible that you brought or the Bible that's on your phone in Luke's gospel, it's the third Gospel Chapter 22 verse 54. this is where we find ourselves. Then they seized him, meaning Jesus and they led Him away, bringing him into the high priest house, but Peter was following at a distance when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them, then a servant girl, seeing him in the fire light stared at him and said This man also was with Him, but Peter denied it saying wo…
Apr 9, 2019
We are surrounded by sex trafficking and have been since before Genesis. It's time for us to stop the boogie man! Listen to Sunday's message from Pastor Daniel Humbert.
Apr 5, 2019
Texas Human Trafficking
Jill Prohaska from Poiema Foundation discusses how they help those trafficked in your neighborhood, how it happens, and how to get involved. Thank you for leading us in education and action!
Apr 5, 2019
Effects Of Pornography
Thank you so much to Jessica Brinkley from Refuge for Women North Texas for coming to talk to us about the effects of pornography and sex trafficking on our community and what we can do to change it.
Apr 1, 2019
No, no friends. We can never say again we didn't know... We now know human trafficking happens everywhere across the globe, including our own neighborhood, and now we can't say I don't know, I've gotta do something. Human trafficking is really just a modern way of talking about human slavery and a part of what we're discovering is that more than 40 million people, the globe over, are ensnared in human trafficking. So let's talk today about a specific form of human trafficking called... Forced labor. Some of you might recall last week, we talked about the international labor organization, the ILO the ILO has a definition for forced labor. So forced labor is all work or service, which is exacted from any person under the threat of penalty and for which the person has not offered themselves voluntarily. So, forced labor means I don't really wanna do this, I don't really desire to enter into this particular form of work. So another interesting fact that I found fascinating in the US, t…
Mar 25, 2019
We can make a difference. It's why we're asking you throughout the season, of Lent to do three simple things that every last one of us can do on a daily basis and the first, we've talked about is to pray, pray for these victims pray for their circumstances, pray for their lives, pray for Hope to come their way, pray that God can help alleviate that because your prayers are the beginning of your action. Number two, fast, fast for many of the products that might be contributing to human trafficking. And this is where the app can help you because on the app this morning, on the News Feed we've given you a PDF document that I'll tell you what products that we normally eat or buy that might contribute to human trafficking. Just fast from them, just abstain from them a fast and combined with prayer is tremendous action, because it helps us seek God's strength and seek God's will and then ultimately after praying and fasting give to the campaign give to... For the love of humanity. So we'v…
Mar 22, 2019
Jim Martin, IJM Guest Speaker
Jim Martin, VP of Spiritual Formation at International Justice Mission, educates us on human trafficking around the world and what we can do to stop it. Learn more about how you can make a difference at TMUMC.ORG/humanity.
Mar 18, 2019
Who Is My Neighbor?
This week’s passage contains one of the most famous parables Jesus ever told. This story is so commonly referenced in popular culture that in some ways it’s lost its connection with the New Testament. We use the term “Good Samaritan” to describe people doing random acts of service, or providing roadside assistance, we name global service organizations after the story.
Mar 12, 2019
Jesus asks us to set the oppressed free because it’s how we follow him. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Mar 12, 2019
Ash Wednesday 2019
I wonder what it would be like if took seriously the call from God to clean up our rooms. To do some serious, deep cleaning of the spaces in which we do life. Check out Rev. Doug Meyer's message.
Mar 6, 2019
The radical love of Jesus welcomes, loves, heals and saves us by grace…and it is offensive to those who do not understand it. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Feb 25, 2019
What Were Paul & Jesus's Messages?
Christ brought the kingdom; Paul proclaims salvation—we are to do both. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Feb 18, 2019
How Did Paul & Jesus Teach?
Paul was a teacher of persuasive logic and Jesus was a teacher of stories. Follow along with sermon notes in the TMUMC app.
Feb 11, 2019
Why Did Paul & Jesus Come?
Jesus came to fulfill God’s promises & Paul came to evangelize. Check out Pastor Daniel's message this week.
Feb 6, 2019
Week 4: Red Letters Podcast
Thank you for tuning in to the last episode of the Red Letters Podcast. We experienced a glitch and your live questions were hidden, but starting at 30:15 we went live again to answer all of the questions we missed. Thanks for hanging in there with us...you had some awesome questions!
Feb 4, 2019
Who Are Paul & Jesus?
As the Messiah and an Apostle we should give appropriate faithfulness to Jesus and Paul. Check out Pastor Daniel's message and download the TMUMC app to get additional resources and follow along with sermon notes.
Jan 29, 2019
Week 3: Red Letters Podcast
What does it really mean to love our enemies? Who are our enemies? Join us in digging deeper into the words of Jesus.
Jan 28, 2019
The heart of the Christian faith is loving God and neighbor. Let's be more about the right actions than the right thinking. Check out Pastor Clay Horton's message.
Jan 22, 2019
Week 2: Red Letters Podcast
Thanks for joining Daniel Humbert, Clay Horton, Denise Robinson, and Sydney Patrick for our podcast. This week we talked about "Strange Love." What does it mean to see everyone as your family, and how do we love Christ more than our families?
Jan 21, 2019
Loving our enemies helps shape the perfect love of God for all. Check out Pastor Daniel Humbert's message.
Jan 15, 2019
Week 1: Red Letters Podcast
Welcome to the Red Letters Podcast! Every week we're discussing the Red Letters of Jesus through the lens of the book "Red Letter Revolution" by Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo. We encourage you to read the book, but it is not necessary to have read it to understand and get value from the podcast. Subscribe to the Trietsch UMC Podcast on iTunes or Google Play to tune in to all Trietsch episodes.
Jan 14, 2019
Following Jesus is a claim to the strange love of Christ above family or life. Tune in to Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Jan 7, 2019
As disciples, we must love the loss of self to experience greatest love of all. Check out Rev. Clay Horton's message from Sunday.
Jan 2, 2019
Ready. Set. Go.
Start off the new year with us as we explore the meaning of Jesus's words in our lives. Did he really mean what he said? Let's go!
Jan 2, 2019
Christmas Eve 2018
Check out Daniel's message about what the birth of Jesus means to us today. The birth of Jesus offers the gift of wonder for all of life.
Dec 17, 2018
I Wonder... Belief
Thank you for joining us for our last episode of the I Wonder podcast! Don't forget you're invited join us on Christmas Eve at 11 am, 3, 5, 7, or 9 pm. Can't wait to see you there! TMUMC.ORG/christmas
Dec 17, 2018
The wonder of God’s love is that God chose to step into our lives. Check out this week's message from pastor Daniel.
Dec 10, 2018
I Wonder... Humanity
We had a great discussion about the humanity of Jesus, plus other questions that viewers submitted live! Join us this Sunday at 7 pm for our final episode of "I Wonder." You can submit your questions to TMUMC.ORG/iwonder.
Dec 10, 2018
The wonder of God can be found in the unexpected gift of Christ’s coming. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Dec 3, 2018
The pastors answered more of your questions about Christmas. From the virgin birth to the timeline of events to Jesus's early upbringing... we talked about it all! TMUMC.ORG/iwonder
Dec 3, 2018
Anticipation is the key to discovering the wonder of the birth of Christ. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message. TMUMC.ORG/christmas
Nov 26, 2018
This week in our "I Wonder" podcast we talked about the anticipation of Advent and how we can stay focused on God. Submit more questions at TMUMC.ORG/iwonder and join us again next week.
Nov 25, 2018
Communion helps us to recognize, receive, and reveal Christ when we feast. Check out this week's message from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Nov 20, 2018
Baptism is a sign and symbol of God's grace. Check out Rev. Clay Horton's message about baptism within the Methodist church.
Nov 12, 2018
The Struggle for Contentment
The struggle for contentment brings fulfillment and treasure with God. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Nov 5, 2018
The Struggle with Worry
Trusting God with our heart and treasures overcomes our worry. Check out this week's message from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Oct 29, 2018
The Struggle of Desire
Our eyes can create the real struggle of desire for what is not God’s desire. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message this week.
Oct 23, 2018
What We Do
When we serve, we should walk humbly with God to do works of justice or works of mercy. Check out this week's sermon from Rev. Clay Horton
Oct 16, 2018
How We Serve
We are each gifted to serve through our gifts, passions and style. Check out Rev. Daniel's message this week.
Oct 9, 2018
Why We Serve
The mark of a true Christ follower is service, that’s why we serve. Listen to this week's message from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Oct 1, 2018
Growth in grace to love God and neighbor with all our heart is perfection. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Sep 26, 2018
Way Of Salvation
The Way of Salvation involves a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Check out this week's message from Rev. Clay Horton.
Sep 17, 2018
We live faithfully by using our theological guidelines as criteria for faithfulness. Check out this week's message from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Sep 10, 2018
The rule of life for all United Methodist followers of Jesus are the three general rules: 1) No Harm 2) Do Good 3) Love God. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message.
Sep 4, 2018
ReNew: A Community in Recovery
God's love, mercy, and grace is for all people! Check out Rev. Doug Meyer's message and join us for ReNew starting on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Learn more at https://www.tmumc.org/renew.
Aug 26, 2018
Sexuality & Sexual Orientation
What does sexuality or sexual orientation have to do with following Christ or leading others to Christ? When sexuality or sexual orientation stands in the way of a relationship with Christ, it is sinful.
Aug 25, 2018
Enjoy this free music from Trietsch Worship. "You Are" was written by Jason Nix and composed by Frank Hames.
Aug 19, 2018
Women & Scripture
What does the Bible say about women's role in the church and in general? God created male and female equally in God’s image for God’s work.
Aug 13, 2018
Can we claim to serve a merciful, just God if God allows good people to spend eternity in hell just because they don’t believe in Jesus? Hell is reserved for unrepentant believers not innocent unbelievers.
Aug 6, 2018
All scripture is inspired by God and useful whether literal or contextual. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Jun 26, 2018
Jacob & Rachel
Wrestling with God is the only place you can win by losing. Check out this week's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Jun 18, 2018
Isaac & Rebekah
Through turmoil and tension, God is still with us and for us. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's message this week.
Jun 11, 2018
Abraham & Sarah
Our faith legacy begins when we understand our identity and share the blessing and covenant with others. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Jun 4, 2018
We can’t escape or deny the gift of God’s grace. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon and say a prayer for the graduates who are heading toward the next phase of their lives.
May 27, 2018
Sandwich Generation Families
Prayer and community help us move from a place of worry to a place of joy, thanksgiving, and peace. Check out Rev. Clay Horton's sermon.
May 22, 2018
Single Parent Families
All people are loved children of God regardless of marital status. Check out Rev. Doug Meyer's sermon.
May 14, 2018
Blended families present the perfect opportunity to demonstrate Christian values. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
May 7, 2018
Divorce is not God’s desire, but God’s desire is to love all people. Check out this week's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
May 1, 2018
It's an Ongoing Journey
As you start your road to recovery, remember you are not alone. This is only the beginning of a long journey that we are in together. Check out Rev. Doug Meyer's sermon.
Apr 23, 2018
Forgiveness of Self and Others
Confession and forgiveness create humility, which helps us experience reckless grace. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Apr 15, 2018
Acceptance and Submission
When we get honest with self and trust God, Reckless Grace washes over us! Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Apr 8, 2018
We All Could Use A Little Help!
God's love and grace is stronger than all of our fears. Check out. Rev. Doug Meyer's sermon.
Apr 1, 2018
Easter: The Greatest Story Ever Told
The empty tomb captivates us enough to see the possibility of new life. Happy Easter!
Mar 25, 2018
When we participate in Palm Sunday, we claim loyalty to the Kingdom of God. Check out Rev. Clay Horton's sermon.
Mar 19, 2018
Jesus Is The Gate
Rev. Doug Meyer shares his thoughts on what it is to be a sheep and a shepherd. Are we following Jesus like a sheep?
Mar 12, 2018
The Adulterous Woman
God calls us to see others with and relate to others with the radical love of Christ. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Mar 5, 2018
Feeding The 5,000
The Bread of Life wants us to give life away so that we can gain life. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Feb 25, 2018
Woman at the Well
When we allow Jesus to know us we can be filled with living water. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Feb 18, 2018
We are born anew through nurturing a growing relationship with Jesus. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Feb 15, 2018
What barriers need to be cleared from your agenda or your heart so you can truly worship God? Listen to Rev. Clay Horton’s Ash Wednesday message and spend time reflecting on the barriers in your own life. http://TMUMC.ORG/lent
Feb 11, 2018
Our Mission & Vision
We make disciples by leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Feb 7, 2018
Our Vision & Values
We value what God values. Check out today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Jan 29, 2018
At The Core: Resurrection
We shall all be raised to new life in Christ! Check out this week's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Jan 22, 2018
At The Core: Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit guides and empowers us for God’s purposes. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Jan 15, 2018
At the Core: Jesus
Jesus is the Son of God who came down to earth to save us from our sins by dying for us and teaching us how to live like God wants us to live. Rev. Doug Meyer teaches us about Jesus.
Jan 7, 2018
At The Core: God
At the core of what we believe is the God who made and loves us. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Dec 31, 2017
The Christmas Story of Hope
The birth of Jesus brings hope to a world living in bleakness. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Dec 30, 2017
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas Day, Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet, The words repeat, Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Check out Rev. Clay Horton's New Year's Eve sermon.
Dec 17, 2017
Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come
We must discover how to love like Joseph so hope will be possible. Check out today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Dec 3, 2017
Ghost Of Christmas Past
Our past does not have to haunt us when Christ comes to bring comfort and joy. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Nov 26, 2017
You Belong (Part 2)
We are encouraged to do anything and everything to help people belong to Christ. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Nov 20, 2017
You Belong (Part 1)
We belong to Christ because of grace, so we want others to belong too. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Nov 12, 2017
God desires and deserves our best generosity. Check out today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Nov 9, 2017
When we use God’s resources wisely we can be more generous for God. Check out the sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Oct 29, 2017
Gratitude, not obligation, is the foundation of generosity. Check out today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Oct 24, 2017
SelfieLESS Relate from the Heart
Relate from the heart and find your spot to live out Biblical relevance, radical love, and servant ministry. Check out this week's sermon from Rev. Clay Horton.
Oct 15, 2017
SelfieLESS Act from the Heart
Followers of Jesus will be judged on how we act out the love of Jesus. Check out today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Oct 9, 2017
SelfieLESS Starts in the Heart
Jesus asks us to turn from self to servant, from act to attitude, from do to be. Check out Rev. Daniel Humbert's sermon.
Oct 2, 2017
Guest Speaker Coach Eric Littleton
Flower Mound High School basketball coach, Eric Littleton, shares how he found God thru grief and was supported by the Christian community.
Sep 24, 2017
God Never Said...Its All Part Of Gods Plan
Have we been misinterpreting Jeremiah 29:11? Listen to today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Sep 17, 2017
God Never Said...He Wont Give You More Than You Can Handle
Listen to Rev. Clay Horton's sermon. God never said he won't give us more than we can handle.
Sep 10, 2017
God Never Said...He Wants You To Be Happy
There is a difference between temporary happiness and deep joy. Listen to today's sermon from Rev. Daniel Humbert.
Sep 5, 2017
Buckets & Banquets
We should invite others and help them to experience the kingdom of God. Listen to the word from Rev. Daniel Humbert.