Sermons by Dwight Kilbourne

Passion Parables – “The Two Sons”

When you were a kid, did you do everything your parent or parents told you to do? C’mon, be truthful! Ok, so some of us may not have been the poster child for being the perfect kid. And there were times where our disobedience ranged from microscopic to awkwardly large and obvious. Those of you […]

The Way Forward- “If My People…”

The United Methodist General Conference will be held beginning on February 23 in St. Louis. Important decisions will be made at this event that will impact how the UMC is organized and how we relate to those who hold differing opinions regarding human sexuality, marriage, and ordination of clergy. How these decisions effect OUMC and […]

Cultivating Growth – Worship

John 4:23 states: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him.”  Are we true worshipers of God? Truly, we were made for worship, but do we always serve that purpose? In our time, […]

Cultivating Growth – The Path for All

How are you growing in your faith with God? Slowly? Not fast enough? At your own pace? God has provided opportunities for us to grow and, in turn, cultivate the environment for those around us. It is a time to remember what God has done and what He is still doing, still growing in our […]

Characters of the Nativity – Zechariah

Are you dedicated to your work, your family, your church, your God? Do you do what you do for reward, or for the passion you have for it? The story of Zechariah shows a man devoted to his craft, but it also reveals that reward can come out of nowhere from sources you weren’t expecting. […]

Characters of the Nativity – Mary

Have you ever been given a responsibility that seemed impossible to fulfill? That’s probably what Mary felt when she had her experience with God. Can you imagine what was going through her mind when she was greeted by Gabriel, an angel of the Lord, and was told she would give birth to God’s son? Honestly, […]