Sermons by Pastor Lesa Smith

The God Who Brings Us Out (Psalm 71:1-6) // Sunday, August 21, 2022

SELAH SUNDAYS: **Online Only Worship**No In-Person Worship for the month of August! Sundays @ 8:30 am PST | THROWBACK WORSHIP! Join on YouTube or Facebook (hosted by Inglewood First UMC)! Sundays @ 10:45 am PST | ONLINE ONLY JOINT WORSHIP Join on YouTube or Facebook Live! Join on ZOOM (hosted by Grace UMC of Los Angeles)! THROWBACK SERVICE!: #WorshipWithAWorkout – Yoga Edition This service is a throwback to February 2021, as we continue to encourage our congregation and community to practice the spiritual disciplines of exercise and…

When God Comes Out (Psalm 80:1-2) // Sunday, August 14, 2022

SELAH SUNDAYS: **Online Only Worship**No In-Person Worship for the month of August! Sundays @ 8:30 am PST | THROWBACK WORSHIP! Join on YouTube or Facebook (hosted by Inglewood First UMC)! Sundays @ 10:45 am PST | ONLINE ONLY JOINT WORSHIP Join on YouTube or Facebook Live! Join on ZOOM (hosted by Grace UMC of Los Angeles)! THROWBACK SERVICE!: #GetWell Mental Health Series This service is a throwback to March 2021 when Inglewood First UMC hosted its first Get Well Mental Health Series. If you want to learn…

Your Kingdom Come (Luke 11:1-4) // Sunday, June 24, 2022

Although we are back on-campus for worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Grace UMC prepares for Sunday worship by reading the scripture for the coming Sunday’s sermon. Below, you fill find questions that can be used for Bible Study, small groups or personal devotion. Let the scripture speak in to your life! Expect great things! Opening Prayer We gather here today to grow, learn and…

Filled With Fire (Acts 2:1-4) // Sunday, June 5, 2022

Although we are back on-campus for worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Grace UMC prepares for Sunday worship by reading the scripture for the coming Sunday’s sermon. Below, you fill find questions that can be used for Bible Study, small groups or personal devotion. Let the scripture speak in to your life! Expect great things! Opening Prayer Kind and gracious Lord, you are the creator…

I Am Blessed, In Spite of Whatever (Psalm 23) // Sunday, May 8, 2022

Although we are back on-campus for worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Scripture: Psalm 23 (Common English Bible) The Lord is my shepherd.    I lack nothing.2 He lets me rest in grassy meadows;    he leads me to restful waters;3         he keeps me [a] alive.He guides me in proper paths    for the sake of his good name. 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley,    I fear no danger because you are with me.Your rod and your…

Finding Peace (John 20:19-31) // Sunday, April 24, 2022

Although we are back on-campus for worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Scripture: John 20:19-31 (Common English Bible) 19 It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side.…

An Audacious Gift (Mark 12:41-44) // Sunday, March 20, 2022

Although there is no on-campus worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Scripture: Mark 12:41-44 (Common English Bible) 41 Jesus sat across from the collection box for the temple treasury and observed how the crowd gave their money. Many rich people were throwing in lots of money. 42 One poor widow came forward and put in two small copper coins worth a penny.[a]43 Jesus called his disciples to him and…

A Good Measure (Luke 6:27-38) // February 20, 2022

Although there is no on-campus worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Scripture: Luke 6:27-38 (Common English Bible) 27 “But I say to you who are willing to hear: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on the cheek, offer the other one as well. If someone takes your coat, don’t…

We Need Each Other (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) // Sunday, January 23, 2022

Although there is no on-campus worship, you, your family and friends may connect to our worship service on Zoom by clicking HERE or you can join us on YouTube at youtube.com/graceumcla! Summary: For the month of January, our sermon series will focus on the importance of the entire Body of Christ.  God has given us all unique gifts and callings to serve.  We are not alone, for God is with us and God gifts us to serve together! We have different gifts from the same…