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The Sermon Series

We have had a number of sermon series covering a wide range of topics over the past few years from Pastor Brent and have gathered them here for you to read or listen to and enjoy. Most of the sermons are presented as an audio file. They should play well on newer Windows and Mac Systems though you do need high speed internet service to download a rather large 10-15mb file. Windows users can right click it to save it to your computer.


Word for a New Year

For the first two Sundays of 2017, we considered how to approach a new year as disciples of Jesus. 

Go to Word for a New Year


Pastor Brent Wright reflects occasionally on the journey of faith in his blog called
Posts from the Pilgrimage.

Words Around the Election

The election of 2016 was one that will be remembered for a long time and makes significant demands of Christian disciples and communities. Two sermons from before the election and two from after.

Go to Words Around the Election

From Fall 2016

Trump and Clinton

The Future of BRUMC

It’s a challenging, uncertain time for all churches, and BRUMC is no exception. Several sermons connected scripture to our current reality and called us forward.

Go to the Future of BRUMC

From October 2, 2016

The Road Ahead

Pentecost 2016

The Tower of Babel & Pentecost stories have something important to say about listening.

Go to the Pentecost Sermons

From May 15, 2016

Pentecost 2016

Easter Season 2016

During the Great 50 Days of Easter, we continue to celebrate the ways in which God brings life abundant from death.

Go to the Easter Series

From April 17, to May 8, 2016

Easter 2016

A New Sermon Series for 2016

Listening One On One

Listen one-on-one to a character from these Lenten scripture passages. Pastor Brent imagines the voice of the character as if they were invited to speak to us in worship. 

Go to the Listening One on One series

February 14 - March 27, 2016 Easter


A New Sermon Series for 2016

The Gospel As WE Live It.

Examine BRUMC’s newly-developed and adopted Mission, Vision, and Core Values in this 5-week series. What gospel perspectives drive us? What do we do, on the whole? How do we go about it? Why?

Go to the Gospel As We Live It series

January 10 - 31, 2016


Through Advent 2015, we considered the spiritual skill of connecting to God in the darknesses of life. Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Learning to Walk in the Dark served as our guide and companion.

Go to the Learning to Walk in the Dark series

Barbara Taylor Book

Dive into the fruit of the Spirit, a list of virtues the apostle Paul created in his letter to the Galatians as a way to recognize the work of God’s Spirit in and through our lives. Each sermon is a thoughtful consideration of one of the fruit. If you’d like to read along with the series, Pastor Brent recommends Life on the Vine, by Philip Kenneson.

Go to the Fruit of the Spirit Sermons

May 27 - August 2, 2015

Fruit of the Spirit

Consider what babies have to teach us about spiritual life. After the births of his two children in 2011 and 2015, Pastor Brent reflected on spiritual life lessons he was experiencing with a baby in his arms. 

Go to the Lessons from the Crib

from 2015 & 2011

Lessons from The Crib

Listen through a variety of sermons since 2013 that were not part of a series.

Go to the Audio Sermons Page

from May 4, 2014 to May 17, 2015


Listen for the Word of God through scripture in conversation with the major themes from Daniel Erlander's unique book Manna & Mercy.

Go to the Manna & Mercy Sermons

From March 9 to April 20, 2014

Manna and Mercy

Wrestle with questions so profound there aren’t clear answers.

Go to the Questions Page

& Go to the Questions Sermons

From Sept 8 to Oct. 13, 2013


Who We Are
In this series, we consider each of the 8 key statements of our Vision.

Go to the Who We Are Sermons

From Oct. 20, 2013 to March 2, 2014


A number of mini sermon series covered topics ranging from Refocusing our Ministry to Stepping Inside the Bible to Faith in Action to Lessons from the Crib to The Lord's Prayer and to The Seven Last Words Of Christ

Go to the Written Sermon Series

From Oct. 17, 2010 to Oct 11, 2011

When Brent Arrived in 2011, we had a number of sermons converted to documents to read.

Go to the 2011 Sermons

From May 8 to Sept 11, 2011


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