An Index of Sermons based upon texts from
The Hebrew Bible
(referred to as the Old Testament)
preached at the
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Glen Arm, Maryland  USA
by Pete Haynes

Most sermons (staring January 2000) have worship services also posted online.
If the sermon has a manuscript, the link to the worship is on that webpage.
If the sermon is recorded & posted only as an mp3, the worship link is on this page.
I generally stopped using a manuscript (noted as "no ms" below) in 2005. Links will take you to worship material.

(Genesis - Deuteronomy)

(Joshua - Song of Songs)

(Isaiah - Malachi)


Genesis 1:1-5

(mp3)  "A brand new day" (worship)

Genesis 1:26-27 "God’s glory shines through" (mp3) (order of worship)

Genesis 2

Worship Drama

Genesis 2:15 – 3:7

"Coming apart at the seams" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Dealing with Temptation"

Genesis 6:1 - 9:17 "Standing with Noah"

Genesis 6:9 - 8:22

"Don't Rock the Boat" (a drama)

Genesis 6:11-22

"Is this Home an Ark?"

Genesis 9:8-17

"Nailing the gun to the wall"

Genesis 11:1-9

"Not just a bunch of babel"

Genesis 12:1-9

"Traveling with kids"
"A Journey of Faith"
"The Unfinished Journey"

Genesis 15:1-18a

"Cutting your teeth" (mp3) (order of worship)

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

"Hoping against hope"
"By another name"
"Kissing Dirt"  (no notes)

Genesis 18:1-15

Welcoming angels unaware
"The Gift of Hospitality" (mp3) (order of worship)
"BBQ under the Oaks of Mamre" (mp3) (order of worship)
"And Sarah laughed"

Genesis 18:16-33 "Hounding the Holy" (order of worship)
Genesis 21:8-21 "When paths diverge … God hears"

Genesis 22:1-14

"Life on the edge"
"On the edge of the knife"
"Launching them into the future"

Genesis 25:19-34 "In the soil of Isaac’s household"

Genesis 28:10-19a

"Even when not aware"
"Schemes and dreams" (mp3) (order of worship)
"From ordinary to awesome"

Genesis 32:22-31

"Face time… out of joint"
"Out of joint" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Wrestling a Blessing"

Genesis 37

"a brother's sorrow ... I am your brother"
(a 2-part sermon)
"Oh, brother…" (didn't record)  (order of worship)

Genesis 45:3-15

"a brother's sorrow ... I am your brother"
(a 2-part sermon)
'you sold me out' to 'God sent me' " (mp3) (order of worship)

Genesis 50:15-21

"Turning into good what was made for evil"

Exodus 1:6-14

"When the King Forgets Joseph"

Exodus 3

Camp Sunday (drama & sharing)

Exodus 3:1-15 "Take off your sandals"

Exodus 12:1-14

"Ready to Roll?"

Exodus 16:2-15

"A bad case of the if only’s" (mp3) (order of worship)

Exodus 17:1-7

"Remembering a Quarrel" (no ms)
Moses  (no notes)
(telling the story as a Biblical character)

Exodus 19:2-8

"Learning to fly"

Exodus 19:16 - 20:3

"Three Portraits"
(10 Commandments series 1)

Exodus 20:1-20

"Known for what we’re for, not just for what we’re against"

Exodus 20:1-7

"Only me"

Exodus 20:7

"Set Free from Vanity"
(10 Commandments series 3)

Exodus 20:12

"So that your days may be long?"
(10 Commandments series 5)

Exodus 20:14

"What is so Adult about Adultery"
(10 Commandments series 7)

Exodus 20:16

"Integrity is More Than Just a Word"
(10 Commandments series 9)

Exodus 20:17

"A Fire in the Belly"
(10 Commandments series 10)

Exodus 32

"Turning the Tables"

Exodus 34:29-35

"With unveiled faces"

Leviticus 25

"A Jubilee of Justice"

Numbers 11:24-30

"Fire and Focus"

Numbers 21:4-9 "The healing promise"

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

"Wandering about Servanthood"
(Servanthood Series #1)

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

"Remembering Moses"


Joshua 3:7-17

"Sole power" (mp3) (order of worship)
"By this you shall know" (no ms, but order of worship)

Joshua 5:9-12 "Twelve Smooth Stones" (mp3) (order of worship)

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

"As for me and my house" (mp3) (order of worship)
"As for me and my house"

Judges 4:1-5:31

"Remember Deborah" (no ms)

Judges 6:1-8:35

You’ve got to be kidding (no ms)

Ruth 1:1-22

"Returning Home" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Amid Bitterness and Emptiness"

Ruth 2:1-23

"In the fields of the LORD" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Where does kindness begin"

Ruth 3:1-18

"Threshing it out" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A Midnight Encounter"

Ruth 4:1-17

"The sole of Jubilee" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A Happy Ending"
"Table of Justice" (mp3) (order of worship)

Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17

"Risking Everything" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Samuel 1:1–2:11

"Table of Grace" (mp3) (order of worship)
"So now I give him to the Lord"

1 Samuel 3:1-10

"Can anything good come out of Nazareth"

1 Samuel 3

(mp3)  You called?(worship)
"Samuel, Samuel" - a drama

1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15 "Be careful what you wish for" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Samuel 14:43-44

"Launching them into the future"

1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13

"…but the Lord looks on the heart" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Samuel 17

"Is there a living God in Israel?" (mp3) (order of worship)
"The Big Bully and the Itty-Bitty Rock"

1 Samuel 17: 28-40

Unqualified, yet Chosen (mp3) (order of worship)
Jeannie Schwartz, preacher

1 Samuel 17:57 - 18:16 "Jonathan, David, and the gift of friendship" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
(actually, whole David/Saul cycle)

"When Goliath is not your enemy"

2 Samuel 1:17-27 "The Song of the Bow, and the gift of grief" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Samuel 6:12b-19

"In the middle of our dance" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Samuel 11:1-15 "But David remained…" (poor quality mp3) (order of worship)

2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13

"Lamb stew" (mp3)  (order of worship)
"A Sin Concealed, A Sin Revealed"
(part 1 of series - reused older pre-computer manuscript)

2 Samuel 12:24 - 16:14

"A Blessing in the Wilderness"
(part 2 of series)

1 Kings 17:8-16

Widow Dressing(order of worship)
"Table of Justice" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Kings 19:1-15

"Stepping out" (mp3) (order of worship)
"When the fire gets too hot" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Kings 21

"It was just a piece of ground..." - King Ahab

2 Kings 2:1-12

"Beyond what we can see"

2 Kings 5:1-19

"All pleasantries aside" (summary)

2 Kings 6:1-7

"Finding our edge" (mp3) (order of worship)

Job 1:1-2:13

"Still hangin' on" (mp3) (order of worship)

Job 23:1-17

"Heart sink" (mp3) (order of worship)

Job 38:1-7, 34-41

"Out of the whirlwind" (mp3) (order of worship)

Job 42:1-17

"And the Lord restored…" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 1

"I have planted them" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 3

"A Blessing in the Wilderness"
(part 2 of series)

Psalm 8

"In ... significance" (no ms)

Psalm 19 "Creator of heaven and earth"

Psalm 23

"Hear his voice ... Follow his steps"
For the mountains may depart...

Psalm 27 "The path amid adversity" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 30

"From weeping to joy" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 32

"Hold it tight and you won’t have any"

Psalm 46

"Between the lines"

Psalm 50:7-15

"No Bull"
"Not sacrifice, but mercy"

Psalm 51

"from washing & cleansing to dancing"
"A Sin Concealed, A Sin Revealed"
(part 1 of series - reused older pre-computer manuscript)
"Wash Time"

Psalm 62:5-12

"Active Rest" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 63:1-8 "The water cooler factor" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 71

"And still I proclaim"

Psalm 80

Eat in or Carry out" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 85:8-13

"Speak peace" (no ms)

Psalm 90
Psalm 90:1-12

"To number our days"
"Teach us to Count our Days"

Psalm 91

My Refuge" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 "Still" (order of worship)

Psalm 95:1-7

"Coming into God’s presence" (no ms)

Psalm 95

"Joyful noise to the rock of our salvation"

Psalm 96:1

"What new song are we now to sing?"
(occasion: mortgage burning)

Psalm 98

"Worship as a Patchwork Quilt"

Psalm 103

"Bless the Lord!"

Psalm 104:24-35

"And they spring to life"

Psalm 118:19-29

"Pausing at the Gates"

Psalm 118:21-27

"the stone rejected"

Psalm 119:9-16

"Beth" (mp3) (order of worship)

Psalm 121

"I lift up my eyes"

Psalm 122

"Plowshare Prayer"

Psalm 126
(see my song: " Psalm 126")

"Sowing in tears, reaping in joy" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A dream of joy" (no ms)
"Sowing in tears, reaping in joy"

Psalm 127

"Unless the Lord..."

Psalm 128

Untitled  (no notes)

Psalm 131

"Like a weaned child with its mother"

Psalm 133

"Messy Peace" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Like the dew"

Psalm 139

Fearful and wonderful work
"You know me"  (mp3) (order of worship)
"A Real Valentine Verse"
"In the hands of the Potter"

Psalm 145:1-8

"One generation ... to another"

Psalm 148

"Taking inventory" (mp3) (order of worship)

Proverbs 24:28-29

"Shifting proverbs to live by"

Proverbs 31:10-31

"Household Wisdom"
"Where does love begin?"

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

"Is there time"


Isaiah 1:10-18

No Bull

Isaiah 2:1-5

"The days are coming" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Plowshare Prayer"

Isaiah 5:1-7

"A Vineyard Love Song"

Isaiah 6:1-8

"Holy Callings" (mp3) (order of worship)
"The shaking of the foundations" (no ms)
"From Woe is me to Send me"

Isaiah 7:10-14

"God with us: a threat or a promise"

Isaiah 8:13-15

"the stone of sanctuary and stumbling"

Isaiah 9:1-7

"A Stable Ruler" (no notes)

Isaiah 11:1-11

Live in Harmony
"Not by what his eyes see"
"Dream, Dream, Dream"

Isaiah 12:1-6

Reclaiming “Salvation” and “Joy”  (order of worship)

Isaiah 25:1-9

"Known for those who are included instead of those excluded "

Isaiah 25:6-10a

"On this Mountain"

Isaiah 35:1-10

"The Holy Way" (mp3) (order of worship)
"To those who are of a fearful heart" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Returning to Zion"

Isaiah 40:1-11

"Under construction"

Isaiah 40:21-31

"Looking for the Energizer® Bunny" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Wide-eyed by starlight"

Isaiah 43:1-7

"When you’re in over your head"

Isaiah 45:1-7

"The Cyrus Song" (mp3) (order of worship)

Isaiah 50:4-9

"The tongue of a teacher"
"Singing the Song of the Suffering Servant"

Isaiah 52:7-10

"How Beautiful are the Feet"  (no notes)

54:10 For the mountains may depart...

  Isaiah 55:1-13

"Seek the Lord"
"Living by Creative Risk"
"Recognizing a higher way"
"Returning from Exile" (a short story)

Isaiah 58:9b-14

"Like a watered garden"
"What really makes your bones strong"

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

"Joy for the Journey" (order of worship)

Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3

"Letters from Home"

Isaiah 62:1-5 "Engaging possibilities" (mp3) (order of worship)

Isaiah 63:15 - 64:11

"Waiting in hope" (order of worship)

Isaiah 65:17-25

"Living in the middle of what we build"

Jeremiah 1:4-10

"Standing at the edge" (sketchy notes)

Jeremiah 15:15-21

"Turning Back"

Jeremiah 17:5-13

"How are your roots?"

Jeremiah 18:1-6

"In the hands of the Potter"
"Like clay in the potter’s hand" (mp3) (order of worship)

Jeremiah 23:1-6

"The Staff of Life" (mp3) (order of worship)

Jeremiah 28:5-11

"The Yoke of Peace"

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14

"Seek the welfare of the city" (mp3) (order of worship)

Jeremiah 31:1-6


Jeremiah 31:27-34

"Written upon the heart" (mp3) (order of worship)
Itching ears or new hearts

Jeremiah 31:31-34

"from washing & cleansing to dancing"
"The Heart of the Matter"

Lamentations 3:19-33

"Morning Mercy"

Ezekiel 11:18-20

"the heart of stone"

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

"Blame it on Dad"

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

"The True Shepherd"

Ezekiel 36:25-28

"the heart of stone"

Ezekiel 37:1-14

"O dry bones, hear..."
"When bones get dry"
"The Windy Season"

Hosea 5:15-6:6

"Not sacrifice, but mercy"

Joel 2:28

"Pour me"

Amos 7:7-17

"God's Plumb Line"


"Not a bunch of clones" (mp3) (order of worship)

Jonah 2:1-10

"That is what I came to do, pt. 2" (no notes)

Jonah 3:1-5

"Where is Ninevah?"
Congregational Megatrends Series #4

Micah 5:2-5a "Small package" (mp3) (order of worship)

Micah 6:1-8

"In one ear and out the other"

Zephaniah 3:14-20

"Raising the Rafters"

Haggai 2:1-9 Work, for I am with you

Malachi 3:1-4

"My deliverer is coming"


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