An Index of Sermons based upon texts from
The New Testament
Acts and Letters

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.




Galatians - Colossians


Hebrews - Revelation


Acts 1:1-26 "With heads not lost in the clouds" (mp3) (order of worship)

Acts 1:1-11

Out of sight, but not gone(order of worship)

Acts 1:6-14

"Will power" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Don’t clap until the arms come down"

Acts 1:12-26 "First steps"

Acts 1:15-26

Repair, remake, receive" (mp3) (order of worship)
"And the lot fell on me"

Acts 2:1-21

"Leaning into tomorrow"
"Power for the long haul" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Spreading like a wildfire" (mp3)
(order of worship)
"Takin' it to the Streets" (mp3) (order of worship)
"But Peter, standing with the eleven" (no ms)
"Fire and Focus" (no ms)
"Not just a bunch of babel"
"Praying for the Wind to Blow"
"Pour Me"

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

"From what, for what?" (mp3)  (order of worship)

Acts 2:37-42

"You have touched me and I have burned"

Acts 2:42-47

Message by Meghan Knight
"Steadfastly continuing ... day by day"
"and day by day the Lord added…" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Being an Easter Community"
"All things in common" (mp3) (order of worship)

Acts 3:1-26 "That times of refreshing may come"
"What a difference a day makes" (mp3)  (order of worship)

Acts 4:1-12

"Peter’s boldness" (mp3) (order of worship)

Acts 4:32-35

"Testifying to the resurrection"

Acts 5:27-32

"Intimidate … Intimate" (mp3) (order of worship)
"When intimidated, remember Peter"

Acts 6:1-6

"Lighthouse Ministry" (on the role of deacons)

Acts 7:54-8:3

"Gazing into heaven"
"Not cheap" (mp3)  (order of worship)

Acts 8:4-25

"Magic for Sale?"

Acts 8:14-17

"Leaving the Comfortable" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Leaving the Comfortable" (different from above)

Acts 8:26-40

"Unless someone guides me" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Safe Roads ... or the Road to Safety"

Acts 9:1-20

"Still breathing threats and murder"

Acts 9:1-22

"Ananias and God’s instrument of grace"

Acts 9:32-43

As Graceful as a Gazelle(order of worship)

Acts 10

"para Dios no hay favoritismos"
"Catch up Faith"

Acts 10:1 - 11:18 When the way is new(order of worship)

Acts 10:34-43

"Forgiven and Commissioned" (mp3) (order of worship)

Acts 11:1-18

"Discomfort" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Turning the head"
"Standing up to criticism"

Acts 16:1-5

"One Person at a Time"
Congregational Megatrends Series #3

Acts 16:9-15

"From Lydia's household to ours"

Acts 16:9-34 "Opened doors, Open hearts" (mp3) (order of worship)

Acts 17:16-34

"To an unknown God" (mp3)  (order of worship)

Acts 17:22-31

"To an 'Unknown God'"

Acts 19:1-7

"Empowered to turn toward" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Making the Connection"

Acts 22:1-11 & 12-21

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


Romans 1:1-7

"Living the promise"

Romans 1:16-17

"Not ashamed"

Romans 4:13-25

"Hoping against hope"
"Contrary to all indications" (mp3) (order of worship)

Romans 5:1-5

"Not an assembly line" (mp3) (makes use of this video) (order of worship)

Romans 5:1-8

"Learning to fly"

Romans 5:1-11

"Peace with God"
"While we were enemies"
"Nailing the gun to the wall"

Romans 5:12-19

"A man fell into a pit"
"Dealing with Temptation" (side reference)

Romans 6:1-14

"Dying to sin, rising with Christ"

Romans 6:9-23


Romans 6:12-23

"Living in the freedom of God" (mp3) (order of worship)

Romans 8:6-11

"Setting your mind on the Spirit"

Romans 8:12-19

"Dad, can I have the car keys?"

Romans 8:12-17 "the very family circle of God" (mp3 - poor quality recording)  (order of worship)

Romans 8:12-25

"Not a timid, grave-tending life" (mp3) (order of worship)

Romans 8:14-17

"Adventurously Expectant"

Romans 8:18-28

"In All Things God Works for Good"

Romans 8:26-27

"Mr. Funnytalk's Story" (a story sermon)

Romans 8:26-39

"All things … nothing" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Real Intimacy" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Beyond words ... and cynicism"

Romans 10:5-13

"Wandering about Servanthood"
(Servanthood Series #1)

Romans 12:1-8

"Out of the cocoon"
"Being present" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Getting out in order to get in" (mp3) (order of worship)
"With sober judgment"

Romans 12:9-21

"Being Real" (mp3) (order of worship)
"For goodness sake"

Romans 13:1-10

"Marching to the beat of a different drummer"

Romans 13:8-14

"My, how you’ve grown!"

Romans 13:11-14

"Nearer than before"

Romans 15:4-13

Live in Harmony
"Dream, Dream, Dream"
"One Foot in Heaven" (a story sermon)


1 Corinthians 1:1-9

"You are not lacking!"
"Not lacking in any spiritual gift" (no ms)

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

"Casting with a stronger line" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Mary’s Picture" (text version or .mp3) (order of worship)

 Corinthians 1:18-31

"Blessed foolishness" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Udderly Ridiculous"

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

community pulpit exchange
"The Power of the Weakest Link"
delivered at Long Green Baptist Church
"The Foolishness of the Message"

1 Corinthians 1:26-31, 12:22-27

Communion meditation
(Maundy Thursday Love Feast)

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

"Deliberately plain and simple" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

"Toward Spiritual Maturity" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Corinthians 3:10-23

"A real temple" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

"A Temple of the Holy Spirit"

1 Corinthians 8:1-13

"Puffed up or built up"
"Wear it as long as thou canst" (no notes, but an illustration)

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

"When stretched to our limits" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Both and Neither" (no ms)

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

"The Imperishable Wreath" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

"Self watch" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

"Examine yourselves" (no ms)

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

"Hand in hand" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Damaged goods or unclaimed goods" (mp3) (order of worship)
"God’s seasoning"
"No more phony gods"

1 Corinthians 12:1-13 "One"

1 Corinthians 12:1-31

"The Blessed Design"

1 Corinthians 12:7b-10

"Don't 'Dis" the Ability"

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

"God's People, Many Gifts" (6 dramas on "The Gift")

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

"Frankenstein’s creation" (order of worship)
"Arranged with purpose"
(mp3) (order of worship)

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

"The Greatest Gift"
"We are the music of your life"

1 Corinthians 13:12

"Focusing on the Essentials"

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

"What makes an Easter Song?" (mp3) (order of worship)
"He appeared also to me" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Not in vain"
"No Plastic Lillies"
"The church as a seminary"

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

"The Empty Tomb" (no notes)

1 Corinthians 15:35-58

"It Began with a Tomato Sandwich"
(a story sermon)

2 Corinthians 1:18-22

"Yes upon Yes"

2 Corinthians 2:14 - 3:6

"You are God's Letter to Others"
Congregational Megatrends Series #2

2 Corinthians 3:7ff


2 Corinthians 3:12 - 4:2

"With unveiled faces"

2 Corinthians 4:3-6

"Lifting the Veil"
"Don't lose heart" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Corinthians 5:16-21

"A different point of view" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

"Sowing bountifully" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Corinthians 11:16 - 12:10

"Of credits and debits"

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

The power of being sent (mp3) (order of worship)
"With a holy kiss"

Galatians - Colossians

Galatians 1:1-12 Remember Grace

Galatians 1:11-24

"Owning the Gospel" (mp3) (order of worship)
"In spite of ... or because of " (no ms)

Galatians 2:15-21

"Christ living in me"

Galatians 3:23-29

Beyond the disciplinarian

Galatians 4:1-7

"God's Melody" (a story sermon)

Galatians 4:4-7

"Letters from Home"
"Mr. Funnytalk's Story" (mp3) (order of worship)

Galatians 4:12-14

"Don't 'Dis" the Ability"

Galatians 5:1, 13-25 With faces set toward Jerusalem

Galatians 5:13-25

Just another word for nothing left to lose?"

Galatians 5:16 - 6:10 "Getting these muscles to work" (mp3) (order of worship)

Ephesians 1:3-14

"What’s a ‘pair of ducks’?"
"The Celebration of his lavish gift-giving" (amble & ramble)

Ephesians 1:15-23

"Pressing ‘Reset’" (mp3) (order of worship)
"With the eyes of your hearts enlightened"

Ephesians 2:1-10

"The healing promise"
"Dead as a doornail" (mp3) (order of worship)

Ephesians 3:3-14

"What’s a ‘pair of ducks’?"

Ephesians 4:1-7 "Stained glass saints" (mp3) (order of worship)

Ephesians 4:1-16

"Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Not a bunch of clones"
(mp3) (order of worship)
"From Official to Gifted Leadership""
Congregational Megatrends Series #5

Ephesians 4:25-29

"Words and Little Ears" (a story sermon)

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

"Sacrificial Living" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Good grief " (mp3) (order of worship)
"God’s best ad"

Ephesians 5:8-20

"Rising to new life" (mp3) (order of worship)
song - "Awake, O sleeper"
"And Christ shall give you light"

Ephesians 5:21-33

"Grace-full in the Dance"

Ephesians 5:31-32

"A Great Mystery"
"Imperfect Love" (a story sermon)

Ephesians 6:10-20

"Inner Resistance"

Philippians 1:3-11

"Tough Love" (mp3) (order of worship)

Philippians 1:21-30

"In no way intimidated"

Philippians 2:1-13

"Do you mind?" (mp3 - poor recording) (order of worship)
"And every knee shall bow" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Living the Song" (text and mp3)

Philippians 2:5-11
(see "Christ Hymn")

"Along the way"
"From grasping to giving" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Singing the Song of the Suffering Servant"
Humbled and Exalted" (mp3) (order of worship)

Philippians 3:2-14

"Beyond BS" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Because Christ has made us his own"

Philippians 3:4b-14 "Stepping beyond thou shalt not"

Philippians 3:17 - 4:1

"Accountable Citizenship"
(Servanthood Series #2)

Philippians 4:1-9

"The Guardian of our hearts and minds" (mp3) (order of worship)
"About Euodia and Syntyche..." (no ms)

Philippians 4:4-7

"God is near! Rejoice!"
Reclaiming “Salvation” and “Joy”  (order of worship)

Philippians 4:4-9 The doorway of gratitude

Philippians 4:10-20

"Just Say No"

Colossians 1:1-14

"that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord"

Colossians 1:11-20

"Sharing in the Inheritance"

Colossians 2:6-19

"Living beyond the travel brochures" (no ms)

Colossians 3:1-4

"Expressing the Inexpressible" (mp3) (order of worship)
"If you're serious about living"
"Raised with Christ" (no ms)

Colossians 3:12-15

"Naked as a jaybird"
"Put on Love" (mp3) (order of worship)

Colossians 3:12-17

"Christmas wardrobe" (mp3) (order of worship)
"In God's House"
"Reclaiming the peace of Christ"

Thessalonians - Philemon

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

"Lighting the Match"
Congregational Megatrends Series #8

1 Thessalonians 1:1-12

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

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

"What is the gospel according to you?" (order of worship)
"Entrusted with God’s Message" (no ms)

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13

"Whatever is lacking" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 "Walking on sunshine" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

"Living in gratitude"
"When you thought I wasn't looking" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A peace no thief can steal"

1 Thessalonians 5:12-18

"Pray without ceasing" (no ms)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

"Careful with the Candles" (mp3) (order of worship)

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 "Feet on the ground and head high" (mp3) (order of worship)
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 "The seasoning of discipline" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Timothy 1:12-17

"Worth the risk" (mp3 - ends with this video) (order of worship)
"More joy in heaven" (no ms)

1 Timothy 2:1-7 Believe it or not
"Prayer prods toward peace" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 Timothy 3:8-12 

"Lighthouse Ministry" (on the role of deacons)

1 Timothy 6:6-19

"Contentment" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Holding onto what cannot be grasped"

2 Timothy 1:1-6

Untitled  (no notes)

2 Timothy 1:1-14

Not fear nor shame
"Guard the good treasure within you"
"Of power, love, and self-discipline"

2 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5

"Carry it out to the max" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Itching Ears or New Hearts"

2 Timothy 4:6-8

"Poured out"
2 Timothy 4:6-18 "Sizzling to the finish" (mp3) (order of worship)

Philemon 1:1-25

"Choices" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Laboring Hands"
"In the hands of the Potter"
"Phil and Joe" (no ms)

Hebrews - Revelation

Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12

"Chuck wagon" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Pioneer Days"

Hebrews 4:12-16

"As naked as the day we were born"

Hebrews 5:1-10

"Who is your high priest?"

Hebrews 10:11-22

"Holy Confidence" (no ms)

Hebrews 10:19-25

"Provoked to love?"

Hebrews 10:24

"Being a Pest"

Hebrews 10:26-31

"Holy Confession" (no ms)

Hebrews 10:32-39

"Holy Compassion" (no ms)

Hebrews 10:24-25, 11:1-12:2

Holy Compulsion (no ms)

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

"Pragmatic Hope" (mp3) (order of worship)
"A Journey of Faith"

Hebrews 11:1 - 12:2

"Surprises along the way"

Hebrews 11: 29-12:2

Faith and ADHD
"The Pioneer Path" (no ms)

Hebrews 12:1-2

"Bullet Time"  (a story sermon)

Hebrews 13:1-8

"I just started praying for him"
"Reviewing what we've already learned"

Hebrews 13:8-16

"The times, they are a-changing"
Congregational Megatrends Series #1

James 1:2-8 "Perseverance" (Meghan Knight, preacher)

James 1:12-15

"The Devil made me do it"

James 1:12-27

"Moving beyond Reality TV"

James 2:1-17

"Taking a seat" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Is that your final answer?"

James 3:1-12

"The tongue of a teacher"
"Taming the Tongue"

James 3:13-18

"Blessed to be a Witness" (mp3) (order of worship)

James 3:13 - 4:7

"Household Wisdom"
"Planting Seeds of Peace"

James 4:13-5:11

"From arrogance to patience" (mp3) (order of worship)

James 5:7-11

"Living with patience"

James 5:13-20

"Getting in touch" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Calling for the elders"

1 Peter 1:3-9

"Moving Beyond Locked Doors"

1 Peter 1:17-25

"Taking it all in"

1 Peter 2:1-10

"Rockhay" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Everyone needs a place"

1 Peter 2:19-25

"Hear his voice ... Follow his steps"

1 Peter 3:18-22

"Days of remembering" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Responding with a clear conscience"

1 Peter 4:12-19

"When utmost evil..."

1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 "Anonymous"

2 Peter 1:2-8, 16-19

"The Majesty of His Cause" - guest preacher

2 Peter 1:16-21

"As to a lamp shining in a dark place"

2 Peter 3:8-15a

Stealing Home" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 John 1:1-4

"Mr. Funnytalk's Story" (text) (mp3) (order of worship)

1 John 1:1 - 2:2

"That our joy may be complete"
"God's Hallmarks for Others"

1 John 3:1-7

"What we will be has not yet been revealed" (mp3) (order of worship)

1 John 3:16-24

"More than an idea or a theory" (mp3) (order of worship)
"What’s love got to do with it?"

1 John 4:7-21

"An abiding presence" (no ms)

1 John 4:16 – 18 "Waiting in place" (not recorded) (order of worship)

1 John 5:1-6

Get real" (mp3) (order of worship)
"Do You Believe in Easter"

Revelation 1:4b-8

"Alpha and Omega"

Revelation 1:1-20

"Inclining our Lives

Revelation 2-3

"What does the angel hear?"

Revelation 2:1-7

"Loving as Jesus loved"

Revelation 3:1-6

"When the path is too smooth"

Revelation 3:14-22

"Back to danger"

Revelation 4:1-11

"The Open Door"

Revelation 6-7

"When you can't stand ... Sing!"

Revelation 7:9-17

"Coming through" (mp3) (order of worship)
"The Lamb upon the throne"
"Obscured by a pile of wrongs" (mp3) (order of worship)

Revelation 8-9

"Reversed Thunder"

Revelation 10-11

"On Saying Something, but not Everything"

Revelation 19:6-9

"Invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb"

Revelation 21:1-4

"It Began with a Tomato Sandwich"
(a story sermon)

Revelation 21:1-6

"God is a homemaker"
"Do you see what I see?" (no ms)

Revelation 21:22-22:5

"You can’t swim without getting wet"

Revelation 22:12-21

"The Last (and first) Word"


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