Recent Sermons

Sunday – September 8, 2019 

“Stir up the gift.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

2 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)   

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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Sunday – September 1, 2019 

“The calling.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Ephesians 4:11-13 (KJV)   

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

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Sunday – August 25, 2019 

“I ain’t tired yet.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Galatians 6:6-9 (KJV)   

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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Sunday – August 18, 2019 

“Keep running the race.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Hebrews 12:1-2 (KJV)   

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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Sunday – August 11, 2019  (Women’s Day)

“Built for Royalty.” 

Morning speaker:  Sis. Teresa Campbell, Wood River District Association Women’s Auxiliary President

Isaiah 62:3 (KJV)   

Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Romans 8:30 (KJV)   

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

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Sunday – August 4, 2019 

“Worth waiting for.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Romans 5:1-5 (KJV)   

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

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Sunday – July 28, 2019 

“The Lord is with you.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Psalm 23:4 (KJV)   

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

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Sunday – July 21, 2019 

“Neighbor, you have limits.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Genesis 2:15-17 (KJV)   

15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

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Sunday – July 14, 2019 

“Pursue the things of Christ.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Philippians 4:8 (KJV)   

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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Sunday – July 7, 2019 

“Another day.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Genesis 1:5 (KJV)   (Read Genesis 1:3-31)

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

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Sunday – June 30, 2019 

“Everything we need is on God’s table.” 

Sermon by Rev. Larry D. Johnson

Matthew 15:21-27 (KJV)

21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

Psalm 23:5 (KJV)

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

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Sunday – June 23, 2019 

“The Lord is a keeper.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Psalm 23 (KJV)

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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Sunday – June 16, 2019  (Father’s Day)

“Jesus will fix it.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

John 9:1, 35-41 (KJV)

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?

36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?

37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.

38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.

39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?

41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

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Sunday – June 9, 2019 afternoon (at New Hope MB Church) 

“Go ahead and get your crown.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

James 1:12 (KJV)

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

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Sunday – June 9, 2019  

“When the Lord did not pass me by.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Psalm 34:1-4 (KJV)

I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

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Sunday – June 2, 2019  

“The unstoppable plan.” 

Sermon by Pastor U. D. Williams

Matthew 2:7-15 (KJV)

Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

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  • Church Info

    Union Missionary Baptist Church
    509 West Jackson Street
    Bloomington, IL 61701
    (309) 828-1162

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    Pastor: Rev. U. D. Williams

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    Sunday Services
    Sunday School – 9:00am
    Morning Worship – 10:25am

    Prayer Meeting
    Wednesday – 12:00pm

    Bible Study
    1st and 3rd Wednesday – 6:00pm

    Communion
    1st Sunday