Scot's Column

Featured sermons and stories by District Superintendent Scot Ocke

Advent Articles 2016

 Posted: November/December 2016

 Each week of Advent, District Superintendent, Scot Ocke sent out an Advent article & prayer for your use. Read the full 4 articles.



Don't Miss The Main Event

Don't Miss The Main Event Image

Posted: May 2016

As we approach Annual Conference this year, keep this message in mind. This very important sermon reminds us of the true mission of Jesus Christ, to reach all people, not just those already within our church. We must remember to not get caught up in debate, and to remember our purpose as Disciples of Christ! Read the full message.


Breakfast By The Sea

Posted: April 2016

District Superintendent Scot Ocke preached, "Breakfast by the Sea" at Mt. Galilee United Methodist Church In Buchanan, Liberia in Africa on April 3rd. Read the full sermon.



Good Friday

Posted: March 2016 

“If you have ever watched a relay race you know it is about one runner passing the baton to the next. Success is based on the accuracy and speed of the many handoffs. We are finishing our journey in Lent. We are approaching the Cross where Jesus died, the end of His earthly race. I want to suggest there are several handoffs of the Cross in His story."  Read the full sermon.


Advent Encouragement "How the Christmas Story Changes Lives"
Luke 2:1-20

Posted: December 13, 2015

I invite you to read Luke 2:1-20.  I have been thinking about this story and how it has changed the world.  How it has changed my life and I believe it has changed many others as well. Read the full message.



Advent Encouragement
Luke 3:1-6

Posted:December 3, 2015

Luke 3:1-6  In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar--when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene--  (2)  during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  (3)  He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  (4)  As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.  (5)  Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.  (6)  And all people will see God's salvation.'" 

I thank God for all these John the Baptist types who called me, who leveled the obstacles and who straightened my path. I am thankful for all of you who have made my rough transition smoother. Read the full message.