Sermons from 2014

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2 Samuel 76:1-11, Luke 1:26-38

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2 Samuel 7:1-11 Luke 1:26-28 “Have A Mary Christmas” December 21, 2014 Advent 4 Mary, Nazareth girl, what did you know of ethereal beings with messages from God? What did you know of men when you found yourself with child? What did you know of babies, you, barely out of childhood yourself? God-chosen girl; What […]

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, John1:6-8,19-28

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Christmas Profits Or Christmas Prophets? Advent 3 December 14, 2014 We are now well into our celebration of Advent – and our preparations for Christmas. In the Church we have many things going on to celebrate the coming of God – the coming of Christ – into our lives […]

Isaiah 49:1-11, Mark 1:1-8

Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 1:1-8 “Good News” Advent 2 December 7 2014 Well, we are now well into our celebration of the season of Advent and our preparations for Christmas. In Advent we wait and prepare for the coming of Christ. We wait and prepare ourselves for the coming of God into our lives, touching us […]

Matthew 25:14-30

Matthew 25:14-30 The Servant In The Middle November 16, 2014 We are in the midst of our Stewardship Emphasis for this year. Last Sunday you received your copy of the budget for next year and your pledge card. We will dedicate our pledges for next year during worship next Sunday. If you have received your […]

Matthew 25:1-13

Matthew 25:1-13 “Let’s Be Wise Guys And Wise Gals!” November 9 2014 You may remember that in my sermon two weeks ago I talked about Rick Warren and the 2 questions he wrote that God may ask you when you prepare to enter heaven — How did you respond to my Son Jesus Christ? What […]

Matthew 22:1-14

Matthew 22:1-14 Change Is Not Optional October 12, 2014 The invitation read “Black Tie Optional”.I knew that that meant that I could wear Tux or a nice dark suit and tie. Since I did not at that time and still do not, own Tux I opted for the dark suit. In fact, I had “outgrown” […]

Exodus 20:1-21, Philippians 3:4(b) -14, Matthew 21:33-46

Exodus 20:1-21, Philippians 3:4(b)-14, Matthew 21:33-46 Communion October 5, 2014 “Commanded To Love” We’ve splashed our rules all over the sanctuary walls. So many rules we don’t have time for dancing … Our grafffiti defiling the house of God. God’s graffiti is different: God writes: Love upon our hearts. Some night, let’s sneak into the […]

Matthew 20:1-16

Matthew 20:1-16 Thank God That God Is God (And We Are Not) September 21, 2014 Some of you may remember, as I do, Chevy Chase when he was part of the regular line up on “Saturday Night Live”. One of the skits he would do almost every week would be a satirical look at the […]

Matthew 18:21-35

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Have you ever noticed that Jesus places a great deal of emphasis on our need to forgive others? Forgiving others is one of the most important of Jesus’ teachings, and one of the keys to living the Christian life. In fact, Jesus even goes so far as to say that if you’re not willing to […]

Exodus 1:8-2:10

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Moses is one of the most fascinating men in history. I’m sure that many of you remember, as I do, watching Cecil B. DeMille‘s movie “The Ten Commandments” when you were younger. Who can forget scenes such as Charleston Heston, playing the part of Moses, holding up his hand and parting the Red Sea or standing atop Mi. Sinai with the stone tablets of the 10 Commandments in his hands as the lightning flashes around him? More recently Disney came out with “The Prince Of Egypt”, an animated film about Moses, and a new generation became impressed with the life and character of Moses, I remember taking a group of young people to see the movie and, as it showed Moses parting the sea and the people walking across, one of the young people looked up at me and said, with wide – eyed amazement: “Now that’s something you don’t see every day!”