Sermons

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  • “Better Together”- Gal. 6:7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20– July 3, 2016

    Nothing like getting a few vacation packing tips from Jesus–”Carry no purse,” he told the 70 he was sending out, “no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road.” Well, that would certainly simplify the leave-taking but I’m not sure how long into …

  • “Not yet!”– Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62– June 26, 2016

    I think it was Mark Twain who said, “It’s not the things I don’t understand in the Bible that worry me; it’s the things I understand perfectly clear that worry me.” Which is kind of my reaction to this passage which David read for us. …

  • “Time Out”- 1 Kings 19:1-15a, Ps. 42– June 19, 2016

    The story of Elijah’s fleeing into the wilderness, which Ernie just read for us, follows one of the many “texts of terror” that we find in the Bible. Elijah has just finished a “pray-off” with the prophets of Baal, the god whom Queen Jezebel worships …

  • ” Love at the Center”- Ps. 5:1-8, Luke 7:36-8:3–June 12, 2016

    It was supposed to be a gathering of men, eating dinner, reclining at table, talking about important things–talking about God, talking about the righteous life, talking about the future of Israel. And then she came in. How did that happen? All of a sudden she …

  • “Great Day!”– Psalm 96, Luke 7:1-10– May 29, 2016

    My grandmother’s birthday was on “Decoration Day.” May 30, 1898. We made an annual pilgrimage to my grandmother’s house in South Jersey on Decoration Day, and went to the cemetery, where we put flowers on family graves (That was also the day we flipped her …

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