Recent Sermons

July 8, 2018 – Mark 6.6b-13

Remember when there were no baggage limitations on what you could take on an airplane? Back in that day we took a youth group mission trip to Texas, and we flew from Raleigh/Durham to Houston. When we got to the RDU airport and unloaded the car, we noticed a discrepancy. We lined up Hannah Truxell’s […]

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June 24, 2018 – Mark 4.35-41

    A couple of weeks ago Emie Lou and I went to a Hillcats game.  Shortly after we got there a man came and sat beside me.  After a bit he left his seat, leaving behind a backpack which seemed rather full.  It seemed like he was gone for a long time, and I began […]

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June 17, 2018- 1 Samuel 15.34-16.13

You have to love the story of the call of Moses. Remember that it begins with Moses seeing a bush that is burning but not consumed. He’s curious so he goes to look closer. When he does, God speaks to him and says, I know that my people are suffering in slavery in Egypt, so […]

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June 10, 2018- Mark 3.20-35

    From many years of research in psychology we have learned that who we are, our particular combination of beliefs and habits and preferences and just plain quirks, is a combination of genetics and our upbringing in our family.  We know that children reared in the same family can be, and often are, very different.  […]

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May 27, 2018 – Isaiah 6.1-8

    Most evenings I take Jax, our dog, for a walk after dinner.  We’re out for just ten or fifteen minutes, usually one lap or less up and down our street.  I like these longer days, when we’re out during the daylight.  Jax loves to sniff his way up and down Ellen Drive, checking out […]

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May 13,2018- Acts 1.15-17, 21-26

    We were in Port Arthur, Texas, which is on the Gulf coast between Houston and Louisiana, on a mission trip.  Hurricane Rita had pummeled the area, and these folks were feeling a bit forgotten, because it made landfall about a month after Hurricane Katrina, and New Orleans and environs were receiving all the attention.  […]

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April 29, 2018 – Acts 8.26-40

    By now I probably don’t need to remind you that at the beginning of the book of Acts Jesus says to his disciples, “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  And I probably don’t need to remind you that in the same […]

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April 22, 2018 – Acts 4.5-12

    When I was working on my Master of Divinity degree in seminary I was a New Testament major.  As I was making my way along through the requirements I got to a point where I needed another New Testament course, and all that was available at the time was a course on the book […]

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April 15, 2018 – Luke 24.36b-48

    One summer when I was on staff at Camp Caroline, the Christian Church in North Carolina’s version of Craig Springs, there was a bank robbery in the nearby town.  Camp Caroline is located way down east, where Dawson’s Creek empties into the Neuse River.  At the camp the creek is a half mile wide […]

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