Recent Sermons

December 23, 2018 Romans 5.1-5 & Matthew 2.1-12

           A while back when I was out walking our dog I encountered a man wearing a backpack trudging up and down our street.  I thought it was odd.  There are a couple of patches of woods on the street, places where onemight be able to pitch a tent and spend a night or […]

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December 16, 2018 Luke 2.8-20

            Yes, we’re jumping the gun a little bit this year.  Typically we don’t hear the story of the shepherds going to see the baby Jesus until the Sunday before Christmas or even Christmas eve.  This year we’re getting a head start.             As you know, we’re using the worship program called Calm and Bright […]

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December 2, 2018 Isaiah 2.1-4 & 9.2,6-7

            In case you haven’t driven on Interstate 64 between Richmond and Newport News lately, if you don’t absolutely have to, don’t.  It’s nuts.  For two reasons.  First, there’s almost always a lot of traffic.  Sometimes it’s too much traffic.  Especially when you get near the Fort Eustis exit at shift change time.  The second reason is that – […]

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November 18, 2018- Mark 13.1-8

  You have no doubt noticed that various places have put up Christmas decorations.  Christmas stuff is for sale.  I understand that for some retailers this is their make or break season.  I just wish they could wait until at least a little closer to Christmas to start the season. It feels like it’s time […]

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November 11, 2018- Ruth 3.1-5, 4.13-17

  Just a couple of stories for you today. For some reason I get the Bethany College magazine.  Bethany is one of our Disciples of Christ schools, located in Bethany, West Virginia.  It has the distinction of having been founded by Alexander Campbell, one of the founders of our denomination.  Also of note is that […]

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November 4, 2018 Mark 12.28-34

It’s in the preacher’s contract that you have to preach on love God and love your neighbor at least once a year.  Ok, there is no “preacher’s contract”, but if there was it should say that you have to preach on love God and love your neighbor at least once a year.  It is, after […]

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October 21, 2018- Job 38.1-7

“A theory of everything (TOE), final theory, ultimate theory, or master theory is a hypothetical single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe.  Finding a TOE is one of the major unsolved problems in physics. Over the past few centuries, two theoretical frameworks have […]

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October 7, 2018- Job 1.1,2.1-10

Years ago I preached a sermon where I talked about a couple who seemed to have led a charmed life.  They enjoyed good health, she was a stay at home mom/wife, his career was going well, they enjoyed traveling, all seemed well.  Then their younger son got divorced.  I used this as an illustration of […]

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September 30, 2018 – Mark 9.38-41

Hannah Truxell, Kent and Cathy’s oldest daughter, is an attorney.  But she doesn’t do criminal defense in public courts.  She doesn’t handle injury cases, like the folks we see advertize on tv.  She doesn’t do wills and estates, she doesn’t handle divorces.  She’s not even employed by a large corporation or business to handle their […]

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September 23, 2018 – Mark 9.30-37

Our little family was out to eat recently, and our waiter got into a conversation with the people at the table behind us.  It obviously wasn’t a private, highly personal conversation, so we felt free to eavesdrop.  We learned that our waiter, a young man, was a combat wounded Army veteran who had been hit […]

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