Recent Sermons

February 18, 2018- Genesis 9.8-17

    Most of you know that years ago my mother had a serious stroke which severely disabled her for the last years of her life.  She was living with me at the time, so for some days, while she was in the hospital before being transferred to the Summit, my normal routine was interrupted.  Part […]

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February 11, 2018 – Mark 9.2-9

    Like it or not, we live in what is called the post modern world.  One of the things that means is that for many, perhaps even most people, there is no such thing as absolute truth.  Stanley Grenz, in his book, A Primer on Postmodernism, notes, “There are other paths to knowledge besides reason, […]

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January 28, 2018- Psalm 111

TCC 1/28/18 – both services    Psalm 111     I’m excited about the elevator!  It is expensive.  It is not something everybody will need to use.  But for those who do need it, it will be an important addition to our facilities.  It will be another sign that we are working to practice welcome, as we […]

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January 21, 2018 Jonah 3.1-5,10

    Stories.  That’s what you told me you remembered from sermons when I did the research for my Doctor of Ministry degree all those years ago.  I would bet that if I did the same research today I would get the same answer.  There’s something powerful about stories, isn’t there?  That’s why we like a […]

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January 14, 2018- John 1.43-51

    In today’s gospel reading from John we hear Jesus say, “You will see greater things than these.”  That’s one of those verses I’ve wondered about for a long time, and I guess I picked it to preach on so I would have to give it extra consideration.     The context is Jesus speaking to […]

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January 7, 2018 – Genesis 1.1-5

    I always look forward to the first Sunday of the year.  As you may remember, I generally use this occasion to talk about what I see coming down the road in the twelve months ahead.  And I get excited, because this is a great congregation with a rich past and a bright future, which […]

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December 24, 2017 – Luke 1.26-38

Bob: This is a strange day. Ann: How so? B: It’s the fourth Sunday of Advent and it’s Christmas Eve.  I don’t know how often that happens, but it can’t be very often. A: Well, let’s see, it’s not necessarily every seven years, because you have leap year, so…I don’t know.  But you’re right, the […]

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December 10, 2017 – Mark 1.1-8

A group of us are planning to go see A Christmas Carol Thursday night. We’re going in part because it’s a great story about getting the Christmas spirit. But maybe the main reason we’re going is that we know the guy who plays Ebenezer Scrooge. As you remember, Scrooge is the main character, the guy […]

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December 7, 2017 – Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11

    I’m feeling it.  I’m feeling the whole getting older thing.  I’m not so old that I don’t remember how I felt in my younger years.  More than once I remember saying to myself, why is it those old folks never what to change anything.  This and this and this needs to change and they […]

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December 3,2017 – Mark 13.24-37

    For several summers when I lived in North Carolina I directed the backpack conference as part of that region of the Christian Church’s camp program.  And camp we did!  We would arrive at Christmount Christian Assembly on Sunday, then they would take us to our starting point on Monday morning and pick us up […]

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