Recent Sermons

July 7, 2019 – Joshua 1.1-9

Joshua 1:1-9 – Be Strong & Courageous             It is amazing to me how there are certain things from your youth you just can’t forget. When I was in high school, we had a night in youth group that was unlike any other I had ever been a part of, before or since. The youth […]

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June 30, 2019 – Luke 9.51-62,Galatians 5.1,13-25

            I appreciate the planning group scheduling lunch for 12:30, so that I can preach for an hour or so.  There’s just all sorts of stuff I want to say on this occasion.  No, we’re going to be done long before 12:30, as far as I know.  I do want to start by saying I […]

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June 2, 2019 – Acts 16.16-24

            You may have seen or read the story that Mackenzie Bezos, the former wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has pledged to give away half of her money to charity.  That made the news because she is said to have something like thirty-seven billion dollars.  So half of that is…a lot of money.  It […]

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May 26, 2019- Revelation 21.10, 22,22.5

It is said that we human beings are the only creatures aware of the fact that one day we will die. I don’t know if that’s true, but we know that death is an issue we all face. And we know that sometimes we humans handle death well and sometimes we don’t. If you were […]

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May 19, 2019 – Acts 11.1-18

Seven sermons, including today. That’s all I have left to impart to you all the wisdom, knowledge and understanding you will need to carry on your Christian life. Then we’ll have somebody who can no doubt do it better. But anyway, I only have seven remaining. I know what you’re thinking. If I haven’t gotten [...]   View Sermon

March 5,2019 – Acts 9.1-6

Bob: So…it’s after Easter, so today we have another story of one of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. Always good stuff that shows up in the lectionary the first few Sundays after Easter. Ann: It is good stuff. It’s always interesting to hear about the experiences various people had of the risen Christ. The apostles minus Thomas. […]

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April 28, 2019 – John 20.19-31

I Googled “fact check” the other day and discovered that there are a bunch of websites, institutions, and organizations which are in the habit of keeping track of what politicians say and judging the accuracy thereof.  One of them has a “truth-o-meter” which ranges from true to mostly true to mostly false to pants on […]

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April 21, 2019 – John 20.1-18

Mindful that this is the last time I get to preach to you on Easter Sunday, I feel like I should leave no stone unturned, no question unanswered. But as I did some reading about the gospel of John’s version of that first Easter, I realized that if I wanted to tie up every loose […]

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April 7, 2019- John 12.1-8

Years ago our North Carolina gang gathered for an evening of festivities.  I don’t remember if it was any particular occasion or just a get together.  It was a pot luck sort of thing, with everybody bringing whatever.  As an appetizer, one of our crowd, who leans heavily toward the health food side of things, […]

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