Resource from June 2014

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Sermons: THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS: Psalm 42 and 43

          Today is the third of four sermons which will be focused on beloved Psalms.  When I picked Psalm 42 and 43 for today I could scarcely have imagined how beautifully it would be set up for me.  It felt like “David Bailey Day” at the Homiletical Café when I sat […]

Sermon: DECENTLY AND IN ORDER: Psalm 19

          Today is the second of four sermons I am preaching from the Psalms.  C.S. Lewis called Psalm 19 “the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.” (Reflections on the Psalms, p. 56, quoted in Feasting on the Word, Year B, Vol. 4, p. […]

Sermons: INTEGRITY: II Timothy 3:10-17 Psalm 26

On this Father’s Day I’d like to salute the many wonderful fathers of this congregation, from all generations.  In an age when fathers are often ridiculed, and when many fathers are abdicating their spiritual responsibilities and leaving it to the mothers to take their children to church, teach them the Bible and values and so […]

Sermon: THE BODY OF CHRIST: Psalm 104:24-34 I Corinthians 12:4-13

Today is Pentecost Sunday.  The primary story for the day is from Acts, chapter 2.  The disciples of Jesus were gathered in a house in Jerusalem when the gift of the Holy Spirit came upon them.  It was as though tongues of fire rested upon each one, and from that point forward the disciples were […]

Sermon: UP FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE: Numbers 13:1-2, 25-31 Joshua 14:6-14

While we are going to truly celebrate the accomplishment of paying off our building indebtedness at Homecoming in September when all pledges have come in and the note has actually been paid off, it is appropriate for us to pause today for an anticipatory note of celebration and reflection on the significance of meeting this […]