Sermon for 04/04/2021 – “Again and Again, The Sun Rises”

Last in the series “Again & Again” Mark 16:1-8 with 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 When is an ending not an ending? In 8th grade English class, we read a short story set in a land ruled by a semi-barbaric king. One of his new ideas is to use a public trial by ordeal as an agent

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Sermon for 04/19/2020 – “Thomas: When the Unimaginable Happens”

In the series “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart” John 20:19-31 Click here to access reflection questions for this message. A blanket or quilt can help keep us warm on a chilly day or a cold night. But it can also help us feel safe, secure and loved when we wrap up in

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Sermon for 03/29/2020 – “Too Little, Too Late?”

In the series “Heart-to-Heart Talks” John 11:1-45 Get the Sermon Reflection Questions 2020-03-29.         “Too little, too late.”  Have you ever heard those words? Have you used them in a particular situation?          I said those words to my high school math students who would come to me at the end of the grading period

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Sermon for 04/21/2019 – “God Moves Out of the Tomb”

God Moves Out of the Tomb Luke 24:1-12 Final in the series “God on the Move” A bank in Binghamton, New York, had some flowers sent to a competitor who had recently moved into a new building. There was a mix-up at the flower shop, and the card sent with the arrangement read, “With our

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Sermon for 02/10/2019 – “Unafraid: Fear of the Last Enemy”

Fear of the Last Enemy 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; John 11:17-27 In the series “Unafraid” Before we started this series, we sent out email invitations asking for people to complete an online poll fear.  Thank you for the great responses – we had an almost 50% response rate.  Today we look at three related topics that

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Sermon for 04/01/2018 – “Laughing with God at Death”

Laughing with God at Death John 20:1-18 First in the series “Laughing with God” [Introduce the traditional Easter greeting:  “Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!] One Sunday before Easter, a Church School teacher asked her class about the meaning of Easter. One pupil said:  “Easter is when all the family gets together and

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