Sermons

Come and See

Today’s sermon from John 1: 43 – 51 … This weekend, I had the remarkable experience of watching The Greatest Showman, based on the story of P.T. Barnum. The movie drew me in from the beginning, and the unfolding story on the screen had all the hallmarks of a powerful narrative: loss, love, hardship, and […]

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Walking in the Light

Tomorrow’s sermon from Isaiah 60:1-6 I’ve decided to read more this year, and have started the new year off with reading cooking memoirs, in hopes that in the stories the world’s best chefs have written for me about their lives spent cooking and learning, that I, too, will learn something and become a better, more […]

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Looking Toward the Promise

This is today’s sermon on Luke 2:22-40 Just as Frodo Baggins, the Hobbit, was setting about the business of stepping outside his front door, the text chime on my phone dinged. “We’re headed to the hospital,” my brother-in-law had written. I closed my book and threw it into my purse, miraculously found my keys in […]

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GO: A Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Today’s sermon is from Matthew 28:16-20. … My last semester in seminary, my mentoring class took a field trip to Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. There, we practiced baptizing each other. My best seminary pal, Emily and I were partners for this exercise. We waded into the water and took turns baptizing each other […]

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Walking With Integrity

Today’s sermon. From Psalm 26 and Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Webster’s dictionary defines integrity as moral soundness, honesty and uprightness; or, the state of being entire or complete, being in an unbroken state. Another definition uses the words undiminished and undivided to describe integrity. I like the definition that talks about being complete, or being in […]

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Imagine the Possibilities

Today’s sermon from Ephesians 1:3-14 These words from Ephesians are part of a letter of encouragement from Paul to a church that is struggling to know and to believe that they are loved. Ephesians begins with a beautiful benediction. A lengthy, poetic hymn that takes its readers on a journey of spiritual experience that begins […]

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