NextSunday Worship


Sermons

  • June 11, 2017

    “Make Disciples”

    Year A – Trinity Sunday – First Sunday after Pentecost

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 Scientific studies have established […]

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  • June 4, 2017

    “My Water Is Better Than Your Water!”

    Year A - Day of Pentecost

    “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  (John 4: 10) On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is […]

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  • May 28, 2017

    "The Definition of a Witness"

    Year A – Ascension of the Lord / Seventh Sunday after Easter

    Since the title of the sermon is “The Definition of a Witness,” I thought I would begin by giving you the definition of a witness – – just to show you that I am on point, or at least I am starting off on point.  If you were to look up the word “witness” in […]

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  • May 21, 2017

    "Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?"

    Year A – Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Most people who are a part of a mainline Christian denomination remember reciting or learning the Apostles’ Creed as a part of worship or catechism.  Every Sunday, many Christians recite this ancient creed which is called the Apostles’ creed because tradition claims that the creed actually originated with the original twelve apostles, although references to […]

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  • May 14, 2017

    "When Jesus Stands"

    Year A – Fifth Sunday of Easter

    We used to have a secretary at the church I served in Simpsonville, South Carolina named Jackie Greene.  She always used to get real nervous around the end of November each year when we would start announcing the “Hanging of the Green” service.  Well, I always have a similar reaction when I hear that someone […]

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  • May 7, 2017

    “The Long and Winding Road”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday of Easter

    I have never been accused of having a sense of direction, and I get it honestly. My father’s father used to say that daddy was the only one of his children who had a college education, but couldn’t find his way to the depot and back.  So, as you might imagine, some of the most […]

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  • April 30, 2017

    “In the Breaking of the Bread”

    Year A - Third Sunday in Easter

    The walk to Emmaus is such a lovely story, so filled with nostalgia and pathos, so graced with details, that I feel privileged to write a sermon on a favorite passage. I write this with immense gratitude to St. Luke who is the only one among the evangelists who recounts it. Let us relive the […]

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  • April 23, 2017

    “Resurrection: Too Good Not to Be True”

    Year A: Second Sunday of Easter

    Let’s imagine Thomas this morning and try to understand him. He was known as the Twin, so I have wondered about the sibling who shared his birth. Was it possible that for Thomas nothing was completely real or acceptable unless he shared it with his twin? What happened to him or her? Did Thomas feel […]

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  • April 16, 2017

    “The glory of the lighted mind”

    Year A – Easter Day – The Resurrection of the Lord

    There is a stunning scene in a play called “the King Comes to His Own.” The playwright, Dorothy L Sayers, makes it clear that Jesus had left the tomb before the stone was rolled away from its opening. The molecules of the transformed body reassemble themselves outside the tomb taking the form of a person. […]

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  • April 9, 2017

    “He emptied himself”

    Year A: Sixth Sunday in Lent - Liturgy of the Passion

    Reading the story of the Passion in its entirety is a liturgy in itself. An act of worship and a participation of the people in a drama that continues through the ages. It is like listening to Bach who, inspired by this gospel’s account, composed the heart-breaking St. Matthew’s Passion. The drama unfolds in the […]

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