This week, the town of Exeter had a birthday. On Tuesday, April 3rd, Exeter was 380 years old. That’s a pretty big celebration on its own, but for those of us who are a part of this church, it’s even … Continue reading Making Community in the Wilderness: A Church Anniversary Sermon for April 8, 2018
An audio recording of this sermon is available here. When you’re telling a story, there are two ways to do it. One is that you can focus on a very short period of time, like a year, or even a … Continue reading Our Story: Sermon for the 379th Anniversary of the Congregational Church in Exeter, April 2, 2017
A few years ago I podcasted my sermons regularly, and enjoyed hearing feedback from those who listened. Then the podcasting service I was using shut down, and I started publishing my manuscript instead. Lately I’ve been listening to more podcasts, … Continue reading Now on iTunes: A new sermon podcast.
Note: this is the second in a three part sermon series on “Prayerful Citizenship”. To read the first sermon, please click here: https://emilycheath.com/2016/10/02/when-all-is-not-well-where-you-live-sermon-for-october-2-2016/ In 1630, John Winthrop stood aboard the ship Arbella and addressed the people of the ships that would … Continue reading The People of the City on a Hill: Sermon for October 9, 2016
Genesis 28:10-19 Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. 11 He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his … Continue reading Surely God is in This Place: Sermon for July 12, 2015
Luke 1:46b-55 1:46b “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 1:48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 1:49 … Continue reading Magnify: Sermon for December 21, 2014
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, … Continue reading You Reap What You Sow: Sermon for October 26, 2014 (Stewardship Kick-off)