You can listen to this sermon here or subscribe to the Congregational Church in Exeter’s sermon podcast on iTunes. Matthew 10:26-31, 38-39 10:26 “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and … Continue reading The Fall of a Sparrow: Sermon for June 25, 2017
II Timothy 1:3-14 3 I’m grateful to God, whom I serve with a good conscience as my ancestors did. I constantly remember you in my prayers day and night. 4 When I remember your tears, I long to see you … Continue reading Hold On and Protect This Good Thing: Sermons for the Vermont Conference of the UCC’s Annual Meeting, 2017
About a month ago I was listening to an NPR pledge drive. And Ira Glass, one of the hosts, took it in a unique direction. He was asking people to call in, not to pledge themselves, but to essentially tell … Continue reading Why Did the Samaritan Cross the Road? A sermon for Stewardship Kick-off Sunday
Many of you know I grew up in the South. And, one of the things I remember hearing about growing up, at school and in the neighborhood was the importance of “knowing your place”. Where I grew up, for instance, … Continue reading The Gift of Forgetting Our Place: Sermon for Easter 2016
People sometimes joke with pastors that we only work on Sunday mornings. Like we preach for an hour each week and then go golfing every other day. To be honest, even I think it’s funny. But the reality, of course, … Continue reading Thoughts, Prayers, and the Widow’s Mite: Sermon for November 15, 2015
The following was originally delivered as the sermon at the Congregational Church in Exeter on September 13, 2015. Where I lived when I was growing up, people would sometimes try to convert others to their own particular brand of Christianity. Sometimes … Continue reading But, What Do You Think?
The following was preached as a sermon on September 6, 2015 at the Congregational Church in Exeter, NH. James 2:1-4, 14-17 My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For … Continue reading Faithful Work, Faithful Welcomes: Kim Davis, Aylan Kurdi, and all of us.