You’ve listened to enough of my sermons by now to know the general way I preach. I usually start with a story, and then I talk about the Scripture, and then I tie it back to the first story, and … Continue reading When Walking on Water isn’t the Goal: Sermon for August 13, 2017
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
Earlier this year I was researching my mom’s grandparents, my mom’s mom’s family, and I found my great-grandfather’s application for citizenship in this country. My grandmother’s parents emigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s and they settled in Maine. They … Continue reading Translating the Gospel: Sermon for Pentecost, June 4, 2017
To listen to a recording of this sermon, click here. Or, subscribe on iTunes and receive each week’s sermon automatically. John 10:1-10 10:1 Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs … Continue reading Wolves in Shepherds’ Clothing: Sermon for May 7, 2017
An audio recording of this sermon is available here or can be downloaded as a podcast at iTunes. I like to think that I’m perceptive. When I was in middle school I had a teacher who would praise me for … Continue reading Recognizing Jesus on the Path: Sermon for April 30, 2017
Recently a person unknown to me posted his “resistance” oriented event on the Facebook wall of my church. It wasn’t clear what the event entailed and it seemed that it might cross the line into partisan territory. The poster’s profile … Continue reading Why your church (and pastor) can’t be partisan.
An audio podcast of this sermon is available here or on iTunes. There’s a story about a guy who falls in a hole. A man is out walking one day and all of a sudden he trips and falls into this … Continue reading When God Jumps In: Sermon for Easter, 2017