Sermons from 2016

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Do Not Be Weary

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“Do Not Be Weary” Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah 12 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-10 On the 50th anniversary of D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, Lloyd Graham, a retired Captain in the Naval Reserve and a faithful member of Sea Island, graciously accepted the invitation to lead our congregation in a Litany of Remembrance. Lloyd was […]

Stand Firm, Hold Fast

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Stand Firm, Hold Fast” Haggai 2:1-9 Psalm 145 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 The gospel text shares the narrative of a conversation between Jesus and a group of Sadducees who question him about the resurrection. It reminds me of story a friend shared with me about what happens to us at the end of […]

The Grace of a Humble Spirit

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“The Grace of a Humble Spirit” Luke 18:9-14 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a heart-felt story that challenges listeners to critically examine how we look at ourselves in relationship to God and neighbor, and to critically ponder how God and neighbor might look at us. I believe the argument can […]

Faith in the Midst of Storms

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Faith in the Midst of Storms Luke 18:1-8 The great Protestant teacher Karl Barth acknowledged in his writings that our thoughts are often scattered. I imagine that for most of us, many of our thoughts remain scattered as we continue to check on family and friends, and make repairs to homes and property. The volunteers […]

“Traits of a Good Neighbor”

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“Traits of a Good Neighbor” Luke 10:25-37 The sermon title was developed from the gospel lesson two days before the tragedy that occurred Thursday night in Dallas, TX. Pastors who stand in pulpits on a Sunday morning on behalf of Jesus Christ are charged with the responsibility of sharing with people in the pews the […]

An Idle Tale?

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“An Idle Tale?” Luke 24:1-12 “The words about the empty tomb seemed to the apostles an idle tale, and they did not believe them.” (Luke 24:11) There is an Easter hymn included in our Presbyterian hymnbook with the following title, “In the Darkness of the Morning.” The hymn tells the story about Mary Magdalene discovering […]