Sermons by Steve Keeler

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Face to Face

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Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 It had been a busy Saturday in November of 1975. Kay and I were living in military housing at the nearby Air Station and the majority of the day had been devoted to household chores, gardening and lawn care, and making the weekly run to the […]

The Problem with an Invisible God

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Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 From the Morning Psalter comes the following prayer, “Search me, O God; know my heart and know my thoughts.” (Psalm 139) In the searching of my heart, the Lord knows that I am happy to be home as Kay and I have just returned from two […]

Is Jesus Dead?

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Jeremiah 31:1-6 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 28:1-10 Early in the morning, at the tomb of Jesus, an angel said to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, “Do not be afraid. Jesus is not here. He has been raised.” All these years later, there continues to be various ideas and thoughts, theories and speculations about that first […]

When the Wind Blows

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When the Wind Blows John 3:1-17 A composer living in Singapore developed and shared a tune with an author and friend in New Zealand to see what text it might inspire. This is what the author wrote, “As the wind song through the trees, as the stirring of the breeze, so it is with the […]

“God is Great; Beer is Good; and People are Crazy”

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“God is Great; Beer is Good; and People are Crazy” Matthew 2:13-23 Once upon a time, a certain church had just completed their annual Christmas pageant. There had been Scripture readings and hymns, communion and candle light. It was beautiful, reverent and joyful. Everyone was enjoying the warm and worshipful Christmas spirit when the pastor […]

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 […]