Category Archives: preaching

I see the resemblance

HOW TO WRITE A SERMON 1. Sit in a straight, comfortable chair in a well lighted place with a fully-charged laptop. 2. Read over the scripture carefully, to make certain you understand it. 3. Take a quick trip to Starbucks … Continue reading

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Sat 5/3

On Saturday, instead of attending the last class session for my last doctoral class, I will be officiating the service for a 30 year old who was murdered. There are way more questions than answers. His grandmother is one of … Continue reading

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starting the New Year right

At the beginning of a New Year, many people make New Year’s resolutions that might include starting diets or exercise programs. Many stores have containers on sale to help with getting organized. In some sense, each of these is a … Continue reading

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"Coming to the End" a sermon on Psalm 139

I asked and received permission from Frank to post this sermon. I read it after I had read the Friday Five for today and I thought it was fitting.The title is “Coming to the End”Frank FisherInterim PastorFirst Presbyterian of Bushnell, … Continue reading

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The Cracked Pot

I don’t have any information about the author of this story. If I get the information, I’ll post it. I’ll be using it for my sermon from Jeremiah 18:1-11. A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung … Continue reading

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