Written Sermons

December 8, 2019

A Peaceable Dream

Isaiah 11:1-10a by Daniel Harrell Violet and I spent last Sunday in Vero Beach, where the weather was a very un-Advent-like 79 degrees and sunny. It’s why people go to […]
November 17, 2019

No Playing Favorites

James 2:1-9 by Daniel Harrell I finish up my survey of the commandment, “love your neighbor as yourself” this morning—from its obscurity in Leviticus to its exalted position in James […]
November 11, 2019

Lawlessness

Galatians 5:13-18 by Daniel Harrell In this season of the Good Neighbor I’ve preached from each of the places the command “love your neighbor as yourself” shows up in the […]
November 4, 2019

Debt Service

Romans 13:8-14 by Daniel Harrell I missed Confirmation Sunday last week as I was in North Carolina attending my fortieth high school reunion. I hadn’t been back to Page High […]
October 14, 2019

Who Is My Neighbor?

Luke 10:25-37 by Daniel Harrell You really can’t do a year of the Good Neighbor without a sermon on the Good Samaritan. We spent part of last fall probing this […]
October 7, 2019

Take Two Tablets

Exodus 20:1-21 by Daniel Harrell Here’s a photo of me that popped up on Facebook this week. It’s from a high school drama production entitled The Braggart Soldier, a third […]
September 23, 2019

How to Be Perfect

Matthew 5:43-48 by Daniel Harrell Many years ago, Dawn and I were driving north from the Carolinas to Boston in our ancient Honda Accord. The tachometer started to spin uncontrollably […]
September 17, 2019

Like a Good Neighbor

Leviticus 19:13-18 by Daniel Harrell I’m one of those people who know’s he’s going to forget something, so he writes himself a note. But then he forgets to read the […]
September 10, 2019

Second Best

Mark 12:28-34 by Daniel Harrell Tensions abound in the Bible: tensions between law and grace, sin and forgiveness, regret and gratitude, suffering and redemption, despair and praise, lament and joy. […]
April 17, 2019

Getting There From Here

Rev. Jeffrey M. Lindsay Luke 19:28-48 A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. His father returned from church holding a palm […]