Written Sermons

June 12, 2017

More Fire From Heaven

Exodus 13:17-22 by Daniel Harrell After Israel came up out of Egypt (this morning’s passage) and famously crossed through the Red Sea on dry land (you’ve seen the movie), Moses […]
May 30, 2017

Skywatchers

Acts 1:1-11 by Daniel Harrell Thursday was Ascension Day on the Christian liturgical calendar. We celebrated Ascension at my house on Thursday with self-rising biscuits. Descension Day is next Sunday: […]
May 22, 2017

The Gospel of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 34.1-12; Matthew 22.34-46 by Deanna Thompson For more from Deanna as well as links to her books and writing about theology, suffering and cancer, click here. I am delighted and […]
May 8, 2017

Communion Revisited

Acts 2:37-47 by Daniel Harrell Acts 2 marks the birth of the church—an exceedingly spectacular one: disciples gathered in an upper room waiting on Jesus to deliver, a hurricane blast […]
May 1, 2017

The Congregational Way

Acts 2:37-47 by Daniel Harrell Upon seeing the title of my sermon this morning, The Congregational Way, I’ve been asked whether I knew our Senior Minister emeritus authored a book […]
April 24, 2017

Moving Up

John 20:1-18 by Daniel Harrell We’re reading one of the traditional Easter passages this morning since we sorta skipped it last Sunday. This is totally allowed since Easter officially occupies […]
April 17, 2017

Pride

Ephesians 2:1-9 by Daniel Harrell I always think the most remarkable part of this passage from Ephesians is the way Paul confuses his verb tenses. Rather than a future resurrection […]
April 10, 2017

Envy

The noun rendered jealousy in our text this morning gets read as envy in every other translation. The difference is jealousy is possessive and desires to keep. Envy has not […]
April 10, 2017

Recommended Reading on the Seven Deadly Sins

Unclean by Richard Beck Sinning Like a Christian by William Willimon Glittering Vices by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung The Seven Deadly Sins by Solomon Schimmel The Enigma of Anger by Garret […]
April 3, 2017

Sloth

Sloth Matthew 25:14-30 by Daniel Harrell I was going to write a sermon for today about Sloth but I didn’t feel like it. I also had a basketball game to […]