Written Sermons

October 2, 2016

Big Trees

Matthew 13:31-32 by Daniel Harrell We’re back to Matthew 13 this morning, plowing forward a few verses, but still sowing seeds, in this instance one single seed, the famous mustard […]
September 19, 2016

The Riddler

Matthew 13:10-17 by Daniel Harrell What a splendid kickoff Sunday last week! A full house of wonderful worship, moon bounces for the kids and great weather, fun food and fellowship […]
September 14, 2016

Small Seeds

Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 by Daniel Harrell So we’re trying something different this year for our kick-off Sunday. Since a strength of Colonial Church has always been its community life, we […]
September 6, 2016

Kingdom Come

Matthew 4:17 by Daniel Harrell Traveled south to North Carolina to visit family recently. Spent good time with my older parents, remembered my recently deceased grandmother now fully ushered to […]
August 2, 2016


Matthew 18-15-20 by Daniel Harrell It’s been a whirlwind of travel for my family this year, from your generous gift of sabbatical last winter, to the spectacular faith and science […]
July 7, 2016

Burdens to Bear

Galatians 6:1-11 by Daniel Harrell First my apologies for switching Scripture on you this morning. I’m still a little jet-lagged and a bit brain-lagged too. For the life of me […]
June 5, 2016

New Every Moment

John 13:1-11 by Daniel Harrell One last thank you for the wonderfully full three-month sabbatical you gave me and my family at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena this past winter. More […]
May 29, 2016

How To Pick a President

Deuteronomy 18:9-22 by Daniel Harrell So I’ve taken these post Easter Sundays, nine so far, to share insights and experiences from the generous sabbatical you granted me and my family this […]
May 23, 2016

Kids in Church

Luke 2:40-51 by Daniel Harrell Except for here in the gospel of Luke, we know nothing of Jesus as a boy. Attempts to fill in his childhood blanks have happened […]
May 16, 2016


2 Corinthians 2:14-17 by Daniel Harrell I’ve always liked Pentecost Sunday, even though I’m not Pentecostal in the hand-raising, tongues-speaking sense. I confess to being more of a gospel of […]