Written Sermons

November 14, 2016

Separation Anxiety

Matthew 13:47-52 by Daniel Harrell This morning’s parable from Matthew 13 draws its comparison to Galilean fishermen who hauled their daily catch ashore and sorted the good from the bad. […]
November 7, 2016

Treasure Hunt

Matthew 13:44-46 by Daniel Harrell Well, Tuesday is almost here. Election Day. Judgment Day. The outcome feels scary whichever candidate we choose or personally don’t choose. I remember a philosophy […]
October 10, 2016

Weed Whacker

Matthew 13:24-29; 36-43 by Daniel Harrell Throughout the early history of Christian biblical interpretation, theologians regularly resorted to allegory as a way of understanding the Bible. For believers, Scripture contained […]
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 […]