Written Sermons

April 25, 2016

Postcolonial

Luke 5:36-39 by Daniel Harrell How special to mark a 70th anniversary in a church’s life. While the intention is to save some folderol for the 75th, life is short, […]
April 17, 2016

Whatever You Do

Colossians 3:12-17 by Daniel Harrell Again, thank you, Colonial Church for your generous gift of sabbatical to me and my family this past winter. I spent three months in sunny […]
April 11, 2016

The Elephant in the Room

Mark 3:13-19 by Daniel Harrell I want to say again how thankful I am to this congregation for the opportunity to so fully enjoy a three-month sabbatical at Fuller Seminary […]
April 4, 2016

Black Faith Matters

Matthew 15:22-28 by Daniel Harrell This story is about a stranger crashing Jesus’ church supper. In Mark’s gospel she’s a Syro-Phoenician Gentile. Matthew calls her a Canaanite. By labeling her a Canaanite, […]
March 31, 2016

Time Change

Luke 23:54-24:12 by Daniel Harrell This is my first Sunday back preaching since Christmas, which I mention mostly to lower your expectations. Dawn, Violet and I arrived back safely from […]
January 21, 2016

Follow the word

Luke 5:1-11 by Danielle Jones The word is central to our faith as Christians. God spoke and the world takes shape. Light and dark. Oceans and land. Summits and squid […]
January 14, 2016

Gracious, Gracious, Gracious!

Luke 4:14-21 by Jeff Lindsay A woman opened the door of a building and was about to step outside when she heard a voice saying, “Don’t take that next step […]
January 11, 2016

Top of your game

Luke 4:21-30 by Danielle Jones Have you ever had a moment when you were at the top of your game? A day? a week? several years even? where you can […]
December 28, 2015

On Being Christian

December 27, 2015 by Sara Wilhelm Garbers Preaching Pastor, First Covenant Church, Minneapolis 1 John 4:7-21 Our scripture today is 1 John 4:7-21. Beloved let us love one another because […]
December 14, 2015

I know that one

John 3:7-18 by Jeff Lindsay Three men died and were standing at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter asked what have you done to deserve Heaven?     First guy was a police […]