Written Sermons

November 8, 2015

Food in the Bible: Harvest Feasts

Leviticus 23 by Daniel Harrell Any story worth its salt has to feature food. Recent research claims that the pleasure sectors of the brain light up not only when you […]
November 2, 2015

Food in the Bible: The Passover Feast

Mark 14:12-26 by Daniel Harrell I’m back to preaching and cooking food in the Bible on this Communion of the Saints Sunday. A number of you have joined in by […]
October 26, 2015

I Want

Psalm 23:1-3 by Joe McDonald Guest preacher from Upper Room Confirmation. When I was told that I would be preaching on Confirmation Sunday… it got me thinking about my confirmation […]
October 20, 2015

Dogs and Pigs

Matthew 7:6 by Daniel Harrell Thanks again to all who made last weekend’s Guelich Lecture with Randall Balmer such a rich experience, and to all who attended, regardless of your […]
October 8, 2015

Fruit of the Vine

John 2:1-11 by Daniel Harrell Having spent these early weeks of fall exploring, and cooking, food in the Bible, we arrive finally at the third and last member of Biblical […]
September 28, 2015

Food in the Bible: Bread of Life

John 6:1-13; 30-35 by Daniel Harrell I should start by apologizing for getting so giddy about olive oil last Sunday. Seriously, who pays $40 for a bottle of Segreto from […]
September 22, 2015

Trees of Life: Figs & Olives

Mark 11:11-25 by Daniel Harrell National Geographic writer Victoria Pope reminds that food is more than survival. With food we make friends, court lovers, and count our blessings. “To break […]
September 13, 2015

“Milk & Honey”

Exodus 3:1-12 by Daniel Harrell My plan this fall is to feast on food in the Bible—both symbolically and literally. Scripture starts and ends with food, from forbidden fruit in […]
September 6, 2015

Church Fathers Q: Quiricos & Julietta

Revelation 6:9-11 by Daniel Harrell For those who barely endured a year’s worth of sermons from Revelation, this morning’s Scripture reading no doubt seems a sign of the apocalypse. I […]
August 31, 2015

Waste Basket or Recycle Bin

Matthew 14:13-21 by Brian Jones Almost exactly a year ago, I was standing here and we were talking about the story of Jacob and Esau. Specifically, we looked at how […]