Written Sermons

January 20, 2014

Unburied Hatchets

1 Kings 2:1-10 by Daniel Harrell Last winter, while visiting Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Museum, I found myself overcome again by the senseless, ghastly evil committed by the Nazis against […]
January 13, 2014

Checkmate

1 Kings 1:38-53 by Daniel Harrell If you grew up in church, then like me, you probably sat through hundreds of Sunday School lessons. I’m not sure I can remember […]
January 6, 2014

Leave It

Luke 5:1-11 by Daniel Harrell For those keeping count, today is the twelfth day of Christmas, or more to the point liturgically, the eve of Epiphany. Tomorrow, January 6, ranks […]
January 2, 2014

Christmas Death Wish

1 Samuel 19:1-18 by Daniel Harrell Here’s hoping your Christmas was a merry one. If not, you technically have eight days to go. For some of us, turning to inspirational […]
December 26, 2013

Manger Danger

Christmas Eve, 2013 Luke 1:67-2:7 Perhaps no symbol of Christmas proper is more abiding than the nativity scene, or crèche. At its core—Santa, decorated trees and mistletoe notwithstanding—the celebration of […]
December 9, 2013

Skin and Bones

Ezekiel 37:1-14 by Daniel Harrell Ezekiel and Daniel were contemporaries, both prophesied from Israel’s exile in Babylon, the predicament that prods the prayer: “O come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel.”  […]
December 2, 2013

Three Wise Men

Daniel 3:1-30 by Daniel Harrell It’s a quick changeover from Thanksgiving to Advent this year. Here’s hoping your holiday whiplash hasn’t been too severe. The merchants have been helpful as […]
November 25, 2013

At the Door

Revelation 13:14-22 by Daniel Harrell So soon, it seems, we’re at Thanksgiving, though it’s never too soon to be grateful. On Thursday, before a slice of turkey gets carved, you’re […]
November 18, 2013

Through the Door

Revelation 3:7-13 by Daniel Harrell Our seasonal sermon series on doors is closing with a final two-week look at Revelation chapter 3. Here we find two doors in two letters […]
November 4, 2013

Open Door

Colossians 4:2-6 by Daniel Harrell We’ve dealt with a lot of doors so far this season, from narrow doors in the gospels through moldy doors in Leviticus. Only this morning […]