Written Sermons

May 24, 2015

International Harvesters

Matthew 9:35-10:1 by Daniel Harrell Last Sunday Jesus flew off to heaven, ascended we say, with a mighty exclamation point on his embodied, post-resurrection appearances. But Christ’s left an equally […]
May 8, 2015

Vintage Gospel

Matthew 9:10-17 by Daniel Harrell Human beings are naturally wired for newness. Cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists demonstrate our attention is involuntarily drawn to novelty and innovation—we can’t help but want […]
April 13, 2015

The End

Revelation 22 by Daniel Harrell The end of Revelation has been a long time coming, both in terms of this sermon series (we’ve been at it since last September) and […]
April 6, 2015

The Big Day- Easter, 2015

Revelation 21 by Daniel Harrell Revelation’s depiction of the bedazzling New Jerusalem, with its jeweled foundation and pearly gates, always reminds me of the Emerald City from the 1939 classic, […]
April 3, 2015

Here, There or in the Air

Revelation 20 by Daniel Harrell I celebrated a birthday last week, and as with each passing year, time seems to go by that much more quickly. Perceptually speaking this is […]
March 23, 2015

How Much Forgiveness?

Matthew 18:21-35 by Daniel Harrell Years ago I got a call from a church member who had delayed the sale of a house he owned in another state for more […]
March 8, 2015

Two or Three

Matthew 18:15-20 by Daniel Harrell The Lenten season invites serious self-examination on our part. The road to resurrection is littered with sin and failure redeemable only through truth and grace. […]
February 27, 2015

Amputation Imputation

Matthew 18:1-14 by Daniel Harrell Ancient Christian tradition teaches pride to be chief of the seven deadly sins. Modern Christian tradition teaches this too. CS Lewis famously labeled pride as […]
February 16, 2015

Sharper Image

Revelation 19 by Daniel Harrell Good news about braving the cold to be in church this morning. An interesting and growing body of medical research demonstrates faith and religious practice […]
February 9, 2015

Post Mortem

Revelation 18 by Daniel Harrell I appreciate those who last Sunday challenged my assertion that the often bizarre language of Revelation is mostly figurative. Dragons and monsters and weird-looking creatures, […]