Written Sermons

May 12, 2014

Kings & Queens

1 Kings 10:1-9 by Daniel Harrell Living in New England meant occasionally tripping down to Newport, Rhode Island, to visit the picturesque mansions from America’s Guilded Age dotting the coastline. […]
May 7, 2014

When Things Go Wrong

1 Kings 8:22-30 by Daniel Harrell We take another look this Easter season into the life and times of King Solomon, who last Sunday escorted the Ark of the Covenant, […]
April 29, 2014

In The Thick of It

1 Kings 8:1-13 by Daniel Harrell If last Sunday was your first Sunday with us, welcome back. Though after hearing the Scripture this morning you may be thinking, seriously? More […]
April 20, 2014

A Gaping Hole in the Gospel

Hebrews 9:1-14 by Daniel Harrell If you’ve journeyed with us during Lent at Colonial Church, you know our theme has been silence in the Bible. If you’re visiting this morning, […]
April 13, 2014

No Defense

Matthew 27:11-26 by Daniel Harrell Tough loss last night. I watched it, though I’m not sure I followed all that was happening. I’m from North Carolina. Most of my ice […]
April 6, 2014

Don’t Tell Anybody

Mark 8:27-30 by Daniel Harrell As the copious snow fell on Thursday, I pondered a Lenten reflection by St. Paul pastor Debbie Blue. She noted how Lent, which means spring […]
March 30, 2014

The Sound of Sheer Silence

1 Kings 19:1-18 by Daniel Harrell Most Christians know how to talk to God. We know we can pray, even if we don’t pray as often as we think we […]
March 25, 2014

If You Keep Silent

Esther 4 by Daniel Harrell It’s nice to be back in familiar, if chilly, environs this morning having spent the past two Sundays preaching in Brooklyn and Miami—in two different […]
March 3, 2014

Heaven on Earth

1 Kings 6:1-18 by Daniel Harrell I’ve enjoyed continuing to hear stories from my wife Dawn’s recent trip to Zambia and Burundi. Along with Brian Jones, Kristin Geer, and Bob […]
February 23, 2014

Half and Half

1 Kings 3:16-28 by Daniel Harrell Apparently winter is here to stay for a while, so I’ve tried to embrace it as true Minnesotans do and go to Florida. That’s […]