Written Sermons

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 […]
February 11, 2014

What Do You Want?

1 Kings 3:1-15 by Daniel Harrell One of the biggest stickers in the Christian’s crawl is the dilemma of unanswered prayer. It consumed an entire sermon last fall during my […]
February 5, 2014

Consolidated Power

1 Kings 2:26-46 by Daniel Harrell I pick up where I left off two weeks back, with King Solomon loyally executing the dying and deadly wishes of his famous father, […]
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 […]